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2017 Family Weekend

October 6-8, 2017

Will Luck Family weekendRegister today for Family Weekend 2017! 

Registration includes all of the events below except those listed with an additional fee. Current CCU students are free with the registration of a family member. T-shirts are also available for purchase at the time of registration for $10. Register here today to reserve your spot!

All Weekend

Mini-golf Outing
Myrtle Beach Family Golf (any location)
$10 per person

Interested in a little friendly competition? Myrtle Beach is a classic beach get-a-way for millions of people each year, and it wouldn't be the same without a plethora of mini golf courses. We hope you will enjoy a round of mini golf with the family while you are in town for Family Weekend or any other weekend beore the end of the calendar year. Purchase your tickets through the Office of New Student & Family Programs (Family Weekend registration), and a portion of your ticket cost will go to support the Family Fund.


Check-in/Registration/Opening Reception
2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda and Spadoni Park
*Discount tickets to Dave & Busters will be available

Meet with your student and catch your breath! Check in, enjoy some refreshments, and pick up your official Family Weekend nametag(s) and get any last minute directions. Forget to pre-order your Family Weekend T-shirt? T-shirts will be available for sale – while supplies last. Should you miss the registration session, check in from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday in the Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda. NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into all registered Family Weekend events. 

Art Gallery Exhibit50
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday—Friday, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Movie at the Union
6 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Women's Volleyball vs. Georgia Southern
6:30 p.m., HTC Center

Family Friendly Performance - Act TBD
9 p.m., Wheelwright Auditorium

9 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union


Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament
The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University
107 Citadel Drive, Conway
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
(Arrive by 7:30 a.m. to check in and hit range balls.)
Register by calling 843-349-6600

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.

  • $80 per person or $150 per team
  • Call the Pro Shop to sign up at 843-349-6600

Coffee Talk with the President
9 a.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

President David A. DeCenzo will extend his welcome to campus and provide an update on activities of the University. 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 in the Rotunda with the academic deans and faculty from various colleges.

Waties Island Tour
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waties Island
Optional event: $10 per person
Limited availability

The Waties property is an outstanding example of 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 had been affected by eight hurricanes, as well as several 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. 

Wild Encounters Tour
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Myrtle Beach Safari

You are invited to come visit our family! This is your chance to meet and interact with some of the world’s most amazing and iconic creatures. Feed an elephant, play with tiger cubs, watch an eagle soar, monkey around with great apes, and meet a Liger, the world’s biggest cat! Located on 50 acres of tropical paradise, this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience can only be had at the Myrtle Beach Safari. To book visit

Use promo code "coastalfamilyweekend" to receive $100 off per guest; offer valid on Oct. 7, 2017 only.

Conway Historical Guided Walking Tour
10 a.m., Conway Visitor Center
Optional event: $5 per person
Limited availability

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.

Feel the Teal: CCU History & Tradition
10:30 a.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Learn more about CCU’s history and traditions since “the college” was established in 1954. During this informational session, you can expect high levels of enthusiasm, handouts, a PowerPoint and an interactive game of CCU History & Traditions jeopardy. After the session, you will be able to identify the history of CCU, distinguish various traditions that have evolved at CCU, and show history and traditions knowledge during the game of CCU jeopardy. So, if you’re competitive, make sure you brush up on your history prior to this session!

Climb On
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., HTC Student Recreation Center

Join us at the rock wall for some pre-kickoff fun! Whether you’re a new, experienced or veteran climber, we cater to all your needs. All equipment and instruction will be provided. 

Family Weekend Tailgate
Time TBD, Baseball Stadium

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 drinks are provided.

Football Game vs. Georgia State Panthers
Time TBD, Brooks Stadium (must purchase tickets separetely here starting in mid-August)

Come out and cheer as the Chanticleers take on the Georgia State Panthers. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis and can be purchased through the Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are NOT included in the Family Weekend registration. Tickets should have been purchased prior to game day. If tickets are still available on game day, they may be purchased at Brooks Stadium Ticket Office.  

Movie at the Union
6 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Movie at the Union
9 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union


President’s Drop-in Breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m., Adkins Field House, Brooks Stadium
Optional event: $5 per person

Wrap up an exciting weekend at Coastal Carolina University with a delicious breakfast buffet overlooking the teal turf hosted by President David A. DeCenzo and Mrs. Terri DeCenzo. 

Women's Volleyball vs. Georgia State
12:30 p.m., HTC Center

Men's Soccer vs. Hartwick
2 p.m. - CCU Soccer Stadium


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