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Things You Need to Know First

Username and Password 

The sooner you get your username and password, the easier things are when you arrive on campus and before so you can plan for the academic year. 

Your username and password allow you to access CCU online information:  

  • Moodle (CCU’s course management system) 
  • Microsoft Office 365 to access CCU email remotely and to access latest versions of Office 
  • WebAdvisor (for class rosters, class schedules, advisees, grading and pay advices) 
  • Mandatory Training sessions (to be completed within 30 days of the initial notice) 
  • and more  

In order to get your Username and Password, you need to return the signed offer letter (letter from the Provost) along with the Computer Usage Form and ID Summary/Emergency Data Form.  Once these documents are received by HREO, it will take up to 48 hours to then generate your username and password.  Please contact Shri Chabba at 843-349-2032 in our ITS department for your username/temporary password. You will then go to to set up your account. (HINT: Please give HREO a personal email address to use. Many universities will shut down an email account once you have resigned/graduated. A personal email allows us and HREO to send you the information you need directly to you.)   

University Identification Card  CINO Card  

The CINO Card—CINO stands for Coastal is Number One—is the official ID of Coastal Carolina University. CINO made in the CINO Campus Card Office in Lib Jackson Student Union A103. Your CINO Card may also be used as a cash card if you wish to deposit funds in your campus account. The CINO Card website contains information about using the CINO card as a cash card, locations where the card is accepted and an FAQ.  

Campus Map 

During the New Faculty Orientation, we suggest you park in Parking Lots “S,” “B,” or “R” Wall Building on Friday, August 16 and in Parking Lots “J,” “G,” “KK, or “QQ.” Parking lots can be found on the interactive and printable Campus Map. 

Traffic and Parking Regulations 

To receive your faculty parking decal, go to the Department of Public Safety (#51 on your Campus Map) with your official University photo ID (CINO Card) and your vehicle registration. You can also purchase a barcode if you wish to park in the gated lots.   

Your vehicle must show a current faculty/staff decal issued by the Department of Public Safety. Please park only in areas designated for faculty/staff when available. Faculty may park in any space except those designated as Visitor, Handicap and Reserved spaces and other designated restricted spaces, such as loading and fire zones. The first two faculty/staff parking decals are free; there is a cost for additional decals. For more information on traffic regulations, parking map, or to purchase decals online, visit Public Safety’s Traffic and Parking Information website. 

Order a parking decal online or in person at the Department of Public Safety at 255 University Blvd. To apply for a decal, you will need your vehicle registration and a photo I.D. (either CCU ID or driver’s license). Please note that some faculty parking lots are gated and require an additional fee and barcode decal available from Public Safety. For more information on decals and regulations related to fines and towing, visit the Public Safety website. Vehicles illegally parked in designated tow zones are subject to removal by an off-campus tow company. Faculty are responsible for paying any fines associated with towing and for paying tickets received for parking illegally. 

Chant 411 

Have questions? Just ask Chant411! This is a central point of contact for faculty, staff, families, students and visitors who want a question answered or need campus guidance. You can text, call, email, tweet, Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook with Chant411. This is a great service and they will quickly respond to help you get your questions answered. 

Employee Mandatory Training 

All new employees have a required series of compliance/mandatory training within 30 days of initial notice. The training provides links and resources are online and may provide useful information to you in specific circumstances. More information can be found on the Training, Development and Service Excellence website, and you can access a list of training that you are specifically required to complete at My Training with your user ID and password. The mandatory sessions are Compliance and Ethics, FERPA, General Safety, Information Security Awareness, Protection of Minors, S.A.F.E Response to Violence (formerly Active Shooter), Sexual Harassment, and Title IX. 

CCU Alert – Text/Email Alerts  
Coastal Carolina University will contact you if there is an emergency through texts and/or emails. We highly recommend registering CCU Alert when you get your username and password. 

Moodle – Course Management System 

Moodle is the University’s online course management system that can be used with any course to deliver course content (online assignments, quizzes and surveys, study guides, video clips and more). Visit the Moodle Resources Page for faculty to find out more informationUse the Faculty Help Request Form for Moodle questions or issues or email Faculty may request (login required) that courses be added to Moodle at any time during the year; early requests are welcome. Moodle training and helpdesk services are provided by the Coastal Office of Online Learning. 

WebAdvisor – for class rosters, class schedules, advisees, grading and pay advices 

WebAdvisor is the interface to access and update information on the university’s shared integrated database. For faculty, this information includes class schedules, class rosters, absence reporting, entering earned grades, information on advisees (grades, e-mail, telephone, etc.) and an efficient way to e-mail your students by class or advisee roster. For students, this information includes registration, grades, transcripts, class schedules, financial aid and payments, account profiles, etc. There are additional functions for University employees, prospective students, and parents. Some information may be accessed by anyone, such as a class search. Access to confidential information requires you to log-in with a user ID and password. For online guides and instructions go to the Webadvisor for Faculty website. 

Academic Calendar (2020-2021) 

The interactive official Academic Calendar has important dates during the upcoming academic year. This calendar is set up so that you can add the elements within the calendar to your Outlook calendar and get email and text reminders of events. You can view this dynamic calendar in columns, tables or by month as well as add the dates to your calendar or set up email reminders.   

Final Exam Schedules  

The exam schedules for the Fall 2021 are posted through the Office of the Registrar.