WOW Events

2022 FALL Weeks of Welcome 

ONGOING EVENTS

August 19 to 21, 2022

Cougar Excursion

Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island

Pre-Registration Required

Visit: http://higdoncenter.cofc.edu for more information

 

August 22 to 29, 2022

Panhellenic Council Sorority Recruitment

Various Locations on campus

Pre-Registration Required

Visit: http://higdoncenter.cofc.edufor more information

 

August 28 to September 4, 2022

Interfraternity Council Recruitment

Various Locations on campus

Pre-Registration Required

Visit: http://higdoncenter.cofc.edufor more information

 

August 22 to 26, 2022

NPHC Week

Each fall NPHC and their organizations hosts a week of events to welcome students back to campus. Events include: Meet the Greeks, Yard Show, Tabling, Community Service.

Follow the NPHC Instagram page for locations of all events: cofc_NPHC

 

August 22 to September 4, 2022

Residence Life Welcome Socials

Check at the front desk for your building time and location!

 

August 23 to 26, 2022

Center for Disability Services Open House/Drop-In

10:00am to 12:00pm

Lightsey Center, Suite 104

Are you already connected with Disability Services, but have a few questions? Interested in learning about how to begin the process of connecting with Disability Services? Please stop by and see us.

 

August 29 to September 2, 2022

Welcome Week Free Fitness Classes

Sign-ups required via website www.IMLeagues.com/CofC

George St. Fitness Center

 

August 29 to September 4, 2022

Snacks for Sage Advice

11:00am to 4:00pm

Stop by our offices in ECTR 121-124 and leave some written words of advice for our high school students in exchange for a snack!

 

Campus Recreation League Sign-Ups

Sport Clubs

Deadline – Sept. 2, 2022

*Sign-up on IMLeagues.com/CofC

These clinics and play times are for those just starting out and have little to no experience in the following activities offered. The activity is led by one of our CRS student staff members and are meant to ease you in to a sport we are hoping can become a lifetime activity for you!

Visit:  www.IMLeagues.com/CofC

 

Social Leagues

Deadline – Sept. 2, 2022

*Sign-up on IMLeagues.com/CofC

Sign up as an individual and you'll be placed with a different group of participants each game. We hope to introduce you to as many of your peers as possible throughout the month-long season in a fun environment. Equipment will be provided. 

Visit:  www.IMLeagues.com/CofC

 

Competitive & Recreational Leagues

Deadline – Sept. 29, 2022

*Sign-up on IMLeagues.com/CofC

These leagues are for those looking to compete against other teams/individuals on campus. The games are officiated and include a single elimination post-season tournament. All participants will be expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship behavior. Jerseys will be provided for sports that require them.

Visit:  www.IMLeagues.com/CofC

 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Saturday, August 20, 2022

New Student Programs Open House

11:00am to 4:00pm

NSP will be open to answer any questions and provide directions! Stop by and say hello!

Lightsey Center Annex

 

Campus & Classroom Tours

1:30pm

Orientation Interns will provide campus tours! Bring your Fall 2022 class schedule.

Maybank Hall Front Porch

 

First Night Charleston

7:00pm to midnight

PlayFair: The World’s Largest Icebreaker

Pep Rally and Cougar Traditions, T-Shirt Distribution & Movie

TD Arena

 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Explore Charleston Day

1:00pm to 6:00pm

Trips to explore your new home: Aquarium, Folly Beach, Kayaking, The Alley, Shopping

Sign-Up: http://cougarconnect.cofc.edu – signups will be available in August

LIMITED SEATS FOR EACH TRIP

 

Campus & Classroom Tours

1:30pm

Orientation Interns will provide campus tours! Bring your Fall 2022 class schedule.

Maybank Hall Front Porch

 

Monday, August 22, 2022

New Student Convocation and Celebration

10:00am to 11:45am

Watch your email for details and your meeting location!

Various Locations concluding on Cistern Yard

 

Campus & Classroom Tours

1:30pm & 3:00pm

Orientation Interns will provide campus tours! Bring your Fall 2022 class schedule.

Maybank Hall Front Porch

 

MAROON MAYHEM

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Cougar Street Festival with FREE Food, giveaways, and Maroon Monday T-Shirts!

Cistern Yard, George St, Stern Center Garden & College Way

 

Panhellenic Council Sorority PNM Convocation

3:45pm to 4:15pm, Sottile Theater

Are you participating in Panhellenic Recruitment? You must attend the PNM convocation session! Get details from your Pi Chi.

  

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

First Day of Class Pictures

8:30am to 12:00pm

Get your 1st day of class pictures with Clyde and other special guests!

Cougar Mall by Clyde Statue

 

Information Table with New Student Programs

9:00am to 3:00pm

Orientation Interns will be available to provide information and directions!

Free giveaways and goodies!

Lightsey Center- by the Bookstore

 

Information Table with New Student Programs

9:00am to 1:00pm

Orientation Interns will be available to provide information and directions!

Free giveaways and goodies!

Cougar Mall

 

Talk About It Tuesday

2:00pm

A monthly round table discussion that covers topics on national events.

Alumni Center, Education Center, 86 Wentworth Street

NPHC and Culturally-Based Meet the Greeks

6:30pm

Learn more about NPHC (historically Black Greek-lettered organizations) Intake processes for the 2022-2023 academic year. Students must attend Meet the Greeks if they intend to join an organization.

Registration Required: https://cougarconnect.cofc.edu/event/8112769

Stern Center Ballroom

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Information Table with New Student Programs

9:00am to 3:00pm

Orientation Interns will be available to provide information and directions!

Free giveaways and goodies!

Lightsey Center- by the Bookstore

 

Information Table with New Student Programs

9:00am to 1:00pm

Orientation Interns will be available to provide information and directions!

Free giveaways and goodies!

Cougar Mall

 

Leadership and Lemonade – Higdon Center for Student Leadership

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join the Higdon Center staff for a discussion on the leadership programs and opportunities at the College of Charleston. Lemonade and light snacks will be served!

Higdon Center (69 Coming Street) – Blue house next to the Library and River’s Green.

 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Information Table with New Student Programs

9:00am to 3:00pm

Orientation Interns will be available to provide information and directions!

Free giveaways and goodies!

Lightsey Center- by the Bookstore

 

Information Table with New Student Programs

9:00am to 1:00pm

Orientation Interns will be available to provide information and directions!

Free giveaways and goodies!

Cougar Mall

 

Dog Therapy Night: Freshman Class

3:00pm to 5:00pm

OPEN only to First-Year students!

Stern Center Garden

 

Friday, August 26, 2022

First Gen Fridays

2:00pm

MSPS is coordinating sessions for first-generation students to learn about campus resources and connect with peers.

Alumni Center, Education Center, 86 Wentworth Street

 

First Serve Friday

CofC Volleyball vs. The Citadel

7:00pm

TD Arena

For additional information go to http://www.cofcsports.com

 

Cougar Activities Board (CAB) CASINO NIGHT

9:00pm to midnight

Annual Casino Night is BACK! Kick-off your semester with CAB and win PRIZES!

RITA 101

 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Involvement Fair: Part 1

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Come meet with reps from over 200 student orgs and community partners and get involved on campus! Check-out cougarconnect.cofc.edu for more information. FREE FOOD

Cistern Yard

 

SILPG: Welcome Back Cook-Out w/ Black Student Union

4:00pm

Meet the BSU, other students and Eat FREE Food!

Cistern Yard

 

Glow Yoga

Start Time: 7:00pm

Sign-ups required via website www.IMLeagues.com/CofC

George St. Fitness Center

 

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Interfraternity Council Fraternity PNM Convocation

11:00am to 11:45am

Are you interested in going through IFC Recruitment? Then you need to attend this convocation session!

Rita 101

 

Interfraternity Council Recruitment Open House

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Looking to meet chapters before IFC Recruitment begins? Stop by meet them and learn more about what they have planned for the week of recruitment.

Stern Garden

 

Kick Back with MSPS

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us at the Multicultural Center located 14 Green Way for fun, food, games, and prizes.

Multicultural Center, 14 Green Way

 

Monday, August 29, 2022

Motivational Monday

1:00pm

Need a little inspiration? Head over to the Multicultural Center at 14 Green Way for a little motivation and inspiration for your Monday!

Multicultural Center, 14 Green Way

 

Dog Therapy in Stern

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hosted by the Office of Student Wellness & Wellbeing & Students4Support (S4S)

Stern Center Ballroom

 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

N(ice) to meet you!

8:00pm

Pop in for a sweet treat and get to know your neighbors.

All Residence Halls. Check with your RA for more details!

 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Leadership and Lemonade – Higdon Center for Student Leadership

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join the Higdon Center staff for a discussion on the leadership programs and opportunities at the College of Charleston. Lemonade and light snacks will be served!

Higdon Center (69 Coming Street) – Blue house next to the Library and River’s Green.

 

Candy and Conversations

11:00am to 1:00pm

Take a quick minute to learn about S.C.O.P.E. Peer Education Team; and OVS assistance offered to students affected by serious crime.

Cougar Mall

 

Thursday, September 1, 2022

SustainFEST 

4:30pm to 6:30pm 

Help the Center for Sustainable Development kick-off this year’s programing theme at our annual arts and music festival! We’re celebrating with FREE SHIRTS when you fill out your event passport, an ocean-conscious sunscreen giveaway, & both student and local-to-Charleston art and performing artists. All giveaways are first come, first served. Can’t wait to see you there! 

Cistern Yard  

 

Cougar Activities Board (CAB) Open House

Looking to get involved? Come meet our student programming team and learn more about the Cougar Activities Board (and maybe win some prizes!).

6:00pm

Stern Center 205

 

SILPG: PRISM Picnic

Join PRISM and other students in a welcome back to campus! Learn more about PRISM and the LGBTQ+ community on-campus while enjoying free food.

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Stern Center Garden

 

Friday, September 2, 2022

Friday Night Futbol

CofC Women’s Soccer vs. Longwood

7:00pm

Ralph Lundy Field at Patriots Point

For more information check out http://www.cofcsports.com

 

CAB: Back to School BINGO

9:00pm to midnight

Come join CAB for BINGO night and win AMAZING prizes to start the school year off right!

Check out cougarconnect.cofc.edu for more info.

Stern Center

 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Involvement Fair: Part 2

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come meet with reps from over 200 student orgs and community partners and get involved on campus! Check-out cougarconnect.cofc.edu for more information. FREE FOOD!

Cistern Yard

 

College of Charleston Takes Over River Dogs stadium

Join your friends and cheer on the River Dogs vs. Myrtle Beach

100 FREE tickets available—Check http://cougarconnect.cofc.edu  for ticket distribution info

TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED

First pitch @ 6:05pm

 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

College of Charleston Takes Over River Dogs stadium

Join your friends and cheer on the River Dogs vs. Myrtle Beach

100 FREE tickets available-- Check http://cougarconnect.cofc.edu for ticket distribution info

TRANSPORTATION NOT PROVIDED

First pitch @ 5:05pm

 

Monday, September 5, 2022

Motivational Monday

1:00pm

Need a little inspiration? Head over to the Multicultural Center at 14 Green Way for a little motivation and inspiration for your Monday!

Multicultural Center, 14 Green Way

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Dog Therapy in Stern

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hosted by the Office of Student Wellness & Wellbeing & Students4Support (S4S)

Stern Center Ballroom

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Cougar Food Pantry Open House & Volunteer Sign-Up

12:00pm to 2:00pm, 2nd Floor Stern Center

Check out the Cougar Pantry and sign-up to volunteer!

 

Front Porch Open House – Career Center

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Outside Lightsey Center visit the Career Center’s “Front Porch” for tips on your job search, career advice, and resume assistance. Meet the Career Center staff and enjoy a free cookie and refreshing drink, veranda style!

Lightsey Center

 

CisternYard Media (CYM) Open House

Looking to get involved? Come meet our student media team and learn more about CisternYard Media, the official student-run media groups at the College of Charleston.

6:00pm

Stern Center 201

 

 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Candy and Conversations

11:00am to 1:00pm

Take a quick minute to learn about S.C.O.P.E. Peer Education Team; and OVS assistance offered to students affected by serious crime.

Cougar Mall

 

SILPG: Charleston Miracle Rally Night

6:00pm to 8:00pm

George Street

 

CAB Welcome Back Wellness: Yoga in the Yard

Join CAB and other special guests as we explore mindfulness and yoga practices. Our sessions integrate balance, flexibility, breathing, and strength as you connect with your body, mind, and spirit.

7:30pm

Cistern Yard

 

Friday, September 9, 2022

CSL Open House

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Visit the Center for Student Learning (CSL) , meet the Peer Educators, learn more about the resources available to you.

Addlestone Library, Room 116

 

CAB Mocktails & Dancing – Cougar Activities Board & Office of Student Wellness & Well-being

5:00pm

Come join us for an evening of Shag beach dancing, good drinks, and great vibes, sponsored by the Cougar Activities Board & the Office of Student Wellness & Well-being!

Stern Ballroom

 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Strength and Fitness 101

9:00am

Sign-ups required via website www.IMLeagues.com/CofC

 

CAB Retro Block Party

3:00pm

Take a step back in time and join CAB as we dance through the decades. Come kick off the Fall semester with food, crafts, local vendors, and groovy tunes!

Cistern Yard

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Health & Wellness Fair

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hosted by the Office of Student Wellness & Wellbeing and other campus partners.

Stern Center Patio & Rita Promenade

 

Commuter Dog Therapy in Stern

FOR COMMUTER STUDENTS ONLY

11am to 1:00pm

Hosted by the Office of Student Wellness & Wellbeing & Students4Support (S4S)

Stern Center 2nd Floor

 

CAB Make N Takes: Room Décor & Succulents

Want to make your residence hall feel like home? Come join CAB and make room décor and pot your own succulents to create your space aesthetic.

7:00pm

Stern Center 2nd Floor

 

Stern Game Room Open House

7:00pm to 9:00pm

It’s Game Time! Check out the Stern Center Game Room with pool tables, gaming systems, board games and free food!

Stern Center Game Room

 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Candy and Conversations

11:00am to 1:00pm

Take a quick minute to learn about S.C.O.P.E. Peer Education Team; and OVS assistance offered to students affected by serious crime.

Cougar Mall

 

CougarCutz Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening of the College of Charleston Barbershop CougarCutz, including the ribbon cutting, free food and live music.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

CougarCutz Barbershop, 97A Wentworth St.

 

Friday, September 16, 2022

First Gen Fridays

2:00pm

MSPS is coordinating sessions for first-generation students to learn about campus resources and connect with peers.

Alumni Center, Education Center, 86 Wentworth Street

 

SILPG: Burger Bash

Join the Vegan Club for bonding and free food! Learn more about their upcoming events.

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Stern Center Garden

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

CAB Feed the Cougar: College Cooking Demonstration

Ready for the Fall semester? Join CAB to discuss tips and tricks about cooking in a residence hall, and stock up on some free food!

3:00pm

Stern Ballroom

 

Monday, September 19, 2022

Motivational Monday

1:00pm

Need a little inspiration? Head over to the Multicultural Center at 14 Green Way for a little motivation and inspiration for your Monday!

Multicultural Center, 14 Green Way

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Talk About It Tuesday

2:00pm

A monthly round table discussion that covers topics on national events.

Alumni Center, Education Center, 86 Wentworth Street

 

Vegan Nutrition Workshop

12:00pm

Interested in embracing a more plant-based diet? Join us for a workshop where you’ll learn tips and tricks about how to cook vegan food that is both delicious and healthy. This event is brought to you by the Cougar Changemaker Program. 

Sottile Clock

 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dog Therapy in Stern

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hosted by the Office of Student Wellness & Wellbeing & Students4Support (S4S)

Stern Center Ballroom

 

Cuts & Conversations

7:00pm

Join us at CofC’s barbershop Cougar Cutz for “Cuts and Conversations” facilitated by Dr. Jerez Mitchell and Dr. Warrenetta Mann to discuss issues facing males of color. Attendees will receive a free haircut, refreshments, and an opportunity to fellowship and build community. Registration is required to receive hair cut and will be available online.

CougarCutz Barbershop (97A Wentworth St.)

 

CAB Nerdology: Pop Culture Trivia

Think you know a lot about a lot? Create a team and compete in the infectiously fun game show, Nerdology! Join CAB for an interactive pop-culture trivia show with awesome games, fun audience interactions, and nerd-tastic trivia.

8:00pm

Stern Ballroom

 

Friday, September 23, 2022

SILPG: Multicultural Festival

Hosted by the Hispanic and Latino Club, join student organizations in a cultural festival of food, music, crafts and activities as they welcome you to the CofC campus.

7:00pm

Cistern Yard

 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Play in the Park Day – Campus Recreation Services

12:30pm to 6:00pm

100 students can attend, and select from kayaking, ropes course, hiking, and more!

Check out http://cougarconnect.cofc.edu for more info! Transportation AVAILABLE with pre-registration.

James Island County Park

 

CAB Expeditions: Sunset Historic Harbor Tour

Join CAB as we set off to explore the beautiful Charleston area and learn more about its history... but on a boat tour!

4:30pm from the Stern Center

MUST RSVP in CougarConnect – http://cougarconnect.cofc.edu

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tailgate Tuesday

CofC Men’s Soccer vs UNCA

7:00pm

Ralph Lundy Field at Patriots Point

For more information on CofC Sports check out http://www.cofcsports.com

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Games on the Green

3:00pm to 5:00pm, Rivers Green

Meet and hang out with SPECTRA, MSPS, Res Life and Campus Rec staff!

Cornhole, Jenga, Connect4, Ping Pong, Mashball and more!

 

Friday, September 30, 2022

Roundtable Convos & Crafts: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with music, food, and crafts!

7:00pm

Stern Ballroom

 

 

Weekly Events

August 22 to September 26, 2022

Mentor Meet Up Mondays

11:00am to 4:00pm

Every Monday for six weeks we will spotlight a CofC faculty/Staff/Alumni mentor who is actively

engaging in the professional development and success of matriculating CofC freshmen and sophomores.

Robert Scott Small 241

 

Campus Recreation Pickup Basketball

Beginning week of August 22

Monday-Thursday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday, 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Johnson Gym, 30 George St.

 

Mario Kart Mondays

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Beginning week of August 22

Race your way into the semester by joining your fellow Mario Kart enthusiasts on campus as we race and battle our way to the finish line! Play ping pong, shoot some hoops, or get a workout in on the 2nd floor fitness space while you wait for your turn.

Register on: IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Johnson Gym – J206, 30 George St.

 

Table Tennis Tuesdays

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Beginning week of August 23

Test out your skills or come and get to know other C of C students over a game of ping pong! We have the tables and rackets, but we need you to make it fun!

Register on: www.IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Johnson Gym, 30 George St.

 

Indoor Soccer Net Nights

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Beginning week of August 23

Join us on the 2nd floor for pickup games of soccer! Each game will be 5 minutes long. Futsal balls and jerseys provided.

Register on: www.IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Silcox Gym (2nd Floor) 24 George St.

 

Lunch Hour Pickleball Wednesdays

12:15pm to 1:30pm

Beginning week of August 24

We might not have tennis courts on campus, but you can still get your racquet sport fix on Wednesdays with some lunch hour pickleball.

Register on: www.IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Johnson Gym, George St.

 

Volleyball Net Nights

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Beginning week of August 25

Pick-up Volleyball games! Depending on how many students sign up, we will mix and match everybody each week for 4v4, 5v5, or up to 6v6 games of volleyball!

Register on: www.IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Johnson Gym, 30 George St.

 

Fishing on Fridays

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Beginning week of August 26

Come out to the Mount Pleasant Pier and join us for an afternoon of fishing under the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. We’ll have rods, reels, baits, and our staff member can help you get started if you’ve never fished before! After a week of classes, wind down with us and some of your fellow cougars by the water and take in the views. Who knows!? You might end up reeling in a world record fish!

Register on: www.IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park - Pier

 

Spikeball Saturdays

10:00am to 12:00pm

Beginning week of August 27

Get your weekend started by playing pickup games of Spikeball with us! Spikeball is a 2v2 sport that is a lot like volleyball mixed with foursquare. Spikeball is a sport for all skill levels.

Register on: www.IMLeagues.com/CofC to participate

Stern Center Garden