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On Jan. 30, 2020, the College of Charleston will hold its first-ever CofC Day to launch a yearlong celebration for the College’s 250th anniversary. The date is tied to Jan. 30, 1770, when South Carolina Lieutenant Governor William Bull recommended to the colony’s General Assembly the establishment of a college in Charleston.

Running from midnight to 11:59 p.m., CofC Day will bring alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and community members together for a day of giving in support of the College. This campus-wide effort is meant to drive pride, excitement and energy around the College’s historic moment and generate greater support for its future.

CofC Day will utilize traditional and digital efforts to inspire people to support a 24-hour day of giving. Donations will be used to fund everything from scholarships to preserving the College’s historic buildings to specific school initiatives. Don’t be surprised if you hear from a past professor during the day. You’ll also see some fun videos and posts on Facebook and Instagram.

“We are excited about the possibilities that CofC Day brings to the College,” says Chris Tobin, executive vice president of Institutional Advancement at the College of Charleston. “The recognition of the College’s 250th is an historic and special moment. What a great way to start a year of celebration.”

The CofC Day team will be headquartered at a tent in the Cistern Yard on Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. where they’ll be hosting giveaways, games, food and fun!

To learn more about CofC Day, visit and follow along on social media with #CofCDAY and #CofC250.