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

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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!


June 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


New UofSC budget holds down tuition; invests in core mission

The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a budget plan that reduces administrative costs and prioritizes South Carolina residents by holding tuition increases for in-state students on the Columbia campus to a historically low 0.6 percent.

Pillars for Carolina Registration

Incoming first-year and transfer students are encouraged to participate in Pillars for Carolina, an exciting week-long program filled with new friendships and a strong start to life at South Carolina.

Avoid job scams

As summer gets underway, there's been an increased number of job scams targeting college students across the country. The Career Center has tips to help you avoid getting duped.

June Monthly Tips

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

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Stories for Parents

Tarak Patel

Patient-centered approach deepens medical students' understanding of addiction

Tarak Patel, a second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, had witnessed the devastation of addiction while volunteering at hospitals and free clinics, but he only had a surface-level understanding of the complexities of the issue. That changed earlier this summer when Patel participated in the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, Minnesota.

Tayloe Harding named interim provost

Tayloe Harding, the dean of the University of South Carolina School of Music, has been named the university’s interim provost, effective July 1.

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