Family Members

Are there adults in your family who would be interested in learning more about the services the College of Charleston makes available to students? If so, sign them up to receive a family orientation packet, which we will mail in early June. The packet contains: 

  • a calendar and handbook which highlight important campus dates and resources.
  • College of Charleston goodies to help them represent CofC.
  • handouts with information about things they can do to help you transition to the College. 

During the summer, the Office of New Student programs will make videos from various campus offices available and send information about live Q and A sessions with campus representatives.

There is a $35, nonrefundable fee for the packet that will be due with your student's tuition bill in August. 

Family Services Website

The family website is your resource and connection to the College as your student moves through their time here. The links and pages listed here are your resource for information and updates. 

Handouts and Information for Families

Fall 2021 New Student and Family Orientation

Online Opportunities for Families

Virtual orientation activities are offered for families of new students.  We encourage you to watch the videos for the various departments, write down your questions and then attend the virtual chats for answers to your questions.  If you are unable to attend the live chats and still have questions, please feel free to email parents@cofc.edu with your questions or request an appointment with our staff.  
These chats are for general questions. Specific questions about your student should be directed to the appropriate campus department. There is no charge or registration required. These chats will be recorded and posted on this website. 

Family Video Series

The Counseling Center Information for Families

Summer 2021 Zoom Chat Schedule

Chat with CofC Students, Thursday, June 17 recording  38:51

Chat with CofC Students, Monday, June 21 - 12 pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting
https://cofc.zoom.us/j/81555676375
Meeting ID: 815 5567 6375

Cola or Cocktails Chat, Wednesday, June 23 – 3:00pm EST

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https://cofc.zoom.us/j/89959999052?pwd=dVptd3QvS3VJRWFUbnZTaHBvdDJRUT09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 899 5999 9052
Passcode: 370552 

Cola or Cocktails Chat, Wednesday, June 30 – 7:00pm EST

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https://cofc.zoom.us/j/86106356559?pwd=YnNBMEpzTlFZRUdYakw4eCtCMlRhdz09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 861 0635 6559
Passcode: 325435 

Chat with CofC Students, Thursday, July 8 - 4 pm EST

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https://cofc.zoom.us/j/87330283945
Meeting ID: 873 3028 3945

Cola or Cocktails Chat, Wednesday, July 14 – 3:00pm EST

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https://cofc.zoom.us/j/81434679296?pwd=Mk04cEZKbHZsQ0V0SHd3d3F2SndVQT09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 814 3467 9296
Passcode: 575891 

Chat with CofC Students, Thursday, July 22 - 4 pm EST

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https://cofc.zoom.us/j/86928020865
Meeting ID: 869 2802 0865

Cola or Cocktails Chat, Tuesday, August 10 - 3:00pm

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https://cofc.zoom.us/j/82649460756?pwd=WlpHZlhlU1pRTW1EWEpUV01INE1BZz09&from=addon
Meeting ID: 826 4946 0756
Passcode: 529941