New students haul their thin along Greene Street as they move in

Move-in by the numbers

As an estimated 6,250 freshmen come to campus, here is a look at some stats around move-in 2019

Move-in 2019 welcomes an estimated 6,250 freshmen to campus. Here are some details on the incoming class, student life and move-in. Numbers relating to the incoming freshman class are preliminary.

Incoming freshman class

6,250 — estimated number of students in the university’s freshman class

35,500 — estimated student population on the Columbia campus

79 — expected number of high-school valedictorians in the freshman class

594 — estimated number of freshmen who will enter the South Carolina Honors College this fall

1,500 — estimated number of freshmen who will enter the Capstone Scholars program

55 — estimated percentage of females in this year’s freshman class

38 — estimated number of sets of twins entering Carolina this fall as freshmen

30 — estimated number of countries represented by the freshman class

140 — estimated number of student-athletes in the freshman class

350 — estimated number of Gamecock Gateway students in fall 2019

Student Services

8,876 — number of students who will live this year in University Housing (including Park Place and some placements in the Greek Village, YOUnion and 650 Lincoln)

4,909 — number of undergraduates participating in 21 learning communities within residence halls

39.1 — tons of cardboard recycled during move-in 2018

$406 million — approximate amount of financial aid dollars received by the university’s students in 2018-19

90 — percentage of undergraduates receiving financial aid

Over 900 — associates with Carolina Food Co. serving the university community at 35 locations across campus

250,000 — approximate number of chicken fingers sold in the 2018-19 academic year on Chicken Finger Wednesdays

119,389 — packages delivered to resident students during the 2018-19 academic year, with 4,374 delivered through the August 2018 move-in period

1,891 — number of international students enrolled at the university

600 — expected number of new international students

96 — countries represented by international students

17,706 — number of patients/clients who had health or wellness visits with Student Health Services in 2018-19

70,970 — number of patient/client visits to Student Health Services in 2018-19

6,439 — number of flu shots administered by Student Health Services in 2018-19

30,978 — number of prescriptions filled at the pharmacy in 2018-19

71,215 — approximate number of devices such as cellphones, laptops, gaming stations and others that connect to the network on campus on a daily basis

Student Life

488 — number of registered student organizations

19 — number of registered religious workers who serve the spiritual needs of students and the university community

81,655 — student attendance at seven home football games during the 2018 season

119,763 — number of athletic student tickets distributed during the 2018-19 season (this includes football, basketball and baseball)

2,919 — student guest tickets distributed during the 2018-19 basketball and baseball season (football guest tickets coming in 2019)

56,811 — number of commencement guest tickets distrusted for the 2018-19 academic year

123,259 — number of volunteer service hours by fraternity and sorority members in the community during the 2018-19 academic year

6,000 — number of parents, family members, and UofSC students who participated in Parents Weekend 2018; Family Weekend 2019 is set for Sept. 27-29

45,318 — parents and family members registered with the Parent Association

200 — number of first-year students registered to participate in the Multicultural Assistance Peer Program (MAPP). This program pairs first year multi-cultural students with a mentor to assist in their transition to the university.

42 — number of participants in Leadership and Service Center-sponsored Alternative Break trips in 2018-19; 950 hours served across fall, winter and spring breaks

1,376 — number of participants in the 2018-19 Service Saturdays

635 — number of stockings filled with toys and donated to kids throughout the Midlands as part of the Carolina Cares Holiday Donation Drive; 300 holiday cards were also signed and sent overseas to family members of the military as part of Carolina Cares

5,219 — number of items donated during summer New Student Orientation 2018 to the Gamecock Pantry (as of 8/13/2019)

2,947 — number of intramural games played during the 2018-19 season, with 10,280 participants

545,608 — total traffic in the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center in 2018-19

2,422,819 — total traffic in the Russell House University Union in 2018-19

1,464,859 — total traffic in the Thomas Cooper Library in 2018-19

Student Success Center

800+ — number of faculty, staff and current students serving as a part of the volunteer Move-in Crew to welcome and move in new students.

300+ — total number of Peer Leaders providing peer-to-peer support in 2018-19

6,417 — total number of visits to Peer Tutoring in 2018-19

1,844 — total number of visits to the Peer Writing and Communications Lab in 2018-19

1 — new money management lab for student financial literacy for 2019-20