Transfer Orientation

We recognize you have experience as a college student, but every institution is different. New Student Programs is here to help you transition to the College of Charleston. We have scheduled a number of one-day orientation sessions that will help all new College of Charleston students make a smooth transition to the College.

All new students are considered undeclared when they enter the College of Charleston. In order to declare their major, students must log into MyPortal and access the "program of study management" (POSM) section on the page. Some departments may have additional requirements beyond the POSM request process. Students must respond to requests from these departments in a timely manner or their POSM request will be denied.

After registering for orientation, check out the new student checklist for your next steps.  

Special Degree Programs

This information applies if you are a Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) or Bachelor of Integrated Studies (B.I.S.) student.
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.)

    If you have been accepted into the Bachelor of Professional Studies program, you will attend a special orientation. You do not have to complete the registration form for regular orientation. The B.P.S. program staff will send you information regarding the orientation in the summer.

  • Bachelor of Integrated Studies (B.I.S.)

    If you are interested in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies, please indicate that on your orientation registration form. The B.I.S. program staff will reach out to you regarding the program. If you are a transfer student, the B.I.S. program staff will advise you during your orientation session.

    • About the B.I.S. Program

It provided me with the ability to have friends before moving in and starting class!

Rebecca D.

Community Service Project

For the upcoming orientation sessions, we are asking for donations for the College of Charleston food pantry - the Cougar Pantry. This student-driven initiative helps students who face food insecurity. Any College of Charleston student in need can get dry goods and hygiene products at no cost.  

We have the goal of donating a total of 1,000 items!

Top Items Needed:

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Granola/Protein Bars, Pop-Tarts, Single Serve Snacks
  • Canned Meats
  • Stove-Top, All-In-One-Meals (Rice, Mac-N-Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, etc)
  • Spice and Cooking Basics
  • Hygiene Products

Monetary donations can be made here

  • To ensure that the Pantry receives your donation, please select "Other" under DESIGNATION. 
  • Then, type "Cougar Pantry" under HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIRECT YOUR DONATION?

You can also search "Cougar Pantry" and give directly via the giving funds search form.