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Congratulations, you've made it to your last semester! Commencement is right around the corner, so make the time you have left at CCU be memorable!

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Sock'Em, Bust'Em, That's Our Custom, Coastal Carolina!
CCU Football Home Opener vs. Eatern Michigan
Aug. 31, at 3:30 p.m.
Brooks Stadium

Attend the football home opener vs. Eastern Michigan in the newly renovated Brooks Stadium. For more information, visit »

Take a Break, and Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
Sept. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hunington Beach State Park

Join @ccuoutdoors for a day of fun at Huntington Beach State Park, S.C. The park boasts a two-mile Sandpiper Pond Trail ideal for hiking, and the ¼-mile Kerrigan Trail and numerous boardwalks extend out into the saltmarsh and freshwater lagoon for exceptional wildlife viewing. Other activities include geocaching, swimming, and a tour of Atalaya Castle. Bagged lunch and transportation provided.  To register, visit CCU Outdoor Adventures »

Cultural Arts Celebration
Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Spadoni Park

This annual cultural festival highlights the music, history, dance art and food of many countries across the globe. The entire CCU community celebrates a myriad of cultures that form our world.

Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Derreck Kayongo
Sept. 24, at 3:30 p.m.
Johnson Auditorium, Wall 116

The Office of the Provost presents a lecture by Derreck Kayongo, visiting lecturer and former CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, as an honorary distinguished CCU scholar. Kayongo was a Ugandan refugee who became an entrepreneur and has had a global impact as a humanitarian. Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project, a group that recycles used hotel soap and redistributes it to impoverished nations across the world. Kayongo is also a member of the board of trustees for Helen Keller International, an organization committed to improving the lives of those with sight impairments. For more information, visit the CCU Cultural Arts Calendar » 

Bright Star
Thursday, Oct. 10-Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 13, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 - Saturday, Oct. 19, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wheelwright Auditorium

The CCU Department of Theatre presents Bright Star, a new work with a country and bluegrass score from Academy Award-winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winner Edie Brickell. Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s, directed by Adam Pelty, associate chair and assistant professor in the Department of Theatre. For more information, visit the CCU Cultural Arts Calendar »

We Are a Family
CCU Family Weekend
Oct. 11-13, 2019

Invite your family to expewrience your last Family Weekend as a CCU Student! For more information, visit »  

Sunset/Moonlight Kayak Trip
Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m.
Dowtown Conway

Paddle with @ccuoutdoors  on a 2-hour Waccamaw River Tour through the peaceful and wild swamps of the low country in Downtown Conway. To register, visit CCU Outdoors Adventure »

The Black Sheep of The Black Sheep
Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
Johnson Auditorium

Issac Bailey, Harvard Nieman Fellow and James K. Batten Professor of Journalism at Davidson College, presents a lecture on the interrelationship of race and the criminal justice system. Author of the critically acclaimed book My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty and Racism in the American South (2018), Bailey shares personal insights into the devastating effects of the prison system on the incarcerated, their loved ones and society as a whole. For more information, visit the CCU Cultural Arts Calendar »

Oct. 30, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
HTC Center

Meet the teams! Chanticleer men’s and women’s basketball teams will be on hand for a fun filled night of free games, prizes, and action. Don’t miss out!

There's No Place Like Home!
Homecoming Weekend
Nov. 1-3, 2019

Enjoy all the activities leading up to CCU homecoming, and attend the homecoming game vs Troy Saturday, Nov. 2. For more information, visit CCU Homecoming »

Rock the Wall
Nov. 6, 5-9 p.m.
HTC Center

Join @ccuoutdoors at the HTC Student Recreation Center climbing wall for competitions, games, prizes and snacks! New climbers welcome! All equipment provided. No registration necessary.

Ask a Young Person
Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m.
Lackey Chapel

Institute (OLLI), the Jackson Family Center presents a panel of Jackson Scholars and undergraduate students that deconstructs popular colloquialisms of the Gen Z vocabulary such as “clap back,” “side hustle” and “spill the tea.” The panel represents a broad cross section of CCU’s diverse undergraduate population, and panelists field questions submitted by OLLI students before opening the discussion to the audience. For more information, visit the CCU Cultural Arts Calendar »

Oh, What Fun!
Dec. 3, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Blanton Park

Attend the annual Holiday Park Lighting on Blanton Park. Enjoy festive food, merry music, and a gamut of games and activities. Ring the holiday season with Teal Nation!


Senior Checklist 

Schedule an advising appointment
Meet with your academic adviser, and discuss your program evaluation and any degree and/or program requirements that must be completed before the commencement ceremony of the graduation term. » 
Apply for Graduation
You can apply for graduation online through Web Advisor.
Applying for Graduation »
Update your Personal Information
After submitting your application, if anything changes (such as mailing address or name changes prior to graduation), please notify the Office of the Registrar, located in Baxley Hall, Room 222, as soon as possible.
Attend Grad Fair
Grad Fair will be held in the Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda on Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is designed to provide students with a one-stop fair-like atmosphere where they can take care of all their commencement needs at once.
More Information »
Attend a Senior Meeting
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 2020, 4-5 p.m.
Both meetings will be held in the Lib Jackson Student Union Theater. Graduate candidates are encouraged to attend one of these meetings to hear important information regarding commencement day.
View Important Dates »
Order your Regalia
Oak Hall is the official vendor of Coastal Carolina University commencement regalia. Regalia must be ordered by Sunday, April 19, 2020. Order Regalia »   
Claim your Commencement Tickets
Eligible graduates may claim six (6) initial tickets to the commencement ceremony. Eligible graduates will receive an email to their CCU email from Coastal Arts with the Subject: Spring 2020 Commencement Tickets, before April 7. Tickets will be available starting at 9 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Access to the initial tickets will continue until 4 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Claim Tickets »
Review your Student Account 
Don’t let a library fee or an overdue parking ticket prevent you from graduating. Make sure any holds against your student account are removed before commencement. To find out if your account has any holds, visit Webadvisor (under “Student Accounts – Financial Services”). 

Senior Resources

Up-to-date Commencement Information 
Facebook @CCUGrads
Have a question about commencement?
Contact the Office of Special Events at or 843-349-2811

Career Services Center 
Lib Jackson Student Union, Room A-203

The Alumni Association
843-349-ALUM (2586) or
Facebook @ccualumni
Instagram @coastalalumni
Twitter @CoastalAlumni
LinkedIn @CCU Alumni

Office of the Registrar
Baxley Hall, Room 222
843-349-2019 or

The Chanticleer Bookstore 
HTC Center 
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