COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019

The College of Charleston continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for its ongoing and potential impacts on our university community, especially our students studying abroad. The health and safety of our university community is our top priority, and we are taking appropriate actions to support our students in the United States and overseas.

As a university, we have an obligation to promote public health and safety, while also helping our students reach their academic goals.

Based on the most recent developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to slow down its transmission and protect our campus community, here are some of the steps the College of Charleston will be taking:

All events on campus are canceled, regardless of size, through May 15. Based on guidance issued by the White House to not gather in groups of more than 10 people, all events on the College’s campus, regardless of size, are canceled through May 15. These restrictions include events at the College that are not College-sponsored, including conferences and social gatherings.

Online and remote instruction has been extended through the end of Spring Semester, Maymester and Summer School.

Additional Resources

Undergraduate Admissions Information

  • In-person campus visits will not be held from Monday, March 16 – Tuesday, May 5. Virtual tours, phone calls, and other alternative means will be available.
  • Further information regarding rescheduled events and alternative visit methods will be posted on the Admissions website.
  • Visit the Virtual Visitor Center
  • Looking for the Next Steps for Accepted Students?

Graduate Admissions Information

Visit the Graduate School COVID-19 webpage for the latest information and details.

School of Professional Study Information

Visit the School of Professional Studies COVID-19 webpage for the latest information and details.

For Questions

Institutional Ombudsperson

The College’s Ombudsperson, Evie Nadel, is available to speak with any CofC student, faculty or staff member who needs a confidential and safe environment to share concerns related to COVID-19. Evie can be reached at or 843.953.2235.

Virtual Town Halls


Staff - April 7, 2020

Staff - March 24, 2020


Faculty - April 7, 2020

Faculty - March 24, 2020


Students - April 8, 2020

Students - March 24, 2020

Parents and Families

Parents / Families - April 8, 2020

Parents / Families - March 25, 2020

Latest Developments

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Employee Guidance
Posted on 3 April 2020 | 9:47 am
CofC employees, below you will find additional information on two new paid leave options available only for those employees who are not able to work (on campus or remotely) due to the COVID-19 response. These apply to permanent and temporary employees. Affected employees who are not able to work and would like to apply for… Read More »
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Weekly Coronavirus Update from President Hsu (Friday, April 3)
Posted on 3 April 2020 | 9:06 am
President Andrew Hsu sent the following message to the campus community on April 3, 2020: Dear Campus Community: For our English majors and many of you who have already taken your intro to literature courses, you may have a new appreciation of T.S. Eliot’s oft-quoted line from The Wasteland: “April is the cruelest month.” Why… Read More »
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