Online, Evening, & Bridge Student Checklist
Welcome to Coker! Completing the following checklist will help make sure you have a smooth transition to your new life as a Cobra in our Online program, Evening program, or Bridge program.
Additionally, we’d like to introduce you to your Success Coach:
All students enrolled in the Online program, Evening program, and Bridge program are assigned a Student Success Coach. Your student success coach will guide you through the college experience and connect you with beneficial campus resources. They work directly with students, often with one-on-one coaching, to answer questions, provide clarity, navigate complicated processes, and build relationships with the Coker community. Also, students in the Online program, Evening program, and Bridge program will be registered for classes each term by the Student Success Coach.
Meet Your Success Coaches
Richard E. Coldwell
Student Success Coach
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I first found out about Coker University when my daughter, Dr. Andrea Coldwell, became a member of the faculty. Over the years my wife, Terri, and I fell in love…
Coordinator for the Wiggins School of EducationView Tamara’s Profile
Contact the Office of Online and Transfer Admissions to verify that all required documents have been completed. Please visit here for more information.
- All Coker University students, faculty and staff have a Coker email address. Your email address is essential to receive communication from Coker University.
- To log into Coker email, go to http://mail.coker.edu.
- Please reference your personal email account for the email you received from your Student Success Coach for login information.
- If you need assistance logging into your account, please call our IT support line at 843.383.8323 (Monday-Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm). IT will need to verify your information so that we can help you with any questions or issues you may have while trying to access your account.
- Have a smartphone? Be sure to download the Google Mail app so you can easily stay up to date on all things happening at Coker!
WebAdvisor is your electronic gateway to almost everything you will need as a Coker student. You will be able to:
- See your admissions status
- Review all financial aid that has been posted to your account
Your WebAdvisor login is the same as your email login.
If you need assistance logging into your account, please call our IT support line at 843.383.8323 (Monday-Friday 8:30am- 5:00pm). IT will need to verify your information so that we can help you with any questions or issues you may have while trying to access your account.
- Student account statements will be uploaded to your Webadvisor account once you have registered for your class(es). Please note that account statements are NOT mailed but can be viewed by logging into Webadvisor and clicking on “My Account Statement” located within the “Financial Information” section.
- Balances should be paid before the beginning of each term.
- Students can pay the bill online via Webadvisor.
- New students are also required to complete the Financial Student Responsibility and Contact Consent Form before the Student Success Coach can register them for classes. You will find that form here.
- Please direct any questions concerning your account statement to the Student Solution Center by calling 843-383-8002.
- All new, Online, Evening, and Bridge students are required to take the Coker Connection online course. This online course aims to educate students on the ins and outs of Blackboard, Coker email, all other technology mediums offered at Coker, as well as introduce students to campus resources.
- You will access the Coker Connection online course through Blackboard Learn LMS. Blackboard Learn LMS (Learning Management System) is where you will find your classes online.
- DIRECTIONS FOR THE COKER CONNECTION COURSE
- Go to https://coker.blackboard.com
- Log-in to Blackboard and view your courses. Select the “CU-100EOB-01 Coker Connection” link to begin.
- If you have any questions regarding the Navigate Coker course, please contact your student success coach.
- DIRECTIONS FOR THE COKER CONNECTION COURSE
- Students who have a car on campus will need to register their vehicle and display a parking decal on the car. Your parking decal will be available on the first day of classes at your respective campus.
- If you are an online or bridge student and will be utilizing resources on campus, please complete the parking registration form and we will mail the permit to you.
- The Vehicle Registration Form can be found here.
- Additional information on parking regulations and parking maps can be found here.
- Students are issued a unique Coker University Identification (ID) card when enrolled. In addition to serving as official identification as a Coker student, the Coker University ID also provides access to the library, intercollegiate athletic events, cultural events, and speakers on campus.
- If you are an online or bridge student, we will mail your ID card to you.
- There is a $150 fee to replace lost or damaged ID cards.
- Please email a picture (specifications listed below) to email@example.com. Your ID will be printed and delivered to you on the first day of class.
- Here is a list of do’s and don’ts for a great ID picture:
- Recent Color Photo taken in last six months from the waist up.
- Head size must be between 1 inch and 1 1/2 inches.
- Plain light colored background
- Neutral/slight smiling facial expressions only and directly facing the camera.
- Normal clothing. No uniforms, except for religious clothing worn daily.
- No hats or head covering that covers hair or hairline, unless worn daily for religious purposes.
- Face must be visible with no shadows being cast on face.
- No headphones or similar items can be worn.
- Prescription glasses or hearing devices normally worn may be included.
- Dark glasses or tinted lenses non-prescription glasses are not allowed. If they are a medical need, then you may need to provide medical certification.
- No glare on glasses.
- Your eyes MUST be visible.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. In general, information from a student’s educational records may not be disclosed without the student’s direct consent. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library–Information Technology Center (or, LITC for the in-crowd) offers a wide range of professional and academic services for students, faculty, and staff. We offer multiple computer and printing stations of the first floor; study rooms that can be checked out for up to three hours (first come, first serve); evening reference librarian services until 9pm every Monday and Thursday; book-a-librarian for one-on-one research help tailored to your needs; online chat assistance available from 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday; special collections (including vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, and graphic novels); subscription-based scholarly databases that include free access to thousands of academic articles and eBooks; PASCAL Delivers (a free interlibrary delivery service that allows you to search and request books from participating colleges and universities in South Carolina); and much, much more! Find out about all of our available services and access our online catalog by clicking here.
- Center for Health & Wellness: Operated in partnership with Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center and Palmetto Counseling, the Center for Health & Wellness provides convenient access to healthcare professionals, prescription services, select over-the-counter medications, first aid, immunizations, labwork, and mental health counselors. For more information about the Center for Health & Wellness, please click here.
- Career Development: Career Development resources are located in the Student Success Center to assist students with resume writing, graduate school selection, major selection, interest inventories, and many other services. For more information, click here
- Coker Bookstore: The Coker Bookstore offers a variety of textbook purchasing options – new, used, rental and digital. The price comparison tool on our website allows you to compare our prices with the online marketplace and choose the purchase option that best meets your needs. Purchases may be made using cash, check, credit card, or, when available, Financial Aid. We also sell school supplies, Coker apparel, school spirit items, gifts, souvenirs, and drinks/snacks. The campus store is located on the bottom floor of the Student Union Building. For more information about the Coker Bookstore, click here.
- The Center for Quantitative Literacy (often affectionately referred to as the “QL Center”) is located on the first floor of the Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library–Information Technology Center. The Center is equipped with computers and graphing calculators, with student and professional staff nearby to help you as you work on homework or study. Open tutoring is available for all mathematics courses. For more information, including hours of operation, please click here.
- The Writer’s Studio provides a rich, collegial environment where students collaborate and share their expertise to strengthen written communication.The Writer’s Studio prides itself on helping Coker students of ALL writing abilities. Beginning writers find experts who can help organize and present ideas, while more experienced writers find critical feedback that is an indispensable part of strong writing. For more information, including hours of operation, click here.
The Coker University Student Handbook is available online here, and is full of additional information about being a student at Coker, including:
- Coker University Student Covenant
- Students’ Rights
- General College Policies
- The College Judicial Process & Policies
- Academic Programs, Expectation, & Policies
- Emergency Procedures
- College Services & Information
- The Guide to Residence Life: Policies & Procedures