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Freshmen Orientation

All new First Year Students starting in the Fall of 2015 are required to attend a 2-Day Orientation program in the months of June or July prior to starting their classes. During this time Orientation students will meet with representatives from their academic college, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, the Office of the Registar, Student Life and many others.‌ Students will also be required to stay overnight in our on-campus residence halls between Day 1 and Day 2 of their Orientation. 

While at Orientation students will learn what it means to be a student at CCU, ways to get involved on campus, and traditions of the University. New students will also have the opportunity to meet other students that will be enrolling at Coastal as well as current University students. Also, during this time you will meet with your Academic Advisor and get your fall semester class schedule.

‌‌Check-in for Summer Orientation will be in the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center beginning at 7:30 a.m. The HTC Center is number 38 on the campus map

Required Emergency Contact Form. Please bring this form with you to Orientation Check-In. 

The Freshmen Orientation Schedule can be viewed here. You will receieve a more detailed schedule when you arrive at Orientation.

Next Steps

  1. Register for your session online: 
    Please note that you must pay the $100 enrollment deposit before you can register for Orientation. The fee for Summer Freshmen Orientation is $140 and allows each student to bring up to TWO guests with them to Orientation.  A written confirmation will be mailed 7-10 business days after registration is received. Orientation Fees are Non-refundable.  

  2. Placement Exams:
    Math Placement: Students will have the option of taking the math placement exam the evening before their orientation session beginning at 7 p.m. More information relating to the math placement exam and why students should HIGHLY consider taking the exam will be mailed to all students in April. In order to help you prepare for the math placement exam the Math Department has developed the following site.
  3. Send your transcripts:
    Most academic departments begin working on students' class schedules prior to Orientation. In order to assure that students are being placed in the correct courses it is important that all final transcripts are received prior to Orientation.

  4. Financial Aid Information:
    Ensure that Financial Aid is in order prior to Orientation by following these helpful steps: Financial Aid Checklist.

  5. Traveling to Coastal:
    Here are helpful directions and a campus map.

Summer Freshmen Orientation Dates
  • June 11 - 12, 2015
  • June 15 - 16, 2015
  • June 18 - 19, 2015
  • June 25 - 26, 2015
  • July 6 - 7, 2015
  • July 9 - 10, 2015
  • July 13 - 14, 2015
  • July 20 - 21, 2015
  • July 23 - July 24, 2015

Click here to register for Orientation!

Helpful Resources