Student Gateway

Welcome back

Welcome to the start of a new semester. Make it a great one by taking advantage of all of the exciting programming going on while you settle in before classes start. Whether you are a new or returning student, the first couple weeks of the semester are the perfect opportunity to try new things, meet new people and find home at Carolina.


Gamecock cheerleaders and football players rush onto the field at Williams-Brice

This fall at a glance

It’s that time of year again. When students, old and new, make their way to campus, ready for another unforgettable semester at Carolina. Here are just some of the many exciting things going on this fall at UofSC.

Let's Get to Work

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



Want to borrow a GoPro?

Thomas Cooper Library has the brand new equipment you need to to get creative with a class project or just make a video for fun.

Read before you rideshare

UofSC's police department wants students to travel safely on and off campus. Follow these tips the next time you use Uber or Lyft.

Move-in packages

Learn how to address and pick up move-in packages.

Deadline approaching to apply for Washington, SC semester programs

Online applications are now open for the spring 2020 Washington and South Carolina semester programs.

Alcohol Edu and SAPU deadline approaching

The deadline for all incoming students to complete Part 1 of Alcohol Edu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) is Aug. 22.

Applications open for University Ambassadors

Applications are open for University Ambassadors and will close on Sept. 1.

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Student Events

Gamecock Greeting Crew

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Location: Davis Field II - Longstreet Side, Davis Field I - RHUU Side Space 2

Gamecock Greeting Crew

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Location: RHUU Pickens Street Bridge Space 03

Shandon College Info & Giveaway

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Location: RHUU Davis Circle Space 01

Carolina Bible Fellowship Welcome Table

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Location: RHUU Russell House Patio Space 01

Discover Columbia

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019

Location: RHUU Greene Street

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Dates and Deadlines

Stories for Students

students tabling at the student org fair on Greene Street

Where do I sign up?

Joining a student organization is a great way to meet like-minded people and find your home at Carolina. With over 500 clubs that focus on academics, sports, service, careers, interests and more, there is sure to be something for everyone.

A group of students surround the larger-than-life bronze Cocky statue, all of them flashing the spurs up hand sign.

UofSC welcomes increasingly diverse and talented class of students

The approximately 8,700 students arriving in Columbia this week are part of the largest pool of new students ever enrolled at the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus. Preliminary enrollment numbers show the university also is increasing in diversity and serving more students from South Carolina than ever before, surpassing last year’s record and setting a new bar for academic achievement.

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