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

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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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Help strengthen your student's living and learning environment and show your support for their university home.

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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


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Read before you rideshare

UofSC's police department wants students to travel safely on and off campus. Follow these tips the next time you use Uber or Lyft.

Move-in packages

Learn how to address and pick up move-in packages.

UofSC Student Government named top SEC student government

This summer, UofSC Student Government received the Best New Initiative award for CarolinaBeYOUtiful and were recognized as the top student government organization in the SEC.

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Stories for Parents

A group of students surround the larger-than-life bronze Cocky statue, all of them flashing the spurs up hand sign.

UofSC welcomes increasingly diverse and talented class of students

The approximately 8,700 students arriving in Columbia this week are part of the largest pool of new students ever enrolled at the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus. Preliminary enrollment numbers show the university also is increasing in diversity and serving more students from South Carolina than ever before, surpassing last year’s record and setting a new bar for academic achievement.

Thomas Crawford

UofSC startup breaks ground in nano-optical manufacturing

The successful sale of physics professor Thomas Crawford’s startup company is a testament to the university’s SmartState Center for Experimental Nanoscale Physics, one of more than two dozen centers established to foster research that leads to commercialization, economic development and job creation.

Sorinex

Strong suit: Alumni built business with brains and brawn

From humble beginnings, University of South Carolina alumnus Richard Sorin and his son, Bert, have turned Sorinex into one of the nation’s premier strength equipment manufacturers, with clients spanning professional sports and universities from every major athletics conference.

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