Charleston Bridge Orientation

All students participating in Charleston Bridge must register and attend the Charleston Bridge orientation during the summer. The process of registering for orientation notifies Trident Technical College advisors to call you to complete fall course registration. There is no fee for participating in orientation. Family members may also attend orientation with their student. 

How do students register for Orientation?

After a student pays the tuition deposit and submits the CofC housing and dining application, instructions from the College of Charleston's Office of New Student Programs will be sent to the student's CofC email about how to register for orientation. Students should login to MyCharleston and complete the Charleston Bridge Orientation form found by clicking on the Academic Services tab on the top navigation bar and scrolling to Orientation channel. Be sure to complete the Charleston Bridge Orientation and not the regular Orientation sessions also found on this channel.

Students should register for orientation no later than May 1. Email or call 843.953.2017 with any questions.  

When will Charleston Bridge Orientation occur?

Orientation will be held on June 30, 2022 (Subject to Change). 

What do students need to do after registering for orientation?

  1. View the fall course descriptions posted on the website - Fall Course Enrollment. A Trident Technical College (TTC) advisor will call students to register for TTC classes prior to orientation.
  2. Attend the Orientation event.
  3. Complete the Orientation modules in OAKS by August 11, 2022. Access OAKS by logging into MyCharleston. The orientation modules will be available to students in July, 2022.

How do students access Charleston Bridge Orientation Materials in OAKS?

Each Charleston Bridge student has been added to a Charleston Bridge Orientation course to read and/or view orientation materials. The orientation course is available through OAKS, the College of Charleston's learning management system.

To access the orientation course in OAKS:

  1. Login to MyCharleston
  2. Click on the acorn icon in the upper right side of the navigation bar
  3. Look for Charleston Bridge Orientation among all courses 
  4. Select the orientation course and go to the CONTENT section of the course
  5. View the documents posted in CONTENT for each module
  6. At the end of the document review, complete and submit the participation agreement (students will need to use their CofC credentials to access the agreement). The agreement indicates that all the documents have been reviewed and program requirements are understood. 

What if accommodations are needed during orientation?

Students needing accommodations for orientation due to a disability or health condition can have a confidential discussion about accommodations. Contact the College of Charleston Office of New Student Programs at or 843.953.2017. Please note that some accommodations may take time to arrange.

How can students keep up with Charleston Bridge information using social media?

Follow the various Charleston Bridge social media accounts for updates and events.

  • Instagram: @cofcbridge 
  • Twitter: @CofCChasBridge
  • Facebook: @cofccharlestonbridge

What office do students contact if they are unable to access CofC email, MyCharleston or OAKS?

College of Charleston IT Service Desk

Phone: (843) 953-3375