Spring Semester 2022 Return to Campus

By | November 17, 2021
The following update regarding the Spring 2022 Semester was shared with students on Nov. 17, 2021:
Dear Students:
This fall, we are very pleased to have 76% of our students submitting their COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Students who have already submitted their vaccine documentation to Vax on the Bricks do not need to do anything further unless they want to upload updated or new COVID vaccine documentation or documentation indicating they have received a booster shot at: go.cofc.edu/vax-upload.  

So that we can strive for a safe and healthy spring semester, our campus leadership team will require all returning and incoming College of Charleston students to submit one of the following by midnight, January 5, 2022. 

  1. Proof of a complete series of COVID-19 vaccines* (2 Moderna, 2 Pfizer or 1 Johnson & Johnson vaccine) with the last dose being given on or before December 21, 2021. Upload documentation at: go.cofc.edu/vax-upload 

*Students who have already uploaded their complete vaccine documentation are not required to upload their information again.

    2. COVID-19 test results uploaded to: https://forms.gle/KWJEzYWDczXgewR26 

    1. COVID-19 tests MUST be performed between Monday, December 27, and Wednesday, January 5. College of Charleston will accept PCR, Antigen (rapid or standard) tests and self-administered tests (ex: Binax Now). Note: Self-administered tests must be labeled with the student’s name and the date the test was taken written in pen on the test card. All test results must show the date of the test, the result and the student’s name.  

    2. Please plan ahead as some labs may experience delays in providing test results due to the holidays. 

    3. Students who test positive will need to stay away from campus until the end of their isolation period 

     3. A recent positive COVID-19 test documented after Wednesday, October 6, 2021, uploaded to: https://forms.gle/KWJEzYWDczXgewR26 

Please note that limited exemptions to these requirements will be approved for students who are not taking classes during the spring 2022 semester or who are enrolled in virtualonly programs. Exemption requests should be submitted using the following form: https://forms.gle/3zkq77mYRnj1hYCp6 

Not complying with the above requirements will have consequences for residential and non-residential students, which are described below.  

Residential Students: 

  • Non-compliance by scheduled move-in date: Not permitted to move-in/return to residence halls and historic houses and Cougar Card deactivation 
  • Non-compliance by January 17: Hold placed on account 

  • Non-compliance by January 31: $100 fine 

  • Non-compliance by February 14: Additional $100 fine 

  • Course registration will begin in March and the hold will prevent registration 


Non-Residential Students: 

  • Non-compliance by January 17: Hold placed on account 
  • Non-compliance by January 31: $100 fine and Cougar Card deactivation 

  • Non-compliance by February 14: Additional $100 fine 

  • Course registration will begin in March and hold will prevent registration 


For the remainder of the current semester and for the beginning of the spring semester, the College will continue to require face coverings in our classrooms and inside all campus facilities. The only exceptions are some exercise facilities, namely Johnson Gym, Silcox Gym and the George Street Fitness Center 

We will continue to monitor the health and wellbeing of our campus community closely and follow the recommendations of public health agencies and best practices at other institutions of higher education. 

We appreciate your compliance and look forward to another successful semester. 


CofC COVID-19 Leadership Team