Recent Announcements

Students host swab drive to 'Be the Match'

Eric Villeneuve, a junior criminal justice major, is hoping to get more University of South Carolina students registered with the national Be The Match bone marrow registry. Along with a group of students, he has started UofSC's own Be the Match student organization.

Enter to win Carolinian Creed contest

Apply for the Creed and Diversity Day contest for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Submissions should answer the question "what does the Carolinian Creed mean to me?" and address the presence, or absence, of the Creed's values on campus.

Applications available for Outstanding Senior award

The University of South Carolina's Honors and Awards Commission is accepting applications for the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges award. Students who apply will be considered for the honor of Outstanding Senior at UofSC.

Health center improves care for students

The University of South Carolina's Student Health Services has begun a new initiative to ensure quality healthcare for students at the Thomson Student Health Center. Students visiting the health center will now be treated by care teams. When a student visits the General Medicine Center, he or she will be assigned a primary care provider who is a part of a care team of other physicians and nurse practitioners.

Study abroad in Montecastello

The Study Abroad Office is now offering a multidisciplinary summer program for students in the heart of Italy. UofSC in Montecastello, a new initiative that offers the opportunity to take a variety of intensive summer courses, allows students to learn from UofSC professors but to take those courses overseas in the traditional Italian town of Montecastello di Vibio.

Come out for open climb at Alpine Tower

Come out and climb the Alpine Tower on the UofSC challenge course and learn more about the Outdoor Recreation Challenge Course program on Oct. 19 and 26 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Find adventure with USC Alternative Break trips

Get away this Winter or Spring break and give back to a community in need by going on an Alternative Break Service Trip. Students can choose from different locations to spend their break and provide help to those who need it.

Gamecock Pantry provides food for students in need

The Gamecock Pantry is a campus food pantry created for students, by students, with a goal to provide food and aid to those in the UofSC community who need it. The pantry is always welcoming donations from the community.

Apply to be on the Carolina Productions Executive Board

Carolina Productions, University of South Carolina's student organization that provides entertainment and education through a wide range of events and activities, is now accepting applications for its nine executive board positions.

Help make UofSC a Tree Campus USA

The University of South Carolina's historic Horseshoe is home to some of the most beautiful and oldest trees on campus. This month students, faculty and staff members can vote to help UofSC win the Tree Campus USA - Celebrate Arbor Day Event Contest.

Don't miss the chance to study abroad

Don't miss the opportunity to travel the world during your time at college. Make sure to keep track of all the upcoming deadlines to make the process of studying abroad go smoothly.

Flu shot clinics available throughout Oct.

Student Health Services is offering flu shots during clinics at the Thomson Student Health Center, as well as other locations around campus. The shots cost $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. Vaccines are also available at the Thomson Student Health Center - just walk in, no appointment needed. Bring your Carolina Card with you.

Participate in health literacy research study

Students are invited to participate in a completely voluntary research study on health literacy by completing an anonymous survey online. Information is being collected on students' opinions and behaviors related to health communications and utilization of health care services. The information will be used to develop training modules and tools to assist UofSC students in becoming well-informed health care consumers.

Celebrate LBGTQ month

Celebrate October's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Questioning History Month with The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs LGBT Programs in multiple ways including programs, student organization events, and training and educational workshops.

Flu shots available for students at health center

Students are able to get a flu shot at the Thomson Student Health Center for $10. Walk-ins are welcomed and no appointment is required. Carolina Card is required and cash, checks, credit/debit and Carolina Card is accepted at the health center. Additional flu clinics will be announced soon.

Apply to become an Orientation Leader

The Office of New Student Orientation is currently seeking eligible freshmen, sophomores and juniors to serve as Orientation Leaders, who are critical components of the newly expanded Orientation program. Completed applications should be turned in to the Office of New Student Orientation in Russell House 345 by Thursday, Oct. 30.

Parking lot to close Oct. 3

Please be aware that the FS5 surface lot (located on Park Street directly behind the Carolina Coliseum and the new Darla Moore School of Business) will close permanently on Friday, Oct. 3. This surface lot was originally slated for closure on Aug. 11 but was temporarily reopened.

UofSC searches for Carolina's #1 fan

UofSC is searching for Carolina's #1 fan of 2014! Submit a video to UofSC Homecoming explaining why you are Carolina's No. 1 Fan, and students will get to vote for the best video before the Cockfest concert Oct. 15.

Bikepack this Fall Break

Join us over Fall Break as we Bikepack sections of the Palmetto Trail. Bikepacking is a similar to bike touring but instead of using a road bike, you use a mountain bike and instead of riding on the road, you ride on a single track.

Grow a garden on campus

Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2014 planting season. There are currently six plots available for the upcoming season, and plots are awarded through an application process. You must apply as a group with a minimum of four people in each group.

Skill Builders Leadership Workshops available

Skill Builders are leadership workshops sponsored by the Leadership and Service Center to assist student leaders in enhancing their leadership skills and developing the essential skills necessary to work and lead effectively with others. Workshop topics focus on assisting students to refine their leadership skills and address organizational challenges. Each workshop is presented by skilled facilitators that include faculty, staff, community and corporate leaders, and students.