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New Student-Residents Check-in (Residence Halls)

Time: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Littlejohn Parlor/Quads/Russell Horseshoe
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 resident 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.

Student IDs & Parking Passes

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

Meeting for Parents of Freshmen Athletes

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Field House

CSU Parent Reception

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership
Parents and guardians will have a chance to meet and converse with departmental leaders from the campus as they enjoy light homemade refreshments. Discover all services available for your student!

Returning Student-Residents Check-in

Time: 2-6 p.m.
Location: Residence Halls & Hotels

CSU Parents’ Meeting

Time: 3 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.

President’s Luau

Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Dining Hall
Join us for a festive Luau meal and mingle-time in the Dining Hall. All students and parents are invited to this event.

“See Ya Later” Send Off

Time: 5:55 p.m.
Location: Dining Hall
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.


Time: 6:30 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.

The Movement

Time: 8:08 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.


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