Campus Life

How will not wearing face coverings be enforced for students, faculty and staff? How are people supposed to report people not complying with the College regulations regarding COVID-19?

All members of the College campus community are encouraged to take the Cougar Pledge.

People can report non-compliance with the face covering requirement at cm.maxient.com/reportingform. For students, non-compliance will be addressed under the Student Code of Conduct Student Code of Conduct. Faculty and staff non-compliance will be addressed by HR.

Are there designated spaces for commuters to relax between classes? 

Yes. The commuter lounge located on the first floor of Lightsey will be open to one student at a time this fall starting next week. The kitchen will allow one student at a time (mask on), and there will be a sign-up sheet for students to use the study room individually for one-hour at a time (mask off if door is closed). In addition to that space, the Stern Student Center has common lounge space on each floor that students can use. All areas are first come, first serve and are set up for social distancing.

How can I reserve space on campus for my registered student organization?

Registered student organizations may begin reserving spaces managed by the Office of Student Life once in-person learning has resumed on Sept. 14, 2020.

ALL RESERVATIONS REQUIRE A REQUEST FORM, which can be found at CougarConnect. Student organization requests MUST be submitted by a student member of the group.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS: IF YOU NEED TO REQUEST A CLASSROOM, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE WEBSITE: registrar.cofc.edu/forms/student-room-request

Are there designated spaces for commuters to relax between classes?

Yes. The commuter lounge located on the first floor of Lightsey will be open to one student at a time this fall starting next week. The kitchen will allow one student at a time (mask on), and there will be a sign-up sheet for students to use the study room individually for one-hour at a time (mask off if door is closed). In addition to that space, the Stern Student Center has common lounge space on each floor that students can use. All areas are first come, first serve and are set up for social distancing.

You can also visit registrar.cofc.edu/course-offerings/zoom-spaces to learn about spaces to Zoom sessions.

Has CofC considered adding extra security in and around campus on the day of the presidential election?

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is the Public Safety Department's top priority. They remain in daily collaboration with the Charleston Police Department and other state, federal and local law enforcement partners to ensure campus safety. They will be working with those partners to coordinate an adequate law enforcement presence and response on election day, and the days that follow.

Where can I find out information about upcoming student organization meetings or events?

Visit cougarconnect.cofc.edu and select organizations to explore more than 200 registered student organizations at the College of Charleston.

Saturday Sept. 5, 2020 the Office of Student Life will host a Virtual Involvement Fair through CougarConnect, so make sure you have logged into the system and started exploring.

Is the Cougar Food Pantry currently operational? How can I access the Pantry?

Yes! The Cougar Food Pantry is operational please contact Jill Caldwell, caldwellj@cofc.edu to make an appointment M-F between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., unfortunately, at this time we are not able to offer weekend appointments.

Once in-person learning has resumed, please visit the Cougar Food Pantry website at studentlife.cofc.edu/cougar-food-pantry for more information about how to access the pantry.

For additional FAQ please visit:

Financial Aid https://cofc.edu/back-on-the-bricks/tuition-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/index.php

Health and Wellness https://cofc.edu/back-on-the-bricks/health-and-wellness/faq/index.php

Residence Halls and Dining https://cofc.edu/back-on-the-bricks/residence-halls-and-dining/faq/index.php