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2017-2018 CIU Student Handbook


Homecoming is scheduled for Nov. 3-4, 2017. Information is available at

on the Homecoming tab. The Alumni Office is open Monday

through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (open usually over lunch) and can be reached by

calling (803) 807-5500 or emailing .

Athletics & Fitness Center

The Moore Fitness Center is designed to provide opportunities for students,

staff, faculty and alumni to use strength and conditioning facilities and a full-size

gymnasium for intramurals and recreation. Use of the Moore Fitness Center is

free to current students, staff, faculty and their spouses. CIU alumni are welcome

to use the Moore Fitness Center as one-time visitors or can join for only $35/

semester or $75/year (includes their spouses).

The facility includes a lobby, cardio room, weight room, free weight room, fitness

room including spin bikes, boxing bag, space for aerobic/strength workouts, hand

weights, and flexibility bar. It also has a full-length basketball gym and volleyball

facility. There are lockers available to rent and accessible restrooms. For more

information, please call the front desk at (803) 807-5249.

Career Services & Student Employment

CIU’s Career Services is a resource providing students with the following services:

Personalized career assistance, guidance and prayer

Employment information for on-campus student worker jobs, including

Federal Work Study

The CIU JobBoard, an online job database, for full-time and part-time,

on-campus student jobs, off-campus jobs, internships, volunteer and

seasonal opportunities (students can build or upload a resume to be

viewed and/or sent to employers, create a portfolio, see current job fair

listings, and find important career information)

Online career assessment (Career Direct Complete Guidance System) and

follow-up advising on results

Resume and cover letter instruction and critiquing, interviewing tips, and

job search assistance

Career presentations for classes and groups specific to majors and career


For assistance, stop by Career Services, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., located in the Student Life

Office, or call (803) 807-5076 (or ext. 5076) or .

To access

Career Services online, log on to

and click on Career Services, or go to .

CIU Alert

All students are encouraged to register for CIU Alert, a text message warning

system. Sign-up information may be found by logging in to MyCIU and going


. Once signed up, a student will receive a

text alert whenever an emergency situation (including weather alerts and school

closings) is present. Additional instructions may be included in the alert.

CIU Virtual Bookstore

All course materials are available at


New, Used, Rental and eBook options (when available) shown side-by-side

Prices are an average of

60 percent off

list price when shopping on the

Marketplace – these prices are comparable to those on

Free shipping

offered on most retail orders over $49 (this does not include