November 3 - 6, 2022

Charleston, SC

*Details are still being finalized and will be added to this page once solidified.  
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Have you wondered why Charleston, South Carolina, consistently ranks as one of the country's best places to live?  If so, join President Lake and Kelly Lambert, and other Hanoverians for an extraordinary alumni event in Charleston. We will explore how Charleston recovered from the ravages of the Civil War to become one of the “best” cities in America.

Patterned after Hanover's 2016 lifelong learning experience in the Mississippi Delta, the trip to Charleston will focus on the area's unique place in American history and culture. We'll take a critical look at the issues facing Charleston and the Lowcountry.  As we did with the Mississippi Delta trip, participants will be given a suggested reading and listening list in preparation for the journey. Roger Shinness '75 said of the Delta trip: “Hearing from experts and seeing the Delta in-person plus connecting with fellow alums and Lake and Kelly—a priceless experience. Looking forward to doing it again in Charleston.”

Admission, lecture and tour fees, an opening reception, a group dinner, and a real Lowcountry oyster roast are included in the $350 per person registration fee.

Questions?  Please email alumni@hanover.edu.

DAILY AGENDA (additional details are still pending)

Friday, November 4, 2022

  • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Dinner at Virginia's on King (one block from Francis Marion Hotel)

Saturday, November 5, 2022

  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.:  Oyster roast at Salty Mike's. Chili and cornbread will also be available.


Preferred lodging is available in Charleston's History District at the Francis Marion Hotel, with options to extend your stay. Named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion (the “Swamp Fox”), the Francis Marion Hotel became an instant Charleston landmark in 1924. Rising 12 stories above the Historic District, the hotel offers spectacular views of Charleston’s church steeples, historic mansions, and famous harbor, providing easy access to the wealth of Charleston’s attractions.  Rates are $239 to $279 per night.

Please register below to attend the alumni trip.  Once registered, you will receive an email with a unique link and a discount code to book your stay in Charleston.


The Nichols Alumni Lifetime Inquiry Endowment supports the Charleston Alumni Trip.