Daniel Chapel in the morning

Student Programs

We offer many programs, services, and resources for students. Please browse the summary of our student programs below and click on the program links to read more information.

Here is a short video of our current seniors sharing experiences that they have had with the Cothran Center.

Two students sitting on Bald Rock overlook

Summer Connections

Each summer, we offer a fun and inspiring nine-day residential program for incoming freshmen.

Learn more about Summer Connections


During spring break, we lead a group of sophomores on a study away program.

Learn more about FOCUS
Students posing together beside ocean
Conversations Dinner event. Speaker is addressing guests.


Each semester, students are invited to a dinner conversation. Two members of the faculty and staff share their vocational stories and students have the opportunity to ask questions and dialogue with the participants.

Learn about Conversations

Rinker Mountain Retreats

These events each semester provide opportunities for students to explore vocationally relevant topics. Guest faculty and staff members also attend these retreats.

Learn more about Rinker Mountain Retreats
Three students sitting on a rock beside a stream in Upstate park.
Bridge over river

Reflective Hikes

Our hikes provide students with the opportunity to get away from day-to-day routine and activity and focus on contemplation and reflection in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Find your self in the woods

Workshops & Other Programs

Throughout the academic year, the Center facilitates workshops related to personality assessment, vocational reflection, and exploring ways students (and others) can better engage and discern their sense of calling. Students are encouraged to contact the Center if they have specific interests in certain areas as we will help connect with other related workshops and programs around campus.