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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 2014 semester will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Convocation is from 9:30-11:30 am.   

During the first part of the convocation experience, you will participate in small group discussions with faculty and alumni at various locations on campus starting at 10:00 a.m. The times for departure and the room locations are below.  During the second part of convocation, you along with other new students will pass through the arch at Porters Lodge to the Cistern Yard where you will be welcomed to campus.    At the conclusion of the events on the Cistern Yard, you can sign the class ledger (where you 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 you can make arrangements to meet up with families after the program at 11:30 am. 

Updated list  - August 16, 2014

Rooms Campus Meeting   Location 
ALL COMMUTER AND TRANSFER STUDENTS Silcox Gym
1 Warren   215B, 20 Warren 331A, 331D, George St. Apartments 307C, 307D, 407B, 417B,   Kelly House 101 D, 109B, 306C, 307A, 315A, 315B Maybank Hall   224
Berry 203-208 Sottile   Theatre - Lobby
Berry 209-211, 216 Sottile   Theatre Mezzanine (upstairs lobby)
Berry 212-215 Maybank   Hall 322
Berry 219, 221, 239-241 Maybank   Hall 320
Berry 224-225, 227, 229 Maybank   Hall 319
Berry 226, 228, 230, 232  Maybank   Hall 316
Berry 233-236 Maybank   Hall 317
Berry 303-304, 306, 308, 310 Maybank   Hall 306
Berry 305, 307, 309, 311, 316 Maybank   Hall 304
Berry 312-315 Maybank   Hall 307
Berry 319-321, 339-341 Maybank   Hall 303
Berry 324-326, 328, 330 Maybank   Hall 300
Berry 327, 329, 335-336 Maybank   Hall 302
Berry 332-334 Maybank   Hall 101
Berry 403, 404, 406, 408, 410 Maybank   Hall 220
Berry 405, 407, 409, 411, 416 Maybank   Hall 222
Berry 412-415 Maybank   Hall 223
Berry 419-421, 424, 426 Maybank   Hall 210
Berry 425, 427, 439-442 Maybank   Hall 211
Berry 428, 430, 434-435 Maybank   Hall 208
Berry 429, 432, 433, 436 Maybank   Hall 219
Berry 503-507 Emmett   Robinson Theatre
Berry 508-511 Maybank   Hall 207
Berry 519-521, 524, 526, 528, 530 Simons   Center 101
Berry 525, 527, 529, 531-532, 539 Education   Center 202
Berry 603, 605, 607, 609, 611, 620 Cato   Ctr. 319
Berry 604, 606, 608, 610, 639 Cato   Ctr. 317
Berry 619, 621, 624-627 Simons   Ctr. 309
Berry 628-631 Cato   Ctr. 234
Buist 201-205, 213-217, 15 St. Philips, 29 Coming, 8 Bull St. Education   Center 212
Buist 206-212, 307-309 Education   Center 102
Buist 301-305, 313-317 Education   Center 216
Buist 306, 310-312, 406-411 Robert   Scott Small 105
Buist 401-405, 412-417 Robert   Scott Small 106
College Lodge 200, 2013, 300, 303, 304, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311,   314, 324,  Simons   Center - Recital Hall
College Lodge 401, 403, 404, 406, 407, 409, 415, 417, 420, 422,   424 Robert   Scott Small 248
College Lodge , 507, 509, 510, 511, 512, 520, 521, 522, 524,   603, 604, 606, 608, 610, 614, 615, 615, 617, 619, 621, 622, 624 Sottile   Theatre Stage
Craig 201, 204-205, 208-216 School   of Education, Health and Human Performance Alumni Center
Craig 220, 221, and 225 Education   Center 214
Craig 222-224  Education   Center 217
Craig 230-232, 234-236 TD   Arena- Court
Craig 301, 304-305, 308-316 TD   Arena - McAlister Hospitality Suite
Craig 330-332, 334-336 Arnold   Hall--Jewish Studies Center
Liberty 102-118 Beatty   Center 214
Liberty 120-131 Beatty   Center 216
Liberty 132-151,153,155 Beatty   Center 218
Liberty 202-218 Beatty   Center 320
Liberty 220-227,229,231 Tate   Center T131
Liberty 228,230,232-243 Tate   Center T132
Liberty 245-261 Tate   Center T133
Liberty 302-318 Tate   Center T315
Liberty 320-327,329,331 JC   Long 219
Liberty 328,330,332-343 Education   Center 201
Liberty 345-361 JC   Long 336
Liberty 402-418 Education   Center 101
Liberty 420-427,429,431 Education   Center 103
Liberty 428,430,432-443 Education   Center 111
Liberty 445-461 Education   Center 112
Liberty 518-527,529,531 Education   Center 113
Liberty 528,530,532,534,536,538, 628,630,632,634,636,638 Education   Center 115
Liberty 537,539,541-555 Education   Center 114
Liberty 618-627,629,631 Education   Center 120
Liberty 637,639,641-655, Education   Center 116
McAlister  124, 129-132 Education   Center 203
McAlister 107-108, 111-114, 136 Education   Center 218
McAlister 125-127,222-224 Education   Center 118
McAlister 203-208 Maybank   Hall 206
McAlister 210-211,310-315 Maybank   Hall 110
McAlister 212-218 Maybank   Hall 111
McAlister 225-229,233 Education   Center 107
McAlister 230-232, 201-202 Robert   Scott Small 104
McAlister 301-302, 330-332 Maybank   Hall 105
McAlister 302-308 Maybank   Hall 107
McAlister 310-318,322-324 Tate   Center, T130
McAlister 325-329,333 Maybank   Hall 103
McAlister 401-402,430-432 Maybank   Hall 112 
McAlister 403-405,407-408,410 Maybank   Hall 104
McAlister 411-416 Maybank   Hall 108
McAlister 417-418,422-424 Maybank   Hall 115
McAlister 425-426,428-429,433 Maybank   Hall 113
McAlister 501-502,520-522 Admissions   Office Info Ctr
McAlister 504-509 Maybank   Hall 117
McAlister 510-519 Robert   Scott Small 103
McAlister 601-602,620-622 Maybank   Hall 116
McAlister 604-609 Maybank   Hall 100
McAlister 610-619 Robert   Scott Small 101
McConnell 102-104, 106 Robert   Scott Small 252
McConnell 105, 107-108, and REACH House Johnson   Center- Exercise Deck, 201
McConnell 201-202, 206, 210  Robert   Scott Small 250
McConnell 203-205,  Robert   Scott Small 249
McConnell 207-209 Robert   Scott Small 251
McConnell 301-302, 306, 310 Education   Center 109
McConnell 303-305 Education   Center 108
McConnell 307-309 Robert   Scott Small 235
McConnell 401-402, 406, 410 Education   Center 219
McConnell 403-405 Education   Center 215
McConnell 407-409 Education   Center 110