With midterm exams for the fall 2022 semester on the horizon, College of Charleston President Andrew T. Hsu on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, shared a playlist to give students a little inspiration:

Dear Students,

As we reach the halfway point of the semester, I wanted to share a mini, 10-song playlist with you to celebrate midterms. I hope these songs put a smile on your face and give you a little extra energy going into the second half of the semester. As always, I want to thank our students, faculty, staff and my daughters for their recommendations.

Here you go: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6MCeOcYR7EHFXs9bidmQiL?si=6e65a14bd2e84ac4

Over the next few weeks, leading up to winter break, remember to stay focused on your studies and participate in as many campus events as you can. Our campus activities are a great way to meet people and to reset your mind and energy levels.

Feel free to send me some song suggestions for a Fall Finals playlist at president@cofc.edu. Good luck and go Cougars!


Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.
College of Charleston

Fall 2022 Midterm Playlist

  1. Charlie Puth – “Left and Right”
  2. Karol G – “Provenza”
  3. Blue Dogs – “Big Dreamers” (shout-out to CofC alumnus Hank Futch, who plays bass for the Blue Dogs and is a member of our CofC Board of Trustees!!)
  4. Blackway, Black Caviar – “What’s Up Danger”
  5. Joshua Henry – “Let It Sing” from Violet (which you can see in the Chapel Theatre on October 13; learn more here)
  6. Sebastian Yatra – “Tacones Rojos”
  7. Greta Van Fleet – “Highway Tune”
  8. Phoebe Bridgers – “Sidelines”
  9. Beck – “Colors”
  10. Boston – “More than a Feeling”