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Convocation

Convocation is an annual celebration at which students and faculty gather to celebrate the official opening of the scholastic year. Originally, “convocation” meant a gathering of the clergy or the divisions of a diocese; however, at the College of Charleston, the word and the event have evolved from their ecclesiastical roots to embrace the intellectual community as well.

The College’s convocation welcomes new students to the liberal arts and sciences community and encourages them to consider their own intellectual journey. This occasion also serves to familiarize incoming students with the College’s academic traditions as well as the institution’s history, symbols and mottos.

As part of convocation, new students pass through the arch at Porters Lodge and convene in the Cistern Yard to officially sign "the book." The inscription on that historic arch reads (in Greek) "Know Thyself." 

Convocation for the fall 2018 semester will be held on the Monday, August 20, 2018.  Convocation is from 9:30-11:30 am.   

During the first part of the convocation experience, new students will participate in small group discussions with faculty at various locations on campus starting at 10:00 a.m. The times for departure and the room locations are listed below.  Students are expected to bring their convocation projects to the conversations.   During the second part of convocation, new students will pass through the arch at Porters Lodge to the Cistern Yard where they will be welcomed to campus.    At the conclusion of the events on the Cistern Yard, new students can sign the class ledger (where their name will be added to the long list of students who have attended the College of Charleston) and enjoy a brief reception.  The program is scheduled to conclude around 11:30 am.  The program is just for students so students whose parents are in Charleston can make arrangements to reconnect with families after the program at 11:30 am. 

Convocation 2018 Discussion Room Assignments

Residence Hall room Campus Meeting Location 
10   Warren 120, 122-124, 220, 221, 222 Education Center 212
10   Warren 223, 224, 420 Education Center 218
10   Warren 225-227, 320 Education Center 216
10   Warren 321-325 Education Center 217
10   Warren 325-327 Education Center 102
10   Warren 421,422, 423 Education Center 219
10   Warren 424-427 Beatty Center 214
10   Warren 521-524 Tate Center T130
10   Warren 525, 527, 2 Bull, 20 Warren, 298 Meeting Beatty Center 216
Berry   111, 209-215 Education Center 215
Berry   113, 114, 226, 227, 228, 230, 232  Maybank Hall 317
Berry   115, 335-336, 628-631 Maybank Hall 302
Berry   203-208, 229, 606, 632 Education Center 213
Berry   216,219, 221, 220-225, 525  Maybank Hall 320
Berry   233-236, 239-240 Beatty Center 212
Berry   241, 303-304, 305, 306, 307, 310, 527 Maybank Hall 303
Berry   308, 314, 315, 319-321, 325, 326, 328 Maybank Hall 306
Berry   309, 311-313, 316, 432, 433  Maybank Hall 304
Berry   324,404, 603, 605, 607, 609, 611, 628 Maybank Hall 210
Berry   327,329,330, 339-341 Beatty Center 301
Berry   333, 334, 412-415, 426 - 429 Maybank Hall 223
Berry   403, 531, 532, 619, 621, 624-627 Simons Ctr - Theatre 220
Berry   406, 408-411, 416, 465, 467, 419-421, 529 Maybank Hall 224
Berry   425, 430, 434-436, 439-441, 620 Maybank Hall 219
Berry   433, 520, 526, 528, 530, 604, 608, 610 Simons Center for the Arts   101  
Berry   503-507 Maybank Hall 112
Berry   508-511, 519-521, 524 Maybank Hall 211
Buist   201-206, 208, 220, 307, 312, 320, 420 Addlestone Library, room 227
Buist   207, 209-212, 214-217,  301-305,   314-317 Education Center 116
Buist   306, 308, 309, 401-417 Education Center 116
College   Lodge 201, 203, 304, 307, 312, 320, 400-401, 404, 406, 409, 411, 414, 416,   417, 418  Education Center 113
College   Lodge 316, 500-504, 507 - 512, 516, 520, 522, 609, 615-618, 621, 623 Maybank Hall 208
College   Lodge 517, 518, 523, 600, 601, 603, 606, 607, 610, 612, 614, 620 Beatty Center 220 
Commuter   and Transfer Students Silcox gym 
Craig   201, 204-205, 208-216, 222-224 Education Center 111
Craig   220, 221, 232, 234-236, 332, 335 Education Center 201
Craig   225, 334, George St Apt 103, 118, Kelly House 111, 412, 422 Robert Scott Small 105
Craig   301, 304-305, 308-316, 336 Education Center 202
Liberty   102-113  Maybank Hall 319
Liberty   120-134, Reach Students #2 Maybank Hall 220
Liberty   136-147,153,155, 159, 161  Beatty Center 218
Liberty   202-218 Beatty Center 320
Liberty   220-227,231, 521-527 Tate Center T131
Liberty   232-251 Tate Center T132
Liberty   252-304 Tate Center T133
Liberty   305-322, Reach Students #1 Maybank Hall 222
Liberty   323-327,329,331, 332, 324, 336, 337 JC Long 219
Liberty   338, 339, 341 343, 345, 347, 351-356 Education Center 203
Liberty   358-359 361, 402-409 JC Long 336
Liberty   411, 413, 418 420-427, 429 Education Center 101
Liberty   431, 432, 434, 436-439, 441, 443, 445, 447, 451-456 Education Center 103
Liberty   458, 459, 461, 518, 520, 529, 531, 532, 534, 536 Education Center 112
Liberty   537-539, 541, 543, 545, 547, 551-555 Maybank Hall 322
Liberty   618, 620-627, 629, 631, 632 Education Center 115
Liberty   634, 636 - 639, 641, 643, 645, 647, 651-653, 654, 655 Education Center 114
McAlister   107, 108, 111-112, 114, 115 Robert Scott Small 252
McAlister   124-127, 207 Education Center 214
McAlister   129-131, 201-205 Maybank Hall 206
McAlister   132, 136, 208, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216 Maybank Hall 110
McAlister   217, 218, 222-225 Maybank Hall 111
McAlister   226, 228-230, 232, 233, 331, 332 Robert Scott Small 104
McAlister   301-305 Maybank Hall 105
McAlister   307, 308, 310-312 Maybank Hall 107
McAlister   314-317, 322, 323 Robert Scott Small 251
McAlister   324-326, 328-330 Maybank Hall 103
McAlister   331-333, 401, 402  Maybank Hall 113
McAlister   403-405,407-408,410 Maybank Hall 104
McAlister   411-412, 414-417 Maybank Hall 108
McAlister   418, 422-426 Maybank Hall 115
McAlister   428-430, 432,433,622 Robert Scott Small 102
McAlister   501-502,504-506 Admissions Office Info Ctr
McAlister   507-510, 515, 517 Maybank Hall 117
McAlister   518-520, 522, 601 Maybank Hall 116
McAlister   602, 604-609 Education Center 110
McAlister   610, 615, 617-620 Robert Scott Small 250
McConnell   102-105, 204 EHHP Alumni Center
McConnell   106-108, 201, 203, 208 Jewish Studies Center, Arnold   Hall - 1st floor
McConnell   204, 210, 305-308 Stern Center 409
McConnell   206, 207, 309-310, 401-402 6 Glebe, First Classroom
McConnell   208-210 Maybank Hall 307
McConnell   209, 301-304 Stern Center 201
McConnell   403-405,  Rutledge Rivers Robert Scott Small 248
McConnell   407-410 Robert Scott Small 103
Rutledge   Rivers 201, 204, 301-304, 401-403 Robert Scott Small 101

 

If you do not see your residence hall room on this chart, please email thecollegereads@cofc.edu for your assignment.