Coastal Carolina Alumni Association
The Coastal Carolina Alumni Association was founded in 1976 as a unified effort to maintain contact with and plan activities and service for former students of what was then Coastal Carolina College, a branch campus of the University of South Carolina.
In those early years, Coastal’s alumni were a close-knit group who were, for the most part, from within a five-county radius of the campus. The development of the alumni association was a natural result of the institution’s’ progress from the early days of associate degree awards to 1974 when the college first began offering four-year degrees. In 1993 the association became the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association when an independent Coastal Carolina University was established.
The Alumni Association has evolved with the growth of the campus community. Today, alumni live in nearly every state of the nation and in numerous foreign countries. Opportunities for alumni have expanded to include a yearlong calendar of events for varying constituent groups and for the over 20,000-alumni body.
The Alumni Association is under the leadership of the Director of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association Board of Directors, who are elected each year during the annual membership meeting.
To be an active member in the association, alumni are asked to donate at least $25 a year. Alumni who join the Coastal Carolina University Alumni Association receive benefits that include:
- Classmate search through Coastal Connects online data base
- Same-day discounts for Wheelwright events
- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram alumni social networking
- Homecoming and regional networking events
- Complimentary tailgates at home and select away games
- Career Services/ Coastal Career Connections
- University library privileges
- Alumni Magazine and Beyond Coastal newsletter
- Alumni Association member decal/membership card
- University bookstore discount
- Lifetime CCU email addresses
- Online and local merchandise discounts
- Complimentary alumni on-campus parking (decal obtained through Public Safety)
- Alumni license plates (in state only through SCDOT)
- Discounted travel opportunities
- $8 Alumni Discount for VIP Tickets at Legends in Concert
- Discounts for golf at Hackler Golf Course
- Season ticket priority points and discounts on select ticket levels.
- Membership option at the on-campus student recreation centers
- Alumni Insurance Program –life, and auto