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Student Resources

Watch this video to learn how to claim your VIP ID, set up your network username and password, access your university email and access Blackboard.

Blackboard Help Videos

Blackboard Learn Help for Students

Students in need of Blackboard support should call the Division of Information Technology Service Desk at 803-777-1800 and follow the prompts. Assistance with Blackboard is available anytime throughout the day, night, or weekend. The Service Desk can assist with other support issues Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

General Support Questions

Allendale (West Campus)

IT Helpdesk phone: 803.812.7404

Gayle’s office phone: 803.812.7301
Gayle’s mobile: 843.599.3495

Marylee’s office phone: 803.812.7313
Marylee’s mobile: 803.943.8737

Ashleigh’s office phone: 803.812.7414
Ashleigh’s mobile: 843.599.5155


Walterboro (East Campus)

IT Helpdesk phone: 843.782.8669

Ray’s office phone: 843.782.8625
Ray’s mobile: 843.599.3734

Messages left at the above numbers will be returned as soon as possible.

Help Desk Portal:

If you need additional assistance:

Smart Classroom Technical Support- Palmetto College

Bob Dyer: 803.777.8294 (or Ext 81-7-8294)

Helpdesk: 803.777.0123 (or Ext 81-7-0123)

University Technology Services

Phone: 803.777.1800 (M-F, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM)

University Provided Software

The University provides Microsoft Office 365 for students and faculty at no cost.  Other software may be available for a fee.  Visit the DoIT Software page for more information.


Students can find a list of textbooks required for classes and bookstore contact information at the USC Salkehatchie Bookstore.

For inquiries, please email

Textbooks and general USC Salkehatchie merchandise may be purchased online from the Salkehatchie Marketplace.

Textbook Rental Returns

Students may return rental books to the campus placing a note with their name and VIP number or a copy of their rental agreement inside the front cover of the book and dropping it in the Library Book Return containers on campus.  In Allendale it is out in front of the Library and Academic Support building.  In Walterboro, it is located in the faculty/staff parking lot in front of the Student Commons and Conference Center (Research Building).  If you are not able to come to campus to return your book, please click here to go to the FedEx website where you can obtain a printing label to use to mail your books back to campus at no cost to you. 

Students with disabilities who need accommodations for those disabilities should contact Assistant Dean of Student Services Jane Brewer at

In response to concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UofSC Faculty Senate voted to expand the pass/fail scale for undergraduate students and make it applicable to Spring 2020 classes. 
  • All courses will be graded as originally planned according to grading criteria established by the instructor.
  • After grades are submitted at the end of the semester, undergraduates can choose, on a course-by-course basis, to request a pass/fail grade for the Spring 2020 semester.
    • The following pass/fail scale will be used: Earned grades of A, B+, B, C+, and C will be replaced with S+, earned grades of D+ and D will be replaced with S, and an earned grade of F or FN will be replaced with U.
  • If you select the S+/S/U grading scale for a course, points will not be factored into the GPA. Courses with S+ and S will count towards earned semester hours.
  • Courses graded with the S+/S/U scale will count as appropriate towards applicable curricular, major, continuation, and graduation requirements. For example, if a course requires a C or better in a prerequisite, students selecting this alternative grading scale would need an S+ in the prerequisite course.
  • Those courses with an S+/S grade will count as attempted and earned hours, and those with a U grade will only count as attempted hours. However, a Pass/Fail grade will not impact the student's USC GPA. Lottery Tuition Assistance eligibility is maintained with an overall USC GPA of 2.0.

Read Spring 2020 Undergraduate Pass/Fail Grading FAQ

 All student accounts can still be accessed through Self-Service Carolina 
Students can make payments online or by mail to: 

University of South Carolina Salkehatchie
PO Box 416
Allendale, SC 29810
Attn:  Business Office

Email correspondence should be directed to

Telephone inquiries should be directed to (803) 812-7398.

Voicemails are checked throughout the day and service is rendered promptly. 

Newly admitted or returning students are encourage to schedule an advisement appointment as soon as possible.  
Newly admitted students should use the new student checklist to prepare for the upcoming semester.

Find a COVID-19 Testing Location Near You


Colleton County

DHEC is now offering FREE COVID-19 testing at the public health department in Walterboro every Tuesday.   Individividuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or those who had close contact with someone who tested positive, should get tested immediately. An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling 1-855-472-3432.   This is open to the the public and does not require a referral. Please wear a face covering. 

Colleton County Health Department 
219 S Lemacks St 
Walterboro, SC 29488 

Held every Tuesday 

For an appointment, call 855-475-3432


Frequenty Asked Questions


Student FAQs One Page Summary

View a quick reference with the answers to the most commonly asked student questions related to COVID-19 and returning to campus.

USC Salkehatchie Guide to Online Learning

View a quick reference to online courses at USC Salkehathcie.

Face coverings are highly recommended and will be required in designated areas of USC Salkehatchie. Please look for signs when you arrive on campus.  


As with most communicable diseases, common hygiene practices are the best way to mitigate the spread of germs.

  • Cover mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds
  • Clean shared surfaces and equipment often
  • Avoid touching eye, nose and mouth
  • Stay home if sick and call your doctor if needed

Students who are sick should stay home.  Monitor yourself for the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Muscle Aches
  • Headache
  • Chills/Shaking
  • Lost Sense of Smell/Taste
  • Fever greater than 100.0°F

Students who have symptoms of respiratory illness  should stay home and not come to campus until they are well.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recommends that students who have been ill not come to class until 7 days have passed since their symptoms began AND they are free of fever (100.4°F [37.8°C] or less using an oral thermometer) or signs of fever for 3 days without the use of fever-reducing medicines and their other symptoms have improved.

If you are sick and miss class, please be sure to contact your professor immediately.

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions or follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to 
  2. In the Quick Links section, click “University Email”. 
  3. Log in to your email account.  Remember your email account is the same as your Blackboard login followed by (for faculty) or (for students). 
  4. Click Settings (gear icon in the upper right-hand of your screen).  
  5. At the bottom of the Settings panel, Click View all Outlook settings - Click Mail. 
  6. Click Forwarding 
  7. Under the "Forwarding" heading, select Enable Forwarding 
  8. Type the email address you wish to forward your mail (e.g., gmail, hotmail, etc.) 
  9. Recommended: Select "Keep a copy of all forwarded messages" 
    Note: if you do not select this, nothing sent to your university email account will be saved in your university mailbox.  
    Warning!!! Some email senders do not allow their mail to be forwarded.  You will need the "keep copy "in your university mailbox to get the message. 
  10. Select Save.