Convocation Questions

Q: What is Convocation?
A: Convocation is an official event of the College of Charleston. It serves to welcome new students to the College, familiarizes them with the institution’s traditions and history, and encourages them to consider their own intellectual journey.

Q: I am a new student at the College of Charleston. Do I have to attend Convocation?
A: Yes. All new undergraduate students are expected to attend Convocation. It is the first formal event of your college career, just as Commencement is the last.

Q: What should I wear?
A: You should wear "business casual" clothing appropriate to an official college activity with faculty.

Q: I have a disability and will need special assistance with Convocation-related activities and/or materials. Whom do I contact?
A: Contact the Office of Disability Services at 843.953.1431.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?
A: Call the Office of Academic Affairs at 843.953.5527 or the Office of Student Life at 843.953.2291.