Campus Visit FAQ

The College of Charleston is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following local, state, and CDC guidance. We have implemented recommended safety practices, including facial coverings and social distancing practices in line with the guidance given by state health organizations 

How do I prepare for a safe and enjoyable visit to the College of Charleston? 

We look forward to welcoming you to campus.  Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  We require all visitors and staff to wear a face covering while on campus.  We can provide disposable face coverings at the time of check-in.  Also, if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to anyone with the virus in the last 14 days, we ask that you call to cancel your visit and rest.  There will be future opportunities to visit!   A full list of symptoms can be found here.     

When should I arrive to the Office of Admissions for my visit? 

Please arrive for your visit as close as you can to your scheduled time.  Parking information and directions to the Office of Admissions may be found here.

How will you facilitate social distancing during a tour? 

Your tour guide will ask all staff and guests to walk at least six feet apart.  College of Charleston representatives and guests are required to wear masks while on campus. Currently the tour is primarily outdoors, but guests may get see the interiors of accessible buildings. Residence Halls and Dining Facilities will not be included on the tour. Please bring your own water bottle. Refill stations are available on campus.  

Will there be multiple families per tour? 

No more than 3 students, with a maximum of 2 guests each, will be included on your tour. We hope to tailor the experience to your personal interests.    

Handshakes? 

Per social distancing guidelines, we discourage personal contact. Don’t worry, we won’t interpret the lack of a handshake as rude. Air high-fives are welcome!   

Will there be dining options on-campus? 

In the surrounding community?  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide on-campus dining options. However, there are opportunities to order take-out or enjoy the dining  areas of many near-by restaurants in Charleston 

Can I schedule a meeting with an admissions representative? 

Yes. You may request a meeting while on campus.  Most meetings will occur outdoors or indoors with adequate space for social-distancing. You may choose to schedule your meeting virtually.  We also recommend all campus visitors take advantage of the College of Charleston virtual information session prior to you visit.  The admissions information session may be accessed on our Virtual Visitor Center.