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Fall Transfer Orientation

We are sensitive to the unique needs of our transfer students, and our staff is devoted to fully preparing you for your integration into the Gamecock community.

Welcome Transfers!

Experience a specialized, one-day orientation session that will help you meet other students who are new to the university. You also will be able to get to know some of the faculty and staff members who are here to support your academic growth and career development.

You'll learn about campus life at the University of South Carolina and get acquainted with our campus policies and procedures. We will introduce you to your academic program along with related policies, curriculum and degree requirements.

You'll also be advised, so that you can register for your first semester of classes. Please also plan to bring an item for our Community Engagement Service Project with you to your orientation session. Our program collects and distributes nonperishable items to Gamecock Pantry and St. Andrews Kids Café, a service of Harvest Hope Food Bank.

Don't forget to pick up your CarolinaCard!


Dates and Fees

Transfer Student Orientation is required for all newly admitted students.

Fall Semester Dates

Dates for Fall Transfer Orientation will be released in April.


For Student: $115
For Parent or Guest: $50 each
This covers the cost of your lunch, parking and all supplies and resources for New Student Orientation. The cost also helps cover salaries for student staff, printing, transportation, equipment and facility rentals.

The parent and guest fee covers lunch, parking and all supplies and resources for orientation. It also helps pay salaries for student staff and printing, transportation, equipment and facility rental costs.


You can request a refund through June 1, 2018. Email your request to and include the student's first and last name, date of birth and the reason you need a refund. All refunds are subject to a $35 administrative fee.

What You Need to Know


Cancelling or Changing Your Session

You can use our reservation system to add or remove guests, make changes to your session or have it canceled. If you choose to cancel your request, you must call the Office of New Student Orientation at 803-777-2780. Registration closes 72 hours before the start of each orientation session.