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 2018-19 parents calendar and handbook [pdf], or 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!


February 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


First spring passport fair set for Feb. 20

The University of South Carolina hosts the first of two passport fairs for the spring semester on Wednesday (Feb. 20) in the Golden Spur game room, located in the basement of the Russell House.

February Monthly Tips

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

Presidential search committee meets

The University of South Carolina’s presidential candidate search committee met Jan. 11 to discuss various matters related to the search, including the development of a position description.

UofSC's education, nursing online offerings ranked among nation's best

U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of online graduate programs on Tuesday (Jan. 15) and UofSC’s education and nursing online graduate programs both excelled, with the College of Nursing’s programs ranking No. 6 overall (No. 3 among public programs) and the College of Education’s online graduate offerings ranking No. 34 in the nation.

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Stories for Parents

ties that unbind

The ties that unbind

A new study by sociology assistant professor Caroline Hartnett and a pair of co-investigators from the University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Austin looks at young adults with no parental figures in their lives.

Beck Chandler

Spectrum of talent

Beck Chandler recently wrapped up what might have been the most interesting and challenging role thus far in his nascent career in community theater — playing a character on the autism spectrum. For Chandler, it's personal.

summer camps

UofSC youth summer camps 2019

With only a few short months until summer, it’s time for parents to find summer activities to enhance the lives and bolster the minds of their children. Fortunately, UofSC offers a wide variety of summer camps for all interests from music to journalism and softball to science.

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