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The CSU experience is not only an opportunity for you to learn more about who we are, but also a chance to learn more about who you can be at “One of America’s Best Christian Colleges.” Spend the weekend with students just like you. Make friends, meet new people - maybe even find your future roommate! There will  be opportunities for you to tie up any loose ends by turning in missing documents and paying deposits. To experience more of CSU's student life, take the time to eat lunch at CSU's dining hall. Admitted students are invited to dine in our dining hall on Saturday free of charge. Friends and relatives may join us for lunch at a discounted rate of $5 per person. Lastly, if you are looking for a place to stay, check out the Charleston Wingate  located on CSU's campus. Make sure you R.S.V.P by March 15!

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Schedule of Events | Friday, March 21, 2014

Hotel Check-in Beginning at 4 p.m.
Dessert Meet and Greet  7:15 p.m.
The Worship Experience 8:15 p.m.

RECOMMENDED HOTEL: Charleston Wingate by Wyndham
Special Discount Code: CSU EXPERIENCE

Schedule of Events   |  Saturday, March 22, 2014

Events begin at 9 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m.


Welcome Session: Welcome Home

9:00 -9:35 a.m.

Q & A Panel: Parent’s Perspective
Key CSU Academic and Student Services staff will host an open forum with parents as they discuss student life. 

 9:45-10:30 a.m.

CSU Student Activity: Family Bonding
Join us outside the chapel for group activities.  Meet students like you who might be in your classes this fall—make a friend, maybe find a roommate!

Lunch: Southern Hospitality

11:00 a.m. -1:15 p.m.

Block Party/Vendor Fair: Meet the Neighbors
Join current CSU students in inflatable games, intramural sports, and much more. Also visit our vendor fair as many of Charleston’s local businesses/churches will have information tables set up for you to learn about the different opportunities for you in the Charleston area. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Enrollment/Financial Aid Drop-In: Living Expenses
CSU’s Admissions & Financial Aid staff meets with you individually to discuss your enrollment.

11:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 1:

Building Christ Centered Community: Spiritual Nutrition
CSU’s Campus Ministries discuss CSU’s desire to build campus community in order to effectively engage a lost world by serving others and touching lives for the kingdom of God.

12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Transitioning from Home Life to Dorm Life: Settling In
CSU’s Residence Life staff discusses how to make the most of life on campus!


Honors Program Presentation
Benefits and requirements of the CSU Honors Program


Business Program Presentation
School of Business Faculty


Nursing Program Presentation
School of Nursing Faculty

 Graphic Design Program Presentation

Graphic Design Faculty


Breakout Session 2:
Building Your Resume: You’re Hired
Career Planning Staff discusses career planning at CSU.

12:45 - 1:15 p.m. 

Transitioning from Home Life to Dorm Life: Settling In
CSU’s Residence Life staff discusses how to make the most of life on campus!


Education Program Presentation
School of Education Faculty


Criminal Justice Program Presentation
Criminal Justice Faculty


Athletic Training/Kinesiology/Physical Education Program Presentation
Kinesiology Faculty


Athletics Staff talk about life as an athlete at CSU.


Closing Session: We’ll Leave the Light On For You
Join us before you leave campus for a closing session to wrap up the day’s events and participate in a drawing for CSU giveaways!

  1:30 p.m.


If you have any questions, contact an Enrollment Counselor.  Call Admissions Office at  800-947-7474 or 843-863-7050