Family Orientation, Fall 2020 - Coastal Carolina University
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Family Orientation for Fall 2020 Admits

New Student and Family Programs will offer a virtual Family Orientation in order for us to share information with you about the University as well as tools to help you and your student make a smooth transition to Coastal Carolina University. We will be sending all registered family members virtual content to view, provide Q&A opportunities throughout the summer, and access to affinity spaces where you will be invited to connect with family members of other incoming students.

The cost for our virtual family orientation is $10 per family member.

Components of the 2020 Family Orientation

Family Experience Portal Virtual Content

Through our campus’ family experience portal, you will have the opportunity to learn about all the offices, academic departments, and services you would have learned about if you were to have come to campus for orientation. You will be able to pick and choose the topics you want and need to learn more about. Content will be posted to the portal every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from June 15 through August 12. View the virtual content schedule so you will know when you can expect to see the content posted.

Having trouble accessing the portal? Check out the directions for accessing the Family Experience Portal.

Teal Tuesday Talks

We will offer live Q&A webinars from June 15 through August 11 in order to make sure all of your questions are answered by the experts in those areas. If you aren’t available for the live session on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., you will be able to view the content on demand starting the next day. An email will be sent to all family orientation registrants the Friday before the session. If you do not receive that link, do not hesitate to email us at orientation@coastal.edu. The topics and dates for these sessions can be found on our Teal Tuesday Talks schedule.

Affinity Groups

Just like your students would have made connections with their peers at an in-person orientation, we know you would have had the chance to do so, too. In an effort to allow for those connections to be made, we will be offering affinity group meetings from June 22 through August 8. All of these sessions will take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m., and the Affinity Groups schedule provides you with the groups for each session. The link for each open forum can be found in the Events section on your Family Experience Portal. If there are affinity group spaces you would like us to offer that we are not, please let us know, and we will see what we can do to accommodate your request.

You can view all three Family Orientation Schedules rather than viewing each one separately in the descriptions above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Family Orientation Questions

Responses to FAQs

What if I’m already signed up for orientation through our portal?

Great! Then you will automatically be signed up for the virtual Family Orientation which will include online education in June, July and early August.

My student hasn’t registered yet.

That is ok! There is still time to register and join the New C.H.A.N.T. Experience. Follow this link for all the information: https://www.coastal.edu/nsfp/orientation/chantexperience/. You will be able to register at the same time for $10 for our virtual Family Orientation experience.

How do I cancel my Family & Guest Orientation reservation?

Family and guest reservations cannot be cancelled, but you can change the names of those attending by asking your student to log onto their WebAdvisor account and making the changes under the Update 2020 Orientation Registration link or by calling our office at 843-349-2027.