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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

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

SLDC Education Sessions Open

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

SMART Recovery Family and Friends

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

Carolina Community Coalition Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

Student Choreography Showcase

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Location: See event description for more details.

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Dates and Deadlines

Stories for Students

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7 things to know in the fight against 'fake news'

If you’ve ever come across a story or image or video online and thought to yourself, “There’s no way this is real,” there’s a good chance you were right. Fake news is a growing threat, and advances in technology are making it harder to spot. Two researchers in the College of Information and Communications discuss what it is, how it works and what can be done to address it.

Eliza Stierle

Drawing on both sides of the brain

If you think the visual arts and the hard sciences don’t mix, think again. Or maybe just talk to Eliza Stierle. The Dayton, Ohio, native and 2020 University of South Carolina graduate double-majored in studio art and biology (with a minor in art history) and aspires to become a medical illustrator.

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Garnet Apple award winner: Hayden Smith

Take a criminal justice course with Hayden Smith, and at some point in the semester, you’ll probably find yourself behind bars, inside a 6-by-9-foot cell. You might also hear voices and see hallucinations, just like inmates diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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