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Families and Guests

We know that family and friends play an integral role in each of our graduates' education here at Coastal Carolina University. Now is the time for you to celebrate with your graduate. Please use the following information as a guide for an enjoyable commencement day.

#CCUGRAD Tribute Video

Graduation is the pinnacle of the Coastal Carolina University experience, and commencement is the longstanding tradition that celebrates that tremendous accomplishment! Express your excitement and pride via a video snippet for all to see on our social media platforms. So grab your phone and get started. Once you have filmed your video, fill out the #CCUGRAD Tribute Video Submission form to submit your video for consideration. We will share the chosen videos on CCU’s Commencement Facebook page @CCUGRAD and other CCU social channels on Thursday, Dec. 10. Videos must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Every video submitter will be entered into a drawing for a CCU diploma frame for their #CCUGRAD. 

#CCUGRAD Tribute Video Submission Form » 

Get Tickets from Your Graduate

While families and guests are invited to celebrate their graduate, tickets are required for commencement. Your graduate is responsible for obtaining these tickets and distributing them to you prior to the event. Graduates are eligible to claim four guest tickets for the ceremony. Guests will have assigned seats, which will be issued on a next best available seat basis when the graduate claims their tickets. Due to mandated guidelines, seating inside Brooks Stadium will consist of pods of four seats with each pod physically distanced 6-feet apart. Therefore, tickets are non-transferable and rush/additional tickets will not be available.  Ticket Information »

Parking and Shuttle Service

Campus traffic will be heavy and we urge guests to use the complimentary shuttle service. Parking and Shuttle Information »

Stadium Safety Measures

Coastal Carolina University received approval from the South Carolina Department of Commerce to host graduates and guests for the Fall 2020 commencement ceremony inside Brooks Stadium. The approval is in accordance with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s outline of a procedure for exceptions to gathering restrictions in an Executive Order. View Stadium Safety Measures »


Coastal Carolina University's commitment to accessibility also applies to all of our commencement ceremonies. We provide support for wheelchair users and sign language interpreters for graduates and guests. Accessibility Information »  


The Grand Strand offers a variety of hotel accommodations. Be sure to ask any hotel if they offer a discount for CCU's commencement. Accommodations » 


Whether you are interested in dining on campus or desire local cuisine, there are plenty of dining options to choose from during your stay. Dining Options »