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New Student-Residents Check-in (Residence Halls)

Time: 8 a.m. – noon
Location: Littlejohn Parlor/Russell Horseshoe/Quads
This is the BIG day for you to get acclimated to your home away from home! We will have our CSU family members in the parking lots helping you move into your residence hall. Our residence life staff will help you with all the paper work. Last, but not least, area churches, ministries and businesses will be here to welcome you to the community with goodies, free food and information to help you feel right at home.

Informational Tables

Time: 8 a.m. – noon
Location: Littlejohn Parlor/Russell Horseshoe/Quad II

Student IDs & Parking Passes

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Security Office-Russell West

Buccaneer BBQ Bash

Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Dining Hall
Join us for some Carolina BBQ and all the fixins, as well as some mingle-time in the Dining Hall with Dr. Costin and other administration. All students and parents are invited to this event.

Meeting for Parents of Freshmen Athletes

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Field House

Returning Student-Residents Check-in

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Location: Residence Halls & Hotels

CSU Parents and Students Meeting

Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

This will be a powerful opportunity for us to corporately ask the Lord’s blessings on this school year and to pray for each other as we begin a new chapter in our lives.  

Parents Meeting

Time: 3 - 4 p.m.
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Practical advice will be shared about what you can expect you and your student to experience during the first semester of college life.  We will also inform you of the CSU resources that are available for you and your student.


Time: 3:15 p.m.
Location: The Field House
PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction in history for New Student Orientation Programs. PLAYFAIR is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It's entertainment! It's fun! It's the perfect way to make new campus friendships! And PLAYFAIR is more than just an entertainment event – it is a team-building experience that has a long-lasting effect on the members of your campus community.


Time: 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Dining Hall
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

This is where students learn what it really means to be a Buccaneer! Critical information about all aspects of student life is shared during this time. All new resident and commuting students are required to attend Orientation.

The Movement

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
This will be a time for the Lord to set the spiritual thermostat for our campus. Spirit-led worship and anointed preaching will be a part of this life changing movement of God. Be a part of "The Movement"!


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