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Parent Information: CIU Homecoming and Friends & Family Weekend 2020

Enjoy a great weekend with your CIU student November 6 & 7 visiting campus and exploring Columbia!

Here are some of the highlighted activities from the Full Schedule we think you will enjoy

Friday, November 6:

8:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Event Check-in, pick up your information for the weekend – Alumni Center

9:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Special campus tour and activities for Parents bringing college bound kids– Administration Bldg 

11:00 a.m. – Alumnus of the Year Chapel – Dr. Danny McCain (’74) - Shortess Chapel

12:00 p.m. – Eat lunch with your student in our beautiful cafeteria!

1:30 – 6:00 p.m.– Parents - Explore Columbia with your student:               

 

6:00 p.m. Dinner on campus –

6:00 p.m. Dinner off campus – Columbia has many great dining options. Click here for some ideas. (Link to this site: www.experiencecolumbiasc.com/restaurants)

8:00 p.m. – Music Showcase - featuring CIU’s Ambassador Choir and more – Shortess Chapel

9:30 p.m. – Fireworks display over CIU Athletics fields

9:45 p.m. – Dessert at The Pointe – head to Pine View Apartments and follow the signs

 

Saturday:

Enjoy the Morning with your student! Here are some suggestions:

  • Soda City – 9am – 1pm Saturday, great food and great shopping from SC chefs and artisans, 1300- 1600 Main Street, https://sodacitysc.com/
  • Loveland Coffee – 7001 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia https://www.lovelandcoffee.com/
  • Indah Coffee -  At Soda City Market or their 3463 Main Street location https://indahcoffee.com/
  • Walk the Canal: Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel St., Columbia, SC

 

11:00 – 12:00 – Global Networking Event for Alumni and Students (Encourage your student to attend this career networking opportunity - Student Center)

12:00 noon – Lunch available for purchase – Cafeteria

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Student and Siblings Field Day – Practice Field behind Alumni Bldg

  • Fun activities for CIU Students and their siblings 13 & up
  • Bouncy houses and more for siblings under 13

                       

6:00 p.m. – Dinner available for purchase – Cafeteria

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