The College is currently working to complete its damage assessment of campus. At this time, public safety continues to patrol campus and crews are working to repair damage and clean up of water and debris.

The College will reopen residence halls for students at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 11, with classes and college activities to resume on a normal schedule for Wednesday, October 12.



The College has moved into Phase Two of its Recovery Plan. Division heads will communicate with their areas to establish the make-up of Team Two, which will report to campus on Monday. Members of Team Two will likely include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Academic leadership – deans, chairs, registrar
  • IT management
  • Insurance services
  • Residence hall staff
  • Food service staff
  • Procurement
  • Physical Plant
  • Grounds Crew
  • Financial services
  • Crisis communications team

NOTE: No faculty and staff should be on campus on Monday unless directed by his/her supervisor.


On Tuesday, the College will be in Phase Three of its Recovery Plan, with all necessary student support staff, full food service, full RA staff, custodians, maintenance techs, etc. reporting to work.

NOTE: Division heads/supervisors will communicate with their respective teams regarding which campus members should report to campus.


On Wednesday, the College will move into Phase Four, with all faculty and staff returning to campus and the College operating on its normal work schedule.


Important Note: As you make your return trip to Charleston, please understand that work crews and emergency management officials are still undertaking recovery efforts, so expect delays in traffic and services. Patience will be necessary. For information on road closures, please refer to


Some classrooms may have been affected by the storm. There may be adjustments to classroom assignments, so please monitor your College of Charleston email for any classroom changes.


Academic leadership is currently working to address lost class time and will make adjustments to the fall academic calendar. More information to come.

For all CofC updates, please monitor your College of Charleston email and the College’s emergency website (