Summer Events

Register for an upcoming event near you!

Basking Ridge, NJ
Sunday, May 5
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Co-hosted by Amy Chiarello Barnett, parent of Maddie ‘23
Co-hosted by Lauren Cantor, parent of Elle ‘23
Basking Ridge Country Club
185 Madisonville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Atlanta, GA  - rsvp here
Sunday, July 28
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Hosted by Carol Lief, parent of Jamie ’19 and Jenna ‘23
3603 Sadlers Walk, Marietta, GA 30068

Arlington, VA -rsvp here
Wednesday, July 31
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Co-hosted by Carey Sullivan, parent of Will ‘22
Co-hosted by Sabra Horne ‘87
Army Navy Country Club, Ft. Richardson Room
1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Wilton, CT -rsvp here
Thursday, August 1
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Hosted by Leslie and Peter Gambee, parents of Ingrid ’13 and Austin ‘14
192 Catalpa Road, Wilton, CT 06897

Annapolis, MD -rsvp here
Wednesday, August 7
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Hosted by Katie and Craig Eney
1856 Milvale Road, Annapolis, MD 21409

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 2023 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 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.