2014 Announcements

Sign up for Carolina Alert

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

Labor Day campus openings

Take a look at what's open @UofSC on Labor Day

Volunteer for UofSC Habitat for Humanity project

This fall University of South Carolina students 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.

Report fall internships, co-ops by Aug. 27

Students who were hired for fall internships and co-ops should report them to the Career Center by Wednesday, Aug. 27.

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.

Help UofSC win College Colors Day competition

Help UofSC win the Spirit Cup and a $10,000 scholarship donation in the College Colors Day competition.

Orientation team leader applications due Sept. 5

The Office of New Student Orientation welcomes applications from prospective orientation team leaders through Friday, Sept. 5.

Group Exercise preview week Aug. 21-29

University of South Carolina students, faculty and staff can try out 70+ group exercise classes for free during Group X Preview Week Aug. 21-29.

Deadline to apply for Organizational Leaders Program Sept. 5

Register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 5 for the Organizational Leaders Program, an 8-week leadership certificate program to provide student organization leaders with the necessary tools and skills to become successful organizational leaders.

Deadline to register for Parents Weekend 2014 Sept. 5

Families attending Parents Weekend 2014 must register by 4 p.m. on Sept. 5. Parents Weekend will be held Sept. 26-28.

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.

Gamecock S.W.A.G registration ends Sept. 15

Gamecock S.W.A.G. Is a 10-week behavior change program for UofSC students designed to promote active living and healthy nutrition.

Submit sustainability presentation by Sept. 5

Ready to show off your research? The deadline to submit a presentation to Sustainability Showcase: Research and Practice is Friday, Sept. 5.

Apply by Aug. 29 to be an EcoRep

Are you interested in sustainability? Want to make a real difference on campus? Consider becoming an EcoRep.

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.

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.

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.

Freshman Council application deadline August 29

Incoming first-year students are encouraged to apply for Freshman Council, an entry-level leadership and service organization within Student Government.

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.