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COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019

The College of Charleston continues to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for its ongoing and potential impacts on our university community. The health and safety of our university community is our top priority, and we are taking appropriate actions to support our students. For the latest communication from the College of Charleston, please visit their COVID-19 response webpage.

School of Professional Studies Students

Online and remote instruction has been extended through the remainder of the spring semester and final exam period. The College most recently communicated that classes would be held online or remotely through at least Friday, April 3. Based on the most recent guidance from federal and state governments, we are extending our e-learning through the end of the spring semester, which will include final exams. 

Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) students. Most students in the B.P.S. program are familiar with online course delivery; however, after spring break, all courses will be online through the end of the semester. Keep an eye on your email for directions from your instructors.

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) students. Most students in the B.G.S. program are familiar with online course delivery; however, a majority of the minors are available in a traditional, in person course delivery method. After spring break, all courses will be online through the end of the semester. Keep an eye on your email for directions from your instructors.

Student Support during Remote Learning

Academic Experience remote services

Events. All events on campus are canceled, regardless of size, through May 15. Based on guidance issued by the White House to not gather in groups of more than 10 people, all events on the College’s campus, regardless of size, are canceled through May 15. These restrictions include events at the College that are not College-sponsored, including conferences and social gatherings.

Spring Commencement. Our spring commencement ceremonies are a signature moment in our students’ College of Charleston experience. And it will happen, just not when it was originally scheduled. We do not have a new date as of yet for the Class of 2020, but we will communicate that to you and students as soon as possible. As an institution, we will celebrate their accomplishments and success in the Cistern Yard in true College of Charleston fashion!

Even without a commencement ceremony on May 8-9, our students’ graduation date will still be May 11, 2020, once final grades are received. Regardless of the timing of the postponed ceremonies, diplomas will be mailed this summer, in accordance to our standard university process.

Center for Continuing and Professional Education

CALL: Charleston Academy of Lifelong Learning. CALL is canceled for the rest of the semester.

Center for Creative Retirement. CCR is cancelling all in-person CCR meetings for the rest of the semester. This includes not only our Monday presentations, but also our board and committee meetings, field trips, CALL classes, annual business meeting, luncheon and election. Many of these can be done online, as we have already begun to do. Below is a summary of our discussions. We are still working out the details of some items, including the election. We will continue to work out these issues and inform you of what we are doing.

CFP® Certification Education. The current class will be moving all of their instruction to an online format. Please check your email for updates from the instructors.

LSAT Prep Course. The May 11 – June 4 LSAT prep course will be rescheduled.

Real Estate Academy. The March 30 and May 4 pre-licensing courses have been canceled. We will announce new dates for the summer and fall session when we have more information.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources. The April 23-24 course has been canceled.

SHRM Learning Systems for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. Students enrolled in this program should continue their online self-study. Currently, we are still planning to offer the two-day guided study on June 4-5.

Social Media and Digital Marketing Strategies for Business. This class is canceled and will be rescheduled.

Wine Sales. The class scheduled for April 1 has been rescheduled for June 3. Details.

English Language Institute

ELI Day Students. All ELI instruction has been moved to an online format. Please communicate with your instructors for directions on how to complete the remainder of the Spring II session. The summer session is still scheduled to begin on June 8 with in person instruction.

English for Success. Instruction for English for Success will begin online on March 24. Please communicate with your instructors for directions on how to complete the first part of your coursework online.

Rentals

Per the College of Charleston’s latest announcement, all events on campus are canceled, regardless of size, through May 15. Based on guidance issued by the White House to not gather in groups of more than 10 people, all events on the College’s campus, regardless of size, are canceled through May 15. These restrictions include outside parties who have reserved rental space at the North Campus through May 15.