The Coastal Comeback Plan is the University’s plan for resuming face-to-face academic instruction on campus in Fall 2020.
You have questions, and we are working every day to get you answers and develop this plan in a manner that is safe and responsible. Refer to this website and your CCU email inbox regularly for updated information.
Coastal Carolina University is taking a phased approach to slowly resume face-to-face University operations and services in a safe manner. Each subsequent phase will allow greater flexibility in large gatherings and prepare to slowly lift prevention and mitigation measures as the risk to public health subsides and as directed by DHEC and Governor Henry McMaster's Office.
A Transition Advisory Group will monitor health conditions on campus and consult with public health officials to determine if and when the University should move from one phase to another.
Phases of operation:
March 15 to July 15
The University is operating in a limited capacity in compliance with Governor Henry McMaster's executive orders.
July 16 to TBD
Phase One will serve as the University’s transition period, slowly re-introducing the workforce back to campus, expanding operations, and welcoming students back to campus. There will be extensive prevention and mitigation measures on campus to safeguard the University community.
Phase Two will allow greater flexibility in face-to-face experiences and gatherings; however, moderate prevention and mitigation measures will be in place to safeguard the University community.
Phase Three is the return of University operations to normal, non-emergency status.
Fall Academic Calendar:
Aug. 12-14 New student move-in
Aug. 15-16 Returning student move-in
Aug. 19 First day of classes (online)
Sept. 3-4 Student move-in (2nd option)
Sept. 8 In-person classes begin
Sept. 7 Labor Day, no classes
Oct. 8 Midpoint of fall semester
Nov. 3 Election Day, no classes
Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30 Classes resume in the online environment
Dec. 4 Last day of classes
Jan. 11 On-campus classes resume for the Spring 2021 semester
In early May, President DeCenzo charged the Emergency Operations organization with planning for the reopening, which led to the establishment of the COVID-19 Task Force. The task force developed standards for operating in a COVID-19 environment. The task force was comprised of more than 50 subject matter experts from across campus and divided into five committees, and they defined what the public health prevention and mitigation standards would be for returning to campus in a safe environment.
These standards serve as the foundation for the Coastal Comeback Plan, which is a living document that will continue to expand. In addition, the Coastal Comeback Planning Team is working to advance the planning process and establish how the standards will be implemented on campus. That team is comprised of more than 100 faculty, staff, and students from all areas of campus, divided into 10 committees that each focus on specific functions of campus operations.
Faculty, staff, and students should direct specific questions they may have to the appropriate campus department or office. Students should contact their advisor with academic-related questions. CHANT411 is available to help answer or redirect your questions via text or phone (843-234-3411) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).