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You have a critical role in reducing the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the Carolina Community. Demonstrate your commitment to keep UofSC in good health by being a part of #IPledgeColumbia and honoring the pledge wherever you are.


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Let's Get to Work

Check out this week's highlighted jobs, internships, co-ops and service opportunities from YOUR UofSC career finder, Handshake.



Winter break parking option now available for student permit holders

If you're planning on leaving your vehicle on campus, there is now a centrally located parking option available for student permit holders in Bull Street Garage, Gate 3 in the hourly parking area – across from the Student Center for Health and Well-Being.

Accelerated study plans

On Your Time Initiatives offers several accelerated study plans that can help you graduate early. Accelerated study plans take advantage of alternative sessions, like Summer Semester and Winter Session, so you can complete the same coursework in less time and while accruing less debt.

UofSC announces upcoming Apple authorized campus store

The University of South Carolina announced a partnership with Apple Inc. to open an Apple Authorized Campus Store (AACS) in early 2021 in the heart of the Columbia. This store will be the first of its kind in the region and only the second AACSs in the nation managed and operated by students.

Abandoned bikes will be tagged Nov. 16-20

The University of South Carolina’s Parking and Transportation Services will start tagging bikes deemed to be abandoned on the Columbia campus this week, according to university policy.

Consider taking Winter Session courses

Take accelerated online courses over your winter break to catch up, get ahead or stay on track for graduation. The upcoming winter session will start on Dec. 28 and conclude on Jan. 17.

SLDC educational session applications are open »

The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference is accepting educational session applications for our 2021 virtual conference from now until Dec. 4. Students, Graduate Assistants, Staff, Faculty and Community members are encouraged to apply.

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Student Events

National AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Display

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

SLDC Education Sessions Open

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

SAFE COVID Testing - Davis Field ll

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Location: Davis Field II - Thomas Cooper Library Side

Coping with COVID

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

McCutchen House Bistro

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Location: McCutchen House

The New Normal: Coping with Uncertainty and Change

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

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Dates and Deadlines

Thanksgiving Recess (no classes)

Ongoing through Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020

Remote Class Day

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Remote Class Day

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Reading Day

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020

Reading Day

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Reading Day

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturdays)

Ongoing through Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Virtual Commencement Exercises

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020

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Stories for Students

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Mungo award winner: Mary Robinson

As a professor in the School of Visual Art and Design, Mary Robinson believes in creating a sense of community – both in the classroom and beyond.

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3 professors earn AAAS honor for scientific accomplishments

Three faculty members in the University of South Carolina College of Arts and Sciences have been elected fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The recognition is an honor bestowed by a scientist’s peers to recognize distinguished contributions to science.

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