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The Office of New Student Programs may be reached via phone, fax, e-mail, or mailing address.

Office Hours
M-F 8:30-5:00
Closed SC state holidays

Phone Number

Fax Number

Mailing Address
Office of New Student Programs
College of Charleston
Charleston, SC 29424

Physical Location of New Student Programs Office
Lightsey Center Annex 
(Behind the College of Charleston Bookstore at 160 Calhoun St.)

Staff Listing

Melinda Miley
Assistant Vice President
First Year and Bridge Student Services
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Stephanie Auwaerter
Director of New Student Programs and Orientation
Safe Zone Trained

Bruce Fleming
Director, First Year International & Experiential Programs 
Safe Zone Trained

Carly Pruitt
Assistant Director of New Student Programs and Orientation
Safe Zone Trained

Use this E-mail address for general inquiries

Parents should use for questions.


Students participating in Charleston Bridge may contact if you have any questions once you begin the fall semester. Please use your CofC campus email account to send messages to College of Charleston faculty and staff. Email from College of Charleston faculty and staff will always be sent to your College of Charleston email account.  


For campus tours, admissions events, application information or non degree registration:  Admissions, 843.953.5670, 

For FAFSA information, institutional scholarships, state lottery scholarships and Veteran benefits:  Financial Aid, 843.953.5540,

For housing applications, roommate requests and residence hall assignments: Campus Housing, 843.953.5523,

For students proving South Carolina residency for tuition purposes, including military families: Legal Residency, 843.953.7312,

For questions regarding bill payment, tuition payment plans and bill due dates: Treasurer’s Office, 843.953.5572,

For current/former CofC students requesting their transcript, all transfer credit evaluations, or course catalogs/course scheduling: Registrar’s Office, 843.953.5668,

For incoming students registering for orientation, First-Year Experience questions, Parent Services and Living/Learning Communities: Office of New Student Programs, 843.953.2017,