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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Faculty and Staff

Ryleigh Waiters

Title: Director of Student Life
Department: Student Engagement and Success
USC Lancaster
Phone: 803-313-7066
Office: Starr Hall 106
Ryleigh Waiter Profile


Hi everyone! My name is Ryleigh Waiters, and I am delighted to serve the Lancer Nation as Director of Student Life. A recent University of South Carolina- Columbia graduate as of May 2020, I am excited to remain heavily connected with UofSC, while also serving the area in which I was born and raised. I graduated with leadership distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in psychology. My avid involvement in visitor affairs during my time in college really blossomed a love for higher education and working with student populations. In spare time, I enjoy yoga, time with loved ones, and bonding  with my four pound pup, Winslow.