The streets around campus were flooded this past weekend, as always, but this time there was no rain; the streets were flooded with high school seniors and their parents. Accepted Student Weekend brought thousands of eager new College of Charleston students to our city to absorb the culture and community of this wonderful town. All of these students were lost, confused and overwhelmed, but CisternYard News had the chance to stop a few of these dazed College accepts and ask them some questions. The point of Accepted Student Weekend is to make everyone who visits fall in love with our awe-inspiring campus. Here’s what a few of our potential Class of 2019 had to say!
Jamie Lief: “CofC is amazing and like no other school. The city has amazing shopping and food.”
Samantha Krantz: “We came with my parents on vacation and stumbled upon the College. I fell in love with it immediately. I can’t wait to come here next year.”
Samantha Krantz’s Dad: “I keep comparing it against schools like University of Georgia. It has a warm, fuzzy feeling and a great education structure. The honors college is incredible.”
Alec Eisensteis: “The school has a family community feeling. Being in Charleston around the city is perfect.”
Becky Jasso: “McAlister was my favorite dorm because you can share the bathroom with just one other person.”
Tierra Walker: “I love Charleston because of the shopping! I toured everywhere and saw all the dorms. I can’t narrow down my favorite thing about Charleston. I plan on majoring in accounting and I love the business school.”
Hanna Jones: “I love this area – it is so beautiful. The school is so easy to navigate. I am from Boston and the one thing I’m worried about is making friends, but I like McAlister dorms because it has more of an outdoor feeling and it is more open.”
Casey Crenshaw: “The best part about CofC? Where it’s at! Im excited about the beach. I tried the food at Liberty Fresh Food Co. and … the black bean cake sliders were … interesting.”
Haley Jade Jacobs: “I already go here, I’m just pretending I’m an accepted student so I can get free swag and candy from all the organizations and clubs.”
Lauren Tomes: “I’m actually a sophomore. Two years ago I was at Accepted Student Weekend and it downpoured, of course. The incoming freshmen this year are … different. They’re nervous and shy.”
Rebecca Castro: “I am from Spartanburg, SC but I haven’t decided if I really want to come to CofC. This weekend is making me lean towards making this decision. The old, historic feeling is awesome and the Spanish moss is my favorite thing about the school. I want to major in hospitality and tourism and this would be a great place to do that.”
Michaela Proffitt: “The campus is beautiful. There are so many opportunities and I love the shopping. I think this school has a lot of helpful people – students, staff and professors. The one thing that scares me is making friends I don’t want – that sounds bad but it’s true!”
Dakota Parriss: “The main thing that worries me is working and going to school. I work 50 hours per week at Starbucks now and I’m planning on transferring to a Starbucks down here.”
Megan Worthing: “I have to make so many decisions – what dorm to live in, what meal plan to get, if I want to pay to bring my car … so many things. But the one thing I’m sure of is I’m committed to College of Charleston!”
After this weekend, Charleston has become a home for thousands of new students. Though they may be lost and annoying, puzzled tourists today – they will be Charleston locals in no time. Hopefully this weekend was a success in convincing students to attend our amazing school. Who wouldn’t fall in love with our little kingdom by the sea? Good luck to the Class of 2019!