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For New Students

Before you arrive on campus...

  • As a new student, you must access your student email account in Microsoft Office 365 online (after you are accepted to the University and pay all applicable tuition fees, a CCU email account is established for you). CCU uses your Office 365 account to contact you, share important university information with you, and let you know what's happening on campus. Need to locate your username or password? Visit our Student Email page to learn more about using Office 365 to access email, download Microsoft Office for free, and more!
  • Student Computing Services also provides computer recommendations. For computer purchases, Apple and Dell offer student discounts.
  • Click here for information about access to Microsoft Office software for CCU students.
  • Install antivirus software (it's required!) for free provided by CCU. Download Symantec
  • Ensure your operating system is up-to-date with necessary updates and patches.
  • SafeConnect is required for all computers and other device technology accessing Coastal Carolina University networks, including game consoles/media streaming devices. Find out how to install SafeConnect and register your game console.
  • Familiarize yourself with safe-computing and how to protect yourself from cyber-attacks. We recommend Malwarebytes, a free anti-malware download.
  • Get CCU's mobile app at CCUMobile.
  • Sign-up for CCU Alert (you can also add a parent or guardian) and please also save and program the Public Safety emergency number in your phone: 843-349-2911.

Once you are on campus...

  • There are three campus networks: Wired Network, CCUnwired (Wi-Fi), CCU ResNet (University Housing wired and wireless). Connect to the CCU Network and the Internet (from CCU ResNet if you are living in University Housing or from CCUnwired for wireless). Instructions for connecting to and renewing your wireless authentication every 30 days can be found here.
  • Check your accounts: Student Email, Moodle, WebAdvisor. Once the semester or term begins, your classes will automatically appear in moodle; although most faculty use moodle, there may be a few exceptions.
  • Locate Student Computing Services in Kearns Hall 113 and find other campus computer labs using the campus map. Also, be sure to visit our Computing Labs page for more detailed information.
  • Explore technology resources available to students: student technology support, charging stations, training, and how to find a campus job with Student Computing Services.

Read the University's Computing Policy »