COLUMBIA, S.C. (courtesy columbiasc.edu) – After 167 years of providing outstanding educational opportunities for women on campus, Columbia College has fully integrated men into their residential experience. August 19 was a monumental day, as men moved into their new home in Hudson Hall at Columbia College. After months of preparation, more than a year of recruitment, and even a special order of extra-long mattresses, Columbia College is well-equipped to house its first group of male students. When asked what they were excited about as the first class of residential men, many responded that it was fun to be a part of “making history,” said incoming freshman Oby Vega.
Columbia College is certainly excited to see the mark these men will leave on the campus during their time here. “The Aug. 19 move-in is the culmination of a lot of work by the entire community from our alums to our board, faculty, staff, and of course the current students,” said President Tom Bogart. “We saw a great opportunity to broaden our outreach and get our education to a broader population of men of course, but also of women. Most women today are looking for a co-educational environment.”
The 2021-2022 school year provides a marvelous opportunity to welcome a new demographic into the distinguished tradition of Columbia College. The college will remain an institution that seeks to empower women and equip all students to thrive personally and professionally, while living lives of impact.