Recent Announcements

New students helping the Carolina community

September 19, 2016, Adena Rice

For the second year, the Office of New Student Orientation hosted the Community Service Project. Students and guests were asked to bring food and school supplies during their summer orientation sessions to help the Columbia community. The Community Service Project was started last year as a way of introducing the incoming students to the value of community service.

UofSC launches bold health sciences initiative

September 16, 2016, Wes Hickman

As the Southeast’s most comprehensive health sciences teaching and research institution, the University of South Carolina will build on its nationally recognized programs in medicine, nursing, social work, public health, pharmacy, biochemistry, business, computing and others, as well as its unique partnerships with health care providers throughout the state, to create the premier health sciences experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.

UofSC excels in latest U.S. News college rankings

September 13, 2016, Jeff Stensland

The University of South Carolina achieved its highest ranking ever in the new U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” list. The school moved up three slots from last year and is now ranked 49th among all public universities. Among state flagship universities, USC ranks 27th nationwide.

Benefits Fair kicks off 2016 open enrollment

August 30, 2016, Megan Joyner

Highlighting this year's Benefits Fair on Tuesday, September 20, is a FREE preventive workplace screening provided by Carolina Occupational Health. Learn more about these screenings ($350 value) and pre-register online before September 13 for your screening appointment.

TIAA-CREF offers free financial counseling

August 30, 2016, Megan Joyner

Are you confident that you are properly investing your savings? Get help meeting your financial goals by scheduling a free appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant! Call 800-732-8353 to schedule your appointment during their next visit on September 6, 7 and 8.

The community's new Intersection

August 25, 2016, Adena Rice

Located in the basement of the Russell House’s west wing, multicultural student organizations and programs have a new place to call home. The former Off-Campus Student Lounge has been transformed into the Intersection: Multicultural Student Lounge.

New overtime rules

August 22, 2016, Megan Joyner

Approximately 1,000 USC employees will transition from an exempt status to a non-exempt status due to new regulations released by The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), increasing the minimum salary requirement for employees to be considered exempt. The University of South Carolina will implement the changes system wide effective October 16, 2016.

Collaborative caregiving for aging adults

August 04, 2016, Megan Joyner

Caring for an aging adult can bring with it a great deal of stress, and it's essential that family members and service providers collaborate. Learn how to access care options and communicate productively with aging adults through an online seminar that can be accessed anytime starting August 16.