Welcome Week 2014


Friday, August 22 


Move-In Day: New Students
Location: Residence Halls

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Charleston Southern University kicks off its 50th Anniversary with Move In Day on Friday, August 22! The CSU team will be anxiously awaiting your arrival to campus. Our team leaders will be on hand to help you move in, answer questions and provide direction. The CSU residence life staff will help you with all of the paper work and community businesses and churches will be here to welcome you to the community with goodies, free food and information to help you feel right at home.

Parent's Reception
Location: Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership 
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to meet with Charleston Southern University department leaders. Discover all of the services available for your student. Light refreshments will be served. 

Hall Meetings for all Resident Students
Location: Residence Halls

Time: 2:30 p.m.
Charleston Southern University students will have an opportunity to meet their hall mates, go over essential guidelines for residence life, and receive valuable information about orientation. You can also download important documentation here: 

Parent's Orientation

Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
Time: 3:00 p.m.
The transition to college life can be a challenge, so let us help! Charleston Southern University department leaders will offer practical advice on the college experience. The orientation will offer an open Q&A to help get all your questions answered.

President's Luau

Location: Dining Hall
Time: 4:00 p.m.
The annual President’s Luau is a great time to relax and mingle. Charleston Southern students and parents are invited to join President Dr. Jairy C. Hunter and wife Sissy for a festive time. 

Location: Dining Hall

Time: 8:00 p.m.
PLAYFAIR is the most popular campus attraction during New Student Orientation. 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

The Movement: Night Life Concert
Location: band field (in case of inclement weather: Dining Hall)

Time: 10:00 p.m. 



Saturday, August 23 


Check-in - All Students
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Time: 8:15 a.m. 

Orientation - All Students

Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Orientation is where all students learn what it really means to be a Buccaneer!  Critical information about all aspects of student life will be shared.  All new resident and commuting students are required to attend Orientation from 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Small Groups
Location: Classrooms

Time: Classrooms

Party in the Park
Location: Buc Park

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Join the CSU faculty and staff for a BIG pool party in Buc Park! Volleyball, basketball, music and great food.

The Movement
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Time: 8:00 p.m. 



Sunday, August 24 


Campus Worship
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Everyone is invited to join Summit Church and the CSU community for a time of worship and inspiration.

The Movement
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Sundae Sundays
Location: Dining Hall

Time: 9:30 p.m.
Come join your fellow students in a relaxed atmosphere and build your very own sundae masterpiece.  



Monday, August 25


Location: Campuswide

Time: 8:00 a.m.



Tuesday, August 26 


Freshman Harbor Cruise
Location: Patriots Point

Time: 7:00 p.m. (* must sign up at weekend events due to limited space)
This is a wonderful opportunity for the freshman class to mingle and enjoy the beautiful sights of the Charleston Harbor.  $5 per person and must sign up in advance in the Student Activities Office in the Brewer Center.  



Wednesday, August 27


Prayer First
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Time: 11:00 a.m.
Join the University family in a time of prayer as we embark on a new semester.  

Arrive Alive Tour
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Charleston Southern University and local law enforcement team up to teach you about the dangers of distracted driving or driving while impaired. This cool interactive simulator is fun and informative. Stop by between or after classes. 

Pep Rally
Location: Dining Hall

Time: 7:30 p.m.
The Charleston Southern University Buccaneers invite you to kick off the 2014 college football season! Buc Nation is the 12th Man. Join us for the kick off pep rally and show your Blue & Gold. 

Location: Dining Hall

Time: 8:00 p.m.
This is the campus worship experience! Join Charleston Southern University for this student-led time of worship. 



Thursday, August 28


CSU Gameday
Location: Football Stadium

Time: 6:00 p.m.
CSU GameDay is the pre-game show to opening kick-off. Join Charleston Southern University fans, students and alumni for the Gameday experience as our expert panel shares their views on the game. Just like you see on TV… but with a Buccaneer twist! 

CSU Buccaneers vs Point University
Location: Football Stadium
Time: 7:00 p.m.
The Charleston Southern University Buccaneers kick-off the 2014 college football season under the lights against Point University. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit CSUSports.com



Friday, August 29


Soccer Kick-off
Time: 4:00 p.m.

We will be breaking in our new soccer field with food and ice cream. 





Location: Strom Thurmond Center
Welcome Weekend Hours:
Friday: 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Admissions, Financial Aid,
VA Services, Student Employment,
Student Accounts and Cashier
Location: Hunter Reception Center
Welcome Weekend Hours:
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Administrative Services
Location: Ashley Hall 110
Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wireless & Student Email Setup

Register for Classes & Academic Advising
Location: Student Success Center
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.