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!


November 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


Sign up for Recovery Ally Training

The Recovery Ally Training teaches members of the Gamecock Community about substance use disorder and recovery. Attend virtual training Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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.

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Dates and Deadlines

Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)

Ongoing through Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

Remote Class Day

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Remote Class Day

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Reading Day

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

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Stories for Parents

campus of the University of South Carolina with fall leaves

3 professors earn AAAS honor for scientific accomplishments

Three faculty members in the University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences have been elected fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The recognition is an honor bestowed by a scientist’s peers to recognize distinguished contributions to science.

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