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International Student Orientation

International Students Arrive: All day on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
International Student Orientation Begins: 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016

All new international students are required to attend the International Student Orientation program. You must arrive on-campus on Wednesday, January 6 to move into housing. The orientation program will begin the following day.

During orientation students will be provided information on immigration regulations, the United States education system and academic expectations, adjusting to US culture and customs, creating or making changes to class schedules, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to go shopping, set-up a mobile phone, and open a bank account.

Please check back in January for the Spring 2016 International Student Orientation Schedule


 Here are some documents that you might find useful for when you arrive:

Map of Main Campus with Orientation locations and shuttle stops: CCU Campus Map with Shuttle Stops

Map of University Place with building numbers and shuttle stops: University Place Map

If you are arriving by your own means (and not an airport pick-up by OIPS) and will be living at University Place, you need to go to the Grand Strand Desk for University Place Check-in


Please click on one of the links below to register for orientation.

Degree-Seeking Students

Degree Seeking students will stay at Coastal Carolina University to complete a degree. 

Exchange Students and Double Degree Students

Exchange Students and Double Degree students stay at Coastal Carolina University for one or two semesters and come from partner universites abroad. Double Degree students will complete a degree at Coastal and at their home institution. 


Next Steps

All students should complete the complete the Pre-Arrival Checklist.