Parent Resources & FAQs

We curated some information and frequently asked questions at the request of our parent-body.

Where is the main family resource page?
Click here for a complete listing of all resources our families and parents might be looking for from family weekend and graduation, to meal plans and financial aid.

Is there news page for the College of Charleston?
Yes!  Please visit the College Today for our latest news stories and releases.

Where do I find information about graduation?
Please visit our senior resource page.

How do I donate to the Parents’ Fund?
You can visit our secure donation page to make your commitment to the College of Charleston Parents’ Fund.

What does the Parents’ Fund support?
The Parents’ Fund is critical to the College by strengthening all areas of campus by helping to meet immediate needs.  It supports the student experience through scholarships, faculty enhancement, and student centered programs.  It has been identified by our Parent Advisory Council as THE fund for all parents to support in order to make an impact on our school.  Please visit our Parents’ Fund page to see stories of the Parents’ Fund in action.

How do I sign up for the Parent Listserv?
Please visit this page to sign up for the Listserv.

How is the Listserv different from the Family Insider?
The parent listserv is an interactive service parents can use to post questions for parents, and College faculty & staff who are also subscribers to the listserv.  The Family Insider is a bi-annual e-newsletter sent out to current families to keep them informed of campus stories, events, and news.  You will want to subscribe to and read both!

Where do I find the academic calendar?
Please visit the Registrar’s office website.

I have some more questions.  Who can I call or email?
Our faculty & staff are eager to help you!  Feel free to call or email Laurie Soenen, Director, Annual Giving Programs, and she can point you in the right direction.

Helpful phone numbers

Advising Center (843) 953-5981
Athletics (843) 953-5556
Bookstore (843) 953-5518
Career Center (843) 953-5692
Center for Disability Services (SNAP) (843) 953-1431
Center for Student Learning (Tutors) (843) 953-5635
Cougar Card Services (843) 953-1100
Counseling & Substance Abuse (843) 953-5640
Dining Services (843) 953-5539
Financial Aid (843) 953-5540
Greek Life (843) 953-6320
Health Services (843) 953-5520
Mail Services (843) 953-5534
Parents’ Fund/Make a gift (843) 953-3418
Public Safety (843) 953-4980
President’s Office (843) 953-5500
Residence Life (843) 953-5523
Registrar (843) 953-5668
Student Affairs (843) 953-5522
Treasurer’s Office (843) 953-5572
Weather Hotline (843) 725-7246