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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. Contact us directly with questions or concerns at 803-777-3008 or 800-868-6752, or email us at scparents@sc.edu.

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Announcements

The Daily Gamecock sweeps SCPA awards

The Daily Gamecock has earned 17 awards at the South Carolina Press Association’s 2021 News Contest, including first place for general excellence.

Basic illness prevention

University Health Services has seen an increase in illness caused by adenoviruses, which commonly cause cold- and flu-like symptoms. Following a few basic tips can help prevent infection.

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Stories for Parents

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Countries with lower-than-expected vaccination rates show unusually negative attitudes to vaccines on Twitter

With the tone of social media conversations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine are varying around the world, this research team wanted to understand if these tones matched differing country-level vaccination rates. Journalism and mass communications professor Jungmi Jun writes for The Conversation on the influence emotions toward vaccines may have on whether a person decides to get a COVID-19 vaccination or not.

Commencement ceremony at the Coloniial Life Arena

Behind the pomp and circumstance

From ensuring students know where to sit to making sure the sound system works just right, university staff members work behind the scenes to ensure a memorable commencement day for graduates and their families.

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