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Summer Send-Off Events

CougarNation is extended family. Cougar PAWWS (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.  

Register for an upcoming event:

July 20, Thursday
Hosted by Lisa C. LaVecchia, parent of Cara '18
The Park Avenue Club, 
184 Park Avenue Club, Florham NJ 07932
6:30 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P. for the Florham Park event

July 23, Sunday
At the home of Mills Smith '91
1701 East Barden Road, 
Charlotte, NC 28226
2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P. for the Charlotte event

July 30, Sunday
Home of Sue and Roger Frankel, parents of Sophia '21 
1126 Goodwin Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P for the Atlanta event

July 30, Sunday
The home of Will & Jennifer Fuller '94
612 Winsford Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P. for the Bryn Mawr event

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. Note: 2017 summer send-off events have yet to be scheduled.

Interested in hosting a send-off event or learning more about Cougar PAWWS? Contact Heather Chipley at or call 843.953.4977. 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.