September monthly tips

Student health insurance waiver deadline extended to Sept. 20



  • Family Weekend. Don’t miss your chance! Registration for Family Weekend 2018 will close Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. A final details email will be sent to registered participants the week prior to Family Weekend with important information.
  • Academic Resources. Encourage your student to start off on the right foot this semester by getting familiar with all of the resources Carolina has to offer to help students succeed. The Student Success Center offers a variety of resources including tutoring and Supplemental Instruction.
  • December Graduation. If your student is planning to graduate in December, remind them that Sept. 14 is the last day to apply for graduation.
  • Fraternity Recruitment. Fraternity recruitment runs Aug. 26 – Sept. 9. Students and families should review important dates and reminders to stay informed about the recruitment process. 
  • Family Calendar & Handbook 2018-19. You can view the 2018-19 Family Calendar & Handbook on the Parents & Families Gateway, or send an email to scparents@sc.edu and request a hard copy be mailed to your home.
  • Parents Association. If you haven’t already, join the dues-free Parents Association! You’ll receive monthly e-newsletters from the Office of Parent & Family Programs to keep you updated. It’s the best way for parents and families to stay connected to Carolina!
  • Student Health Insurance. Undergraduate and graduate students who take six credit hours or more, graduate assistants and international students are required to have health insurance for 2018-19. Students need to either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan or waive it by inputting their health insurance subscriber information for 2018-19. The deadline to waive the university-sponsored health insurance has been extended to Sept. 20. Failure to waive will result in automatic enrollment.
  • Talking Points. The Parent & Family Programs mobile app is a year-round resource for families. It includes information about campus and conversation topics to share with your student. Consider taking time this month to talk with your student about bystander accountability and good decision-making.
  • Technology Services. If your student has trouble with their computer or mobile devices during the year, the University Technology Services Carolina Tech Zone, located at 516 Main Street, is available to help with software and virus protection, connecting to the internet and diagnosing computer ailments.

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