With the College of Charleston community welcoming the incoming class at convocation, students having fun at Maroon Mayhem, Legacy Scholars setting the stage for success at the Avery Research Center, and faculty and staff celebrating their years of service at the Back-to-School Picnic, campus came to life with both excitement and tradition this week!

The CofC community welcomed the newest class of Cougars to campus and celebrated the start of the academic year at convocation, Aug. 21, 2023. (Photos by Mike Ledford)

A good time was had by all at the 2023 Maroon Mayhem, the College’s annual street festival celebrating the return of students to campus. (Photos by Mike Ledford)

The 1967 Legacy Scholars started the academic year with a reception and volunteer opportunity at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture. (Photos by Catie Cleveland)

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, CofC employees gathered in TD Arena for the 30th annual Back-to-School Picnic and presentation of awards for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service to the State of South Carolina. (Photos by Kip Bulwinkle ’04, Karson Photography LLC)