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Family Weekend 2019

October 11-13, 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. 

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
Off-campus locations
Register to volunteer at https://habitatmb.volunteerhub.com/events/index 

Coastal Carolina likes to support our local area, and one organization we typically work with is Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested in giving back to the community while you are in town, we encourage you to volunteer with Habitat on Friday or Saturday. You can sign up at the link above.

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.

Myrtle Beach Safari Wild Encounters Tours Day or Night

During Coastal Carolina's family weekend we invite you 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 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! Safari experiences are available on October 12th and 14th.

To book please call us at 843-286-5081. Mention CCU Family Weekend and receive a $50 off per person discount. 

Ripley's Aquarium

During Family Weekend, take advantage of the discounted rates highlighted on this Ripley's flyer. Head down to Broadway at the Beach to enjoy some time at the aquarium. Make sure to take the flyer with you.

Friday

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

Loring Taoka’s work is an extension on the act of perception—the way we perceive visual elements, shapes, patterns and previously identified important characteristics. Using basic geometry as a point of departure, he creates overlapping, incomplete, and illusory shapes in various stages of flux. Squares fade into squares; circles are completed in a two-way mirror’s reflection; a rectangle is created by smaller rectangles; all asking us to question our senses.

Getting to town early? You're invited to attend a lecture on Oct. 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Check-in/Registration

3-8 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 items for Backpack Buddies. A list of requested items will be posted closer to the event.

Family Weekend Food Truck Festival
3-8 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., Lib Jackson Student Union, A-201

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
4-5 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
6 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union
Admission: free; bring your Family Weekend nametag

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-friendly entertainment - Act TBA
8 p.m., Wall 116

Alan Chamo is an award winning mentalist who combines Illusions, Mind reading and Hypnosis in a unique way. M1ND H4CK3R is a fast-paced, intimate, interactive, experience where you will spend as much time laughing as you do scratching your head, wondering “How the &#@$ did that just happen?”

Casino Night
8-11 p.m., Atheneum Hall, Room 105

You don't need money to have fun at CCU's Casino Night! Come enjoy this money-free event, and take a spin at the big wheel, play some blackjack table, or roll the dice at the roulette tables. Chips and cards will be provided.

Movie at the Union
9 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union
Admission: free; bring your Family Weekend nametag

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
9 a.m., Lib Jackson Student Union Rotunda

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

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. 

Deans and Doughnuts - Honors Program Family Members
9-10 a.m., Lobby of Chanticleer Annex

Family Weekend Deans and Doughnuts is a special rendition of our Friday Deans and Doughnuts event. Each Friday, the Deans of the HTC Honors College spend some time enjoying doughnuts and chatting about the future with your student. Now it is your turn to enjoy some doughnuts and conversations with the Deans.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Information Session
10 a.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union

Please join the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life as we meet and greet family, friends, and future members of the fraternity and sorority community. During this session we will outline our current statistics, review semester programs and events, and describe upcoming opportunities for members of our Greek organizations. We look forward to having family members on campus to share how the fraternity and sorority community is impacting Coastal Carolina University!

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.

Don't be Crabby: Paint and Unwind
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 (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. 

Rivertown Dine-Around
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Downtown Conway

Grab a fork and spend a Saturday afternoon eating in Downtown Conway!  The Rivertown Dine-Around on Saturday, October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a great opportunity for locals and visitors to sample the fabulous fare available in Downtown Conway.  After picking up a Dine-Around map at the Conway Visitor Center, hungry guests will visit participating restaurants that are offering a sampler menu with house specialties and exciting new menu options.  The mini-entrée items on the sampler menu start at just $2 and most items are not more than $4.  Complete information available at conwayalive.com.

Coffee Talk with the President
1 hour before tailgate, Wall 116

President David A. DeCenzo will extend his welcome to campus and provide an update on activities of the University. Provost Dan Ennis 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.

Family Weekend Tailgate
3 hours before game time, 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. Georgia State University
TBD, Brooks Stadium
Must purchase tickets separetely here. Type "FAMILY" in the Promo Code box.

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; bring your Family Weekend nametag

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.

Trivia Night
7:30 p.m., Lib Jackson Student Union, A-201
Admission: free

How much do you really know?!?! Come have your knowledge tested in a family-friend, team environment. Take on other Family Weekend attendees to see who knows the most. Prizes will be given for first and second place!

Movie at the Union - TBD
9 p.m., Coastal Theater, Lib Jackson Student Union
Admission: free; bring your Family Weekend nametag

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. 

 

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