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Welcome Week kicks off August 16

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Move In DayCharleston Southern University students return to campus Friday, August 16 (new students) and Sunday, August 18 (returning students) in preparation for the new academic year, which starts Tuesday, August 20.

Move-In Day kicks off Welcome Week at Charleston Southern which includes a three-day series called Awakening. The three-night event with a focus on how the Gospel of Jesus Christ answers all the problems sin has created. CSU’s Awakening series kicks off the series Restore for the month of August. Students will be challenged to give their lives to bring the Gospel to the broken places and bring restoration.

Immediately after the Awakening each night, students have the opportunity to sponsor a rescue. Bible studies on and off campus will be represented so further connection and discipleship opportunities exist for Spiritual formation.

Charleston Southern will be partnering with community organizations each month during the academic year and representatives will speak at weekly Elevate services on Thursday nights in the campus cafeteria. August will be Operation Baby Rescue, The Dream Center in North Charleston will be highlighted in September , E3 Ministries and A 21 in October and Operation Christmas Child in November.

Elevate is our corporate worship gathering that is open to everyone. It is gathering where all the Campus Ministries gather together for worship and fellowship. Our focus at Elevate is JESUS. We seek to Elevate JESUS so that students are reached, raised in the Scriptures, and released to live out the "image of God." The Scripture focus for Elevate, "But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." (John 12:32; NIV)

A complete list of Welcome Week events is available below.



Move-In Day (new students)

  • Date: Friday, August 16
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Campuswide
  • Details: Females residing in Women’s North and Women’s South-Check-In @ Little John Parlor. Females residing in Russell East check-in @ the Russell Horseshoe. Males residing in Russell West check-in @ the Russell Horseshoe. Males residing in Quad 1, 2, and 3 check-in in front of Quad Two.

Move-In Day (returning students)

  • Date: Sunday, August 18
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Campuswide
  • Details: Upper class Females-All will check-in @ Little John Parlor. Upper class Males-All will check-in in front of Quad Two.



"But where sin increased, grace increased all the more ..." - Romans 5:20b

Global Awakening: Operation Baby Rescue

  • Date: Sunday, August 18
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
  • Details: Global Awakening will show how followers of JESUS respond to the brokenness globally with restoration. Noel Brewer Yeatts from Operation Baby Rescue will be our special guest. The OBR team travels into remote places around the globe and rescues children and families who are in need of medical treatment. The Gospel is presented.

Global Awakening: E3 Ministries

  • Date: Monday, August 19
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
  • Details: Global Awakening will show how the Gospel is being lived out locally through the Dream Center in North Charleston and E3 Ministries. The Dream Center team will share how followers of JESUS are responding to the brokenness locally here in North Charleston. At CSU, our desire is to show the students the effects of sin are all around us. But, it is through JESUS that HE can put it all back to right.

Global Awakening: Travel Team

  • Date: Tuesday, August 20
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lightsey Chapel Auditorium
  • Details: The Travel Team (a group of speakers sponsored by Cru) will share their message at Global Awakening. The Team travels to college campuses all over the world and challenge students to say yes to go to the broken places and give their lives in those areas by living out the Gospel and bringing restoration to hurting people.

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