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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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!


December 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 UofSC Parent and Family Programs app by searching "University of South Carolina Parents" in the app store or text the link to your phone


Outstanding senior students encouraged to apply for senior awards

Students selected for Outstanding Senior Award will also be considered for more of the university's top undergraduate honors. Online application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.

UofSC graduates celebrate winter commencement

Thousands of students will earn their degrees at the University of South Carolina’s annual winter commencement ceremony held Monday, Dec. 17 at the Colonial Life Arena.

December Monthly Tips

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

Colonial Life Arena clear bag policy

As commencement draws near, remember that Colonial Life Arena has instituted a clear bag policy for all school events.

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Stories for Parents

Andy White

The fine scale of time

A site along the Broad River in Fairfield County offers USC archaeologists and students a glimpse into the lives of people who camped along the same riverbank thousands of years ago.

Aalia Soherwardy

Fast track to success

The BARSC-MD program, a joint initiative between the University of South Carolina Honors College and the USC School of Medicine, allows a select group of students to complete an undergraduate degree and their medical degree in just seven years. The students receive conditional acceptance to medical school as freshmen, and then enter medical school after their third year of undergraduate coursework.

Charles Rodriquez

The right information

Things have been falling neatly into place for Charles Rodriquez in the past 18 months — he started working on a bachelor’s degree in information studies at the University of South Carolina and completed an internship earlier this fall that has paved the way for a new job he’ll begin after graduation in December.

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