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New Student Orientation

Calling Carolina Home, starts with your over night stay in Women's Quad for New Student Orientation. Suite-style rooms allow you to meet other new Gamecocks while experiencing University Housing's most recently renovated building.

Register for New Student Summer Orientation 

It only takes a few simple steps to sign up for your University of South Carolina orientation session.


Orientation Housing

Incoming students will experience on-campus living in Women's Quad. Parents can share the orientation experience by staying in an adjacent building, Patterson Hall.

*Parents will stay in on campus housing.

Students will be housed in Women's Quad, a residence hall that features suite style rooms and is centrally located on campus. Housing is included in the Orientation fee and is mandatory for freshmen. You will share a room with another new Gamecock.

Check In/Check Out

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Check-out: Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the day of your departure

For special check-in arrangements, contact The Conference Center. Complimentary luggage storage is available in Patterson Hall.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodation or an ADA accessible room, contact The Conference Center.

Parent accommodations are priced per person and per night. Your stay includes linen service, wireless internet access, kitchen and shared common spaces.

Check In/Check Out

Check-in: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Check-out: Between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the day of your departure

Contact us for special check-in arrangements.

Reserve Additional Nights 

Transfer students and parents and any students wanting to stay on campus for additional nights should make their request through the Student Summer Orientation registration form on

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