New Student Calendar

Calendar for Incoming Students for Fall 2022
(last updated 4/21/2022)

printable pdf version of calendar

This calendar has specific date deadlines as well as a to do list for the spring and summer months.  Please review all of it and check the webpage for updated items each month. 

February

February 1  - (9 a.m.) Housing application opens for students enrolling in fall 2022

March

March 1  - Priority deadline for FAFSA (need-based financial aid). View instructions at https://finaid.cofc.edu/students/incoming-freshmen/index.php

March 10 - In Person Orientation Registration is available online on the Academic Services tab in MyCharleston

Beginning of the month - Orientation Registration information mailed to all students who have paid their tuition deposit

All Month -  Submit picture online for your Cougar Card (CofC ID card). The deadline is five business days before your scheduled orientation. View picture requirements and deadlines at http://cougarcard.cofc.edu/online-photo-submission-for-new-students/index.php

All Month  -  Immunization Record Form must be submitted to Student Health Services via online system and be in compliance with immunization requirements or student will not be able to register for classes at orientation. Forms can be found at https://studenthealth.cofc.edu/health-immunization-forms/index.php  Deadline is May 15, 2022.

May

May 1 - Deadline to submit CofC enrollment deposit. Note: The housing application can be completed 24 hours after making your enrollment deposit – you must first have your CofC email access in order to apply for housing. Plan ahead if you wish to apply for housing.

Deadline to complete CofC housing application (by 11:59 pm EST) for guaranteed housing for Fall 2022. 

May 1  -  On-campus housing is no longer guaranteed after May 1 but is given on a first come, first served basis according to your housing-application completion date. 

May 10 - Cougar Excursion application opens https://higdoncenter.cofc.edu/student-leadership-programs/cougar-excursion.php

May 15 - Immunization Record Form must be submitted to Student Health Services via online system and be in compliance with immunization requirements or student will not be able to register for classes at orientation. Forms can be found at https://studenthealth.cofc.edu/health-immunization-forms/index.php Deadline is May 15, 2022.

June

June 1  - Application for IFC (fraternity) recruitment opens online. Deadline is August 8 at 11:59 pm (https://higdoncenter.cofc.edu/fraternity--sorority-life/interested-in-joining1/interfraternity-council-recruitment.php)

June 1 - Application for Panhellenic (sorority) recruitments opens online.  Deadline is August 15 at 11:59 pm   (https://higdoncenter.cofc.edu/fraternity--sorority-life/interested-in-joining1/panhellenic-sorority-recruitment-.php)

June 1 - Registration for NPHC/ Culturally Based Organization Meet the Greeks Night on August 22 opens.  Deadline to register is August 21.  Sign up at https://cofc.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6181776

June 1  - U.S. citizens who haven’t submitted the FAFSA must verify lawful presence before being permitted to register for classes during orientation.

All Month - Submit your official AP/IB/CLEP score information to the Office of Admissions

All Month - On-campus housing is no longer guaranteed after May 1 but is given on a first come, first served basis according to your housing-application completion date. 

All Month - All students have to accept the financial aid awarded to them for Fall 2022

July

July 6 - Billing begins for the Fall 2022 semester for students who have attended orientation

July 30  - Cougar Excursion Application Deadline

Mid-month - Submit official final high school transcript verifying high school graduation. Due by August 1.

August

August 1 - Holds placed (by Admissions) for freshmen missing official final high school/college transcript

August  1 - Plan what you want to bring to College of Charleston and start packing

August 8 - Application for IFC (fraternity) recruitment due at 11:59 pm

August 15 - Application for Panhellenic (sorority) recruitment due at 11:59 pm

August 15 - Deadline to submit picture online for your Cougar Card – CofC ID card.  View picture requirements and deadlines at http://cougarcard.cofc.edu/online-photo-submission-for-new-students/index.php

August 15 - Deadline for Tuition and Fee Bill will be due for students who attended the June and July orientation sessions.  (https://treasurer.cofc.edu/billing-schedule/index.php)

August 19-21 - Cougar Excursion (students who are registered to attend will move in on August 18)

August 19-21 - Move in period for on campus students. More information regarding sign up for move in will be provided later in the summer. 

August 21  - Deadline to sign up for NPHC Meet the Greeks/Culturally Based Organization night on August 22

August 22 - New Student Convocation

August 22-29 - Panhellenic Recruitment

August 22 - NPHC Meet the Greeks Night at 6 pm at Rita Hollings Science Center, room 101
(sign up required - deadline on 8/21)

August 23 - Fall 2022 semester classes begin

August 29 - Deadline for Tuition and Fee Bill will be due for students who attended the June and July orientation sessions.  (https://treasurer.cofc.edu/billing-schedule/index.php)

All Month - Check online for Transfer Credit Awards (includes AP, IB, and college transfer credits) in Degree Works in your student portal.

All Month - Update your personal information on Cougar Alert online in your student portal

Mid-month - Financial aid for the fall semester credits to students' accounts. Automatic bank account deposits are available only AFTER the Treasurer's and Controller's Offices have produced them and students are notified via email.


To Do Monthly in March, April and May

 

To Do in June, July and August

 ***All due dates are subject to change for health and safety reasons.  Please refer to department or program websites for updates.

For more information about orientation, new students can visit orientation.cofc.edu
Students with questions can email orientat@cofc.edu.

For more information, family members can visit www.cofc.edu/parents
Parents with questions can email parents@cofc.edu