Parents outside residence hall with new University of SC student

UofSC Welcome

Move-In Day may be the main event but you can have loads of fun before and after your big move, too. Check out local and on-campus events, and get details about move-in, Carolina Welcome and more!

Move-In, First Night Carolina, Convocation and a Solar Eclipse — Oh My!

When you arrive on campus for Move-In Day on Tuesday, August 22, you'll quickly see that moving into your residence hall is just one milestone in several, action-packed days before classes begin on Thursday, August 24. Before you can upload your first #UofSCWelcome Instagram, we think you'll already feel at home! 

Plan for the Big Three

male student moving in with lots of boxes

Move-In Day — August 22

As you and your family prep for your move, find answers to common questions about planning, packing and more. Expect to receive your customized Move-in Guide in late July. Download our packing list [pdf] with essentials and suggestions for outfitting your dorm like a pro!

rocking chairs on the porch watching the sunset

Where to Stay

Parents — ask about special rates for USC visitors when you make hotel reservations. If you're planning to stay in town a few days, see our calendar for events and Explore Columbia for can't-miss local experiences.