Charleston Bridge Orientation

All students participating in Charleston Bridge must register for and attend the Charleston Bridge Orientations provided by Trident Technical College (TTC) and the College of Charleston (CofC). Family members are not required to participate in Orientation but are welcome to attend with their student. There are no placement tests required or fee charged for participating in Orientation.

The process of registering for the Charleston Bridge Orientation at the College of Charleston notifies Trident Technical College (TTC) advisors to call students' to complete their fall course registration. Course registration for the fall semester should be completed before Orientation.

If you have questions regarding admission to the Charleston Bridge program, email the CofC Office of Admissions at If you have questions regarding Orientation or the  program requirements, email

 Charleston Bridge Orientation

  • Charleston Bridge Orientation with Trident Technical College (TTC) is virtual on June 28, 2023 at 10a.m. An event link will be sent to the student's TTC email. Contact Katy Hovis if you have questions. 
  • Charleston Bridge Orientation at the College of Charleston (CofC) campus will be held the afternoon of June 30, 2023 (1:00-4:00). An Orientation Registration link the June 30 will be sent to the student's CofC email. Family members are welcome. 
  • Contact the Office of New Student Programs at if you have questions. All students participating in the Charleston Bridge program are required to attend the CofC Orientation event. 
  • Students unable to attend Orientation on June 30, 2023 should still complete the Orientation registration form and email to set up a make-up date.

After registering for Orientation a student should:

  • View the fall Charleston Bridge course descriptions. A Trident Technical College (TTC) advisor will call students to register for classes prior to orientation. 
  • Submit a photo for a Cougar Card (students pick up their ID card during orientation).
  • Complete and upload the Health & Immunization forms needed by Student Health Services.  
  • Submit transcripts to Trident Technical College and College of Charleston (CofC). 
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to receive federal loans and federal/state grants if eligible. If applying for financial aid, list both TTC and CofC on the FASFA. Trident Technical College will award financial aid in the fall. Students successfully completing the Charleston Bridge program will receive financial aid from the College of Charleston in the spring.

During Orientation at the College of Charleston campus students can:

  • Meet other new students participating in the Charleston Bridge program.
  • Hear from the orientation interns about being successful in college.
  • Learn more about academic and student support services.
  • Visit the George Street Fitness Center.
  • Tour the campus and find classroom locations.
  • Meet success seminar instructors and peer mentors.
  • Sign the program participation agreement.
  • Tour the Charleston Bridge designated residence halls.


  • There is no on-campus overnight housing provided for Charleston Bridge Orientation. 
  • Students and families may visit the Trident Technical College's Thronley Campus on Rivers Avenue if you wish to buy books from the campus bookstore. Books can also be shipped to the home address. 
  • Parking on the CofC campus is not provided for Orientation. 

Questions & Accommodations

For questions about Orientation, call the Office of New Student Programs at 843.953.2017 or email The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00pm EST. If you have questions about accessibility or accommodations needed during Orientation, please contact New Student Programs at least two weeks' in advance of your scheduled Orientation so we may arrange appropriate accommodations.