Parent Services

At the College of Charleston we understand that parents and families are critical to the success of our students. We encourage parents and families to be active in their student's college experience but at the same time allow them to grow and develop into confident self-advocates.

  • To keep up with news at the College of Charleston, visit The College Today website and subscribe.
  • The parent website provides many of the tools and resources needed to guide your student.
  • Parents of new students are encouraged to attend Family Orientation to learn more about the resources available to help make the transition easier for you and your student. Questions about family orientation can be directed to the Office of New Student Programs. The office can be reached by email at orientat@cofc.edu or call 843-953-2017. Office hours are 8;30a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST Monday through Friday.
  • The Cougar Alert Notification System is used to communicate emergencies taking place on campus that require action such as evacuations, building closures, and/or class cancellations. Students can log into MyCharleston to add family members phone numbers and email to receive notifications from the Cougar Alert system.

If you have questions about student support services or need information that you cannot find on the College of Charleston website, email the Office of New Student Programs at parents@cofc.edu. To locate a specific person or department access the campus directory.

Thank you for sharing your student with us.