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

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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!


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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


March Monthly Tips

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

Helpful UofSC campus apps

Several university departments offer helpful mobile apps for free to download on the device of your choice.

Interim chief diversity officer named

Tracey L. Weldon, associate dean for diversity, interdisciplinary programs and social sciences in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, was named the University of South Carolina’s interim chief diversity officer.

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Stories for Parents

Jacob Miller, 2020 graduate

'Bagel Santa Claus': A 2020 graduate looks back

Imagine Santa Claus carrying a big bag — not full of toys but bagels. That’s sort of what Jacob Miller looked like when he volunteered at Student Food Recovery, a student organization that collects unused food from eateries around campus and donates them to homeless shelters in Columbia.

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