2017 Announcements Archive
October 26, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
The 2017-18 Alternative Winter Break applications are now available. This year's trip, themed Food and Justice Security, will take place Jan. 9-13.
October 13, 2017
Due to circumstances beyond USC Student Health Services' control, counseling offices will move to the Thomson Building later than planned.
October 02, 2017, John Brunelli
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the University of South Carolina College of Social Work to create a scholar program designed to expand the mental health workforce in the state.
September 26, 2017
Beginning Monday, Oct. 2, University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students are all encouraged to participate in the annual United Way campaign.
September 21, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
Student Health Services is offering a four-part meditation program for students beginning Sept. 26.
September 15, 2017
A significant number of “phishing” emails have been identified on the student email system recently. Phishing messages say things such as your email storage is almost full, your email will stop working if you don’t click on a link to verify your account, etc. These are not legitimate email messages and should be deleted. The University of South Carolina will never ask for you to verify your email account in this manner.
September 09, 2017
A message from our city manager to be careful and mindful during the upcoming storm.
September 08, 2017
Though UofSC's Columbia campus is closed in anticipation of inclement weather Monday, Sept. 11, we're still providing essential services, and a number of events and activities for students. The campus will re-open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12.
August 30, 2017, Dana D'Haeseleer
As Gamecocks, we stand with those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, knowing all too well the hardship of historic flooding. In conjunction with the Columbia mayor’s office, city council and a citywide relief effort, the University of South Carolina and Gamecock Athletics will be collecting items to send to the hurricane victims in Texas.
August 23, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
Freshmen and transfer students interested in national fellowships are invited to attend an orientation to national fellowships and scholarships session.
August 22, 2017
Richard Brown has been named director of the University of South Carolina Press. Brown will be responsible for the editorial, fiscal and marketing strategies of USC Press, South Carolina’s oldest and largest book publisher, specializing in scholarly humanities and regional trade publications
August 22, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
Come out to Greene Street to help Student Health Services kickoff their health and wellness initiatives for the year.
August 16, 2017
Freshman Council acts as an entry-level organization within Student Government with an emphasis on leadership and community involvement. Applications for the 2018 cohort are due on Sept. 5 by 4:00 p.m.
August 13, 2017
To learn more about the dynamics of how the free enterprise system works and how entrepreneurs start, grow and manage innovations and new ventures successfully, try the new interdisciplinary course “Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise” (COLA 298) taught by Dirk Brown, the inaugural faculty director of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise.
August 02, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
All UofSC students are eligible for free admission to UofSC Symphony Orchestra concerts, held in the Koger Center for the Arts.
August 01, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
The Social Justice Activist Program (SJP), a program through the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs designed to create a network of students, faculty, and staff who acknowledge and actively work to combat bias, is now taking applications for the Fall 2017 cohort.
May 31, 2017, Jalesa Cooley
On Monday (June 5) multifactor authentication will be required to access many university systems. Be sure to complete the following steps to enroll in Duo Security.
May 08, 2017, Adena Rice
The University of South Carolina will be represented abroad by our seven Fulbright US Student grantees for the 16th consecutive year as they conduct research, study and serve as English Teaching Assistants.
May 04, 2017, Adena Rice
Before or after their graduation, students can walk over to the Alumni Center and have their picture taken in their caps and gowns.
April 11, 2017, Adena Rice
Sustainable Carolina was selected as a statewide recipient of the South Carolina Student Organization Service Achievement Award.
April 11, 2017, Adena Rice
The University of South Carolina men’s rugby team won the South Carolina Rugby Conference championship, securing them the final spot in the men’s college rugby 7s field for this year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship.
April 03, 2017, Jeff Stensland
Columbia Major Steve Benjamin and the city of Columbia plan to commemorate South Carolina's NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship with a parade at 3 p.m., Sunday (April 9) on Main Street.
March 31, 2017, Peggy Binette
At 8 a.m. today, online registration will open for one of the university’s most popular annual events. Based on recent years, it’s expected to fill up in 24 hours. It’s the Women’s Leadership Institute, a free daylong conference of professional and personal development offerings for women in higher education that will take place April 26.
March 30, 2017
The university is very concerned about an incident that occurred at Pour House over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The safety of our students is our biggest concern, and we will continue to work with law enforcement and our neighbors in Five Points to resolve the case.
March 27, 2017
Faculty, staff, post-docs and students can sign up as reviewers, judges and volunteers for the first Discover USC research showcase event on April 21.
March 27, 2017
In honor of National Public Health Week, the Arnold School of Public Health will be offering free hearing and health screenings. All faculty, staff and students are invited.
March 16, 2017
Students who are approved to participate in spring 2017 commencement ceremonies can access guest tickets online March 17-31.
March 14, 2017, Adena Rice
The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently reported that college students across the nation are being entangled in an employment scam that could result in financial damages and identify theft. The Career Center works with several organizations and top employers to provide opportunities for students, which are vetted of scams in a number of ways.
March 10, 2017
Students will have a chance to ask questions and hear from Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola at a President’s Leadership Dialogue later this month.
March 10, 2017, Jeff Stensland
All faculty members are invited to join Provost Joan Gabel for an informational session about The Conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday (March 14) at the Russell House theater.
March 10, 2017, Megan Joyner
Blue CareOnDemand makes getting sick a little less inconvenient by letting you skip the waiting room.
March 09, 2017
The Gamecocks LiveWell initiative is seeking input from employees about how the university can improve wellness offerings.
March 02, 2017, Adena Rice
As the weather gets warmer and spring is in full bloom, it is now time to change the batteries in your smoke detector. A smoke detector’s batteries must be changed every six months, typically in the spring and fall, but it is still important for students to know fire safety all year round. Off-Campus Student Services and USC Fire and Safety have compiled tips to keep students safe while living off-campus through some fire prevention guidelines.
March 01, 2017
This month’s Tech Tuesday Talk will feature Public Health Ph.D. candidate Alicia Dahl, who will discuss her work on technology-based interventions and support for pregnant women.
March 01, 2017
The deadline for employees to submit claims against their 2016 Flexible Spending Accounts is March 31.
February 15, 2017, Adena Rice
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2017 Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award until March 17.
February 11, 2017, Jeff Stensland
University of South Carolina chemical engineering professor John Monnier has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a prestigious group of researchers selected for their significant and lasting contributions to the field.
February 08, 2017, Abigayle Morrison
Bring your lunch and join Patricia Moore-Pastides, the first lady of the University of South Carolina, as she shares her passion for healthy cooking during an informative and interactive session.
February 06, 2017, Kathryn McPhail
Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and the stepsister of Anne Frank, will share her childhood and wartime experiences at the University of South Carolina’s President’s Leadership Dialogue at 10 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Koger Center. The dialogue is part of the university’s Carolina Leadership Initiative, which fosters leadership development among students and makes leaders from various fields and backgrounds available to students and the community.
February 02, 2017
Statement on recent Executive Order
January 20, 2017, Lauren McCarthy
Coming up with New Year's Resolutions is easy, but following through on them can be hard, especially for college students. To help you on your way, we've come up with some tips and resources that might just give you the boost you need to accomplish those goals you’ve been putting off for years.
January 12, 2017, Madeline Thorn
University of South Carolina chemistry professor Chuanbing Tang was named by President Barack Obama as one of 102 scientists to receive the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers -- the highest award given by the U.S. government to researchers in the early stages of their independent careers.
January 12, 2017, Peggy Binette
The University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business building has earned LEED Platinum certification, the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Championed by Darla Moore, for whom the school is named, the building opened in August 2014.
January 05, 2017, Yolanda Jones
Remote parking and shuttle service for Founder’s Park will not be available in the spring semester because of baseball season. Commuting students and others who use that lot are encouraged to make alternate plans for the spring semester.
January 05, 2017
UofSC students are invited to volunteer for the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service, Jan. 14 and 21.