Cougar Excursion

Due to COVID-19 and the required caution for the health and safety of the incoming and returning College of Charleston students, Cougar Excursion will now be held virtually, and in small groups.  We have diligently worked to provide an interactive program designed to increase new students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community that is the foundation of a successful first-year student at the College, while complying with the health and safety directives of the College.

Freshmen students who participate in Cougar Excursion 2020 can expect to gain valuable experience and skills in:

  • Leadership Development
  • Feeling connected to campus
  • Making connections with other incoming students as well as upper class student facilitators
  • Connecting to campus resources (in person & virtual)
  • Personal growth and feeling comfortable in oneself
  • Understanding and better navigating the transition between high school and college
  • Feeling empowered to start their college career at CofC

Cougar Excursion will consist of 5 small group meetings led by returning student facilitators. In these small groups students can expect to get to know other incoming students, learn more about getting involved on campus, have conversations around diversity, and learn more about starting their journey as a leader on campus.

Registration:

July 15-August 14th, or until spots are full https://cougarconnect.cofc.edu/submitter/form/start/428501

Students will receive more information to their College of Charleston email no later than August 12th.

Cougar Excursion Timeline:

Our small group meetings will begin the week of August 17th and run through September 1st.

Students will be placed into a small group based on their availability (it is important to note the students' class schedule when making preference selections). These small group meetings will meet at the same time for every session.

Maroon Color Pack Schedule

Small Group Meeting 1: Monday, August 17th

Small Group Meeting 2: Wednesday, August 19th

Move In: Thursday August 20-Sunday, August 23rd

Small Group Meeting 3: Monday, August 24th (in the afternoon after Convocation)

Small Group Meeting 4: Wednesday, August 26th

Small Group Meeting 5: Monday August 31st

Gold Color Pack Schedule

Small Group Meeting 1: Tuesday, August 18th

Move In: Thursday August 20-Sunday, August 23rd

Small Group Meeting 2: Monday, August 24th (in the afternoon after Convocation)

Small Group Meeting 3: Tuesday, August 25th 

Small Group Meeting 4: Thursday, August 27th

Small Group Meeting 5: Tuesday, September 1st

Small Group Meeting Topics:

Meeting 1: Welcome, Introductions, Overview, Expectations

Meeting 2: Campus Resources & Student Involvement

Meeting 3: Familiarizing Yourself with Campus

Meeting 4: Diversity

Meeting 5: Leadership

Additional questions, please contact Holly Meadows, Coordinator for Student Leadership, meadowshm1@cofc.edu