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Student Health and Well-Being

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Healthy Campus Initiatives

When you travel the USC Columbia campus, you enjoy a smoke free environment. On Tuesdays during the semester, you can find fresh fruits and vegetables at our farmers market on Greene Street, and we offer provide year-round support designed to keep us healthy.

Creating a Healthy Campus

Healthy Campus is a way of life. It is the pursuit of health and wellness in mind, body and spirit. It is the individual person, the environment and the community creating a culture and atmosphere that encourages healthy choices, healthy behaviors and a healthy place to live. 

It is a mission and vision born out of the desire to see USC as a healthy community to help our faculty, staff and students learn to thrive in life.

Learn how you can take advantage of leadership opportunities by joining the Healthy Campus Coalition.


Find It on Our Healthy Campus

A healthy campus doesn’t stop at the doors of the Student Health Center. You can find a variety of support programs on our Columbia campus. 

The services provided by our family support network are free to faculty, staff, students and their spouses/partners. New parent welcome kits available upon request.

Lactation Rooms [Map]

Student Health Services is a South Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition Community Partner. Members of the Carolina community who are nursing or pumping can visit any of our campus lactation rooms.  

  • 1600 Hampton St. Room 802-A
    Visit the front desk of the Benefits office for the space to be unlocked.
  • Center for Health and Well-Being Room 118
    Space is kept unlocked. Please use as needed.
  • Darla Moore School of Business Room 485
    Space is kept unlocked. Please use as needed.
  • Discovery I Room 201C
    Request access to the space through your department in the Arnold School of Public Health or contact Kim Crowe (
  • Gambrell Room 157
    Request access to the space by contacting Doris Shiver ( in room 352 or Lori Carey (
  • Hamilton Room 108
    Space is kept unlocked. Please use as needed.
  • LeConte Room 442
    Space is kept unlocked. Please use as needed.
  • Russell House Room 312
    Contact Jeremy Keen ( to gain Carolina Card access or visit the 2nd floor information desk upon arrival to the Russell House for entry.
  • School of Law Room 375
    The key is available to check out in the Student Services Suite (125).
  • Swearingen Room 1B46
    Request access to the space by contacting Janet Wood (
  • Thomas Cooper Library Room L225
    Check out a key to the space from the Thomas Cooper Library’s circulation desk using your Carolina Card. Directions: From the circulation desk, take the elevator to the second floor. When stepping off the elevator, proceed to the back left corner to a door with a blue lactation room sign. Unlock the door and continue to the lactation room at the end of the hallway.
  • USC School of Medicine Building 1 Basement Room A11
    Check out a key to the space from the School of Medicine Library’s circulation desk for up to 12 weeks.
  • Wardlaw Room 212
    Request access to the space at the front desk in room 201.
  • Williams-Brice Building College of Nursing Room 601C
    Space is kept unlocked. Please use as needed.

Shop for fresh, locally-grown produce right on the University of South Carolina's campus at the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market.

Dates: Every Tuesday, March through April and September through November (See the events calendar for exact dates.)

Times: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Place: Greene Street next to the Russell House

Vendors must sell sustainable and locally grown or sourced products. By providing farmers, growers, and other local businesses with a direct market for their products, the Healthy Carolina Farmers Market helps sustain the regional agricultural economy and helps ensure the future of farming in South Carolina.

Student organizations, USC departments may also sign up to participate.


As of January 1, 2014, the University of South Carolina Columbia campus is completely tobacco free.  Read our tobacco-free campus policy [pdf]

This policy applies to...

  • All members of the Carolina Community. The policy applies to students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors, contractors, etc. Repeat violators may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct or Human Resources. 
  • All forms of tobacco. Any type of tobacco is prohibited including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, vaping devices, etc.
  • All university property. Any type of tobacco is prohibited on USC leased, owned and controlled property, including parking structures and personal vehicles. 

Carolina Community Enforcement

Enforcing the tobacco-free policy is everyone's responsibility. We encourage students and employees to politely and compassionately address violators and ask them to stop tobacco use on campus. Use our script [pdf] to speak to someone using tobacco on campus.

Supervisors on campus can utilize our supervisor toolkit [pdf] when speaking to faculty, staff or contractors about Tobacco Free at USC.

Tobacco Cessation

You can quit smoking with the right preparation and support. We offer smoking cessation programs and options for a healthier, tobacco-free campus.  

  • Gum, lozenges, patches and other nicotine replacement therapy options are available to buy at the Center for Health and Well-Being pharmacy. 
  • Get help with tobacco cessation by  meeting with a Wellness Coach to assess readiness to quit tobacco through various motivational interviewing techniques and behavioral change strategies. 
  • Make an appointment through MyHealthSpace or call 803-777-6518.


Upcoming Events

Welcome to Well-Being

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024

Location: RHUU Greene Street

Farmers Market

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2024

Location: Greene Street Middle, RHUU Greene Street - Stage

Cost: FREE

View the Calendar

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