Back on the Bricks

The College of Charleston Plan for Fall 2020


As the College of Charleston prepares to resume on-campus classes for the fall 2020 semester, this website will serve as the official information resource for the university community. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this website will be updated regularly as the College adjusts to evolving conditions and to updated guidance from local, state and federal authorities, which may include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and others.

With the health and safety of our campus community as our priority and the continuity of academic instruction as our guiding principles, the College has established protocols and procedures for our students, faculty, staff and visitors based on recommendations from the CDC and SCDHEC, among other government agencies.

The components of this plan, including Housing, Academics, Campus Life and more, were developed in consultation with students, faculty, staff, deans, chairs, senior administrators, parents, trustees, alumni, health professionals, community members and other stakeholders.

While the College recognizes that this unprecedented worldwide event presents enormous challenges to our academic mission, it also provides incredible opportunities to unite our campus community around common goals and to prepare our students for obstacles they will face in their lives and careers after graduation. One of the defining hallmarks of the liberal arts education the College is known for is adaptability. The broad foundational knowledge that we impart across our curriculum is ideally suited for extraordinary times like these.

Throughout its 250-year history, the College has survived wars, hurricanes, financial calamities and other great challenges. Eventually, we will add the COVID-19 pandemic to the list of challenges we have overcome. And we will do it together, as one family, as Cougars.

Latest Developments

Spring Semester 2021 Calendar Announced
Posted on 14 October 2020 | 4:53 pm
Provost and Executive Vice President for the Division of Academic Affairs Suzanne Austin shared the following message with the campus community on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, regarding the academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester:  Dear College of Charleston Community: This fall semester has provided all of us with some unique challenges, and I am… Read More »
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Update From President Hsu on First Week of In-Person Classes
Posted on 18 September 2020 | 4:02 pm
College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu shared the following message with the campus community regarding the completion of the first week of in-person classes on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020:  Dear Students,     We did it! While there was doubt and plenty of stress and anxiety along the way, we made a plan to return to campus for… Read More »
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