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


Dance Marathon registration now open

University of South Carolina Dance Marathon registration is now open.

Sign up for housing for 2021-22 academic year

Continuing students interested in living on campus during the 2021-22 academic year can apply for housing starting Tuesday (Jan. 19).

Student organization wins national grant

The University of South Carolina chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, has been awarded a 2021 Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant.

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Dates and Deadlines

Presidents' Day Holiday

Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Mental Health Mondays

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

Wellness Holiday

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021

Wellness Holiday

Friday, Mar. 12, 2021

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Stories for Parents

screen capture of Caroline O'Looney interviewing President Bob Caslen via the internet

Discussing character with UofSC President Bob Caslen

Since he took office in July 2019, President Caslen has faced challenges ranging from responding to COVID-19 to turning around a struggling football program. Senior public relations major Caroline O’Looney interviewed the president about his approach to leadership.


UofSC ranks No. 1 in Nursing

The University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing ranks No. 1 among all U.S. universities for its online graduate nursing program, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual online rankings.

Jimmy Story, ambassador to Venezuela

'Strategic patience is key,' says new ambassador to Venezuela

It’s not surprising that Antony Blinken, the newly installed U.S. Secretary of State, fielded questions about Venezuela in his first confirmation hearing. Fortunately for Blinken, the State Department already has a steady hand on the ground — Jimmy Story, a career diplomat and South Carolina Honors College graduate who was confirmed as ambassador to Venezuela this past November.

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