Fall Transfer Orientation

Summer 2024 Transfer Student Orientation

Orientation Leadership students

All new students starting in Fall 2024 are required to complete an orientation experience consisting of an in person experience as well as online modules.

All incoming Transfer students must complete both the in-person orientation experience and our online orientation modules.

Any other new students who meets the following criteria will complete the Online Orientation Modules only.

  • Online Degree Programs (Click here to see a list of online programs)
  • International Students
  • Admitted for Spring II, Fall II, Maymester, Summer I, Summer II
  • Registering for orientation after all in-person sessions have been completed

Orientation at Coastal Carolina University consists of 3 parts which are explained below.

1. Online Orientation Modules:

This self-paced orientation will allow you to learn about the academic programs and student life services at CCU. It will take you approximately one hour to complete the orientation, and you do have the option to stop and restart as needed. In order to access the online orientation modules, make sure you have your CCU login credentials. You will have access to the program within 1 hour of registering for your orientation. Once you have successfully completed all the parts of the online orientation, you will be ready to join us for classes. 

2. In-Person Orientation: 

All new students are also required to attend an in-person one-day orientation program on campus. Students will meet with representatives from various offices and academic departments as well as connect with other incoming students. Attendance at all sessions is required for new students. Attendance for family members at the concurrent family orientation component is optional and costs an additional $30 per family member (paid for during the student registration process).

3. Teal Nation Welcome

Teal Nation Welcome is the final culmination of programs as you begin your journey as a Chanticleer! It is a week long program beginning with move-in and continuing through the first week of classes. Teal Nation Welcome helps students get connected to people on campus and make the university feel like home. There are some mandatory programming for transfer students. You will receive more information closer to August.

2024 In-Person Transfer Orientation Dates

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Wednesday, July 10, 2024


All sessions have a limited number of seats available and will close once a session is full.

Orientation will begin at 7:15am with Check-in on Day 1 of your session. We ask that you arrive to CCU by 7am. Check-in will take place at the CCU Belltower on campus next to the Lib Jackson Student Union. If you are traveling by plane, we suggest arriving to the Conway/Myrtle Beach area the night before your session. Day 2 will end by 2pm so please book travel after 4pm to give yourself enough time to get on the road.

Please do not make any travel arrangements unless you have registered for Orientation and received a confirmation email. The Office of Orientation, Transition, & Family Programs is not responsible for any financial consequences incurred by booking travel prior to orientation registration confirmation.

Orientation Refund Policy

The Office of Orientation, Transition, & Family Programs will not be issuing refunds for orientation fees/charges. All charges are final.

You will need your CCU email address and password in order to register for Orientation.

Your email address is your username@coastal.edu, and your password is the same password you use to log into MyCCU.

If you need assistance with your username or password, you can email admissions@coastal.edu.

You can also submit an online service request or contact Student Computing Services by text at 843-733-7234 or phone 843-349-2220.

The orientation fee was paid at the time you accepted your admission offer to CCU. However, if you plan to register a parent/family member for Family Orientation or opt into any of the orientation extras like the overnight stay, then you will need to pay for those charges to complete the registration process.

You can always return to your orientation registration page again to make changes up until the closing date for your desired session.

Registration opens on April 15, 2024 at 3pm.


Please do not make any travel arrangements unless you have registered for an Orientation session and received a confirmation. 

The Office of Orientation, Transition, and Family Programs is not responsible for any financial consequences incurred by booking travel prior to orientation registration confirmation.

Once you register for the New Student Orientation program, you will receive an email confirmation to your CCU email address. Make sure you read the confirmation in full as it will include important information about your next steps.

*We are experiencing some issues with confirmation emails not being sent out once you submit your registration. We are working on this issue with our IT department and will send those out to folks as soon as we can. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Updated 4/16/2024

Transfer students will register for classes before attending their in-person orientation session. Transfer students should complete the form linked below and send the completed form in an email to their advisor. Advisor information is in the link below based on major.

TransferAdvisingForm (right click and open in new tab)

TransferAdvisorList24 (right click and open in new tab)

For additional information, please contact aberler@coastal.edu.

Since Transfer Student Orientation is a 1 day program, there are no overnight accommodations on campus for students or family members/guests. 

You can visit Coastal Carolina University – Campus Travel Management for discounted local accommodations.

The Office of Orientation, Transition, & Family Programs does not endorse any specific accommodation.

What Can You Expect at Orientation

Each Orientation session provides students and their families/guests with an variety of sessions to help support them in the transition to CCU. The following list below is a sample of many sessions you will have the chance to partake in. The full orientation schedule will be available closer to the start of summer. Students and families/guests will attend some sessions together and some separately. 

  • Welcome from University Leadership
  • Health, Wellness, Student Involvement, and Belonging
  • College Life Experience for Residential and Commuter Students
  • Small Group Meetings with your Orientation Leader
  • Teal Nation Expectations and Public Safety
  • CCU Dining
  • One Stop Shop with Financial Aid & Student Accounts
  • CHANT411
  • Campus Tours
  • Academic Advising
  • Artificial Intelligence and Chat GPT
  • Academic College Meetings
  • Athletics and Spirit/Traditions

Your major is listed in the system will be displayed on the registration form. 

All major changes should be requested no later than 2 weeks prior to your selected orientation session.

Requesting a major change (or changing/adding a minor) is done via a major change form and can be found by clicking this link https://www.coastal.edu/forms/programchange.php

Only use the Major Change Form above if you need to switch your major. If when you go to register for orientation and the major is the correct one you which to pursue at CCU, no further action is needed.

Orientation, Transition, and Family Programs offers a Family Orientation for the family members of incoming students as a tool to share valuable information about the University and to help you and your students make a smooth transition to Coastal. 

Family orientation consists of two components and is completely optional:  

  1. Online Orientation Modules
    • This self-paced orientation will provide a comprehensive overview of programs and services available to your student at CCU. This online orientation experience is the exact same module that your student is required to complete. We find it helpful for family members to see and experience the same information and delivery method, as it allows for post-experience discussion and reinforces our desire to partner with you in supporting your student’s success.
    • Family members may create an account through the following link Create a Family Account for the Online Orientation Experience.
  2. Two Day In-Person Orientation (coincides with your student's registered session).  
    • While participation/attendance at Orientation is required for new students, it is optional for family members. Family members who choose to attend the on-campus program with their new Chanticleer will attend some sessions with their student and some sessions separately. Student and Family participants will meet with representatives from various offices and academic departments as well as connect with other incoming students and families. 

For Summer 2024, students can register 2 family members/supports to join them at their in-person session. The cost per family member is $45 and is due at the time of registration.

Schedules and Other Important Information For Attending Orientation

Transfer Orientation Student Schedule 2024

Transfer Orientation Family Schedule 2024


Parking and directional maps for Summer 2024 coming soon!

Use this map for a general overview of campus - CCUCampusMapKey

CCU Orientation will be using the Guidebook app to provide a variety of information throughout the orientation process including maps, a detailed version of the schedule, and much more. 

Please follow these steps to set up the CCU Orientation Guidebook:

  • Download the Guidebook app through the Apple Store or Google Play Store.
  • Open the app and search locate the "Have a Passphrase button" on the Find Guides Page.
  • Click the button and enter the specific CCU passphrase (spelling and spacing matters)
  • Click download guide and then click open 
  • Open the Coastal Carolina University Summer Orientation Guidebook

Passphrase is coming soon!

Next Steps for After Orientation

The CINO Card is the University's official photo identification card.

You MUST upload your CINO card photo through the Get Mobile app (Apple, Android) or the CINO Card website BEFORE July 30, 2024.

You will not receive your CINO Card at Orientation. You will receive your CINO Card during move-in weekend if you previously uploaded your photo. Commuter students will be able to pick up their CINO Cards by stopping by the CINO Card Office in Sands Hall (across from the HTC Center) anytime during business hours

The University requires that students provide proof of immunization AND complete all required Student Heath Services forms prior to your arrival for the Fall 2024 semester. All Immunization records must be verified, signed and/or stamped by a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or the health care facility. Your immunization record must include the month, day and year the vaccine was given. All immunization records must be submitted in English. 

For the health and safety of the campus community, Coastal Carolina University requires the following immunizations prior to attending the University:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) doses 1 and 2
    • 2 doses required at least 28 days apart for students born after 1957 or later and all health sciences students
    • First dose is given at age 12 months or later.
    • Second dose is given at least 28 days after the first dose.
  • Tetanus (Td or Tdap) vaccination within the last 10 years
  • TB Risk Assessment Form must be completed, signed, and dated.
  • If under the age of 25 and living in University Housing, a Meningococcal Vaccine or a declination waiver is required
  • CCU will not require the COVID vaccine for students but it is one of the recommended immunizations.

For more information please visit the University Immunization Requirements webpage.

Uploading Immunization Records

All immunization records must be uploaded to the student's file with Student Heath Services. In order to submit your Immunization Documentation, please visit Upload Immunization Records page. There is also a PDF created at the bottom of this page linked in the “Click HERE for a step-by-step walk through with screenshots” text that walks students through the upload process.

All new undergraduate students are required to complete the health and well-being online course about alcohol and other drugs, consent and sexual violence, and being an active bystander this summer.

The modules will be available starting July 12 and must be completed by August 21, 2024

Prior to arriving in August, make sure you complete all of the remaining items on the New Student Checklist. We recommend you get a head start on it now.

Once you have completed all of your necessary Orientation requirements, it is time for you to get ready to move-in (residential students only) and Teal Nation Welcome - CCU's Welcome Week program.

Move-In - University Housing

  • For the Fall 2024 semester, move-in will in August right before classes start and is coordinated by University Housing.
  • All information regarding move-in can be found by here University Housing Move-In
  • University Housing will send all students living in university housing more information closer to the summer and before move-in weekend.

Teal Nation Welcome

  • Teal Nation Welcome begins with move-in and continuing through the first week of classes that helps students get connected to people on campus and make the CCU feel like home. 
  • All students can take part in all Teal Nation Welcome events and are for both both commuter students and residential students
  • There some mandatory programming for first year students including New Student Convocation and Chant Life. You will receive more information closer to August.
  • More information can be found on the Teal Nation Welcome webpage.

This page was last updated on 4/15/2024.

Please check this page often as it will be regularly updated as information becomes finalized for Orientation 2024.