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Campus Visits

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Campus Tours

During your campus tour, you'll hear the story about a cannonball that almost interrupted classes, find out when our students wear all white, and where to catch a movie crew filming on campus.

Campus tours start at Admissions in Craig Hall, 65 George Street (number 91 on our campus map). An admissions counselor will start your tour with a 30-minute information session. Then one of our student tour guides will take you on a 75-minute walking tour of campus. Usually you'll visit a residence hall, the library, classroom buildings and the Stern Student Center. Please allow two hours for your visit.

Our tours are very popular! So be sure to reserve your space at least two weeks prior to visiting campus. Once you've signed up, we'll send you an email confirmation with more information. We offer tours year round on weekdays and some Saturdays. Before making your travel plans, check available tour dates and times and then make your tour reservation.

Self-guided Tours

On days that we don't host campus tours, download a campus map, or pick one up from Admissions in Craig Hall at 65 George Street (#91 on the map).

City Slicker iPhone App

Welcome to the very first interactive and self-guided university campus tour App for the iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring videos, photos, and more than 20+ beautiful locations on the historic College of Charleston campus, the tour is directed by students.

Titled “College of Charleston Tour,” the App is a free download available on iTunes that features Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) assistance, 18 videos of campus and nearly 60 images of life at the College of Charleston. You can follow the tour while you are on campus, or watch it from anywhere, anytime.

Classroom Visit

High school students are welcome to attend a College class. Classroom visits are available Monday - Friday during fall and spring semesters. Please check the academic calendar to ensure classes are in session when you plan to visit. Complete the classroom visit request form, and we will be happy to arrange your visit. If you have any questions, please email us.

Video Tours

Tour our academic, dining, athletics and recreational facilities as well as residence halls on YouTube

Honors College Information Sessions

Honors Information Sessions are offered every Monday and Friday (aside from Thanksgiving weekend) from August 26- December 2, 2013. The sessions are designed to give prospective students an inside perspective on the Honors College, including benefits, alumni outcomes, scholarship opportunities and the application process. To register for your session click here. If you plan on visiting the College of Charleston on a day an Honors Information Session is not offered, a representative from the Honors College is available from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to meet with you. To schedule an appointment, email honorsvisit@cofc.edu. Walk-in students can be accommodated, but students with appointments will be given first priority.

Group Tours

We are happy to arrange special tours for groups sponsored by a particular school or organization. If you are coming on your own, with parents or friends, please register for one of our regularly scheduled campus tours. Group tours are available on weekdays and are scheduled only on days when normal tours are also available (no holidays or information session only days). Contact specialtour@cofc.edu to ensure your preferred date is available before completing the group tour request form. *Please note that submitting this form does not confirm your plans, your visit has not been confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from our visit coordinator.

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