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At Orientation

Find out a little more about what you can expect during your Fall Transfer Student Orientation.


For Transfer Students

You are classified as a transfer student if you currently attend a post-secondary institution, or you have in the past, and you are coming to the University of South Carolina to continue your education.

At Orientation You Will:

  • meet other new students, faculty and staff.
  • learn about living at Carolina and become more familiar with campus.
  • be introduced to  your academic program and degree requirements.
  • have an advising session where you register for classes.
  • pick up your CarolinaCard.

What You Should Know


Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Russell House University Union, directly across the street from the Bull Street Garage. You will receive your comprehensive schedule and a light continental breakfast will be served.

Unless special arrangements are made, there will be no overnight accommodations.


Orientation will last until approximately 5 p.m. Your complete participation is required, so please plan accordingly.


Parking is available in the Bull Street Garage. Please print and display your parking decal on your dashboard, which will be sent via email at least 48 hours prior to your Orientation Session. 




Carolina Food Co. will provide breakfast and lunch during orientation. You will only need to plan your meals if you are arriving the day before or staying after 5PM.

  • Food Restrictions
    Please make us aware of allergies and dietary restrictions in the "Special Accommodations" section of the reservation form so we can have appropriate meals available for you.


Advising and Registration

You will meet with an advisor during orientation to help plan your class schedule and register for classes.

Parents and guests are encouraged to help their student review degree requirements prior to coming to orientation; however, only students attend advising sessions during orientation.