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Orientation Resources

New Student Orientation partners with on- and off-campus resources to ensure incoming students and families are introduced to not just our campus, but the surrounding city of Columbia, SC. Learn more about the resources and services available to you as a Gamecock!

On-Campus Services

Bursar's Office

Career Center 

Career Center 

Carolina Food Co. (Dining Services)

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Department of Student Life

Gamecock Athletics

Gamecock iHub

McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise 

Parking and Transportation 

Student Success Center 

Substance Abuse Prevention & Education 

University 101 

University of South Carolina Athletics 

Visitor's Center



Off-Campus Businesses and Services

Places to Shop

A Little Happy

Barefoot Campus Outfitters: Barefoot is your #1 stop shop for all your Gamecock gear! Shop at and get 20% OFF your entire regular priced purchase with the code: "GAMECOCK22." Check out our retail location:700 Lincoln Street (Across from Colonial Life Arena). 

Carolina Care Cube

Leigh and Letters

Mast General Store: Established in 1883, Mast General Store offers locally produced food, housewares, toys and old-fashioned candies as well as outdoor apparel, gear, footwear and knives.

Todd and Moore




Things to Do and Places to Eat

Columbia Fireflies

Escapology Columbia


The Flying Biscuit Cafe


The Mad Platter 







Columbia Charlotte Shuttle

Columbia Charlotte Shuttle is the leading provider of transportation between UofSC and the Charlotte airport. You can book your reservations online or over the phone. 

Experience Columbia SC

From local eats to outdoor adventure, we've got you covered. Follow @columbiasc to get to know your home away from home.

Graduate Columbia

Steps from the Horseshoe and bursting with southern charm, you'll feel right at home at Graduate Columbia, S.C. — formerly The Inn at USC. 

Hotel Trundle



Columbia Smiles Downtown

Coastal Carolina National Bank

Founders Federal Credit Union

Founders Federal Credit Union has four locations in Columbia, including on campus. Visit us in person or online at for more info.

TimberNest Loft Beds

Wells Fargo






SAGA Columbia

The Retreat Columbia

Yugo Columbia Lofts

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