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Welcome Week events scheduled at CCU

August 5, 2010

Coastal Carolina University will welcome approximately 2,030 new students to campus for the fall 2010 semester obeginning Monday, Aug. 16.

Orientation and welcoming activities will be held before classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Move-in Day will begin with residence hall check-in from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in each campus residential community. A drive to recycle cardboard boxes and other recyclable materials will be conducted by the Sustainability Initiative, a universitywide program that promotes environmental practices.

A New Student Convocation will be held on Prince Lawn at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16 to welcome new students to the University. Michael Roberts, dean of the College of Science, will deliver the convocation address. He will discuss the 2010 Big Read book, “The Brief History of the Dead,” by Kevin Brockmeier. He will also discuss how the book relates to the new honor pledge, which covers academic dishonesty, personal responsibility and integrity.

Various other activities are planned as part of the Fall Orientation program, including First Year Experience (FYE) classes, sessions for parents, a COPS cookout for students hosted by the Department of Public Safety, a CINO (Coastal Is Number One) rally, “CINO Live” band performance, tips from peers and more.

Welcome Week

Saturday

8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Move-In, assigned residence halls

3 – 5 p.m., Parents reception, Williams Brice small gym

Sunday

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.,University Welcome, Prince Lawn

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., FYE classes throughout campus

5 – 8 p.m.,COPS Cookout, The Commons

7 – 8 p.m., Magician Show, Prince Lawn

Monday

9:30 – 10:30 a.m., New Student Convocation, Prince Lawn

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., FYE classes throughout campus

5 – 7 p.m., CINO Rally, Brooks Stadium

Tuesday

5 – 6 p.m., Veterans Reception, Student Center

8 p.m., “CINO Live,” band on Student Center Deck

Wednesday

Classes start

The full schedule for Welcome Week activities is available at http://www.coastal.edu/admissions/welcomeweek_sched.html.

For more information on Welcome Week, contact Pat Singleton-Young at 843-349-2863. For more information on Move-in Day, contact Residence Life at 843-349-6401.