Families and Guests

Families and Guests

We know that family and friends play an integral role in each of our graduates' education at Coastal Carolina University. This is one of many reasons why we are excited to host the fall commencement ceremonies, on Dec. 15, to collectively celebrate the accomplishments of the Fall Class of 2023. Please use the following information as a guide for an enjoyable commencement day.

Celebrate your #CCUGRAD with a creative 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. Videos must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. Every video submitter will be entered into a drawing for a CCU diploma frame for their #CCUGRAD. Submit a My #CCUGRAD Tribute Video »

How should CCU remember your graduate?

The perfect gift: Tell their story with a personalized commemorative CCU Brick, and become a permanent part of Coastal Carolina University's history. Your purchase is a fully tax-deductible donation to the university, and that's the best part! You're investing in far more than a sidewalk. Money raised through the CCU Brick campaign supports the CCU Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, providing a literal pathway to success for students.

Visit to order your CCU Brick today!

Don't forget to get your tickets from your #CCUGRAD!

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. View the claim tickets page for details »

Parking will be a breeze and our shuttle service will offer you some ease!

Parking is complimentary and no permits are needed. Directional parking signs will be located throughout campus to guide guests to the general parking areas.

CCU provides complimentary ADA-accessible shuttle service to and from the parking lots on campus. The shuttles run 90-minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. View the parking and shuttle page for details »

Accessibility Services Provided During Commencement

Coastal Carolina University's commitment to accessibility also applies to all our commencement ceremonies. View the accessibility page for details »

Book your stay!

The Grand Strand offers a variety of choices when it comes to selecting accommodations for your stay. When booking your stay, be sure to ask about special rates for guests attending CCU's Commencement. View the accommodations page for details »

Bon Appetit Y'all!

Whether you are interested in dining on campus or desire local cuisine, there are plenty of dining options to choose from during your stay. View the dining page for details »