The 2021-22 academic year is in full gear at the College of Charleston. From move-in to Convocation to the first day of classes, here are a few highlights from the past week. (Photos by Heather Moran and Mike Ledford)

College of Charleston students move into dorms for Fall semester 2021.

New and returning Cougars moved into the residence halls on Aug. 20-21, 2021. Welcome home!

Sophomore students attend Convocation at the College of CharlestonSophomore students attend Convocation at the College of Charleston

A special Convocation ceremony for second-year students took place on Aug. 25, 2021, in the Cistern Yard.

Students celebrate Maroon Mayhem 2021 at the College of Charleston.Students celebrate Maroon Mayhem 2021 at the College of Charleston.

Students enjoyed food and fun at the campus street festival Maroon Mayhem before heading to class on Aug. 24.

Students pose with the Clyde the Cougar statue at Cougar Mall for First Day of Class photos.

Students were all smiles for the first day of classes on Aug. 24, 2021.