Accounts and Email

Cougars Account

Your Cougars account is your electronic key to a variety of computing systems and resources at the College of Charleston.

CWID

CWID is the campus wide identification number that replaced social security numbers for most campus transactions involving password protected individual information records.

Cmail

Cmail, powered by Google, is the College's student email system. 

Syncing your Cmail and MyCharleston passwords.

Log into MyCharleston and go to the My Accounts tab where there is an option to “Synchronize Your Google Apps Password”. This option will allow you to change your Cmail password to match your MyCharleston password.

Faculty and Staff Email

Faculty and Staff at the College can use a variety of tools to access email, calendar and contacts. Additional information can be obtained by logging into MyCharleston and clicking on the Help and Training tab.

Google Apps

Google Apps at the College of Charleston is a set of customizable tools that enable faculty, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively. Tools include Gmail for students, Calendar, Docs, and more.

MyCharleston

MyCharleston is your secure gateway to the College's online services. Applicants, students, faculty, staff, and alumni can access and manage academic and adminstrative information and services quickly and easily.  Inside MyCharleston you will find services like grades, schedules, timesheets, access to OAKS, news, and information.

Yammer

Yammer is the College of Charleston’s enterprise social network, a private and secure online environment that makes real-time communication, collaboration, and sharing among faculty and staff easier and more efficient than ever before.

College of Charleston Credentials

Your College of Charleston credentials are used to access most electronic resources on campus including campus computers, the wireless network on campus, your MyCharleston portal and your college email account.

MyCharleston

MyCharleston is the campus’ student portal for all student business. Here you’ll register for orientation, select campus housing, check your financial aid status, register for classes, and view your tuition bill each semester.

Your username for MyCharleston was provided to you via email (sent to the email address used to submit your application). Your initial password is your College of Charleston ID (CWID) number plus your six-digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY plus a capital A and an exclamation point (A!).  So, if your DOB is Jan 05, 1995 and your CWID is 90000009 then your initial password is: 90000009010595A!

Please note: this is an example, your numbers are specific to you. If you do not know your CWID, use the following link to retrieve it: go.cofc.edu/cwid.

Be sure to register your account and reset your password to one that you’ll remember moving forward.

College of Charleston Email

A college email account has been created for you on Cmail, powered by Google.  Your email address is your CofC username followed by @g.cofc.edu.

To access your student email, please log into Cmail at mail.g.cofc.edu using your College of Charleston username.  Or, log in at gmail.com using your entire username@g.cofc.edu email address. 

Your initial password is your College of Charleston ID (CWID) number plus your six-digit date of birth in the format MMDDYY plus a capital A and an exclamation point (A!).  So, if your DOB is Jan 05, 1995 and your CWID is 90000009 then your initial password is: 90000009010595A!.

Please note: this is an example, your numbers are specific to you. If you do not know your CWID, use the following link to retrieve it: go.cofc.edu/cwid.

If you have already reset your CofC password, follow these steps to sync your MyCharleston password to your Cmail account.

  1. From within MyCharleston go to the "My Accounts" tab.
  2. Find the "MyCharleston Account Settings" channel.
  3. Click the "Synchronize Your Google Apps Password" link.

Students are expected to check their College of Charleston official email on a frequent and consistent basis in order to remain informed of College related communications. Checking email on a daily basis is recommended.  Students have the responsibility to recognize that certain communications may be time-critical.

If you have any other problems logging into campus systems or CMail, please contact our IT Service Desk at itservicedesk@cofc.edu or 843.953.3375 "Option 3". Additionally, in-person support is available; details can be found online at help.cofc.edu/hours-contact-us/.