Orientation After Dark

orientation after dark


The evening and nighttime part of your orientation experience.

As soon as your daytime orientation sessions wrap up, you’ll move to your Orientation After Dark activities. Wave goodbye to your family. Orientation After Dark is just for students!

Starting at 5:15 p.m., you’ll meet other new Cougars in a more relaxed environment. There will be skits and discussions covering some of the situations you might face as a college student. Enjoy dinner on us followed by activities that give you a feel for the student experience outside of the classroom. Sneak peek the menu.

Also, we'd love for you to spend a night in a residence hall. Just know, you should register for orientation housing starting April 15.

After Dark Activities

Play Games

Enjoy friendly competition with games of all kinds.

  • Pool
  • Foosball
  • Video games (Wii, Xbox, PS4)
  • Air hockey

Get Crafty

Make new friends while you make something to take with you.

  • Decorate a mug.
  • Fill your mug with a mug cake recipe.
  • Build a College of Charleston puzzle.

Play Bingo. Win Prizes.

If your card wins, you will too. We're giving away College of Charleston swag.

  • T-shirts
  • Water bottles
  • Spirit gear

Chill Out

Treat yourself after a long day and unwind with new friends. 

  • Meditate in a Zen Garden
  • Create sand art.
  • Plant a succulent.

Overnight Experience

Get the full College of Charleston experience and stay overnight in Liberty St. Residence Hall, conveniently located above Liberty Street Fresh Food Co. – where you’ll have access to all-you-care-to-eat dining with a tap of your Cougar Card. You’ll get to know other future Cougars and will love the convenience of staying in the center of it all.

This experience is limited to 150 students each orientation session. You can register starting April 15, once you’ve confirmed which orientation session you’ll be attending.

There will be additional activities for students planning to spend the night on campus.