Recent Announcements

Informal drop-in counseling begins Aug. 26

This fall students can drop in for informal, confidential counseling at sites across the University of South Carolina campus. The Let's Talk fall series begins Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Office 365 available free to students

Office 365 is now available to all students, free of charge. You will now be able to work in the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and much more.

FAQs and important resources

Welcome to your new #HomeatCarolina, Gamecocks! As the first week of classes quickly approaches, you will inevitably have important questions. We have compiled a list of questions and resources to help navigate you through your first week and beyond.

5 faculty, staff selected for Leadership Columbia

The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce has announced its Leadership Columbia Class of 2015. This year's group of public and business leaders features five members of the University of South Carolina community.

Help keep campus safe

At the University of South Carolina, we care about the safety and well-being of all members of our community. Every student has a role to play in keeping the campus community safe and free of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment of any form. If you see something, say something.

Submit FIXX requests via app

Students who live in University Housing residence halls have a new way to request repairs. The FIXX app for iOS or Android allows residents to submit their requests immediately and track the progress on a smartphone.

Five Points transportation resumes Aug. 14

The University of South Carolina Five Points shuttle and Student Government's Carolina Cab will be back on the road Thursday, Aug. 14. The free shuttles and cabs offer a responsible means of transportation for students returning to campus from Five Points.

UofSC hosts political panel Aug. 21

Five of South Carolina's top political science scholars will be at UofSC Aug. 21 for a panel discussion on this year's gubernatorial election.

UofSC to launch news for students

This fall university communications and student affairs hope to connect more Carolina students to campus. Beginning Aug. 17, all undergraduate students at the Columbia campus will receive a weekly email news digest from the university.

Cocky gets bird's-eye view of Alumni Center topping off

A 18-foot beam bearing the names of University of South Carolina alumni and donning a small cedar tree and Cocky replica, was raised into place during a topping-off event for the Alumni Center. The privately funded center is being constructed at Senate and Lincoln streets in Columbia's Vista and will be the first permanent home for the My Carolina Alumni Association. It is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

University Associates names new officers

Charles W. "Chuck" Garnett, president and chief executive officer of the National Bank of South Carolina, has been elected president of the University of South Carolina's University Associates for the 2014-15 term.

Children's literature and diversity conference at UofSC to feature public events

More than 350 scholars of children's literature from around the world will converge in Columbia June 18 - 21 to share their research and teaching on books past and present and to discuss the need for children's books to reflect a broader diversity. Hosted by the University of South Carolina, the 41st annual conference of the Children's Literature Association will feature a number of offerings for the public, all of which are free. Among them are museum and library exhibitions, talks and panel discussions.

Veteran business journalist named to fellowship at UofSC

Mark W. Tatge, a journalist who has spent more than 30 years working for the nation's leading business reporting outlets, is the first recipient of the Baldwin Business and Financial Graduate Fellowship for Business Journalists at the University of South Carolina.

New study sheds light on survivors of the Black Death

A new study by a University of South Carolina anthropologist suggests that people who survived the medieval mass-killing plague known as the Black Death lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck in 1347.