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2020 New Student Orientation

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Registration for Orientation for Summer and Fall 2020 admits will open on Feb. 1, 2020.

All new students starting in Summer II or Fall 2020 are required to attend a two-day New Student Orientation program during the month of June.

During New Student Orientation students will receive their CINO Card, get their class schedule, meet with representatives from their academic college, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Student Life and many others.‌

  • June 15-16
  • June 16-17
  • June 17-18
  • June 18-19
  • June 22-23
  • June 23-24
  • June 24-25
  • June 25-26

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 who will be enrolling at Coastal, as well as current University students.

Sessions are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a session is at capacity, no more students will be able to register for it. Please do not make travel arrangements until you register for your session and receive your confirmation with your orientation date and information.

Once you register for the two-day New Student Orientation, you will receive an email confirmation within two business days. Make sure you read the confirmation in full and bring with you the Emergency Contact Form for University Housing as you will be spending the night in one of our residence halls.

Click here to view the New Student Orientation Schedule from Summer 2019. The Summer 2020 schedule will be posted by mid-February.

Check-in for New Student Orientation will be at the Lib Jackson Student Union beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Lib Jackson Student Union is number 6 on the campus map, and you should park in the GG parking lot which is located adjacent to Highway 501.

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 New Student Orientation is $155 per student and $20 per family member and/or guest. A confirmation will be emailed 1-2 business days after registration is received. Orientation fees are non-refundable.
  2. Complete your online pre-orientationAn online pre-orientation has been created especially for you. We recommend that you complete this pre-orientation prior to attending in-person orientation in order to get a jump start on your transition.
  3. Send your transcripts. Most academic departments begin working on students' class schedules prior to Orientation. In order to assure students are being placed in the correct courses, it is important that all final transcripts are received prior to Orientation.
  4. Submit your CINO Card photo. Go to the CINO Card website and upload a photo of yourself BEFORE Orientation. Once you do so, you will be able to pick up your CINO Card as soon as you check-in for Orientation at 7:30 a.m.
  5. Financial Aid Information: Ensure financial aid is in order prior to Orientation by following these helpful steps: Financial Aid Checklist.
  6. Make sure you are prepared for your Orientation session. Read the confirmation that was emailed to you, and watch this video.
  7. Travel to Coastal for New Student Orientation. Here are helpful directions and a campus map.
  8. Attend Orientation.
  9. Complete the New Student Checklist: After you attend New Student Orientation, make sure you complete all the items on the New Student Checklist. If you would like, you can get a head start on it now.