Saturday, September 26th Family Weekend Events
Wheelwright Auditorium Lobby
9 a.m. to noon
~ Registration required ~
Start your day off by checking in and picking up your official Family Weekend nametag(s) (used for admission to all registered events), and materials. Get any last minute directions, and you’re off to enjoy your day. Forget to pre-order your Family Weekend T-shirt? T-shirts will be available for sale while they last. NOTE: Nametags are required for entry to most Family Weekend events.
17th Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament
The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University
1 Joe Carter Way, Conway
8 a.m. Shotgun Start (Arrive by 7:30 a.m. to check in and hit range balls.)
Parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University all enjoy this annual tournament. Included in the tournament fee is a cookout lunch, bucket of range balls and prizes. Format is a two-man scramble. The tournament is proudly sponsored by the PGA Golf Management program.
- $80 per person or $150 for two players
- Call the Pro Shop to sign up at 843-349-6600
The HTC Center, 104 Founders Drive
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stop in and view the large selection of apparel, gifts, supplies and gift cards in the new Chanticleer store. Show your CCU pride and pick up Chanticleer gear for the entire family. Discount coupons, while they last, will be available at the Welcome Reception and Registration.
University President Update & Coffee Talk
James J. Johnson Auditorium, E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building
~ Please indicate your interest in attending this event on your registration form.
President David A. DeCenzo will extend his welcome to campus and provide an update on activities of the University. Executive Vice President and Provost Ralph Byington will give a brief overview of activities and accomplishments within each of the colleges. The University Update will be followed by coffee and informal conversations with deans and faculty from various colleges in the Wall Anteroom.
Waties Island Tour
Waties Island, North Myrtle Beach
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tours leave on the half hour from CCU's Anne Tilghman Boyce Coastal Reserve. (9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.)
~ Registration required.
~ Optional Event: $10 per person.
~ Directions provided at registration. Families will drive themselves to the Island.
In 1992, 1,049 acres on Waties Island and the adjoining uplands of Tilghman Point were donated to the Coastal Educational Foundation. The gift has been protected with a perpetual conservation easement through the Nature Conservancy of South Carolina. It was the wish of the late Anne Tilghman Boyce that the property she left to a charitable trust be maintained “in essentially a wilderness state.” Through her bequest, the support of her surviving children, and a large cash gift from her late sister-in-law, Kitty Lou Tilghman, the University has gained a magnificent addition to the facilities it can offer to students and faculty for education and research.
The Waties property is an outstanding example of an undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks and upland woods. Surrounded by a rapidly urbanizing environment, Waties Island is becoming increasingly significant for research, monitoring and education about the natural coastal habitat. The island is a very dynamic place. Since 1989, the South Carolina coastline has been affected by seven hurricanes, as well as several other tropical storms and “nor’easters.” As a result, change is the rule rather than the exception. This makes Waties Island an excellent outdoor laboratory in which to study natural coastal processes. Take a breathtaking tour and visit with our faculty and students who are actively involved in research on the island.
Conway Historical Guided Walking Tour
Conway Visitor Center
903 Third Avenue, Conway
10 to 11 a.m.
Meet at Conway Visitors Center; transportation from campus is not provided.
~ Registration required; space is limited.
~ Optional Event: $6 per person.
A casual stroll around town uncovers a treasure trove of historic sites and some of the area’s finest eateries. Downtown Conway is full of inviting shops worthy of the most discriminating shopper. The City of Conway merchants are proud to welcome Family Weekend visitors and University guests.
Brookgreen Gardens Guided Walking Tour
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet
10 a.m. to noon
Meet at Brookgreen Gardens Welcome Center
~ Registration required.
~ Optional Event: $11 per person.
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark, displays the world’s most significant outdoor collection of American figurative sculpture. Brookgreen Gardens also has the only zoo on the coast of the Carolinas accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Join some of our faculty and administration for a leisurely tour of the gardens.
Dinner at the Fred W. Hicks Commons
Student Dining Hall
5 to 8 p.m.
~ Pay at the door.
Located between Ronald R. Ingle and Ronald G. Eaglin Halls, the Hicks Commons serves a delicious all-you-care-to-eat meal at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the fare your student enjoys every day.
Pre-Game Tailgate Cookout with Administration and Faculty
Tent at the Track (across from Wall Building)
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
~ Registration required: Cost included with your Family Weekend registration.
President David A. DeCenzo and Mrs. Terri DeCenzo invite you to join them, along with administration and faculty, at the annual tailgate picnic. Enjoy your pre-game meal with other families and converse with representatives from each of the colleges. Food and drink are provided.
Chanticleer Football vs. Bryant University
6 p.m. (Game time subject to change)
Come out and cheer as the Chanticleers take on the Bryant University Bulldogs. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Aug. 12, 2015. Tickets can be purchased through the Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are NOT included in the Family Weekend registration.
Bronze tickets - TBA (bench back)
Blitz tickets ---- TBA each (bench)
You are encouraged to order tickets early as this game is expected to be sold out: www.goccusports.com or 843-347-8499 (TIXX) or toll-free 1-877-424-2687 (4-CHANTS).