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Our Partners

Many thanks to our generous sponsors! We are so grateful for your support. As a partner, you have the unique opportunity to help us make a positive and lasting first impression during each orientation program. 

Interested in partnering with us?

Partner requests for this summer are now closed. If you would like to speak with our office to discuss further opportunities, please contact us at sapartnr@mailbox.sc.edu. 

 

2019 Partners

A special thank you to all of our 2019 partners both on and off campus!

Corporate Partners

  • Barefoot Campus Outfitter
  • Wells Fargo
  • Founders Federal Credit Union
  • Inn at USC (soon to be Graduate Columbia)
  • Laundry 305
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Mast General Store

Local Business Partners

  • Columbia Charlotte Shuttle
  • Todd & Moore
  • Hotel Trundle
  • Carolina Care Cube
  • Pelican's SnoBalls

On-Campus Partners

  • Carolina Food Co.
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Life
  • Student Success Center
  • University 101 Programs
  • UofSC Housing

 

Partner With Us

The Office of New Student Orientation provides collaborative programs that facilitate the transition and engagement of new undergraduate students and their families to the intellectual, cultural and social environment at the University of South Carolina. 

Over the past year, we have served approximately 7,500 incoming students and nearly 6,000 parents and guests during the orientation program. For many students, orientation is their first on-campus experience as a new member of the Carolina community.

With your collaboration, we aim to make their orientation experience a memorable one.

Promote your student organization in our Garnet Guide.
Partner levels »

Promote your office or department at the Resource Fair at no cost.

Promotional Opportunities

  • Various layout/spread options in the Garnet Guide
  • PowerPoint slide shown prior to opening session during all orientation programs
  • Organization logo on all orientation program schedules for students and guests
  • Promotional opportunity on our website identifying your department or organization as a partner
  • Your logo on the back cover of the Garnet Guide to recognize partnership
  • Unique promotional opportunities, such as student bags and pens

Partner levels »

Advertising Options

  • Table at the Resource Fair
  • Various ad sizes in the Garnet Guide
  • Personalized PowerPoint slide shown prior to opening session during all orientation programs
  • Organization logo on all orientation program schedules for students and guests
  • Promotional opportunity on our website identifying your department or organization as a partner
  • Your logo on the back cover of the Garnet Guide to recognize partnership
  • Unique promotional opportunities, such as student bags and pens

Partner levels »

Advertising Options

  • Various ad sizes in the Garnet Guide
  • Co-sponsor the evening social meal provided to freshman students
  • Inclusion in a special early arrival letter for students and guests who attend orientation early
  • Personalized PowerPoint slide shown prior to opening session during all orientation programs

Partner levels »

All payments must be received by April 2, 2018.
Any delay in payment may preclude your business from any and all partnership opportunities. Any legal fees associated with obtaining past due fees will be paid by the business/partner.

All advertising must be approved by the Director of New Student Orientation.
All opportunities are first come, first served. The Office of New Student Orientation and the University of South Carolina have the right to exclude the participation of businesses that do not align with our educational and service mission. We also have the right to reject any ads or PowerPoint slides that are of poor quality or design, as determined by our office.

The intent of your business to participate in the Resource Fair must be communicated to the Office of New Student Orientation by April 2, 2018.
This is only available in the Carolina- and Cocky-level packages. Any unplanned absence at the Resource Fair must be communicated to the Office of New Student Orientation as soon as possible. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the fair. Two absences in the Resource Fair will result in removal from the fair. Customized promotional opportunities will be approved at our discretion.

It is the partner's responsibility to provide the Office of New Student Orientation with any and all information necessary for various partnership levels by April 2, 2018.
No fees will be returned for failure to meet any and all of the terms and conditions listed.

The partner agrees to document any special opportunities or agreements made and obtain signatures from the director of New Student Orientation and partnering business owner.

The partner must agree to provide accurate and ethical communication of all relevant services to new students and families.

As a partner with the Office of New Student Orientation, the business must agree to assist students and families with their transition into the Carolina Community through the promotion of goods and services that are relevant, realistic and necessary for a student’s first year.