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Families and Guests

We know that family and friends play an integral role in each of our graduate’s education at Coastal Carolina University. This is one of the many reasons why we are excited to host Commencement Weekend, May 7-8, to collectively celebrate the accomplishments of the Spring Class of 2021. Please use the following information as a guide for an enjoyable and memorable Commencement Weekend!

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 beginning the week of May 3. Videos must be submitted by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 30, 2021. Every video submitter will be entered into a drawing for a CCU diploma frame for their #CCUGRAD.

Know when and where your #CCUGRAD is being celebrated.

Visit the Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events page for details.

#WeWill – CCU’s Public Health Education Campaign  

We Will (Why Will You?) is a public health education campaign that’s part of Coastal Carolina University’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the health and safety of all those attending and working Commencement Weekend, we will have safety measures in place throughout campus. Face coverings will be required and must be worn at all times while on campus. For a complete list of all the venue safety measures, visit the Events and Venues page.

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

While families and guests are invited to celebrate their graduate, tickets are required for the University Commencement and College Ceremonies at Brooks Stadium. Your graduate is responsible for obtaining these tickets and distributing them to you prior to the event. Graduates are eligible to claim four (4) 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 (4) seats with each pod physically distanced 6-feet apart. Therefore, tickets are non-transferable and rush/additional tickets will not be available. 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 including the YY lot on S.C. 544. The shuttles run two (2) hours prior to the start of the ceremony. View the Parking and Shuttle page for details.

Accessibility Services Provided During Commencement Weekend

Coastal Carolina University’s commitment to accessibility also applies to Commencement Weekend. 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 CCU Commencement Weekend. 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.