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Move-In 2009: By the Numbers

University of South Carolina
Move-In 2009: By the Numbers


  • 7,375 ----- The number of undergraduates who will live on campus this year in residence halls and Greek Village houses. Moving these students on campus within 48 hours can be likened to moving the entire population of Camden, Fountain Inn or Hartsville.
  • 450 ----- The number of graduate students who will live on campus this year.
  • 3,850 ----- The estimated number of students in the university’s freshman class.
  • 94 ----- The percentage of freshmen who will live on campus, an important number as research shows new students who live on campus are more involved in campus life and develop stronger social networks.
  • 321 ----- The number of freshmen who will enter the South Carolina Honors College.
  • 537 ----- The number of beds in our new “Honors Residence.”
  • 499 ---- The number of freshmen in the Capstone Scholars Program, which offers an array of academic, research and service opportunities.
  • 2,100 ----- The number of undergraduates who live in the 18 special living and learning communities on campus. These communities range from West Quad – the “green dorm” – and Preston Residential College to the French House.
  • 6,800 ----- The largest number of books – up from 6,400 in 2008 and 5,800 in 2007 – ever pre-packaged by the University Bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Russell House) for students to pick up.
  • 197 ----- The number of faculty, staff and student volunteers who will help students and their families move belongings into rooms. More than 400 additional staff will help students by opening their service offices.
  • 90,000 ----- The number of meals prepared each week at the Russell House University Union.
  • 65,000 ----- The number of pizzas that the university’s Pizza Hut and Pandini restaurant serve each year.
  • 183,271 ----- The average number of pieces of first-class mail that the university’s postal services will handle each month with the return of students. This is double the amount of mail handled during the summer months.
  • 50,920 ----- The number of parcels delivered at the Student Mail Center during the course of the school year.
  • 100,000 ----- The estimated number of feet of computer patch cord (Ethernet cable) that will be run in student residence halls.
  • 12.2 ----- The tons of cardboard expected to be collected and recycled this weekend (based on fall 2008 move-in numbers). That’s a lot of computer and mini-refrigerator boxes!
  • 2,000 ----- More than 2,000 recycling containers are located across campus, just one of many “green” initiatives at Carolina.
  • 800 ----- The tons of material recycled by the university in 2008.
  • 54 ----- The percentage of females in this year’s freshman class, which reflects a nationwide trend as more young women enroll in college.
  • 10 ----- The number of sets of twins entering Carolina this fall as freshmen.
  • 41 & 19 ----- The number of states (plus the District of Columbia) and countries represented in the freshman class.
  • 141 ----- The number of student-athletes in the freshman class.
  • 775 ----- The number of students who studied abroad last year.
  • 4,688 ----- The number of rooms in the university’s 24 residence halls and 20 homes in the Greek Village.
  • 240 ----- The number of student residence-hall mentors.
  • 349 ----- The number of registered student organizations.
  • 10,000 ----- The number of flu preparedness packages that will be distributed on campus this weekend and during Welcome Week.
  • 24,000 ----- The number of Band-Aids or other medical bandages given out each year at the Thomson Student Health Center.
  • 2,500 ----- The number of flu shots given out last year in response to the flu-prevention campaign conducted by Campus Wellness.
  • 18 ----- The number of counselors at the Counseling and Human Development Center who help serve the emotional and mental health needs of students.
  • 14 ----- The number of registered religious workers who serve the spiritual needs of students and the university community.
  • 34 ----- The number of religious student organizations on campus.
  • 26 ----- The number of buses that will take freshmen to Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday, Aug.15, for First-Night Carolina, a pep rally.
  • 145 ----- The number of sections of University 101. More than 3,000 university freshmen registered to take the course, which is designed to help students successfully make the transition to college life.
  • 12,000 ----- The number of issues of The Daily Gamecock, the university’s student newspaper, delivered on campus each weekday.
  • 9,164 ----- The number of parents who are registered for the university’s Parents Association.
  • 113 ----- The number of countries represented by international students at the university. This year, the university will welcome students from countries such as Finland, Madagascar, Argentina, Germay, Pakistan, Libya, Angola, Australia and many others.
  • 52 ---- The height in feet of the rock-climbing wall at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, one of the nation’s premier collegiate facilities of its kind.
  • 33 ----- The number of fraternities and sororities at the University of South Carolina.
  • 3,300 ----- The number of fraternity and sorority members on campus. That’s 17 percent of the total undergraduate population.
  • 20 ----- The number of houses in the university’s Greek Village, where 750 residents live.
  • 33 ----- The percentage of freshmen who will participate in fraternity and sorority recruitment this fall.
  • $500,000 ----- The amount of money fraternity and sorority members raised for charity last year.
  • 60,000 ----- The number of service hours performed by fraternity and sorority members last year.

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Posted: 08/14/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 08/14/09 @ 6:58 PM | Permalink



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