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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 XS 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.

Dave & Buster’s Outing
1322 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Pick up some coupons when you check in to Family Weekend and head down to Broadway at the Beach to enjoy a meal and play some games at Dave & Buster’s. With a full menu, tons of massive HDTVS, and hundreds of games, Dave & Busters offers something for all ages to enjoy.

Wild Encounters Tour
Myrtle Beach Safari

You are invited to come visit our family! This is your chance to meet and interact with some of the world’s most amazing and iconic creatures. Feed an elephant, play with tiger cubs, watch an eagle soar, monkey around with great apes, and meet a Liger, the world’s biggest cat! Located on 50 acres of tropical paradise, this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience can only be had at the Myrtle Beach Safari. To book visit http://myrtlebeachsafari.com/tour-pricing-photo-packages/

Use promo code "coastalfamilyweekend" to receive $100 off per guest; offer valid during Family Weekend only.

Friday

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

TBA

Check-in/Registration

3 to 8:30 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda
*Discount tickets to Dave & Busters will be available

Meet with your student and catch your breath! Check in, enjoy some refreshments, and pick up your official Family Weekend nametag(s) and get any last minute directions. Forget to pre-order your Family Weekend 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 Weekend events. 

At check-in/registration, we will be collecting food items to be donated to Coastal Carolina University's Food Pantry. The food pantry is available to all Coastal students who need food for whatever reason, no questions asked. If you are able, we ask that you make a contribution to support our students. The most needed/popular items are pasta and pasta sauces, cereal, cereal bars, shelf-stable milk, rice, canned tuna, canned meat, granola/protein bars, microwave meals, soups and canned fruit.

Family Weekend Food Truck Festival
3 to 8 p.m., Spadoni Park
Food vouchers available in your check in materials for all registered guests (excluding CCU student); cash accepted on site.

Enjoy various street food in Spadoni Park while partaking in or watching a cornhole tournament. 

Feel the Teal: CCU History & Tradition
3:30 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Learn more about CCU’s history and traditions since “the college” was established in 1954. During this informational session, you can expect high levels of enthusiasm, handouts, a PowerPoint and an interactive game of CCU History & Traditions jeopardy. After the session, you will be able to identify the history of CCU, distinguish various traditions that have evolved at CCU, and show history and traditions knowledge during the game of CCU jeopardy. So, if you’re competitive, make sure you brush up on your history prior to this session!

Club K (Kimbel Library) Tour
4 to 5 p.m.; tour starts at the Information Desk every 15 minutes

Explore and learn about where your student spends a lot of their time studying and/or spending time with friends. Kimbel Library offers an array of resources that we would love to share with you.

Cornhole Tournament
5:30 p.m., Spadoni Park
$10 per two-person team; advance or on-site registration required

The tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Spadoni Park (area in between Wheelwright, Starbucks, and the Lib Jackson Student Union). Cash prize for first and second place.

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

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.

Family Weekend Opening Act (TBD)
8 p.m., Wheelwright Auditorium

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

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

Annual Family Weekend Golf Tournament
The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University
107 Citadel Drive, Conway
8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start
(Arrive by 7:30 a.m. to check in and hit range balls.)
Register by calling 843-349-6600

Parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University all enjoy this annual tournament. Included in the tournament fee is a cookout lunch, bucket of range balls and prizes. Format is a two-man scramble.

  • $200 per team
  • Call the Pro Shop to sign up at 843-349-6600

Late Check-in/Registration
9 a.m. to noon, Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda
*Discount tickets to Dave & Busters will be available

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

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. 

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.

Waties Island Visit
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waties Island
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., Conway Visitor Center
Optional event: $6 per person

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 with Chauncey
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union, Room A-201
Optional event: $20 per person

Get ready to paint as the artists from Paint and Unwined, Murrells Inlet assist you in creating your masterpiece of Chauncey (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.

Climb On
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., HTC Student Recreation Center

Join us at the rock wall for some pre-kickoff fun! Whether you’re a new, experienced or veteran climber, we cater to all your needs. All equipment and instruction will be provided. 

Family Weekend Tailgate
time TBD, Wall horseshoe

President David A. DeCenzo and Mrs. Terri DeCenzo invite you to join them, along with administration and faculty, at the annual tailgate picnic. Enjoy your pre-game meal with other families and converse with representatives from each of the colleges. Food and drinks are provided.

Football Game vs. University of Louisiana Monroe
Brooks Stadium
Must purchase tickets separetely here starting on August 25.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis and can be purchased through the Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are NOT included in the Family Weekend registration. Tickets should have been purchased prior to game day. If tickets are still available on game day, they may be purchased at Brooks Stadium Ticket Office.  Recognition of our CCU Family of the Year will take place during the game.

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

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.

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

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

President’s Drop-in Breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m., Field House, Room 315, Brooks Stadium
Optional event: $8 per person

Wrap up an exciting weekend at Coastal Carolina University with a delicious breakfast buffet overlooking the teal turf hosted by President David A. DeCenzo and Mrs. Terri DeCenzo. 

 

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