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A tour leaving the steps of McKissick Museum surrounded by beautiful lush trees of the historic Horseshoe.

Visit Campus

Take a closer look at what makes a University of South Carolina education special. Explore campus. Get a taste of student life. We believe you'll be ready to join our Gamecock family for good.

They say seeing is believing and, as Gamecocks, we can't help but agree. Our campus community is a special place that holds your heart long after you graduate into the wider world.

From walking the age-old brick paths of the historic Horseshoe to seeing how sutainability integrates into everyday life at the Green Quad, South Carolina is a place to experience. Plan a visit and get your future started here.

Schedule your Visit

Plan a visit to get to know our downtown campus in Columbia, South Carolina. With plenty of tour options, it's easy to see how South Carolina can fit your goals and life. Have a large group? Schedule a group visit to see campus.

Three students walking on the Horseshoe surrounded by beautiful oak trees.

I chose UofSC because when I stepped on campus, it instantly felt like home!

Robert Cassels
  • See for yourself.

    Click through the virtual tour to learn more about can't-miss spots on our downtown campus. If you're visiting the university, use our self-guided walking tour as a guide to exploring highlights of our 400+ acre grounds.

    Virtual Tour
  • Courtyard of the Moore School of Business building with palmetto trees and four students standing near an art sculpture.
  • Students sitting around the outdoor pool at the fitness center on a beautiful sunny day.
  • McKissick Museum surrounded by lush trees and flowers on a beautiful sunny day.
  • Student walking down the brick sidewalk on a fall day beside the President's House.
  • Student ambassador giving a tour outside with a palmetto tree behind him.

Prepare for your visit.

Before your tour, check out tour tips to prepare for your visit. You'll learn what to expect and see our suggestions for making your visit as comfortable as it is fun.

An aerial view of the University of South Carolina campus with tall buildings in the background and a brick smokestack with the letters USC printed vertically.

Explore Columbia

Columbia is an ideal place to call home. Small enough to feel comfortable and large enough to help you spread your wings. See why our hometown is a place you'll want to come back to for years to come.

Explore Columbia

Campus Map

Use the interactive map to find your way around campus or get the scoop on where to find university services such as parking, dining and even gender neutral restrooms.

Campus Map
Illustration rendering of campus buildings and the historic horseshoe from the campus map.
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