Parents and Families Gateway

Office of Parent & Family Programs

Let our team partner with you to support your student's growth and success at the university. Review our 2020-21 family calendar and handbook [pdf]. Contact us directly with questions or concerns at 800-868-6752 or

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Parents Association

Sign up for the dues-free Parents Association to receive monthly e-newsletters and other important email communication from the University of South Carolina!


September E-Newsletter

Rock the Roost

Parents Annual Fund

Help strengthen your student's living and learning environment and show your support for their university home.

Parents and Family Programs app

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Download the award-winning UofSC Parent and Family Programs app by searching "University of South Carolina Parents" in the app store or text the link to your phone


Antibody testing now available at no cost

The University of South Carolina is asking students, faculty and staff for their help to determine how widespread COVID-19 has been in our community by getting a no cost (FREE) antibody test.

Virtual commencement ceremony Aug. 8

Spring and summer 2020 graduates will be honored in a pre-recorded virtual ceremony beginning at noon on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Student face covering distribution

All students will receive one university reusable face covering this fall to add to their collection. There are a variety of ways students will receive a face covering.

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Stories for Parents

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Virus trackers

In this age of COVID-19 concerns, what’s the safest indoor environment? One without humans, of course. In a practical world the answer lies partly in understanding how the virus moves and where it lands in indoor spaces because air ow and surfaces are important routes for transmission of COVID-19.

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Voices from the edge

Students in the Carolina Global Scholars Program are drawing attention to the plight of refugees one listener at a time through their "Seeking Refuge" podcast.

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