The 250th Celebration

1770 – 2020

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is the oldest educational institution south of Virginia and the first municipal college in the United States.

In 2020, we will commemorate and reflect on the College’s 250 years of achievements, challenges and its vision for the future. Our goal is to engage members of the College and the Charleston community in the sestercentennial celebration.

Celebrations will center around the College’s tradition of excellence, recognition of the founders, alumni, students, and current and past outstanding faculty, and how the school embodies the mind, body and spirit of all the students and members of the College of Charleston community.