The end of the spring semester is approaching, which means that finals are right around the corner, and so is the highly anticipated CINO Day. CINO Day is a carnival that Coastal Carolina University’s Office of Student Life and Coastal Activities Board (CAB) puts on for the students to have a fun, stress-free time before finals begin.
CINO Day is set for April 26, the final event of CINO Week, which begins April 22 with CINO “Reveal Day” from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Lib Jackson Student Union courtyard and the Mr. CCU event in the Coastal Theater at 7 p.m.
The theme of CINO Day will be revealed at “Reveal Day,” and CAB has been teasing to the theme on their Instagram account all week (@coastalCAB).
Silent Disco is April 23 in the courtyard from 8-10 p.m., and “Wet-n-Wild Field Day is April 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Prince Lawn. The final event of CINO Week before CINO Day is Blowout Bingo on April 25 from 10 p.m. to midnight in the CINO Grille.
CINO Day is something Whitney Comer, executive director of student life, has been involved with since her first year at CCU in 2010.
“Every single year we try to listen to the students and what they want so that we can step it up and make CINO Day bigger and better each year, which can be a challenge when trying to stay in budget,” she said.
CINO Day has something for everyone each year.
“I have been to CINO day a few times,” said Samantha Johnson, a senior at CCU. “It can be super crowded, but still so much fun because you get to hang out with so many other students on campus. I really enjoy all of the free things there are to do! As a student, who wouldn’t love free shirts, food and rides? My favorite part is for sure the food, especially the fried Oreos.”
This year, CINO Day will be later than it has in previous years because of the University’s noise policy. This is so there can be a DJ the whole time, and this will give more students a chance to come because classes will be ending, said Comer. The new time change is going to be from 5-9 p.m. In previous years, CINO Day was a daytime festival.
“There will be free novelties, lots of prizes, great music, and a very cool atmosphere,” said Comer. “I encourage all students to come out to Prince Lawn and join in the fun.”
Carlos Agurs, a member of CAB, says the organization has worked hard to make this the best CINO Day yet.
“Students, I can promise you guys you do not want to miss CINO Day 2019,” he said. “This is the perfect time to come unwind and enjoy yourself before finals.”