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Welcome to Coker! The following checklist will help make sure you have a smooth transition to being enrolled at Coker:

Verify all Admissions & Financial Aid documents are complete

Contact the Graduate Admissions Office to verify that all required documents have been completed. Please email master@coker.edu for more information.

Check your Coker email account

  • All Coker College students, faculty and staff have a Coker email address. Your email address is essential to receive communication from Coker College.
  • To log into Coker email, go to http://mail.coker.edu.
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Information Technology Help Desk by emailing support@coker.edu.

Take Care of your Student Account

  • Student account statements are available on Webadvisor before each term. 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 start of each term.
  • Students can pay the bill online via Webadvisor.
  • Please direct any questions concerning your account statement to the Student Solution Center by calling 843-383-8002. 

WebAdvisor login information

  • WebAdvisor is your electronic gateway to almost everything you will need as a Coker student. You will be able to:
  1. See your admissions status
  2. Review all financial aid that has been posted to your account
  • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Information Technology Help Desk by emailing support@coker.edu.
  • ***As of July 6, your username and password will now be the same for all your Coker accounts. Be sure to check your Coker email for the details.***

Register your vehicle and get your parking tag

  • Students who have a car on campus will need to register this 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 student and will be utilizing resources on campus, please complete the parking registration form and we will mail the permit to you.
  • Please complete the online registration form before you arrive on campus. The Vehicle Registration Form can be found here.

Obtain your student ID

  • Students are issued a unique Coker College Identification (ID) card when enrolled. In addition to serving as official identification as a Coker student, the Coker College ID also provides access to the library, intercollegiate athletic events, cultural events, and speakers on campus. There is a $150 fee to replace lost or damaged ID cards.
  • Please email a picture (specifications listed below) to id.pics@coker.edu. 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.

Sample Photo:

Review your FERPA rights

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. If you would like to authorize Coker College to release your educational records to certain individuals, please fill out this form.

Learn about student services and resources (most located on the Hartsville campus)

  • Dining Services: Coker College partners with Sodexo to provide food service for the campus community on the Hartsville campus. Students may choose to participate in a competitively priced meal plan or pay cash at any location. To learn more about our dining options, click here.
  • Campus Communication: All students are provided with a Coker College email account. Campus email is considered official means of communication for the College and is the primary method used by faculty and staff to disseminate information to our students. As a Coker student, it is your responsibility to check your email account regularly. Failure to read college communications sent via campus email does not absolve you from complying with the content of these communications. If you would like a mailbox on campus in the Student Center, please contact Jody Mitchell at the campus mailroom via email mjohnson@coker.edu.
  • Textbook Information: You can order your textbook online by clicking HERE. Be sure to select your term, then click through to choose your Department, Course, and Section. If you have any questions, you can contact the Bookstore at 843-383-8034. You can also visit the Bookstore webpage by clicking HERE.  
  • Technology on Campus: Each residential student is provided 24 hour access to our computer network through wireless and ethernet port access points on the Hartsville Campus. The College also offers 60+ cable television stations from Time Warner Cable Television, including Striker Cinema Channel 2. Wireless internet is available across campus.
  • Counseling Center: Personal and group counseling is available to all students through the Counseling Center located on the second floor of the Student Center. There is no charge for counseling services to Coker College students, and the service is strictly confidential. For more information, click here.
  • Career Development: The Career Development Office is located on the 2nd Floor of the Library and Information Technology Center to assist students with resume writing, graduate school selection, major selection, interest inventories, and many other services. For more information, click here.

Review the Student Handbook

  • The Coker College Student Handbook is available online here (click the “Student Handbook” link on the right side of the page), and is full of additional information about being a student at Coker, including:
    • Coker College 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