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Cougar Excursion 2018

The 2018 Cougar Excursion will be Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018. 

Cougar Excursion is held at Seabrook Island’s Camp St. Christopher 

Cougar Excursion (CE) is an interactive program specifically designed to increase new, freshmen students’ campus knowledge and facilitate a sense of community that is the foundation of a successful first-year student at the College. Through this unique experience, natural leadership ability begins to transform into skills that are pivotal to mastering the freshman year and beyond.

Camp St. Christopher: Where it all happens!

Camp St. Christopher is located on beautiful Seabrook Island, with the beach only a few feet away. For specific information please feel free to visit their website.

Photos from Cougar Excursion, August , 2017

The Cougar Excursion Team for August, 2017

Registration for the 2018 Cougar Excursion will open Spring, 2018

Registration costs $245 for conference site lodging, activity fees, transportation and meals.
In addition, there will be a charge for two nights of Campus Housing fees for early move-in**. See below.

**To note: Campus Housing will charge a fee in the range of $21.00 - $48.00 per night for early move in, based on the established Tier structure for the student’s residence hall.  Participants must pay two nights early move-in room costs.  The fee structure amounts are subject to change based on Campus Housing's determination. This housing bill is separate from the registration fee and is handled through Residence Life and Housing and posted to the students account.

If you have questions about the early move in fee, please contact Campus Housing at or 843 953-5523.

"Leaders do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, whether they want to do it or not, without being asked."

Perks of Participating:

  • Move your belongings into your residence hall early!
  • Form friendships and acquaintances before the semester starts.
  • Know more about CofC when school starts than the average incoming student. 

Activities at Cougar Excursion include:

  • Mingling with first-year students, as well as upperclassmen.
  • Learning about the legends and traditions of the College.
  • Discovering ways to become involved in on-campus activities.
  • Participating in leadership group initiatives and activities.
  • Developing leadership skills and strategies that will ensure a positive and productive first-year experience.  
Quotes from Past Participants:

“Cougar Excursion is a great way to meet people and make friends.”
“It allowed me to gain new perspectives."
“The discussions with facilitators were very helpful because they have experience.”
“I highly doubt any of us would have connected so well in only two days had we just been on campus.”
“I feel better having talked to students involved in groups I am highly interested in pursuing.”
“It really showed me what the CofC attitude is.”
“It was an invaluable experience to get a leg up.”
“It was super fun!”
“Great experience! Amazing! You will have a blast!”