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Fall Alumni Weekend 2021
November 19-21

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Posted on 1 August 2017 | 2:09 pm

Welcome Home to the College!

On behalf of the nearly 97,000 members of the College of Charleston Alumni Association, we look forward to welcoming you “home” for Fall Alumni Weekend, November 19-21. For your protection and for the safety of others, please be assured we are implementing COVID-19 safety precautions at all events while we enjoy fun and fellowship at our alma mater:

  • If you are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from attending indoor Fall Alumni Weekend events this year.
  • We will adhere to the College’s prevailing COVID-19 policies at all campus events, including attendee limits for indoor events, mask wearing, social distancing, temperature checks, and plentiful hand-sanitizer stations. Additional adjustments and precautions will be taken at all events offering food and beverages. Guests who refuse to comply with the College’s policies will be escorted from the event by security.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: This year, all guests for the Alumni Awards Gala at the Marriott on Saturday, November 20, must be age 21 or older and provide a valid, government-issued, photo identification upon entry, along with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (paper vaccination card, a printed photocopy of the card, or a photo of the card on a handheld mobile device). The vaccination card must show 14 days have passed since the final dose of vaccine. Please see the complete list of precautions for the Gala here.

Hsu Family FAW 2021

A letter from CofC President Andrew Hsu

Dear Alumni:

My family and I are pleased to invite you home to the College of Charleston for Fall Alumni Weekend, November 19 – 21, 2021. Please plan to arrive on Thursday, so you can spend Friday morning exploring campus and perhaps sit in on a favorite professor’s class. Friday afternoon, stop by the Stern Student Center to pick up your name badge and meet student leaders from campus organizations at the Student Affairs Welcome Drop-In. Friday evening, our schools and the libraries will host reunion events for alumni.

On Saturday afternoon, we will host a family-friendly Lowcountry boil in Cistern Yard and dedicate the Alumni Welcome Center at Towell Library to the memory of our beloved Anthony J. “Tony” Meyer ’49, who passed away last year.

The capstone event will be the annual Alumni Awards Gala on Saturday evening at the Charleston Marriott, where we will honor six distinguished alumni for their impressive career achievements. By popular demand, the gala will again be a black-tie dinner dance featuring the East Coast Party Band.

This weekend offers you the opportunity to reconnect with classmates and faculty, to engage and inspire our students, to share great memories and to create new ones.

I hope you will come home to the College for Fall Alumni Weekend. Remember, no matter where you are in this world, you are always welcome at your alma mater!

Go Cougars!


Andrew T. Hsu
President, College of Charleston

Come home to the College for Fall Alumni Weekend, November 16-17!

Join us for events starting Friday evening, November 16 through Saturday evening, November 17. On Saturday, November 17, the Lowcountry Alumni Oyster Roast will be held in Cistern Yard. The annual Alumni Awards Gala will be held Saturday evening, at the new Hotel Bennett. At this year’s Gala we will be honoring the achievements of seven distinguished alumni. We’ve planned dozens more events for you to engage with students, explore campus, visit faculty and staff, and more. Register today!