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Office of Parent & Family Programs

Let our team partner with you to support your student's growth and success at the university. Review our 2018-19 parents calendar and handbook [pdf], or 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!


January 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.

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Presidential search committee meets

The University of South Carolina’s presidential candidate search committee met Jan. 11 to discuss various matters related to the search, including the development of a position description.

UofSC's education, nursing online offerings ranked among nation's best

U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of online graduate programs on Tuesday (Jan. 15) and UofSC’s education and nursing online graduate programs both excelled, with the College of Nursing’s programs ranking No. 6 overall (No. 3 among public programs) and the College of Education’s online graduate offerings ranking No. 34 in the nation.

January Monthly Tips

Review tips, frequently asked questions and talking points to help your student be successful this month.

Outstanding senior students encouraged to apply for senior awards

Students selected for Outstanding Senior Award will also be considered for more of the university's top undergraduate honors. Online application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.

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Stories for Parents

NRF Big Show

Making it to the Big Show

The National Retail Foundation (NRF) Big Show in New York City is the largest retail conference in the United States, and this year it included the biggest group of Gamecocks yet.

USC Press

Turning the page

The University of South Carolina Press celebrates 75 years of publishing in 2019, which is a pretty big deal in itself, but there’s more going on than a diamond anniversary. A new director, a new acquisitions editor and a more tightly focused editorial direction promise dynamic changes at one of the country’s foremost academic presses.

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Return on investment: Education

USC Times had lunch with the university's vice president for finance, the director of the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students and a graphic design professor to talk about the value of a well balanced college education.

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