Announcements for Parents and Families
May 08, 2019, Koby Padgett
With commencement ceremonies set for Friday and Saturday (May 10-11), Parking and Transportation Services urges all faculty, staff and visitors to allow for additional time to navigate traffic and consider utilizing shuttle service while traveling to Colonial Life Arena this weekend.
April 26, 2019
USC Upstate Chancellor Brendan Kelly is named the interim president of the university as of Aug. 1.
April 26, 2019, Koby Padgett
The University of South Carolina has been recognized for its sustainable building practices by the US Green Building Council. The group certified the Center for Health and Well-Being as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Gold.
April 18, 2019, Skylar Pritchard
The President’s Awards, Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards were presented at the annual University Awards Day, held April 18 on the historic Horseshoe. More than 200 Carolina students were honored at this annual celebration.
March 19, 2019, Catherine Jobe
The University of South Carolina has been designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” for the 2019-20 period. This recognition is given to institutions that have developed plans to coordinate faculty, staff and students to be more engaged in civic voting.
March 18, 2019, Koby Padgett
The University of South Carolina is hosting the first and second rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Colonial Life Arena, March 22-24, welcoming thousands of visitors to campus and the city of Columbia for the event. The city, the COMET bus service and the university have created a transportation plan for the week for visitors and regular commuters.
January 14, 2019, Jeff Stensland
U.S. News and World Report released its annual ranking of online graduate programs on Tuesday (Jan. 15) and UofSC’s education and nursing online graduate programs both excelled, with the College of Nursing’s programs ranking No. 6 overall (No. 3 among public programs) and the College of Education’s online graduate offerings ranking No. 34 in the nation.
December 12, 2018, Nina Jackson
Students selected for Outstanding Senior Award will also be considered for more of the university's top undergraduate honors. Online application deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 4 p.m.
November 13, 2018, Jeff Stensland
The University of South Carolina was recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as one of the top institutions in the nation committed to providing global learning and study abroad opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.
November 12, 2018
Now is a good time to start the conversation about where your student will live next year. Our staff in Off-Campus Living and Neighborhood Relations can help.
September 19, 2018
A week is big part of a semester, but, I can assure you, our faculty is committed to being as flexible and compassionate in ensuring that all students receive excused absences, as well as access to the materials covered in class.
September 15, 2018
As we prepare to return to normal operations and classes Monday (Sept. 17), UofSC pledges support, flexibility.
September 13, 2018
I want to reassure you that we are making preparations to safely house and feed students who choose to remain, as well as maintain some campus activities and essential services like the student health center and dining facilities.
September 10, 2018
Though UofSC's Columbia campus is closed, we're still providing essential services and a number of events and activities for students.
September 10, 2018
As we continue to monitor the forecast for Hurricane Florence, UofSC assures parents that we are dedicating all available resources to student safety and welfare.
August 21, 2018, Koby Padgett
Late night shuttle changes for the fall of 2018
July 18, 2018, Office of Parent & Family Programs
Due to increased demand, the University of South Carolina athletics department has created a new way for parents of full time university students to acquire seats to every home football game.
May 01, 2018, Jeff Stensland
Thousands of University of South Carolina students from around the system will participate in annual spring commencement ceremonies, with USC Columbia ceremonies taking place Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 in the Colonial Life Arena.