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Freshmen Orientation

‌All new First Year Students starting in the Fall of 2014 are required to attend a 2-Day Orientation program in the months of June or July prior to starting their classes.  During this Orientation students will meet with representatives from their academic college, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship,  the Registar, Student Life and many others.‌  Students will also be required to stay over-night in our on-campus residence halls between Day 1 and Day 2 of their Orientation. 

While at Orientation students will learn what it means to be a student at CCU, ways to get involved on campus, and traditions of the University.  New students will also have the opportunity to meet other students that will be enrolling at Coastal as well as current University students.  Also, during this time you will meet with your Academic Advisor and get your semester class schedule.

‌‌Check-in for Summer Orientation will be in the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center starting at 7:30 a.m.  The HTC Recreation and Convocation Center is number 38 on the campus map

To view the Freshmen Orientation Schedule:
2014 Freshmen Orientation Schedule

Required Emergency Contact Form.  Please bring this form with you to Orientation Check-In. 

Next Steps

  1. Register for your session online: 
    Please note that you must pay the $100 enrollment deposit before you can register for Orientation.  The fee for Summer Freshmen Orientation is $140 and allows each student to bring up to TWO guests with them to Orientation.  A written confirmation will be mailed 7-10 business days after registration is received.  Orientation Fees are Non-refundable.  

  2. Placement Exams:
    Foreign Language:
    All new students are required to take the online foreign language placement test at least TWO weeks prior to attending Orientation.
    Math Placement: All new students will be required to take the on-site COMPASS math placement exam  on the morning of their Orientation session.  In order to help you prepare for the math placement exam the Math Department has developed the following site.
  3. Send your transcripts:
    Most academic departments begin working on students' class schedules prior to Orientation.  In order to assure that students are being placed in the correct courses it is important that all final transcripts are received prior to Orientation.

  4. Financial Aid Information:
    Ensure that Financial Aid is in order prior to Orientation by following these helpful steps: Financial Aid Checklist.

  5. Traveling to Coastal:
    Here are helpful directions and a campus map. 

Summer Freshmen Orientation Dates
  • June 9 - 10
  • June 12 - 13
  • June 16 - 17
  • June 19 - 20
  • June 26 - 27
  • July 7 - 8
  • July 10 - 11
  • July 14 - 15
  • July 21 - 22

Click Here to register for your Summer Orientation date!

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