Welcome to the College of Charleston. As a new student at the College of Charleston, you will participate in convocation on the morning of Monday, August 19th.
Convocation is an annual celebration at which students and faculty gather to celebrate the official opening of the scholastic year. The College’s convocation welcomes new students to the liberal arts and sciences community and encourages them to consider their own intellectual journey.
During the first part of the convocation experience, you will participate in small group discussions with faculty and alumni at various locations on campus.
If you live on campus, you can arrive at your designated location on your own or follow the student guides from your residence hall to the location. If you are an off campus student, you should report to the TD Arena lobby between 9:40-9:55 am. You will check in and be directed to your discussion room.
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 by Provost George Hynd and President George Benson. 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 students will begin to leave their residence halls at 9:45 am with the discussions scheduled to begin at 10:00 am. The conversations will be approximately 45 minutes and the faculty will lead their student groups to Porter’s Lodge. The program is scheduled to conclude around 11:30 am.
Convocation room assignments for August 2013 will be posted by August 1, 2013. If you have questions regarding your room assignment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.