The College of HRSM is located at 1705 College Street in the University of South Carolina's
Close-Hipp Building. The eight-story building supports the college’s continued growth
and success, and features ample natural light, a state-of-the-art culinary lab, student
collaboration spaces, a café and more.
The College of HRSM occupies the following spaces in the Close-Hipp Building:
1st floor — Hipp (north tower):
HRSM has a prominent presence on the ground floor of the building including the college’s
Welcome Center, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Culinary Laboratory
and meeting spaces. These facilities are located just past the elevators on the first
HRSM occupies all of the 6th floor. Half of the floor is dedicated to HRSM student
services and advising, marketing and communications, international programs, meeting
and classroom spaces. The other half of the floor houses our School of Hotel, Restaurant
and Tourism Management offices, as well as additional meeting and classroom spaces.
There are several common areas on this floor that are great for studying, meeting
up with classmates or relaxing between classes.
HRSM occupies all of the 7th floor. Half of the floor is dedicated to the Department
of Retailing offices and the other half is home to the Department of Sport and Entertainment
Management offices. This floor also features a variety of classroom and meeting spaces,
including two dedicated student lounge areas that include group project meeting spaces
that can be reserved by students.
8th floor — Close (south tower)
The 8th floor is home to the college’s administrative offices, including the office
of the dean, development, alumni relations, corporate engagement, IT and operations
etc. The facility also includes meeting and classroom spaces including 801A and 828.
In addition to the Close-Hipp building, the College of HRSM operates the following
McCutchen House is a student-operated learning laboratory overseen by School of Hotel, Restaurant
and Tourism Management faculty and chef instructors. McCutchen House serves lunch
Tues.–Thurs. during the fall and spring semesters with the exception of university
holidays. In addition, McCutchen House hosts dinners, culinary and wine and beverage
classes for the community.
Gamecock iHub Apple Authorized Campus Store
Gamecock IHub is operated by University of South Carolina students, under the leadership of faculty
and staff members from the Department of Retailing. USC students can gain hands-on
experience with the world’s largest and most valuable consumer brand through part-time
job opportunities and structured, semester-long internships.
College of HRSM Welcome Center Close-Hipp Building 1st Floor, Hipp Tower 1705 College Street Columbia, SC 29208 Phone: 803-777-1611
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