With students and faculty finishing the spring 2020 semester online from their homes, we thought we’d fill the space and close the distance – and honor the 250th anniversary of the College’s founding – by looking at some of the people and places that have made CofC the special place it is today.
In recognition of its 250th anniversary, the College of Charleston has undertaken $3 million in facilities improvements. Historic buildings that are part of the projects include buildings on Coming Street, College Way, Green Way and Glebe Street.
As part of the College of Charleston’s 250th anniversary, the College has launched a new website, Discovering Our Past, that seeks to tell a fuller story of the university’s long and complex history.
The College of Charleston’s 250th Community Engagement Committee, in connection with the 250th Anniversary Celebration Office, is launching CofCServes as part of the institution’s 250th anniversary celebration of the College’s founding.
In recognition of the College of Charleston’s 250th anniversary and to continue the momentum of the institution’s inaugural CofC Day, a 24-hour day of giving, the College has launched the Drive for the 250th.
For the College of Charleston’s 250th anniversary, the founder of Charleston Bloody Mary Mix, Ryan Eleuteri ’02, has set up a promotion so that for every purchase of the mix, $1 will be donated to the College of Charleston Fund.
Members of the College of Charleston pep band had the opportunity to craft the lyrics to the College’s new fight song. Students Katherine Jordan, Abigayle Phillian and Aidan “Miki” Leahy rose to the top as the three main pep band members to tackle the assignment.
As part of the celebration around the College of Charleston’s 250th anniversary, on Jan. 30, 2020, the College launched CofC Day, a 24-hour giving day aimed at generating excitement and support for the institution’s future. By midnight, CofC Day had raised more than $5 million, crushing the $1 million goal.
As part of the CofC Day festivities, the College of Charleston hosted a series of campus activities for students, faculty and staff, culminating in the unveiling of a new South Carolina Historical Marker in advance of the ceremony celebrating the 250th anniversary in Cistern Yard.
As one of the oldest universities in the United States, the men and women associated with the the College of Charleston – founders, trustees, presidents, faculty members, students, graduates and donors – compose the remarkable human tapestry that is the university.
Check out some interesting facts from the College of Charleston’s 250 years.
On January 30, 2020, as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the College’s founding, the College of Charleston will recognize three entities that have made a profound mark on the College’s history and thus helped shape its future.
As the College enters its 250th anniversary, Tav Swarat ’89 is adding a zero to his scholarship pledge to make it $250,000, and he is encouraging the College community to give what they can, be it $25 or $25 million.
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of its founding, the College of Charleston will hold its first-ever CofC Day event on Jan. 30, 2020. A day of giving aimed at generating excitement and support for the institution’s future, CofC Day provides students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College with the opportunity to give back.
It’s a pretty exciting class project to get to make your own beer, as College of Charleston students have done in the Chemistry of Alcohol since the class began three years ago. It’s even more exciting when your beer has the chance to become the College’s 250th anniversary brew.
Amid musical fanfare from Chucktown Sound in historic Cistern Yard, College of Charleston Interim President Stephen C. Osborne ’73 on Jan. 30, 2019, unveiled the theme for the College’s upcoming 250th anniversary in 2020.
The College of Charleston will celebrate its 250th anniversary in 2020 with a yearlong schedule of events and projects aimed at highlighting the university’s storied and complex history while also looking ahead to its bright future under the leadership of a new president.