Parents and Families Gateway

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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 scparents@sc.edu.

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Family Weekend

Experience everything that our historic campus and welcoming community have to offer at Family Weekend, Oct. 5-7. Enjoy family-friendly tailgating, an all-SEC football matchup, a 5K and much more!

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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

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Inside Carolina

Subscribe to USC's Inside Carolina monthly e-newsletter, and read a variety of cool stories about our alumni, students and professors.


Announcements

Columbia Airport Shuttle Service

Students going home for fall break can have shuttle services provided for them to and from the Columbia Airport.

President's update to parents post Hurricane Florence

A week is big part of a semester, but, I can assure you, our faculty is committed to being as flexible and compassionate in ensuring that all students receive excused absences, as well as access to the materials covered in class.

Emergency parking over on Monday

Notice for all to remove cars parked for emergency purposes before Hurricane Florence from garages as soon as possible.

A message from UofSC President Harris Pastides

As we prepare to return to normal operations and classes Monday (Sept. 17), UofSC pledges support, flexibility.

President's update to parents about Hurricane Florence

I want to reassure you that we are making preparations to safely house and feed students who choose to remain, as well as maintain some campus activities and essential services like the student health center and dining facilities.

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Dates and Deadlines


Stories for Parents

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Talking TEDx

Overcoming stereotypes and drug addiction, learning to listen in uncomfortable conversations about race, and finding new ways to diagnose and treat mental illnesses were just some of the wide range of topics presented by speakers at the inaugural TEDxUofSC event Tuesday.

Williams-Brice Stadium

Brick by brick

Alumnus David Robinson and his 15-year-old son used more than 5,000 Legos to construct the field, stands, ramps, press box, coaches’ offices, scoreboard and the rest of Williams-Brice Stadium.

pastides announces retirement

Forever to thee

After a decade of service as president and leading the University of South Carolina through an unprecedented period of growth and success, President Harris Pastides announced Wednesday (Oct. 3) that he will retire as president effective the summer of 2019.

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