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Local Business & Non- Profit

Let our Gamecock families know what you have to offer. Look through our partnership levels to find the best fit for your local business and/or non-profit organization.

Partnership registration is now open!

Registration for the 2023-2024 Partnership Program is now open and closes March 1! See below for the latest information on partnership levels, pricing and advertisement opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Asouzu at asouzuj@email.sc.edu.

 

Partnership Levels

At the Entry Level you will receive the following:
  • Your business name and location displayed on the map inside of the Garnet Guide.
At the Crescent Level you will receive all benefits of the Entry Level, as well as:
  • A personalized PowerPoint slide shown prior to the program welcome of each Orientation session.
  • Your business featured on the New Student Orientation web page with a link back to your site.
At the Palmetto Level you will receive all benefits of the above levels, as well as:
  • A half-page, full color layout in the Garnet Guide distributed to all new students and families.
  • A table at Resource Fairs during fall Orientation sessions (June - August).
  • Your business name and location displayed on the map inside of the Garnet Guide with a 10-words or less description.
At the Vista Level you will receive all benefits of the above levels, as well as:
  • An increase to a one-page, full color layout in the Garnet Guide.
  • A table at Resource Fairs during summer term (May) and spring (January) sessions in addition to fall sessions.
  • Your business name featured on the New Student Orientation website with a 24 words or less description and link back to your site.
  • Your business logo printed on Orientation schedules for students and supporters.
At the Capitol Level you will receive all benefits of the above levels, as well as:
  • An increase to a two-page, full color layout in the Garnet Guide.
  • Social media spotlights throughout the spring semester and summer programming.
  • An opportunity to speak with Orientation Leaders during training.
At the Columbia Level you will receive all benefits of the above levels, as well as:
  • A feature in our digital publication, the Pre-Arrival Guide, with a photo of your business, a 24 words or less description and your location on map.
  • Your business logo printed on the back cover of the Garnet Guide.
  • Customized social media campaign during your choice of the spring or summer.
  • Business logo printed on student and family/supporter bags.
  • Customized signage displayed during Orientation check-in.

*With this being the highest level, our team is always open for discussion of other unique promotional opportunities. If you would like to discuss the possibility of something that is not included on this list, please reach out to Jennifer Asouzu at asouzuj@email.sc.edu.

We are excited to partner with the University Visitor Center to increase our options for  package add-ons! With the inclusion of these add-ons, you will extend your outreach to over 30,000 prospective students and families who interact with the Visitor Center each year. Package add-ons cannot be purchased individually and must be associated with a pre-existing level.

  • Business information in University Ambassador training materials: $150
  • Business name listed on the Visitor Center website: $150
  • Opportunity to speak to University Ambassador's during their training: $250
  • Business name and 24 words of less description on Visitor Center website: $300
  • Business name and 24 words of less description in Visitor Center's pre-tour arrival email communications: $500
  • Business spotlight in the Visitor Center's Columbia Guide: $500
The Visitor Center Discount Bundle (all six package add-ons): $1,700

If our levels do not currently accommodate the amount of information you would like to share with incoming students and families, package add-ons are a great option to personalize your partnership. Package add-ons cannot be purchased individually and must be associated with a pre-existing level.

Additional Garnet Guide Pages:
  • Half page: $250
  • Full page: $500
  • Two full-pages: $1,000
Additional PowerPoint Slides:
  • One slide: $200
  • Two slides: $400
  • Three slides: $600

If you need assistance and would like the Office of New Student Orientation to design your Garnet Guide page(s) or PowerPoint slide(s), we are also happy to offer this to partners for a fee dependent on your needs! Please see below for our current rates:

Garnet Guide Page(s) Design Fee:
  • Half page: $100
  • Full page: $150
  • Two full-pages: $300
PowerPoint Slide(s) Design Fee:
  • $50 per slide

In-Kind Trades

In place of monetary contributions, we also accept “in-kind trades” as a form of payment. In-kind trades refer to physical goods, supplies and services that can be used for the preparation and execution of Orientation. These may include but are not limited to providing meals, giveaways and/or event space and should equate to the cost you would like to supplement. Please contact Jennifer Asouzu at asouzuj@email.sc.edu if you would like to learn more about in-kind trades.


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