Since 1770, the College of Charleston has played a critical and vital role in the city, state, nation and the world. The College’s year-long celebration will reflect on the past, acknowledge the present and boldly imagine its impact on making the world a better place. Check out our commemorative merchandise, and join us in celebrating this special milestone.
Join the College of Charleston as it comes together with students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community for a yearlong celebration of its founding.
Born out of the Age of Enlightenment and forged in an era of revolutionary awakening, the College of Charleston was founded in 1770. For 250 years, the College has grown, developed and evolved. It has been through exciting and complex times defined by starts and stops; defeats and victories; and challenges and achievements.