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Apr 5

All weekend, April 5-7 @ CCU Main Campus
Registration fee determined on activities desired.

Advance registration will close on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Register here

Registration includes all of the events below except those listed with an additional fee. Current CCU students are free with the registration of a family member. T-shirts are for sale in advance and at check-in; however, quantities are limited. We will be selling Youth S to Adult 4X.

All Weekend

Workout in the HTC Center
HTC Center

Lift some weights, take a class, or simply take a few laps on the track with your student. Take the opportunity to workout with your student for free at our beautiful HTC Center during Family Weekend. Your student has free access all the time, and we would love for you to reconnect with him/her/them over a workout.

 

Mini-golf Outing
Myrtle Beach Family Golf (any location)
$10 per person

Interested in a little friendly competition? Myrtle Beach is a classic beach get-a-way for millions of people each year, and it wouldn't be the same without a plethora of mini golf courses. We hope you will enjoy a round of mini golf with the family while you are in town for Family Weekend or any other weekend beore the end of the calendar year. Purchase your tickets through the Office of New Student & Family Programs (Family Weekend registration), and a portion of your ticket cost will go to support the Family Fund.

 

Escape! Myrtle Beach
606 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Nothing says family bonding like trying to escape a room or going on an Amazing Race style tour of the city. Get 20 percent off using code CCU20 at Escape! Myrtle Beach.

 

Friday


Art Gallery Exhibit - Senior Setup
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday—Friday, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Each spring, our graphic design students exhibit their work during the month of April in order to show off their masterpieces. During the Spring Family Reunion, the seniors will be installing their exhibits. Come see what it takes to put an art show together! The exhibit officially opens on Monday, April 8.

 

Check-in/Registration
3 to 8:30 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda

Meet with your student and catch your breath! Check in, enjoy some refreshments, and pick up your official Family Reunion nametag(s) and get any last minute directions. Forget to pre-order your Family Reunion T-shirt? T-shirts will be available for sale – while supplies last. Should you miss the registration session, check in from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday in the Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda. NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into all registered Family Reunion events.

 

Movie at the Union - Movie TBD
6 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Head to the Coastal Theater, grab some free popcorn and enjoy the show! Your CCU student will also get in free as long as they are with you.

 

Pelican's Baseball Game
Time: TBD, TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Avenue N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Optional event: $12 per person

Just because the Chanticleers are not in town, does not mean you can't get your baseball fix while you are here. Join the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for opening weekend. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

 

Trivia Night
7 p.m., CINO Grille

How much do you really know? You think you are a smarty pants? Come have your knowledge tested at this family-friendly trivia night. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams.

 

Movie at the Union - Movie TBD
9 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Head to the Coastal Theater, grab some free popcorn and enjoy the show! Your CCU student will also get in free as long as they are with you.

 

Saturday


Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m., Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda

Stop by the Rotunda to grab a quick bite to eat before you start your day.

 

Late Check-in/Registration
9 a.m. to noon, Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda

Meet with your student and catch your breath! Check in, enjoy some refreshments, and pick up your official Family Reunion nametag(s) and get any last minute directions. Forget to pre-order your Family Reunion T-shirt? T-shirts will be available for sale – while supplies last. NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into all registered Family Reunion events.

 

Coffee Talk with the President
9 a.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

President David A. DeCenzo will extend his welcome to campus and provide an update on activities of the University. Provost Ralph Byington will give a brief overview of activities and accomplishments within each of the colleges. The University Update will be followed by coffee and informal conversations in the Rotunda with the academic deans and faculty from various colleges.

 

U.S. National Whitewater Center Trip
Transportation provided to the center in Charlotte, NC
Optional event: $60 per person

Join us for a trip to the US National Whitewater Center! Participants will get a day pass that allows you to participate in any and all activities: whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, zip lines and ropes courses. The activities you do are up to you!

 

Waties Island Visit
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waties Island, Park at the Harbourgate Marina
Optional event: $10 per person

The Waties property is an outstanding example of undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks and upland woods. Surrounded by a rapidly urbanizing environment, Waties Island is becoming increasingly significant for research, monitoring and education about the natural coastal habitat. The island is a very dynamic place. Since 1989, the South Carolina coastline had been affected by eight hurricanes, as well as several tropical storms and “nor’easters”. As a result, change is the rule rather than the exception. This makes Waties Island an excellent outdoor laboratory in which to study natural coastal processes. Enjoy a breathtaking visit with our faculty and students who are actively involved in research on the island.

 

Conway Historical Guided Walking Tour
10 a.m. (arrive by 9:45 a.m.), Conway Visitor Center, 428 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
Optional event: $6

A casual stroll around town uncovers a treasure trove of historic sites and some of the area’s finest eateries. Downtown Conway is full of inviting shops worthy of the most discriminating shopper. The City of Conway merchants are proud to welcome Family Weekend visitors and University guests.

 

Paint and Unwind - Don't be Crabby!
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union, Room A-201
Optional event: $20

Get ready to paint as the artists from Paint and Unwined, Murrells Inlet assist you in creating your crabby masterpiece (11"x14"). There will be aprons available but please be aware that acrylic will not come out of clothing, so wear appropriate and comfortable clothing.

 

Relay for Life
Noon to midnight, Blanton Park

Relay for Life is a grass roots, community-based team event. Although every Relay for Life event is different, they do have a few things in common: Opening Ceremony, Survivor/Caregiver Walk, Luminaria Ceremony, and Closing Ceremony. Come out to see what all the hype is about, walk, and help Coastal reach our goal of $100,000.

 

Pool Tournament
3 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union, Game Room

Enter Coastal Carolina's first-ever family pool tournament with your student. This two-on-two tournament will give you the chance to bond with your student while connecting with others. The winner will take home a prize. Enter the tournament at check-in on Friday/Saturday or arrive by 2:45 p.m. to do so.

 

CCU Spring Game Tailgate
Time: 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Optional event: $15 per person

In partnership with the Coastal Athletic Foundation, we invite you to attend the Spring Game Tailgate. Enjoy food, fun, and fellowship ahead of watching our Chanticleers prepare to tackle the 2019 season. Purchase your tickets to this event here.

 

CCU Football Spring Game
Time: noon; Brooks Stadium
FREE event

Come cheer on the Chanticleers while they take on each other in order to prepare for the upcoming season. See some of the prep work that goes into getting our team ready to hit the teal turf again in August.

 

Pelican's Baseball Game
Time: TBD, TicketReturn.com Field, 1251 21st Avenue N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Optional event: $12 per person

Just because the Chanticleers are not in town, does not mean you can't get your baseball fix while you are here. Join the Myrtle Beach Pelicans for opening weekend. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a Class A Advanced Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

 

Movie at the Union - Movie TBD
6 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Head to the Coastal Theater, grab some free popcorn and enjoy the show! Your CCU student will also get in free as long as they are with you.

 

Casino Night
7 to 10 p.m., location: TBD

Whether you are an experience gambler or have never done so before, come out to this family-friendly Casino Night. Play some cards, roll the dice, have some fun, and maybe even win some prizes.

 

Movie at the Union - Movie TBD
9 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Head to the Coastal Theater, grab some free popcorn and enjoy the show! Your CCU student will also get in free as long as they are with you.

 

Sunday


Sprint Triathlon
Williams Brice Pool
Optional event: Prices vary

Coastal Carolina University is hosting its 26th annual triathlon April 7, 2019. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff as well as the general public. This sprint triathlon consists of a 300 yard swim, an 11 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run. For more information or to register, click here.

 

If you have any suggestions, comments or ideas to improve this event, simply email your input to orientation@coastal.edu.

Contact Office of Student Life for additional information