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Fall Transfer Orientation

We are sensitive to the unique needs of our transfer students, and our staff is devoted to fully preparing you for your integration into the Gamecock community.

 

Welcome Transfer Students!

Experience a specialized orientation session that will help you virtually connect with other students who are new to the university. You also will be able to connect some of the faculty and staff members who are here to support your academic growth and career development.

What to Expect

South Carolina's New Student Orientation is the first step in helping you successfully transition to the Gamecock community. We understand it may be time filled with excitement, but also nervousness. That's why our goal is to help you feel comfortable with your life as a Gamecock! 

As a part of the program, you will:

  • Connect virtually with UofSC faculty and staff and get to know some of your peers 
  • Learn about living at the University of South Carolina
  • Get acquainted with our campus policies and procedures
  • Be equipped with a list of resources to help you succeed
  • Learn about your academic program's curriculum and degree requirements
  • Attend a virtual academic advising session and register for classes

Student Veterans

Transitioning out of the military and attending a major university can be a very stressful and overwhelming task. In partnership with Veteran Services, our offices have made it a priority to make this transition phase as easy as possible. To make the transition simpler, veterans, active duty service members and reservists attending UofSC as undergraduate students will have the opportunity to participate in a specialized programming. The Veteran Student prograaming will explain the process to request your education benefits and learn about all the programs and services that our campus can provide. 

Dates and Fees

Transfer Student Orientation is required for all newly admitted students.

Registration for New Student Orientation is now open.

Virtual Day of Orientations are one-day. All components are mandatory for students to attend. 

  • Transfer Session 1: 
    • Day of Orientation: June 15
    • Registration and Advising Day: June 19
  • Transfer Session 2: 
    • Day of Orientation: June 22
    • Registration and Advising Day: June 26
  • Transfer Session 3: 
    • Day of Orientation: July 6
    • Registration and Advising Day: July 10
  • Transfer Session 4: 
    • Day of Orientation: July 13
    • Registration and Advising Day: July 15
  • Transfer Session 5: 
    • Day of Orientation: July 20
    • Registration and Advising Day: July 24

For Student: $130
This fee covers supplies and resources for orientation. The fee also helps cover salaries for student staff, equipment and facility rentals.

Refunds

You can request a refund up to five(5) business days prior to the start of the virtual Day of Orientation session.

Email your request to orientation@sc.edu and include the student's first and last name, date of birth and the reason you need a refund. You will then receive a follow-up email with further details and next steps.

All refunds are subject to a $35 administrative fee.


What You Need to Know

 

Cancelling or Changing Your Session

Students will be unable to change their orientation session upon payment. If you choose to change or cancel your request, you must contact the Office of New Student Orientation at orientation@sc.edu. Please note: Registration closes five (5) business days before the start of each orientation session.


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