Recent Announcements

Michelin unites UofSC and Clemson through sustainability course

October 23, 2016

Michelin North America invites students from UofSC and Clemson to apply for Civil and Environmental Engineering 490, an introductory course to industrial sustainability. Up to 12 students from each school will be chosen to join the project starting this spring.

Newseum leader speaks at President's Leadership Dialogue

October 19, 2016, Megan Sexton

Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., will be the speaker at the President’s Leadership Dialogue at 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Herbst, whose talk is titled “Will the internet kill free expression?” will join university President Harris Pastides at the program in the law school auditorium.

UofSC organizes Hurricane Matthew relief effort

October 19, 2016, Peggy Binette

With help from the Midlands community, the University of South Carolina will collect items Thursday and Friday, sending a truck of donated items Monday to Marion County, where post-hurricane flooding of the Little Pee Dee and Lumber rivers has caused widespread damage and displaced residents in the communities of Nichols and Mullins.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to commemorate W.E.B. Du Bois' historic SC address

October 13, 2016, Peggy Binette

David Levering Lewis, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Du Bois biographer, will commemorate civil rights pioneer W.E.B. Du Bois’ historic address “Behold the Land” Oct. 20, at Antisdel Chapel at Benedict College. Lewis’ talk marks the 70th anniversary of Du Bois address to 700 black and white youth who attended the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC) as part of the larger Southern Youth Legislature held at the Township Auditorium.

Student services and activities

October 05, 2016

Though UofSC's Columbia campus is closed while the state prepares for Hurricane Matthew, we're still providing essential services, academic support and a number of events and activities for students.

Pastides honored with Fulbright award

September 27, 2016, Jeff Stensland

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides is one of seven Fulbright alumni who will receive the inaugural IIE Global Changemaker Award in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program. The awards recognize the achievements of the individuals throughout their careers and highlight the impact the Fulbright program has had throughout its history.

Mindful Workshop offers meditation classes for students

September 27, 2016, Adena Rice

Mindful Workshop is offering “KORU Introduction to Mindfulness: It’s your life don’t miss it” to students. The course meetings are Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The course is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. All skill levels are accepted.

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.