College of Coastal Georgia says
Welcome to the 2011 - 2012 academic year at the College of Coastal Georgia. It is a great time to be a Mariner!
The academic profile of our student body is impressive, and we expect another year of strong enrollment. This year, we become a residential campus with the opening of Lakeside Village, our new student housing, and great amenities and programming at the new Campus Center. The Mariners Galley restaurant, The Lighthouse bookstore, and The Stembler Theatre promise to be great venues for students to learn, engage and enjoy.
We have new student life programming as well as service, faith, and outreach organizations. Through service-learning and community involvement, our students are expanding their horizons while helping to improve and advance individuals and communities. During your years at Coastal Georgia, you will be living in a warm and welcoming community. Enjoy our history, culture and outdoor adventures.
Talented and committed new faculty and staff are joining our already great team. All of us are committed to your academic success. Through challenging courses and dynamic student programming, our goal is to offer you every opportunity to explore, engage, and achieve. Your college years should be a time to investigate new horizons and experiences. We encourage you to seek new adventures, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills, make new friends, and reach out a hand to someone in need.
This fall, we begin new bachelor's degree programs in Psychology and Mathematics. These new degrees, coupled with successful programs in Business, Teacher Education, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Health Informatics, a number of career associate degrees, and many pre-baccalearuate options, are designed to offer you a host of educational and career choices. And, each year, we are adding new degrees.
Our new women's volleyball and basketball teams and our men's and women's cross-country teams begin competition this year. Our golf and tennis teams, along with our men's basketball and women's softball teams, are expected to have great seasons. For the first time, we will compete against only four-year schools as we begin our entrance into the Southern States Athletic Conference of the NAIA. Come out and cheer your Mariner's to victory.
We are building the College of Coastal Georgia, and you will continue to see the campus transforming before your eyes. More construction projects are underway. Over the year, Academic Commons North and the Jones Science Building will be comprehensively renovated. Construction on our new Teacher Education and Learning Center will begin in the spring.
Parking will be at a premium, so please be mindful of parking regulations. Know that we will ticket and tow. Be patient and enjoy your walks and bikes around the College. Also, remember, for your health, the College is a tobacco-free campus and we strictly enforce.
We are excited to continue our partnership with the Jekyll Island Authority. All of our full-time students (8 credit hours or more) will be provided with a special membership pass for Jekyll Island, giving students full privileges to Jekyll Island for the academic year. Expect to enjoy student life programming, athletic events, and plenty of academic enrichment opportunities on the island, which is known as Georgia's "jewel." Enjoy; you have the distinction of being the only students in Georgia with your very own beach!
Students are the reason for the College's transformation, and this year, there will be many opportunities to shape campus life for decades to come. In the classroom, on the athletic fields, and with student organizations, you are encouraged to take an active role in building your College of Coastal Georgia. We hope your time here is enjoyable, enlightening, and memorable. We look forward to supporting your continued success and helping you put your Dreams in Action.