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Weather update: Columbia campus closed as of 7pm today, Jan. 17 and will reopen at 10 a.m., Jan. 18. Classes scheduled to begin before 10am canceled. See for updates.



As you travel from the familiar to the unknown, we want you to know that you are not alone.

Our Mission

The Office of New Student Orientation provides collaborative programs that facilitate the transition and engagement of new undergraduate students and their families to the intellectual, cultural and social environment at the University of South Carolina.  

Our Vision

The Office of New Student Orientation will be the leader in the field of orientation, transition and retention programs. Through innovative initiatives, inclusive programs and leadership development opportunities, the Office of New Student Orientation will create an optimal learning environment that encourages student success and achievement.