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From the President

On behalf of Coastal Carolina University, I would like to invite you and your family to attend our 2017 Fall commencement ceremonies, to be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2 and 6 p.m. This is the most joyful and momentous occasion of the academic year, and one that will have special meaning as you watch your son or daughter receive a well-earned degree.

During the 2017 Fall commencement, your student will take his or her place in a long procession of Chanticleers, stretching back through the years to CCU's first four-year degree commencement in 1975 and, indeed, back to the day in 1954 when the institution first opened its doors. Commencement serves not only as a tribute to the enduring vibrancy of the Coastal Carolina University family, but also as a powerful symbol of our lifelong worldwide connections as Chanticleers. 

This website provides full details about the exciting events planned for December 15th.

Approximately 2,500 parents, family and friends will be arriving on campus within a short amount of time. In order to secure parking and seating, please plan accordingly. Also, we will be broadcasting the ceremony live on the internet, accessible through this website. 

I am proud of the achievements of the Class of 2017, and I look forward to sharing this important and memorable time with you and your family. 


Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D. 
President, Coastal Carolina University