Spring Alumni Weekend Events

* Indicates children are welcome at these events, so bring your Cougar Cubs to the College!
** By invitation only.
*** Indicates ticket purchase is required.

Friday, May 4

Geology and Environmental Geosciences Alumni-Student Panel
Hosted by Geology and Environmental Geosciences

      • 3:45 – 5:15 pm
        School of Sciences & Mathematics Building, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor
      • A panel of Geology alumni will share their experiences with Geology majors, including a Q&A. A brief announcement and update about recent student research will follow.

Alumni Welcome Center at Towell Library Open House

      • 4 – 6 pm
        Cistern Yard
      • Drop by and discover the new Alumni Welcome Center and Gift Shop! The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association relocated in October 2017 to one of the most historic buildings on campus in the heart of Cistern Yard. Designed by architect George Walker and completed in 1856, this structure housed the College library until 1975. It is named for alumnus, former chemistry professor, dean, and acting president Edward Emerson Towell ’34. The Alumni Welcome Center will offer alumni and their families a place to call home when visiting campus. Free event.

    Sociology & Anthropology Graduating Seniors & Alumni Mixer**
    Hosted by Sociology and Anthropology

        • 4:30 – 6:30 pm
        • Graduating seniors, alumni, faculty, and staff of these programs are invited to a mixer.

    CofC Career Center Networking Reception***

        • 5 – 7 pm
          Rivers Green behind Addlestone Library
        • Alumni and students are invited to kick off Spring Alumni Weekend in true Charleston fashion, by mixing business with pleasure. Enjoy appetizers, beer, wine, and sodas, while engaging in group activities built around industries, geographic locations, and more. Door prizes will be awarded. Bring lots of business cards, resumes, and knowledge of jobs and internships to share with fellow Cougars.

    Honors College Alumni Happy Hour**
    Hosted by the Honors College

        • 5 – 7 pm
        • Join CofC Honors alumni, faculty, staff, and friends as we reconnect during Spring Alumni Weekend! Beverages and light snacks will be served.

    Cater Real Estate 2nd Annual Alumni Celebration**
    Hosted by Finance Department/Real Estate

        • 5 – 7:30 pm
        • Join CofC Real Estate alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to kick off Spring Alumni Weekend.

    Hispanic Studies Alumni Reception
    Hosted by Hispanic Studies

        • 6 – 8 pm
        • Join both Spanish majors and minors of the Department of Hispanic Studies to reconnect during Spring Alumni Weekend.

    Saturday, May 5

    Alumni Weekend Champagne Brunch*,***

        • 10 am – 12 Noon
          Rivers Green behind Addlestone Library
        • Celebrate Alumni Weekend over a champagne brunch on Rivers Green behind the Addlestone Library. Bring your “Cougar Cubs” to this kid-friendly event and enjoy reuniting with fellow classmates. A delicious brunch buffet, coffee, tea, champagne, mimosas, Charleston Mix Bloody Marys, and/or wine are included. There will be children’s activities, photo opportunities with Clyde, and a chance to order your very own College of Charleston Ring.

    Alumni Association Annual Meeting

        • 12:30 – 2 pm
          Simons Center Recital Hall
        • Please join the Alumni Association for the annual business meeting, including election of officers and announcement of scholarship and award recipients.
          There is no fee to attend this event.

    A Charleston Affair***

        • 7 – 10 pm
          College of Charleston Campus
        • Our 119th annual celebration to welcome graduates into the Alumni Association will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 7 until 10 pm, across the College of Charleston main campus. Dine on delectable southern fare. Enjoy craft beers and fine wines with your own fellow alumni micro-brewers and sommelier in the Glebe Street Lounge. Dance under the stars to live music by the incredible band, Fantasy, in Cistern Yard and DJ YNot in Cougar Mall. Fantasy will be playing beach music from 7-8 pm, so enter our shag contest to win fabulous prizes!
          Proceeds from this event benefit the Alumni Association’s programs and scholarships.
            • For A Charleston Affair ticket options, please click here.
              Tickets will not be sold at the door.

    Sunday, May 6

    Arts Management Alumni Gathering***
    Hosted by Arts Management Department

        • 12 Noon – 2 pm
          Barnet Courtyard, 58 George Street
        • Graduating seniors, alumni, and friends of the Arts Management Program are invited to the second annual Arts Management Gathering sponsored by Caviar and Bananas. Join us for brunch as we reconnect during Spring Alumni Weekend!