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Holiday Break

Campus Holiday Break is Wednesday, December 25, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

  • There will be no on-campus, in-person, or telephone student services available during the Holiday Break.
  • Online registration and fee payment via CougarWeb will be available.
  • Avoid the holiday rush and register NOW for Spring Semester, which begins Monday, January 13, 2014.


Holiday Break FAQs

What offices and student services will be closed during the break?

Advising Services
All Academic Departments and faculty offices
The Bookstore
Cashier and Student Accounting
Computer Commons
Counseling Services
Financial Aid
Fitness Center
Finger printing (Public Safety)
Parking lots/Parking Garage
Records and Registration
Recreation and Athletics
Student Assistance Center
Student Engagement and Leadership
Student IDs (Public Safety)
Testing Centers at all locations
The Telephone Information Center
Veterans Services

Are services for students closed on all campuses and Regional Learning Centers?


What WILL I be able to access online during the Holiday Break?

Student email
The college website:
The Spring Semester Class Schedule
All other web-based resources

Can I register for Spring Semester classes during this period?

Yes, using CougarWeb, you can log on and register for classes and pay fees.  You can also access the Spring Semester Class Schedule to search for your classes. The fee payment deadline for Spring Semester is January 8, 2014 at 11:00 p.m.

What if I discover a restriction on my registration during this period and am unable to register?

There are several different types of restrictions you may encounter when registering online.  If you have a financial restriction such as an unpaid fee, parking ticket, or etc., you can pay it online, then log back on to register for classes.  Other restrictions that require personal assistance—such as an academic restriction or financial aid restriction—may have to wait until January 2, 2014 or later to be resolved.

Can I call or email someone if I need help?

During the Holiday Break, you may receive a bounce-back message to your email, which will be answered after the break.  The Telephone Information Center will also have a holiday break message, instructing you to call back on January 2, 2014.  The Computer Help Desk will be available on a limited basis to respond to technology requests such as password resets, or login problems.

When is the best time to register or pay my fees?

Register now! 

You have until December 24 to select your Spring Semester classes and get answers to all your questions.  By registering now, you’ll be more likely to get the class sections you want and avoid getting closed out.  If you encounter a problem or restriction registering for Spring Semester during the holiday break period, wait until January 2, when all Student Services will open to help you.  The last day to pay fees for Spring Semester 2014 is January 8, 2014 at 11 p.m.  Classes begin January 13, 2014!

Get Started - A Step by Step Guide - Applying and Registering for Classes at Columbus State

Future Students, Applying for college doesn't have to be a chore. There are five steps you need to complete:

  • Step 1: Apply For Admission
  • Step 2: Apply For Financial Aid
  • Step 3: Getting Started Information Session (Orientation)
  • Step 4: COMPASS/ESL Placement Testing
  • Step 5: Registration Workshop
  • Step 6: Register and Pay Fees

View the full Get Started Guide