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Summer Events

Register for an upcoming event near you!

Atlanta, GA
Sunday, July 29
Hosts: Sue and Roger Frankel, parents of Sophia ’21
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1126 Goodwin Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Heavy appetizers, desserts, and refreshments served
RSVP for the Atlanta event


Mobile, AL
Wednesday, August 1
Hosts: Alexa and Charles ‘81 Mosteller, parents of Sarah ’15
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
1107 Captain O’Neal Drive
Daphne, AL 36526
BBQ served
RSVP for the Mobile event


Fishers Island, NY
Thursday, August 2
Co-hosts: Laurie and Chris Finan, parents of Christopher Finan ’19 and Molly and Frank Burr, Jr., parents of Lucy Burr ’21
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Pequot Inn – 246 Montauk Ave.
Fishers Island, NY 06390
Pizza served
RSVP for the Fishers Island event


Chicago, IL
Sunday, August 5
Hosts: Felicia and John O’Malley, parents of Caroline ’21
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1114 Merrill St.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Heavy appetizers and refreshments served
RSVP for the Chicago event


Annapolis/Baltimore, MD
Sunday, August 5
Hosts: Katie and Craig Eney
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
1856 Milvale Road
Annapolis, MD 21409
Appetizers and refreshments served
RSVP for the Annapolis/Baltimore event


Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, August 5
Hosts: Jen ‘94 and Will Fuller, parents of Madeleine `22
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
612 Winsford Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
H’ordeurves and refreshments served
RSVP for the Philadelphia event

Boston, MA
Wednesday, August 8
Host: Gabrielle Guagliano Baron '96
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
One Dalton Gallery
Four Seasons Hotel
200 Boylston Street, 2nd floor
Boston, MA 02116
Refreshments served
RSVP for the Boston event

Space is limited for all send-off events, so register early. And don't forget to post pics from your event in the College of Charleston- Class of 2022 Facebook  page! #HomeSweetCofC #CofCBound


About Send-Off Events

CougarNation is extended family. Cougar PAWS (Parents and Alumni Working With Students) and the Office of Admissions host regional send-off events in honor of CougarNation’s newest members and their families. Send-off events are an opportunity to connect with future fellow Cougars.

Attending a send-off event in your region is the next step in your College of Charleston journey. Meet those who will journey with you; learn from those who journeyed before you. Come fall, you will say “farewell for now” to the family who raised you. Send-off events serve to make the transition a little easier on both you and your family. Rest assured—CougarNation is extended family, a lifelong support system established before even stepping foot on campus.  

Don’t see a send-off event scheduled near you? Contact us and let us know you’re interested in attending an event. In joining CougarNation, your network has just gone global. We’ll reach out and see what we can do to coordinate a reception in your region. In the meantime, visit your class Facebook page and find friends in your area. And be sure to follow us @CofCAdmissions.

Interested in hosting a send-off event or learning more about Cougar PAWS? Contact Heather Chipley at meadowsmcalpinlk@cofc.edu or call 843.953.3173. In advance, thank you! Alumni, parents and friends—just like you—make send-off events and all we do at the College of Charleston possible. You remain and forever will be the heart of CougarNation.