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					                                                                               higdon student
                                                                               leadership
                                                                               center - pi kappa
                                                                               p h i f rat e r n i t y -
                                                                               delta delta delta
                                                                               s o r o r i t y -
                                                                               residence life
                                                                               and housing-chi
                                                                               omega sorority
                                                                               - alpha delta pi
                                                                               sorority - zeta
                                                                               tau alpha sorority
                                                                               - phi mu sorority -
                                                                               - political science
                                                                               faculty offices-
                                                                               dept. of political
                                                                               science-stern
                                                                               student center
                                                                               - food court-
                                                                               president’s
                                                                               residence - sylvia
                                                                               vlosky yaschik
                                                                               jewish studies
                                                                               center - school
                                                                               of Languages,
                                                                               Cultures, and
                                                                               Wo r l d A ffa i r s




                     tour
                                                                                                                                                - towell library-
                                                                                                                                                porters lodge
                                                                                                                                                -rita liddy hollings
                                                                                                                                                science center
                                                                                                                                                -physicians memorial
                                                                                                                                                auditorium-


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                  walking
                                                                                                                        - college lodge -
                                                                                                                        student residence
                                                                                                                        - simons center
                                                                                                                        for the arts -
                                                                                                                        carolina first
                                                                                                                        center - johnson
                                                                                                                        p h y s i c a l -
                                                                                                                        education center
                                                                                                                        kresse arena
                                                                                                                        -silcox physical
                                                                                                                        education
                                                                                                                        h e a lt h c e n t e r -
                                                                                                                        sottile theatre
                                                                                                                        - randolph hall




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                                                                     warren place - kelly
                                                                     house -mcalister
                                                                     residence hall - new
                                                                     student programs
                                                                     lightsey center -berry
                                                                     residence hall - the
                                                                     hungry cougar-at&t
                                                                     building -calhoun
                                                                     annex -treasurer’s
                                                                     office -new science
                                                                     center-multi-
                                                                     cultural center
                                                                     marlene & nathan
                                                                     addlestone library-
                                                                     rutledge rivers -
                                                                     student residence -
                                                                     knox lesesne
                                                                     carriage house -
                                                                     buist rivers - coming
                                                                     st . - k n o x l e s e s n e
                                                                     house - sottile
                                                                     house - robert scott
                                                                     small - admissions
                                                                     information center
                                                                     - honors college -
                                                                     school of sciences
                                                                     & mathematics -
                                                                     maybank hall -
                                                                     school of humanities
                                                                     & social sciences
                                                                     - cato center




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College offiCe Hours                                  eMergenCy assistanCe
Monday through friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     from an on-campus phone: 3-5611
Most offices are closed saturday and sunday.          all other phones: 843.953.5611
                                                      there are 23 emergency call boxes located throughout the campus.
inforMation and assistanCe                            the call boxes are available for requesting a campus escort, reporting an
general information:                                  emergency or requesting assistance in an emergency.
843.805.5507 | www.cofc.edu
                                                      Parking
                                                      Parking is available in the garage on st. Philip street between Vanderhorst and
                                                      Calhoun streets, in the garage located on st. Philip street between george
                                                      and liberty streets, and in the Wentworth street garage (on st. Philip street
                                                      between Wentworth and Beaufain streets).
                                                    The College of Charleston and The Graduate School of the College of Charleston are committed to
                                                    providing leadership in the attainment of equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion,
                                                    sex, national origin, age, handicap, or other legally protected classification. This effort is in compliance
                                                    with all federal and state laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
                                                    Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age
                                                    Discrimination Act of 1975 as amended. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Human Relations
                                                    and Minority Affairs, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina 29424-0001.
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w a l k i n g to u r b u i l d i n g s                                                                                                                                                                                 College buildings


1. randolph Hall; Cistern yard;                                                   9. stern student Center; rita                                                                                                       A school of the arts annex                   S student affairs: associate    kk Cameron House:
     towell library; Porters lodge                                                   liddy Hollings science Center                                                                                                    B John rivers                                   dean of students,                 Historic Preservation
2.   sottile theatre                                                             10. College Way and green Way                                                                                                           Communications Museum                        C.a.r.e., sport Clubs             & Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C student residences                         T staff residence                    Planning Program
3.   Johnson Center; silcox Center;                                              11. Wilson-sottile House;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ll greenhouse
     Carolina first arena                                                            Honors Center                                                                                                                    D Cougar Club                                U Political science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   V Public administration        mm faculty offices
4.   george street apartments;                                                   12. Higdon student leadership                                                                                                        E Physical plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  W student residences             nn faculty housing
     liberty street residence                                                        Center; addlestone library;                                                                                                      F depts. of anthropology,
                                                                                     science Center; Multicultural                                                                                                       sociology                                 X student residences            oo Blacklock House: alumni
     Hall; liberty street fresh
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     food Company; Craig                                                             Center                                                                                                                           G student residence                          Y residence life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  pp student residence
     residence Hall; Craig union;                                                13. Chapel theatre; Calhoun                                                                                                          H faculty offices                               and housing
     education Center; george                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     qq Central energy plant
                                                                                     annex; at&t Building;                                                                                                             I department offices                        Z residence life
     street garage                                                                   Berry Hall; Mcalister                                                                                                                                                            facilities office             rr student Health services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      J Wentworth street garage                                                     ss treasurer’s office
5.   J.C. long Building; tate                                                    14. Bookstore; lightsey Center;                                                                                                      K student residences                        aa dept. of Psychology
     Center; Beatty Center; school                                                   College lodge                                                                                                                                                                bb english offices                tt st. Philip street Parking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      L offices                                                                         garage: mail services,
     of education, Health, and                                                   15. Cougar Mall; Maybank Hall;                                                                                                                                                   cc 5 College Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      M religious studies                                                               public safety
     Human Performance                                                               robert scott small Building                                                                                                                                                  dd dept. of Communication
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6.   Jewish studies Center; school                                               16. Cato Center; Halsey institute;                                                                                                                                               ee Buist rivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      O Philosophy, religious                                                      vv Honors College offices,
     of languages, Cultures, and                                                     simons Center                                                                                                                                                                 ff rutledge rivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         studies                                                                        school of sciences and
     World affairs                                                               17. Cistern yard                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mathematics offices,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      P Philosophy                                gg knox lesesne House
7.   President’s House; faculty offices                                          18. expanded campus (not shown)                                                                                                                                                                                        undergraduate research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Q faculty House                             hh student residence
8.   early Childhood development                                                     avery research Center; grice                                                                                                                                                                                       & Creative activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      R english                                    ii faculty offices
     Center; fraternity row; glenn                                                   Marine lab; Patriots Point                                                                                                                                                                                   ww Mathematics offices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   jj student residences
     McConnell residence Hall;                                                       athletics Complex                                                                                                                                                                                             xx school of Humanities
     sorority row                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and social sciences




QUICK FACTS                                                                                                             10,147                                                                                                   1,625
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *

                        majors:                                                                           undergraduate                                                                                                         graduate
                                     47                                                                       students                                                                                                           students


                           50 states                                                                                                              71Countries
                                   represented                                                                                                                                        represented


                                   26.3                                                                                                                                                                                         16:1
                               average
                                                                                                          minors:                                                                                                        student/
                              class size:                                                                               77                                                                                             faculty ratio
                                                *For statistical information, please see the Planning and Reference Guide at http://ir.cofc.edu
                                                                         South Carolina’s public liberal arts and sciences institution
                                                                         of higher education located in a city renowned for its
                                                                         extraordinary history and vibrant culture.

A LittLe History                                                         A Look At us todAy
the College of Charleston is the oldest institution of higher            the College of Charleston prepares its graduates to be citizens of
learning in the state (founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785) and        the world. By applying the concept of diversity to the professional
the 13th oldest in the nation. it was also the first municipal college   and liberal arts experience, students of all backgrounds, races,
in the country (the City of Charleston assumed responsibility for its    countries, and cultures are introduced to academic programs with
support in 1837). More than a century later, in 1970, the College        an international and intercultural content.
joined the s.C. state system and began its greatest growth phase.
                                                                         you will notice that the campus is an elegant blend of classical,
today, approximately 10,000 undergraduates and more than 1,700
                                                                         colonial, antebellum, Victorian and modern architecture. the
graduate students are on campus.
                                                                         College’s facilities, while preserving a sense of history, are still
                                                                         technologically state-of-the-art.
A LittLe Bit ABout us
the College of Charleston is recognized for the exceptional
                                                                         your WALking tour
experience it offers. We encourage our students to customize their
education by combining diverse majors, minors and concentrations         Because the College has more than 100 buildings in and around
with study abroad, undergraduate research opportunities, and             historic downtown Charleston, our walking tour will simply highlight
internships. our preeminent faculty give students individual             a few of the more prominent structures.
attention, and they enjoy experiential learning opportunities that       on this walking tour, you will explore the parts of campus around
normally are available only at the graduate level. it is easy to see     Calhoun, st. Philip, Wentworth and Coming streets.
why the College’s graduates make the transition into professions
                                                                         NOTE: Feel free to enter any of the buildings that are open.
or graduate programs so successfully.
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                                                                               the heart of campus –
                                                                               tHe CisteRN yARD.

                                                                               the large grassy oval in front of randolph Hall is called
                                                                               the Cistern. the Cistern was constructed in 1857 to help
                                                                               control the problem of rainwater flooding the basement of
                                                  The May commencement
                                                                               randolph Hall and to provide water for fighting fires. Later,
                                           ceremony is held in the Cistern     the Cistern was covered and planted with grass, and today it
                                           Yard. Graduates walk across the     is a favorite study spot for students.
                                         Cistern to receive their diplomas.
                                         A unique aspect of the ceremony       RANDOLPH HALL is the large, imposing structure on
                                          is that ladies wear white dresses
                                                and gentlemen wear white       the northern side of the Cistern yard and for many years was
                                              dinner jackets instead of caps   the main academic building on campus. the center section,
                                                                 and gowns.    with a grand portico and Corinthian-style columns, was built
                                                                               in 1828. named for Harrison randolph, who was president
                                                                               of the College from 1897 to 1945, it is one of the oldest
                                                                               college buildings still in use in the united states.
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Randolph hall has survived
earthquakes, hurricanes and war. its scars
are evident by the cracks and dings in its
façade. during the Civil War, though it was
out of normal bombardment range from
Federal artillery, one shell reportedly struck
the east wing of the building and another
fragment crashed through the library roof.

on August 31, 1886, Charleston was struck
by a major earthquake, and randolph Hall              tOweLL LibRARy                        RANDOLPH HALL             PORteR's LODge
was among the most heavily damaged
buildings in the city. Fortunately, classes          campus library, the greek revival-style           george street side of the archway. this
were not interrupted and randolph Hall was           building, embellished with italianate details,    often-quoted phrase is inscribed on the
returned to its grandeur by 1894.
                                                     is named for edward towell, a former              oracle of Apollo at delphi, greece. during
Hurricane Hugo, which struck in september            chemistry professor, dean and acting              the Civil War, Porters Lodge was used to
1989, also left its mark. randolph Hall lost         president of the College.                         house a fire engine, and the notches that
much of its roof, and water damaged the                                                                were carved to make room for the engine’s
east tower and sections of the second floor.         on the opposite end of the Cistern yard           shafts are still visible. today, Porters Lodge
More noticeable was the loss of ten stately          is poRTERS lodGE, which faces george              contains faculty offices.
oaks that had originally been planted in the         street. this roman revival-inspired building
CISTERn YaRd in the 1850s. the College               was constructed in 1850 and was the               in 1972, the three buildings on the Cistern
replaced them with the largest oaks it could         home of the College’s porter, or custodian.       (randolph Hall, towell Library, and Porters
obtain – one of which was donated by that            Colonel edward White, the architect of            Lodge) were designated national Historic
year’s graduating class.                             the u.s. Customs House and a College              Landmarks by the national Park service.
                                                     trustee, designed the lodge and some of
the other structure facing the Cistern is            the additions to randolph Hall. the greek         Note: The entrance to the Office of
ToWEll lIBRaRY. Built in 1855 as the first           inscription “know thyself” appears on the         Admissions is directly across George Street.
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                                                                                  turn Left onto
                                                                                  and CROss st. PHiLiP stReet.


                                                                                  sOttiLe tHeAtRe is the large brick building
                                                                                  on your left. the exterior of the building is constructed of
                                                                                  American bond brickwork, with oversize panels decorated
                                                    When it was completed in
                                                   1922, the SoTTile TheATre      in a Flemish brick pattern. Classical urns featuring Jupiter
                                                 was the largest theater in the   heads adorn the parapet that extends along the george
                                              state, seating more than 2,000.     street roofline.
                                            originally named Gloria Theatre,
                                                  it was constructed as both a
                                               vaudeville house and a movie       the theatre seats 800. Major events such as spoleto
                                            theater. By 1935, when traveling      Festival usA and College of Charleston events such as
                                            vaudeville shows largely came to
                                                                                  the international Piano series and a number of student-
                                            an end, the venue served mainly
                                                as a movie house until 1975.      sponsored programs take place in the theatre.




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       GEoRGE STREET and                            ST. phIlIp STREET
       CRoSS kInG STREET.                           and TuRn lEFT.
       in the middle of the block on                to your left are the GEoRGE
       your left are the JohnSon                    STREET apaRTmEnTs, a
       phYSICal EduCaTIon CEnTER                    parking garage and the lIBERTY
       and the SIlCoX phYSICal                      STREET RESIdEnCE hall. the
       EduCaTIon and hEalTh                         lIBERTY STREET FRESh Food
       CEnTER. they house a number                  CompanY (College cafeteria)
       of basketball, volleyball,                   is on the first floor of the Liberty
       racquetball, squash and                      street side.
       badminton courts and an
                                                    Across the street, are
       indoor running track.
                                                    CRaIG RESIdEnCE hall
                                                    and CRaIG unIon.
       the CaRolIna FIRST aREna
       sits on the corner of george                 the ThaddEuS STREET JR.
       and Meeting streets (entrance is             EduCaTIon CEnTER is next
       on Meeting st. to your left). the            door. it contains the Jon Morter
       men’s and women’s basketball                 anthropology lab, Michael Pincus
       teams and the volleyball team                Languages resource Center and
       call this 5,100-seat state-of-the-           the Volpe Center for teaching
       art facility home.                           and Learning.
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                                                                                                              the J.C. Long Building is on the other corner of st. Philip
                                                                                                              and Liberty streets. it houses many of the foreign languages
                                                                                                              classrooms, computer labs and faculty offices.

                                                                      in addition to offering majors in       next to J.C. Long on Liberty street is the b e At ty
                                                                      athletic training, early childhood
                                                                     education, elementary education,
                                                                                                              CeNteR . Home to the school of Business and
                                                                              middle grades education,        economics, it contains classrooms, faculty offices, and a
                                                                         physical education and special       trading desk – a high-tech room where students get hands-
                                                                                education, the School of      on experience while they track the movements of stocks
                                                                                      education, health,
                                                                                                              on the new york stock exchange and other exchanges.
                                                                              and human Performance.
                                                                       is an active partner in a number       Between the Beatty Center and J.C. Long is the tate Center
                                                                               of educational programs,       for entrepreneurship.
                                                                         such as Call Me Mister, Center
                                                                            for Partnerships to improve       Continue along st. Philip street. the school of education,
                                                                          education, and Center for the       Health, and Human Performance is in the building on the
                                                                        Advancement of New literacies
                                                                                                              corner of Wentworth street.
                                                                                      in Middle Grades.




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       WEnTWoRTh                                                             GlEBE STREET.
       STREET and continue                                                   the oldest building on campus
       onE BloCk to                                                          is the president’s home at 6
       GlEBE STREET.                                                         GlEBE STREET, which was
                                                                             constructed in 1770 as the
       there is very active and thriving                                     parsonage of st. Philip’s Church.
       Jewish community in the city                                          in 1785, the reverend dr. robert
       and at the College. the SYlVIa                                        smith established a successful
       VloSkY YaSChIk JEWISh                                                 academy at 6 glebe street and
       STudIES CEnTER, on the corner                                         immediately transferred his 60                      JewisH stuDies CeNteR
       of glebe and Wentworth streets,                                       students to the College when he
       is the center of Jewish activity                                      became the first president of the
       at the College. Jewish studies                                        institution in 1789.
       program offices, the Jewish                                        The Georgian-style building is listed
       Historical society of south                                        as a National Historic Landmark.
       Carolina, a Judaica library, the
       Jewish student union/Hillel,                                       Faculty offices are located in
       and the school of Languages,                                       the historic homes all along
       Cultures, and World Affairs all                                    glebe street.
       share space in the Jewish
       studies Center.
                               look closely at the gate leading to the front entrance of 6 Glebe Street. it is a fine example
                                 of the beautiful wrought-iron work you will see around the campus and throughout the
                                city. This gate includes the miter and crosier of a bishop in its center medallion – a fitting
                                      symbol for Smith, who became the first episcopal bishop of South Carolina in 1796.         PResiDeNt's HOme
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                                                                                                                 and turn RigHt.

                                                                                                                 f RAteRNity ROw is located between the
                                                                                                                 n.e. MiLes eArLy CHiLdHood deVeLoPMent
                                                                                                                 Center and gLenn MCConneLL residenCe HALL,
                                                                             Approximately 3,400 students
                                                                                                                 on the corner of Wentworth and Coming streets.
                                                                         live in the residence halls, historic
                                                                         houses, apartments and fraternity       turn right on Coming street. sorority roW is on
                                                                            and sorority houses on campus.       Coming street between Wentworth and george streets.
                                                                                 Although each residence is      upperclassmen live in some of the historic houses
                                                                            unique, all on-campus housing
                                                                            provides residents with a sense      along Coming st.
                                                                                of community and a taste of
                                                                                     responsible citizenship.




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       the RITa lIddY hollInGS SCIEnCE CEnTER, which
       houses the departments of physics and astronomy,
       biology and geology, as well as science laboratories and a
       rooftop observatory, is on the corner to your left.

       the STERn STudEnT CEnTER (named for ted stern,
       president of the College from 1968 to 1979) is on your
       right. it contains a fitness center, an indoor swimming
       pool, a game room, student lounges, the office of student
       Life, and a number of student organization offices.

       the stern Center Food Court, where your choices include
       Chick-fil-A, Jole Mole, Quiznos and greenhouse, is
       located on the first floor.




                      Founded at the College of Charleston in 1904, the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity
             marks its 25-year anniversaries with gifts to the College. Pi Kapps celebrated their
               25th anniversary by funding the Pi Kappa Phi Memorial Gate, which marks the
              entrance to the original campus from College Street. They commemorated their
             50th anniversary with a clock on the façade of randolph hall, and their 75th with
               a red rose garden. They marked their centennial with a bell tower, which stands
                               at the south end of rivers Green across from Addlestone library.
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                                                                                                             Before the College joined the state higher education system
                                                                                                             in 1970, the campus was defined by green street, College
                                                                                                             street, st. Philip street, and george street. in the early
                                                                                                             1970s, the College closed green and College streets to
                                                                                 The College campus and
                                                                                                             city traffic and created b RiCk wALkwAys
                                                                                 its boundaries are subtly
                                                                           distinguished from the city by    now called green Way and College Way, respectively.
                                                                            herringbone-patterned brick
                                                                          sidewalks. The tradition began     Continue along College Way until you see the large,
                                                                            during the administration of
                                                                                                             free-standing clock.
                                                                         Theodore S. Stern, the sixteenth
                                                                                  president of the College
                                                                                            of Charleston.




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        of CollEGE WaY and GREEn WaY.
        on your left is the WIlSon-SoTTIlE houSE (c. 1890)
        built by samuel Wilson, a prominent merchant. this
        Victorian mansion, characterized by stained-glass windows,
        carved oak doors with leaded glass panels, multi-colored
        mosaics patterning the foyer floor, marble mantels, crystal
        chandeliers, and delicate woodwork, was used as a dormitory
        after the College acquired it from the sottile family. today, it                                HONORs COLLege
        houses the College’s office of institutional Advancement.

        the honoRS CEnTER is the greek revival-style William
        Aiken House (c. 1841) on your right. Honors College students
        gather here to study, socialize, meet with professors, attend
        seminars, work on group projects and relax in the upstairs
        lounge/reading room. this house is named for William Aiken,
        a former south Carolina governor.




            The Sottile tree, located in front of the Wilson-Sottile house, was the first lighted
              Christmas tree in Charleston and has been strung with lights each year since
                    1921 (except for a hiatus during the required blackouts of World War ii).
                            The tree-lighting ceremony, which takes place after Thanksgiving,
                                                                                                        wiLsON-sOttiLe HOuse
                                                      rings in the holiday season at the College.
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                                                                                            gReeN wAy to
                                                                                      turn left on
                                                                                      COmiNg stReet and turn RigHt.

                                                                                      the Higdon student LeAdersHiP Center occupies
                                                                                      the yellow house on the opposite side of Coming street.

                                                   Special Collections is a must-     the mARL eN e AND NAt HAN A D D Le stO Ne
                                                       see. it contains rare books,
                                                      photographs, maps, prints,
                                                                                      Lib RARy is the large building on the corner of Coming
                                                   artifacts, manuscripts and the     and Calhoun streets. the Center for student Learning, a
                                                     Jewish heritage Collection.      student computer lab and a café are also in the building.
                                                        rivers Green is the grassy
                                                          area behind the library.    the new sCienCe Center is on the opposite corner of
                                                 The Multicultural Center, where      Calhoun street. it houses the chemistry and biochemistry
                                                      the offices of Multicultural    department, Lowcountry Hazards Center, south Carolina
                                                          Student Programs and        space grant offices, a nAsA lunar outreach and education
                                                     international education and
                                                     Programs are located, is the
                                                                                      office, an earth history museum, gis and remote sensing
                                               yellow building next to the library    laboratories and geosciences laboratories.
                                                               on Calhoun Street.

 LibRARy eNtRANCe, On Calhoun st.




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        turn right on                                    RETuRn to the corner
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                                                 steP




        Calhoun STREET.                                  of ST. phIlIp and
        walk toward                                      Calhoun STREETS.
        ST. phIlIp STREET.
                                                         Look to your left. the CollEGE
        on the left side of Calhoun                      oF ChaRlESTon BookSToRE
        street are the ChapEl ThEaTRE                    is located on the street level of
        and Calhoun annEX. the                           the lIGhTSEY CEnTER in the
        Chapel theatre (formerly the                     middle of the block. in addition
        First Christian Church) seats                    to textbooks, the bookstore
        approximately 100. the annex                     sells a wide variety of College of
                                                                                                              CHAPeL tHeAtRe           bOOk stORe
        houses the student-run radio                     Charleston gifts and apparel, and
        station, student newspaper and                   general-interest books.
        literary journal.
                                                         the registrar's office, financial
        take a left onto st. Philip street.              aid, Career Center and disability
        the aT&T BuIldInG (to your                       services office are also located in
        left) houses faculty offices                     the Lightsey Center.
        and classrooms.
                                                         directly across the street from the
        JoE E. BERRY JR. RESIdEnCE
                                                         bookstore is CollEGE lodGE, a
        hall, maRCIa kEllY
                                                         student residence.
        mCalISTER RESIdEnCE hall,
        kEllY houSE and WaRREn
        plaCE (also residence halls) are
        along the right side of the street.
                                                                                                                                   COLLege LODge
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                                                                                                cross CALHOUN    STREET and turn




                                                                                    STEP
                                                                                                RIGHT. enter COUGAR MALL
                                                                                                through the IRON GATES to your left.

                                                                                                 One of the main entrances to the campus is through
                                                                                                 COUGAR MALL , located diagonally across the
                                                                                                 street from the Chapel Theatre. The statue of Clyde
                                                  The Latin inscription that appears
                                                                                                 the Cougar, the College’s mascot, guards the entrance
                                                       above the wrought-iron gate
                                               marking the entrance to Cougar Mall               to Cougar Mall, which ends at the fountain behind
                                                was taken from Homer’s Æneid and                 Randolph Hall.
                                                 means “to remember these things
                                                                 will be a pleasure.”            MAYBANK HALL, on the left side of Cougar Mall, is a
                                                                                                 classroom and faculty office building. The Robert Scott
                                                                                                 Small Building is on the right. It was the College’s library
                                                                                                 until 2005 when the Addlestone Library opened. Now it
                                                                                                 houses classrooms and faculty and administrative offices.
           ENTRANCE TO COUGAR MALL




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        walk through                                    cross ST. PHILIP
 STEP




                                                STEP




        COUGAR MALL                                     STREET and RETURN
        and turn LEFT at                                to the CISTERN YARd.
        the FOUNTAIN to                                 We hope this brief tour of
        ST. PHILIP STREET.                              the College of Charleston
                                                        has given you a better sense
        The ALBERT SIMONS CENTER                        of the College’s beauty and
        FOR THE ARTS is adjacent to the                 distinctiveness. If you have any
        Cato Center.                                    questions or would like more
                                                        information, please visit us online
        School of the Arts facilities
                                                        at cofc.edu or call the Office of
        occupy much of the block
                                                        Admissions at 843.953.5670.
        between Calhoun and George
        streets. The MARION ANd
        WAYLANd H. CATO JR. CENTER
        FOR THE ARTS is on the corner
        of Calhoun and St. Philip streets.
        There are movement and dance
        studios, music practice rooms,
        art studios and a photography
        studio located throughout
        the facility. And the HALSEY         Named for Albert Simons, renowned Charleston architect,
        INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY             pioneering preservationist, and former faculty member,
        ART is on the first floor.             the Simons Center contains practice rooms, art studios,
                                                 classrooms and faculty offices. The Emmett Robinson
                                                       Theatre and the recital hall are on the first floor.
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                                                                                               exPANDeD CAmPus

                                                                                               the gRiCe mARiNe LAb is located at Ft.
                                                                                               Johnson on James island, across the Ashley river from
                                                                                               the city of Charleston. the lab supports teaching and
                                                            AVerY reSeArCh CeNTer (at
                                                       125 Bull Street, a few blocks from      research in the marine sciences.
                                                        campus) is a small museum and          205 Ft. Johnson Rd., 843.953.9200
                                                      archive dedicated to collecting and
                                                         preserving the unique historical
                                                          and cultural heritage of African     PAtRiOts POiNt AtHLeti C s
                                                         Americans in the South Carolina       COmPLex , with facilities for the baseball, softball,
                                                    lowcountry. Avery Center is open for       soccer, tennis and sailing teams, sits across the Cooper
                                                     tours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
                                                       Monday through Friday, and from         river from the city of Charleston.
                                                          noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.       patriots Blvd., mt. pleasant




quick facts                           10,147                                       1,625
                                                                                                       *

 mAJORs:                    uNDeRgRADuAte                                        gRADuAte
    45                          students                                          students


 50 stAtes                                  71COuNtRies
    represented                                          represented


   26.3                                                                        16:1
   Average
                            miNORs:                                        student/
  class size:                          77                                faculty ratio
         *For statistical information, please see the Planning and Reference Guide at http://ir.cofc.edu

				
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