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Making the Most of Your Summer

Summer is the perfect opportunity to catch up or get ahead of coursework, gain work experience, travel or just relax. Stay cool and make this summer a successful one by taking advantage of opportunities and events the university is offering.

Summer in Soda City

Staying in “famously hot” Columbia during the warmest months of the year leaves many students searching for ways to beat the heat without breaking the bank. If this sounds like you, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do on and around campus. Whether you enjoy exploring the Midlands’ art scene or going for a picturesque hike, Columbia has something for everyone.

Let's Get to Work

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

Luke Rankin follows his calling

Luke Rankin seems like a natural born leader and has the resume to match, but at the beginning of his college career he never saw himself as running for student body president. Now, he's embraced his role as a servant leader, is working to connect different student groups and advocating for underrepresented communities on campus.



Hampton Street Garage undergoes maintenance

Columbia campus community members who visit 1600 Hampton Street will need to use the Pickens Street entrance to the lot and Hampton Street Garage for the next month.

Lot AD1 closing July 15-17

Maintenance work will close the parking lot at Blossom and Park streets (lot AD1) Monday through Wednesday (July 15-17). Three handicap spaces will be available in the lot that is normally open to anyone on the Columbia campus with a parking pass. Parking Services recommends the lot across Blossom Street (AD3) or in the Greek Village as alternates during the maintenance.

Share your thoughts on UofSC

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Summer event highlights undergraduate research

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites undergraduate student researchers to participate in the 2019 Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, August 1 at the Hollings Program Room in the Thomas Cooper Library.

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.

Deadline approaching for proof of health insurance

Students must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan or waive coverage by showing proof of their own health insurance for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students who waive coverage by July 18 will not see a health insurance premium fee on their account. 

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Student Events

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

Monday, Jul. 22, 2019

Location: Melton Observatory 201

Flick on the Field: Black Panther

Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019

Location: Davis Field I - RHUU Side

Stargazing at the Melton Memorial Observatory

Monday, Jul. 29, 2019

Location: Melton Observatory 201

2019 Summer Research Symposium

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Flick on the Field: Forrest Gump

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019

Location: Davis Field I - RHUU Side

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Dates and Deadlines

Stories for Students

Tim Mousseau

Breakthrough Leader: Tim Mousseau

One way or another, most life on Earth is affected when one of humanity’s most volatile inventions — the nuclear power plant — catastrophically fails. Biology professor Tim Mousseau leads a team of researchers studying the impact of radiation released from those disasters on animal life, including insects, birds, dogs and humans who live near the failed power plants.

Paula Vasquez

Breakthrough Star: Paula Vasquez

You don’t have to understand Paula Vasquez’s mathematical experimentalism to appreciate what it can do. Her mathematical models bring theoretical and computational reasoning to ultra-complex biological functions such as mucus flow in the lungs and cellular dynamics in yeast cells.

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