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University visitors, volunteers, and affiliates

Coastal Carolina University strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus. All campus visitors, volunteers, and affiliates must comply with the University’s COVID-19 public health prevention and mitigation measures.

Campus Visitors

  • Official visitors (campus tours, board members, etc.)
    • Official visitors are welcome on campus in Phase 2. These individuals have prescheduled appointments and approval to be on campus for official University business and will abide by the same requirements that apply to all members of the campus community.
  • Academic visitors (guests in the academic setting)
    • Guest speakers and lecturers are permitted on campus for Phase 2. No additional paperwork needs to be filed for those visitors who are delivering a lecture within the context of a class meeting (i.e., including only the students registered for that course section). However, the host department/faculty member must file an event request form for events combining multiple course sections, events open to members of the campus community, and/or events open to the public. Event requests must be submitted for approval at least two weeks prior to the planned event.
  • Hackler Golf Course visitors (golfers)
    • Individuals and groups that have scheduled tee times to play a round(s) of golf at the Hackler Golf Course and are approved to be on the practice facilities and course during their time of warm-up and play are permitted on campus during Phase 2. These individuals/groups are required to abide by all University COVID-19 public health practices including facial coverings when unable to maintain 6-feet of physical distancing. Hackler Golf Course protocols comply with the PGA’s Back2Golf Operations Playbook, the USGA COVID-19 guidance, and the Golf Course Superintendents COVID-19 Guidelines.
  • Unofficial visitors (campus walkers, event spectators)
    • Members of the general public are permitted on campus during Phase 2. The University expects campus visitors to comply with all University COVID-19 public health measures including but not limited to maintaining appropriate physical distancing (6-feet or more) from others and properly wearing a face covering.
  • Student guests (guests of students on campus)
    • Student guests are permitted on campus during Phase 2. The number of guests will be restricted based on the COVID-19 capacity limits of the space being occupied. Guests must abide by all COVID-19 public health measures on campus. Students will be held accountable if their guests do not comply. Guests will be removed for non-compliance.
    • A limited number of guests are allowed within the residential communities during Phase 2. No overnight guests are permitted. The number of guests must not exceed the COVID-19 capacity limits as prescribed for each residential space.
    • Residents are allowed to have a few individuals assist during the move-in and move-out processes but only during their preassigned move-in/move-out time slot.


An individual who performs hours of service for a public agency for civic, charitable, or humanitarian reasons, without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation for services rendered is considered to be a volunteer during such hours. Individuals performing hours of service for such a public agency will be considered volunteers for the time so spent.

  • On-campus volunteers are allowed in Phase 2. It is the responsibility of the director, dean, or division head to notify the volunteer of campus expectations, including the face covering requirement and abiding by all other adopted public health measures.
  • University affiliates

University affiliates

University affiliates are permitted on campus in Phase 2. It is the responsibility of the appropriate director, dean, or division head to notify approved University affiliates of their responsibilities on campus, including the face covering requirement and abiding by all other adopted public health measures.

  • Non-academic affiliates
    • Contractor/vendor affiliate: An individual who, through a formal procurement arrangement or Memorandum of Agreement with the University, works on the University campus providing a service including, but not limited to, temporary employment service, information technology, food services, campus bookstore, or telecommunications.
    • Research affiliate: An individual who contributes voluntarily or through an external entity to conduct or support research pursuant to a sponsored program, project, contract, or grant.
    • Military/ROTC affiliate: An individual who is employed by the United States armed services and assigned to work at the University.
    • Contracted teacher affiliate: An individual who is employed by a school district and assigned to work at the University.
    • Other: An individual who is designated as an affiliate by academic or administrative department, campus, college, or division.
  • Academic affiliates
    • Individuals sponsored by an academic unit allowed to perform specific activities related to instructional programs. Affiliate appointments are uncompensated University appointments, and persons holding affiliate appointments earn no credit toward tenure.