Family & Visitors

PARENTS & FAMILIES

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As a family member of a Coker student, you are officially part of our extended Cobra family. We are pleased to welcome you to Coker University! 

We’ve collected some resources to help you get involved and stay informed during your student’s time with us (although we hope you’ll stay in touch long after their graduation day)! 

The transition to college is a big adjustment—not just for new students, but for their loved ones, too! We know you have questions, and we’ll try to answer a few of them here for easy reference.

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Join us for a weekend of fun and family time! See the schedule below for details about the weekend’s events. 

Friday, October 4

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Coker University Store open in Student Center

4:00 p.m. – Campus-wide event for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families on lawn behind Davidson

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Team Store open in DeLoach 

7:00 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball vs Lenoir-Rhyne in DeLoach

7:00 p.m. – The Crucible in Watson Theater

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Registration and Alumni Social in DeLoach West Parking lot (BYOB)

Saturday, October 5

9:30 a.m. – Fall Alumni Association Board meeting (LITC Board Room)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Coker University Store open in Student Center

10:00 a.m. – Wrestling practice; viewing for alums 

10:30 a.m. – Men and Women’s Basketball alumni game

11:00 a.m. – Women’s Lacrosse alumni game

12:00 p.m. – Legacy Lunch
 and/or – Lunch on your own
– and/or – Baseball alumni game
– and/or – Softball alumni game

12:30 p.m. – Men’s Lacrosse alumni game

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Team store open in DeLoach

2:00 p.m. – Women’s Volleyball vs Mars Hill in DeLoach (WVB alumni recognition)

3:00 p.m. – Registration and Tailgate: Games, BYOB,

5:00 p.m. – Sodexo dinner available (meal tickets provided for parents)

4:30 p.m. – Women’s Soccer vs Catawba

7:00 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs Catawba

Email Updates & Campus News

The Coker team will send email updates to our students’ parents and families, keeping you informed about important dates and events, student life, campus news, messages from University administration, and much more. 

Family Weekend

Coker holds an annual Family Weekend, providing you with fun-filled activities and plenty of time to spend with your student in their college environment. 

A Network of Fellow Coker Parents

Many of our students’ family members and loved ones enjoy participation in our Coker University Parents Facebook group. As a member, you’ll be able to virtually meet other Coker families and open the lines of communication with the broader Coker community. 

Campus Leaders Who Care

At Coker, you’ll find faculty and staff members across campus who are eager to help and answer questions. You can locate contact information in the campus directory at any time. You may also wish to contact one of the areas below directly: 

Visit Campus.
You are welcome to attend events, performances, art shows, guest lectures, sporting events, etc.

Check Your Email.
If you provide us with your email address, you’ll receive regular updates about campus news, events, and important deadlines.

Follow Coker on Social Media.
You can find Coker University on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to follow our #CokerPride!

Support Coker
Your time, energy, and resources are valuable and much appreciated. Is your student having an incredible experience at Coker? Tell a friend! Help us spread the word about this very special place. 

If you prefer to support the university with a financial gift, giving is easy at coker.edu/gifts.

We know you’re eager to learn about your student’s life here at Coker—but we’re also mindful that this is a time of growing independence for the students themselves. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some information about student data legislation like FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), what we’re able to share with you, and types of information that we are unable to disclose.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Coker campus isn’t just for students! We host a number of events that are open to the local  community, including performances in theatre, music, or dance, art gallery exhibits, athletic competitions, summer camps, and more!

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VISITING COKER

Sometimes, we all need a little geographical assistance! Our interactive campus map will point you in the right direction!

GO TO CAMPUS MAP

If you’re considering a Coker education, a campus visit is the perfect way to see our community firsthand, interact with faculty and staff, and hear from current students. Schedule your visit today!

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Did you know that Coker owns and operates a 35-acre public botanical garden in our hometown of Hartsville? Swing by Kalmia Gardens at 1624 West Carolina Avenue to enjoy the historic Hart House, our beautiful nature trails, and the magnificent Black Creek. Kalmia also serves as an outdoor classroom, event space for rent, and a local gateway to the Segars-McKinnon Heritage Preserve.

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If you’re planning an overnight trip to Hartsville and need a place to stay, we have some recommendations!

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CAREERS AT COKER

Open faculty and staff positions are routinely updated on our Human Resources website. Please visit the links below to view current opportunities.

FACULTY JOBS
staff jobs

OTHER RESOURCES


CONNECT WITH COKER

Use #CokerPride to share photos and stories as you prepare to join or visit the Coker community! You can also follow and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.