Get Ready for Fall Alumni Weekend 2018

Get Ready for Fall Alumni Weekend 2018

What are you doing in November? For alumni of the College of Charleston the answer is easy – you’re attending Fall Alumni Weekend at your alma mater.

This marks the third consecutive year of the Fall Alumni Weekend, but it’s the first time the Division of Student Affairs is partnering with Alumni Affairs. Unlike Spring Alumni Weekend, classes will be in session during the fall festivities Nov. 16-18, 2018, which will allow alumni to engage with students and faculty, and share meaningful career advice and connections. This year, for the first time, sororities and fraternities will host open houses on Saturday morning so alumni can visit and meet student members before the big oyster roast that afternoon.

Alumni Awards Reception and Gala in 2017. (Photos by Clifford Pate)

“It’s quickly become a family affair with great food and live music – not to mention Clyde to entertain all the Cougar cubs,” says Ann Looper Pryor ’83, vice-president of Alumni Affairs. “A wide variety of student organizations and clubs will be on hand at the oyster roast to welcome their alumni back to campus. On Saturday evening, we’ll honor seven distinguished alumni for their incredible accomplishments at an elegant Gala at Charleston Place. We hope Fall Alumni Weekend will eventually become our annual ‘Homecoming’ for alumni and students to celebrate all that we love about our alma mater.”

For event descriptions and ticket information, please visit our website at fallalumniweekend.cofc.edu.

Proceeds from these events will benefit programs and scholarships at the College of Charleston.

* Children are welcome at these events, so bring your Cougar cubs to the College!

** Ticket purchase is required. In most cases, tickets will not be sold at the door, so advance purchase is recommended.

‡ Alumni receive 20 percent off CofC logo items

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, November 16

7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.………College of Charleston Bookstore open*‡

160  Calhoun  Street, Lightsey Center

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.……………..The College Corner open*‡

327 King Street

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.……………..Mace Brown Natural History Museum Tours*

School of Sciences and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.……………..Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161  Calhoun Street

4 to 6 p.m.…………………….Acing the Interview: Advice from CofC Alumni

Hosted by the CofC Career Center; Stern Center, 71 George Street Room 205

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. …………..Documenting LGBTQ Life in the Lowcountry**

Hosted by CofC Special Collections; Addlestone Library, 205 Calhoun Street, 3rd Floor

5 to 7 p.m.………………………Wines of the World**

Hosted by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs

Alumni Hall at Randolph Hall, Cistern Yard

5 to 7 p.m.………………………College of Charleston Magazine Open House*

Alumni Welcome Center at Towell Library, Cistern Yard

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. …………..SOTA Alumni Weekend Kick-Off **

Hosted by the School of the Arts

Hill Gallery in the Cato Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun Street

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. …………..Business over Bourbon**

Hosted by the School of Business; Beatty Center Atrium, 5 Liberty Street

6 to 8 p.m.……………………Physics and Astronomy Alumni Get-Together and Stargazing**

Hosted by the School of Sciences and Mathematics; Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center Rooftop, 58 Coming Street

SATURDAY, November 17

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.…………..College of Charleston Bookstore open*‡

160  Calhoun  Street, Lightsey Center

9 a.m. to 12 Noon …………..Transferable Taste: Brunch and Conversation with Food Enthusiasts**

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Stern Center Ballroom, 71 George Street 4th Floor

9:30 to 11 a.m. ……………..SSM Alumni Brunch & Rita  Hollings Science Center Tours**

Hosted by the School of Sciences and Mathematics; Rita Liddy Hollings Science Center Atrium, 58 Coming Street

10 a.m. to 12 Noon ……….Sorority and Fraternity Open Houses*

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life; Coming, Wentworth and St. Philip Streets

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.……………..The College Corner open*‡

327 King Street

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.……………..Mace Brown Natural History Museum Tours*

School of Sciences & Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.……………Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South

 Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 161 Calhoun Street

12 Noon to 3 p.m.………………..Cistern on the Half Shell: A Lowcountry Oyster Roast*, **

Featuring music by the Bluestone Ramblers, Cistern Yard

 6 to 10 p.m.……………….Alumni Awards Reception and Gala**

Belmond Charleston Place, 205 Meeting Street

SUNDAY, November 18

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.………………Mace Brown Natural History Museum Tours*

School of Sciences & Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street, 2nd Floor

12 Noon to 5 p.m.…………..The College Corner open*‡

327 King Street

12 Noon to 5:30 p.m.…….College of Charleston Bookstore open*‡

160 Calhoun Street, Lightsey Center

2 p.m.…………………..Witness, A Faculty Dance Concert**

Emmett Robinson Theatre, Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street

4 p.m.…………………..Wind Ensemble Concert

CATO Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun Street, Room 234