Orientation will introduce new students to academic programs, campus life and much more and will help you become familiar with opportunities and resources available to you at CSU. Learn what it really means to be a Buccaneer!


Orientation Schedule 


Saturday, August 17

9:00 a.m.  Check-in 
Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium

9:30 a.m.

Orientation: Meet key University staff, Band, Cheerleaders, Football Coach, Jamey Chadwell; Student Government Association President, Dylan Gunnels, and more. You will also meet with your Orientation Small Group to discuss Why College Matters to God by Rick Ostrander (Lightsey Chapel Auditorium).

12:15 p.m. Lunch
Location: University Park (Rain location is Dining Hall)

12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Enjoy the activities offered in University Park: Pool Party, beach volleyball, basketball, plus inflatables and music. It's your time to relax and get to know your fellow Buccaneers!

5:30 p.m.  Dinner 
Location: Dining Hall

8:00 p.m. Movie
Location: Dining Hall



Questions about Orientation?  Contact Charleston Southern University's Dean of Students office at:843-863-8008

Clark Carter
Dean of Students 
Email: ccarter@csuniv.edu



Location: Strom Thurmond Center
Welcome Weekend Hours:
Friday, August 16: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 17: 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, August 16: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, August 17: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Administrative Services
Location: Ashley Hall 110
Friday, August 16: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Wireless & Student Email Setup