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 2019-20 family calendar and handbook [pdf]. Contact us directly with questions or concerns at 800-868-6752 or scparents@sc.edu.

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Cocky and his parents

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!

 

August 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



Announcements

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.

Talking with college students about alcohol

The Office of Parent & Family Programs has partnered with South Carolina's Substance Abuse Prevention and Education team to provide an in-depth guide to talking with student about alcohol use during their time in college.

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Stories for Parents

Robin DiPietro

COVID-19: Restaurant Industry Outlook

COVID-19 has hit the restaurant industry hard as businesses work to find safe and sustainable ways to keep serving. School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Director Robin DiPietro shares her expertise on the challenges facing owners, employees and customers in South Carolina and beyond.

UofSC student Rodriana Gaddy by a brick wall

Early challenges motivate Honors College student's success

Rodrianna Gaddy took her love of learning about different cultures, combined it with her passion to help people and channeled both into her academic path at the University of South Carolina with a double major in international business and human resources management with a minor in Japanese. Gaddy was scheduled to study abroad in Japan this spring. Then COVID-19 hit.

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