University of South Carolina

Welcome to USC: Thousands move in

The Carolina family welcomed more than 4,500 new members this weekend, as the freshman class toted their clothing, pillows, computers, televisions and other belongings into residence halls all over campus.

More than 240 faculty, staff and student volunteers helped students and families move into their new homes in the university’s 24 residence halls and 20 homes in the Greek Village. (Cocky was even spotted at residence halls around the university – helping to welcome some of the 7,281 students who will live in campus housing this year.)

This year marks the re-opening of Patterson hall, which was completely renovated to house 544 women in suite-style rooms. The transformation includes rooms with lofted beds, plenty of natural light and spectacular views, along with community kitchens, a cyber lounge and gathering rooms for students.

Charlotte White of Greenville was a resident of Patterson when she was a USC student in the 1980s. On Saturday, she was helping her twin daughters, Clair and Charlotte Carson, move in to the room they will share in the new Patterson.

“It’s very bittersweet. I’m excited for all the new experiences they will have, but I’m sad that I won’t see them every day,” White said. “I’m honored that they chose to come here, to mom’s old stomping grounds. And I know it’s comfortable for them to know that I had been here.”







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Posted: 08/13/11 @ 2:00 PM | Updated: 08/19/11 @ 9:10 AM | Permalink