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Cougar Tales: Mark Your Calendar for Fall Alumni Weekend

Plan to be in Charleston November 17-20 for Fall Alumni Weekend, featuring the ESPN Charleston Classic Basketball Tournament, the annual Alumni Awards Gala, and opportunities galore to engage with students and faculty and relive your glory days.

The College will play in the tournament for the first time in four years and will be joining the likes of national champion Villanova, Wake Forest, and Mississippi State among others.  Games will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, Friday, Nov. 18, and Sunday, Nov. 20.  The annual Alumni Awards Gala will be held on Saturday evening, Nov. 19, at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel. 

College faculty and staff are leveraging these events to provide opportunities for alumni to engage with students and bring their families back to campus.  Events being planned include:

  • A Cougar Fan Appreciation Party where fans of all ages can meet student athletes and coaches from every sport; 
  • Campus tours designed for alumni and families; 
  • Departmental receptions where alumni can meet students and faculty; 
  • Featured classes by beloved faculty where alumni can attend with students;
  • Career networking events and panel discussions for students and alumni;
  • “Yoga in the Yard” led by student physical education and exercise science majors;
  • A School of the Arts production of Stage Door and “meet the cast” reception;
  • Sorority and Fraternity Open Houses;
  • A post-mortem panel discussion on the Presidential election organized by the Political Science Department;
  • A School of Business golf tournament; and much more!

The complete schedule of events will be sent to all alumni in early September, but book your hotel rooms now and consider the Alumni Association sponsor hotels: Embassy Suites by Hilton or Holiday Inn Express (offering 15% off to CofC alumni, students, friends, and family).