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Visit Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. The main campus is accessible from U.S. 501 and S.C. 544 (see directions below).

The University offers 66 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree and seven master's degree programs in accountancy, business administration, education, marine and wetland studies, and writing. The University will begin offering its first doctoral program – the Ph.D. in Marine Science: Coastal and Marine Systems Science – in Fall 2014.

The University comprises 72 main buildings on 630 acres including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, located on the East Campus in the Atlantic Center on U.S. 501, and The General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University, a public 18-hole golf facility located adjacent to the campus.  A 1,062-acre tract, including a portion of Waties Island, provides a natural laboratory for extensive study in marine science and wetlands biology on an Atlantic coast barrier island.

 

Driving Directions to Coastal Carolina University

 

From the north on I-95:

Take I-95 south into South Carolina. Continue to Exit 181A. Turn left onto S.C. 38 south and continue as it merges with U.S. 501 Bypass and intersects with U.S. 501. Turn left onto U.S. 501 and follow signs to Conway/Myrtle Beach. Continue on U.S. 501 through Conway toward Myrtle Beach; Coastal Carolina University will be on the right, approximately 3.5 miles past the S.C. 378 intersection in Conway. Turn right at the stoplight just past the Coastal Carolina University sign onto University Boulevard. Continue on University Boulevard through the roundabout and turn right at the first traffic light onto Chanticleer Drive East. The Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions are located in Baxley Hall, the first building on the right (100 Chanticleer Drive East).

From the south on I-95:

Take I-95 north into South Carolina. Continue to Exit 170. Turn right and follow S.C. 327 until it intersects with S.C. 576. Turn left onto S.C. 576 and proceed toward Conway/Myrtle Beach. S.C. 576 merges with U.S. 501 and continues through Conway toward Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University will be on the right, approximately 3.5 miles past the S.C. 378 intersection in Conway. Turn right onto University Boulevard at the stoplight just past the Coastal Carolina University sign. Continue through the roundabout and turn right at the first traffic light onto Chanticleer Drive East. The Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions are located in Baxley Hall, the first building on the right (100 Chanticleer Drive East).

From east on I-20 (Columbia, SC):

Take I-20 east toward Florence and exit onto I-95 north. Continue on I-95 to Exit 170. Turn right and follow S.C. 327 until it intersects with S.C. 576. Turn left onto S.C. 576 and proceed toward Conway/Myrtle Beach. S.C. 576 merges with U.S. 501 and continues through Conway toward Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University will be on the right, approximately 3.5 miles past the S.C. 378 intersection in Conway. Turn right onto University Boulevard at the stoplight just past the Coastal Carolina University sign. Continue through the roundabout and turn right at the first traffic light onto Chanticleer Drive East. The Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions are located in Baxley Hall, the first building on the right (100 Chanticleer Drive East).

 

Local Driving Directions

 

From the west (Aynor, western Horry County)

Take U.S. 501 south through Conway. Coastal Carolina University will be on the right, approximately 3.5 miles past the S.C. 378 intersection in Conway. Turn right at the stoplight just past the Coastal Carolina University sign onto University Boulevard. Continue on University Boulevard through the roundabout and turn right at the first traffic light onto Chanticleer Drive East. The Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions are located in Baxley Hall, the first building on the right (100 Chanticleer Drive East).

From the east (Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach)

Take U.S. 501 north to Conway. Turn left onto University Boulevard at the stoplight just past Horry-Georgetown Technical College. Continue through the roundabout and turn right at the first traffic light onto Chanticleer Drive East. The Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions are located in Baxley Hall, the first building on the right (100 Chanticleer Drive East).

From the south (Surfside Beach, Murrell’s Inlet, Pawleys Island)

Take S.C. 544 west toward Conway. Coastal Carolina University will be on the left, approximately 11 miles past the S.C. 17 Bypass intersection. Turn right at the traffic light at Brooks Stadium onto University Boulevard. Continue on University Boulevard and turn left at the second traffic light onto Chanticleer Drive East. The Welcome Center and the Office of Admissions are located in Baxley Hall, the first building on the right (100 Chanticleer Drive East).

To reach the Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University, continue on University Boulevard and turn at Lackey Chapel onto University Drive. Continue approximately ½-mile and the clubhouse will be on the right.

The Atlantic Center/East Campus including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies is located across U.S. 501 on University Boulevard, opposite the main campus.

 

Air travel

Myrtle Beach International Airport is located in Myrtle Beach approximately 15 miles from Coastal Carolina University. The following airlines provide service to Myrtle Beach: Allegiant, Delta, Porter, Spirit, United, and U.S. Airways. Car rentals and taxis are available at the airport. Traffic to and from the airport to the campus may be heavy, especially during the summer.

 

To contact the academic and administrative areas of Coastal Carolina University, please check the university directories for assistance. For information on how to send mail or packages to Coastal Carolina University students or to faculty and staff, please visit Mail Services.