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Welcome to New Student and Family Orientation

Every year, the College of Charleston's Office of New Student Programs introduces over 2,000 incoming freshmen, transfer students and their families to the campus. We welcome you to the College of Charleston legacy, a family tradition since 1770. We strive to make your adjustment to student life successful. Now that you've officially been admitted, the College of Charleston invites you to participate in the new student orientation and learning to Live the Life as a College of Charleston student.

We welcome your inquiries via e-mail or phone (843.953.2017). You can also check out the Orientation blog for news about orientation, check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

January 2015 Orientation Session Dates

The following session is for students who are starting classes at the College of Charleston in spring 2015.  Orientation is a two-day experience and students are expected to attend all progamming both days.

January 2015 Thursday and Friday   January 8 and 9

New students who pay the enrollment confirmation fee to the Office of Admissions in the middle of November will receive information regarding orientation registration in the mail.  Students can complete their orientation registration online through MyCharleston in mid November.  

Student Holds

All students have an orientation hold on their file until they attend orientation. It does not affect the ability to register for orientation.

Notification of Confirmation

Please do not make travel plans and/or lodging reservations until your assigned orientation date has been confirmed. One week after you have submitted your online registration form, you’ll be able to see your confirmation online. (We do not mail or email confirmations.) Log onto, select the “academic services” tab, locate the “orientation” box and click on “orientation session confirmation.”

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