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Student Computing Support

The Information Desk is an IT service point at the College of Charleston Addlestone Library that offers technical support for students using computer technology. The goal of the desk is to provide students with access to knowledgeable personnel and information and provide help to students with common maintenance tasks and questions e.g. spyware/virus removal, general troubleshooting, and setup for the College's wireless network. We do not have the capability to do hardware repairs or upgrades.

The Information Desk is located in the Addlestone Library. Students are welcome to bring their laptops to the desk anytime during operating hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact the Student Support by email at or by phone at 843.953.8000.

Technology Orientation

During new student orientation at the College of Charleston, Information Technology staff members walk students through what IT services are offered at the College. Students at orientation should check their orientation schedules to see when Technology Orientation is available at their orientation session. Topics covered include:

  • Accessing campus online resources like MyCharleston
  • Discounts on Dell and Apple computer
  • Connecting to the wired and wireless networks
  • How to be secure online and keep computers and other electronics safe
  • How to spot a phishing email

Students at orientation should check their orientation schedules to see when Technology Orientation is available at their orientation session.

Network Account (COUGARS)

Your COUGARS account, the same username and password as your MyCharleston account, permits you to log on to computers in the Addlestone Library, computer classrooms, terminals located throughout campus, and the campus wireless network.


MyCharleston is your secure gateway to the College's online services. Logon with your COUGARS username and password, the same combination you use to log into campus computers, like the ones in Addlestone Library.

Student E-mail (Cmail)

All College of Charleston applicants who have been accepted have an e-mail account that is accessible through Cmail. Learn more about accessing and managing your e-mail account at

Web Space (

Your Cmail account also comes with space for students to post web pages at or by using Sites within Google Apps.


ResNet is a high-speed internet service that provides internet access to every student living on campus at the College of Charleston. Learn more at

Purchasing Hardware or Software

Students may purchase hardware and software with an educational discount through particpating vendors.

Visit the Student Computing Support blog for the latest recommended laptops and information on educational discounts

Laptop checkout Program

The Addlestone Library has a limited number of laptops available to students for internal use. Just come to the Circulation Desk in the Library and ask to check one out. All laptops have Microsoft Office and wireless capability. They do not, however, print. Laptop checkout hours are 7:30am to 11:00pm. They may be checked out for 4 hours at a time, and laptops must stay in the library and all laptops are must be turned in by 11:45pm. A valid College of Charleston ID is required.

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