On Sunday, March 15, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered the closure of the state’s k-12 schools and public universities for the next two weeks. 

For public universities, the governor’s order means the College of Charleston’s main campus and satellite campuses are closed, at least until April 3. The College will suspend its in-person classes and move to online/distance learning from March 23 until at least April 3 (which extends the previously announced e-learning schedule by one week). 

Residence halls will remain open and the majority of student services (i.e., library, advising, counseling, health services) will continue operating on a modified schedule. However, students are strongly encouraged to return home or stay home during spring break and the e-learning schedule (March 23–April 3). For those students for whom this is not a realistic option, they are welcome to stay on campus.   

The previously announced cancellation of college events through March 29 has now been extended through April 5

Read President Hsu’s full message to students about the extension of the e-learning period.