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History and Traditions

Steeped in tradition, yet oriented toward the future.

At the College of Charleston, the past and the future influence life every day of the year. Here rows of venerable live oak trees, draped with Spanish moss, shade the brick walkways of the main campus. In the weathered buildings you can almost feel the presence of those who have gone before – students and faculty members, who like those today, questioned yesterday's theories and tested tomorrow's ideas. History isn't an anchor here, but a strong foundation for the College's dedicated learning community, furthering exploration, discovery and creativity.

History of the College of Charleston