The Coastal Comeback Plan is the University’s plan for resuming face-to-face academic instruction.

You have questions, and we are working every day to get you answers and continuously develop and update this plan in a manner that is safe and responsible. Refer to this website and your CCU email inbox regularly for updated information.

What you need to know COVID-19 Campus Data


Coastal Comeback

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.

Phase 1 - with dates: July 16 - Feb. 28

July 16 to Feb. 28
Phase One serves 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 2 - Current

March 1 - TBD
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.

Academic Calendar:

Apr. 5-10 Spring Break

May 7-8 Commencement

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COVID-19: Phase 2
[ PDF, March 1 ]

Coastal Carolina University is moving from Phase One to Phase Two in its Coastal Comeback plan. The main difference is that there will be more opportunity for face-to-face gatherings on campus. Appropriate safety measures such as wearing masks and physical distancing must continue to be practiced.

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Coastal Comeback Department Plan
[ PDF, July 17 ]

The Coastal Comeback Department Plan: Guide for Operating in a COVID-19 Environment will serve as a supporting document to the decisions that will need to be made at the department level.

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Coastal Comeback Plan
[ PDF, June 15 ]

The University's public health prevention and mitigation standards for operating during COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Task Force Report
[ PDF, June 1 ]

COVID-19 Task Force phases and standards recommended to and adopted by the Emergency Management Executive Group.

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In early May, the Office of the President 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 (

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