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What is The First 54?

The First 54 is a programming initiative designed to engage all CCU students in campus activities and programs to ensure a great start to a new year. The First 54 is the university's commitment to provide at least one program every day for the first 54 days of school. Beginning with The First 54 Kickoff on Monday, August 20th, 2012, and ending with The First 54 Extravaganza on Saturday, October 13th, Coastal Carolina University will have an event every day!

Make sure you bring your CINO Card to swipe at all events to be entered for prizes!

Two Grand Prize Winners will be drawn at halftime of the October 13th football game!

Get excited! Get involved! Be a Chanticleer!

August First 54 Events!

Event Date

Event Name

Event Time

Location

Sponsor

August 20

First 54 Kickoff

12-3pm

Student Recreation & Convocation Center

Coastal Carolina University

Kick off the new school year and the First 54 with free food, games, inflatables, and tours of the brand new Student Recreation & Convocation Center!

 

Directions & Donuts

7:30-10:30am

Various locations

Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Don’t worry. We won’t let you get lost on your first day of classes! Stop by one of the tables to grab directions, a donut, and some coffee on your way to class.

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Directions & Donuts

7:30-10:30am

Various locations

Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Don’t worry. We won’t let you get lost on your first day of classes! Stop by one of the tables to grab directions, a donut, and some coffee on your way to class.

 

Homesick Screening

10am-2pm

Prince Lawn

Counseling Services

Leaving home and beginning college is difficult for most students. It has been estimated that 70% of college students experience homesickness while away at school. Complete a brief screening and learn effective strategies to combat homesickness.

 

Happy Teal Tuesday!

8am-11pm

Lib Jackson Student Center Information Desk/ Various

Office of Student Activities and Leadership, Alumni Relations, and University Athletics

Stop by the Student Center Information Desk any time between 8am-11pm each Tuesday while wearing teal and swipe your CINO Card for points toward The First 54! A student team will also be scouring campus starting at 12pm looking for the first 25 students wearing teal to give them a free t-shirt and enter them for prizes throughout the school year!

 

ChantaTHON Kickoff

12-2pm

Hicks Dining Hall Courtyard

ChantaTHON

ChantaTHON is a brand new 17-hour fundraising event in November to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and McLeod Children’s Hospital. Meet the Steering Committee and find out how you can get involved FOR THE KIDS!

 

SGA Late Night Breakfast

9-10pm

Hicks Dining Hall

Student Government Association

This event provides the student body, specifically the new freshmen class, an opportunity to meet their SGA Senators and Executive Officers. At the same time, freshly prepared pancakes from Aramark are provided for the students’ enjoyment.

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Club Recruitment Day

11am-2pm

Prince Lawn

Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Want to join a club or learn more about volunteering? Here is your chance to enjoy great music and see what clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities are available for you to get involved with.

 

Minority Mixer & Showcase

6pm

Wheelwright Auditorium

Multicultural Student Services

This free campus-wide event is designed to showcase the minority groups and programs offered on campus. Minority groups will present an overview of their programs, and the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors (C.I.A.) gospel choir and members of the NPHC Greek Community will perform.

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Community Fair

11am-2pm

Spadoni Park

Office of Student Activities and Leadership

Come to Spadoni Park to meet local businesses from the Conway, Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach area. Find everything you need without blindly searching the Internet!

 

I’m All Grown Up Now! Dispelling the Myths of College Life

5pm

James J. Johnson (formerly Wall) Auditorium

Women’s Resource Center

You will carry the decisions you make while in college with you for the rest of your life. This presentation is designed to guide students to make good decisions regarding alcohol, drugs, and the way they present themselves in social media.

 

Bingo Blowout

10pm

Hicks Dining Hall

Coastal Activities Board

Come out to Hicks Dining Hall and join Coastal Activities Board for a Coastal tradition. It’s free to play and there are tons of prizes to give away!

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Men’s Soccer v. Longwood

3pm

Soccer Field

University Athletics

Students get in free to all home Athletic games with their CINO Card! For updated scores, schedules and statistics, visit goccusports.com.

 

Leah Woods: Structures Closing Reception

4:30-6:30pm

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Leah Woods shares her exciting sculptural furniture designs that push the limits of form and function. An Assistant Professor of Woodworking and Furniture Design at the University of New Hampshire, Leah combines her mastering of woodworking and art to push the possibilities of craft and art.

 

Rock the Block

6pm

U.P. Grand Strand Pool Area

University Housing

Come out to the annual U.P. music fest. The Grand Strand, Sandhills, and Low Country Teams have planned an evening of good food and good music, and maybe a little free swag too! Come out and see what’s UP with all your brand new neighbors!

 

Women’s Soccer v. Delaware

7:30pm

Soccer Field

University Athletics

Students get in free to all home Athletic games with their CINO Card! For updated scores, schedules and statistics, visit goccusports.com.

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Beach Sweep/Bash

10am-2pm

Chapin Park (Myrtle Beach)

Coastal Activities Board/ Students Taking Active Responsibility

Start off your Saturday right by volunteering with S.T.A.R. to clean up the beach starting at 10am. When you’re finished, head over to Chapin Park for free food, games, and prizes! Free shuttles will be offered every 30 minutes. The last shuttle will leave Chapin Park at 2:30pm to return to CCU. After 2:30pm, students are responsible for their own transportation.

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Women’s Soccer v. Western Michigan

2:30pm

Soccer Field

University Athletics

Students get in free to all home Athletic games with their CINO Card! For updated scores, schedules and statistics, visit goccusports.com.

 

Coastal Carolina Catholics Service

5:30pm

Lackey Chapel

Coastal Carolina Catholics

Join Coastal Carolina Catholics, an active student-run organization, for an enlightening evening service.

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Meet the Counselors

11am-1pm

Hicks Courtyard

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers many helpful tools and strategies to assist students in meeting the challenges of college life. Come meet the caring, compassionate, quirky, and friendly staff.  Show us what you would do for a Klondike Bar!

 

CRD Rain Date

11am-2pm

Prince Lawn

Office of Student Activities and Leadership

In the event of rain, Club Recruitment Day will be moved to August 27th. Same time, same place.

 

Greek 101

7pm

Wheelwright Auditorium

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Come and meet the Greeks of CCU! Get all the information you need about joining a Greek Letter Organization at Coastal Carolina!

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Happy Teal Tuesday!

8am-11pm

Lib Jackson Student Center Information Desk/ Various

Office of Student Activities and Leadership, Alumni Relations, and University Athletics

Stop by the Student Center Information Desk any time between 8am-11pm each Tuesday while wearing teal and swipe your CINO Card for points toward The First 54! A student team will also be scouring campus starting at 12pm looking for the first 25 students wearing teal to give them a free t-shirt and enter them for prizes throughout the school year!

 

Safe Zone Celebration

5-7pm

Spadoni Park

Counseling Services

Come learn about Safe Zone, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Ally (LGBT) Network at CCU!

 

Battle of the Sexes

6-9pm

Prince Lawn

Coastal Activities Board

Think Fear Factor: Men vs. Women. For more information, visit http://coastalcab.yolasite.com.

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S.T.A.R. Blood Drive

10am-4pm

Wall Building Lawn and Coastal Science Center

Students Taking Active Responsibility (S.T.A.R.)

Donate blood and support the American Red Cross.

 

Java Jabber

4:30pm

EHFA Courtyard

Jackson Family Center for Ethics & Values

For more details, please visit www.coastal.edu/jacksoncenter or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jacksoncenter.

 

Panhellenic Sisterhood Shuffle

6-8pm

CINO Deck

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Come out and meet the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Sigma Sigma and the Panhellenic Council for their first philanthropic event of the school year! Gain insight into the panhellenic recruitment process while putting together back to school bags for local elementary school students! Meet some sisters and make new friends!

 

NPHC Back to School Pool Bash

6-8pm

University Place Pool

Fraternity and Sorority Life

NPHC is kicking off the school year with a cool down at University Place! Kick back and relax with the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. with a BBQ, games & prizes, DJ and more!

 

Miss Coastal Pageant Interest Meeting

7pm

James J. Johnson (formerly Wall) Auditorium

Coastal Activities Board

Have you dreamed of being a beauty queen? Attend this interest meeting to find out how you can participate in one of Coastal’s newest traditions!

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Popsicles with Panhellenic

12-4pm

Prince Lawn

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Need to cool down? Stop for a Sweet Treat from the Panhellenic Council and member chapters in between classes!

 

Outdoor Movie: The Avengers

8pm

Prince Lawn

Coastal Activities Board

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki and his army. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson.

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Volleyball v. Butler

5pm

Student Recreation and Convocation Center

University Athletics

Students get in free to all home Athletic games with their CINO Card! For updated scores, schedules and statistics, visit goccusports.com.

 

Coastal Tie Dye

6-8pm

Woods Pavilion

University Housing

It’s back for another year! This is the biggest and best chance to turn your boring white t-shirt into a rainbow of fun. Join the main campus RA’s in an explosion of color that you’ll remember all year long.

 

Greek All-Campus BBQ

6-8pm

Woods Pavilion

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Enjoy free food and meet members of the Greek community!