2014 Announcements

Gamecock finalist for top daily newspaper in U.S.

The Daily Gamecock is one of three newspapers named a finalist by the College Media Association Pinnacle Awards for the top daily newspaper award in the country.

Take the Tailgate Good Choice Challenge

Students are eligible to earn a loyalty point and win prizes by taking pictures and videos of themselves completing selected activities.

Impact weekly service projects available

The Leadership and Service Center's Impact Leaders provide transportation for and lead at least one service opportunity a week.

Nominate students for Catalyst leadership program

Catalyst, a one-day leadership development experience, will be Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Russell House.

Faculty, staff can compete in Proving Ground

Held each fall, The Proving Ground is among the top collegiate business plan competitions in the U.S. for prizes and startup support, up from $50,000 last year. As a result of the growing interest and additional sponsor support, The Proving Ground 2014 competition will feature new categories, including ones in which faculty and staff can compete.

Campus renovation plans move forward

USC's Buildings and Grounds Committee approved at its Sept. 12 meeting plans for several building renovation projects.

Registration open for Register for Professional Development Certification Program

Register for the Professional Development Certification Program for fall 2014 to help make your part-time job become more than just a paycheck.

Applications available to become a Changing Carolina Peer Leader

The Changing Carolina peer leaders are currently recruiting students with an interest in health education and wellness and a desire to make a difference on campus.

Students eligible to compete in The Proving Ground

Held each fall, The Proving Ground is among the top collegiate business plan competitions in the U.S. for prizes and startup support. This year's competition will feature new categories, including ones in which students can compete.

University offers free test prep workshops

UofSC's Continuing Education offers free test preparation workshops to prepare individuals to take the GMAT, LSAT or GRE each semester.

Pi Beta Phi now accepting interest forms

Pi Beta Phi has arrived on campus to start its Colonizing Recruitment process. The sorority is looking for undergraduate women who are interested in helping Pi Beta Phi build its legacy at UofSC.

Group Exercise passes on sale now

The fall semester passes cost $20 and are available at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and Solomon Blatt P.E. Center.

Sign up for Carolina Alert

All students should sign up for Carolina Alert to receive emergency communication by text message and email.

Volunteer for UofSC Habitat for Humanity project

This fall University of South Carolina students, faculty and staff can volunteer for a special Habitat for Humanity project.

Dobson Volunteer Program applications available

Apply for funding to complete meaningful, faith-based community service and make a difference in communities in the U.S. and around the world.

Beta Theta Pi offers scholarship for non-Greek USC male

Beta Theta Pi fraternity invites applications for its Men of Principle Scholarship, a $500 award recognizing an outstanding UofSC male.

Career Center makes big move

After 30 years, the UofSC Career Center has a new home right in the center of campus.

Gameday shuttle information

University of South Carolina Parking Services will operate the Gameday Shuttle once again this year during the Gamecocks' home football games. The shuttle will operate three hours before the kickoff and 90 minutes after the game.

Gamecocks on the Move begins Sept. 1

Gamecocks on the Move is a free program that provides individuals with the resources and support to train for a 5K. The training leads up to the Palmetto Health Walk/Race for Life.

Getting around campus and Columbia

We know that parking at the University of South Carolina is tight. To save you the trouble of trying to find a meter on campus, we've compiled some alternative ways to get around.

Blackboard change allows faculty members to connect names to faces

Per the request of many faculty members, instructors can now view photographs of their students in Blackboard.

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.

Some classes moved from new business building

Some classes previously set to be held in the new Darla Moore School of Business building on Assembly Street have been moved due to construction.

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.

Letter from the Student Editors

A welcome letter from the student editors

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.

Music ensembles for non-music majors

Many of the School of Music's ensembles are open to all UofSC students regardless of their majors.

UofSC Columbia campus tobacco free

To promote the health and well-being of all Gamecocks, the University of South Carolina Columbia campus is tobacco free.

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.