student ambassador leading prospective students and their parents on a campus tour

Individual Visits

When students first tour the University of South Carolina, many find themselves enchanted by the historic campus and welcoming community. If you're planning a future tour, there are a range of ways you can experience campus whether you plan to visit during the week or on a weekend.

Plan a Weekday Visit

On weekdays, you can schedule a campus tour, academic information session or transfer information session. Visits are subject to availability and you can check your preferred dates when registering. Register now »

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Campus Tour

Learn all about Gamecock life in a 90-minute campus walking tour led by a University Ambassador. Tours begin with a 20-minute presentation by an Admissions Representative who will discuss the admissions process, financial aid and scholarships. Campus tours are offered weekdays at 9 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. with an additional 11 a.m. tour on Mondays and Fridays. During the summer, tours are offered weekdays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tours during fall, winter or spring breaks may not be available.

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Academic Information Session

Investigate academic opportunities available to prospective students through department-specific information sessions. Sessions are limited when classes are not in session. We recommend checking for available meeting times before selecting your campus visit day.

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Transfer Information Session

College students interested in transferring to UofSC should attend a Transfer Information Session. Held on Friday afternoons, these sessions cover the transfer application process and resources available for transfer students. The sessions are the perfect time to ask questions you may have about the transfer process.

 

Plan a Weekend Visit

If you'd like to visit over a weekend, we have two tour options: a Saturday open house or self-guided tour.

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Open House

On Open House Saturdays, high school seniors and their families come to campus for a fun day of learning about attending UofSC. Free Open House events are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will be hosting Open Houses on Sept. 21 and Oct. 5.

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Self-Guided Walking Tour

If you'd prefer to visit after tour hours or have limited time to visit, consider our self-guided tour. We'll send you a detailed route around campus so you don't miss our campus landmarks and the great stories behind them. Just complete a tour request and we'll send you tour instructions.

 



Prepare for a Better Campus Tour Experience

Check out tour tips for key information about your tour and suggestions for making your visit as fun and comfortable as possible.

Requests to be added to the waitlist for a campus tour will only be taken on the same day as the tour. Visitors must be physically present at the Visitor Center to request to be added to the waitlist. Waitlist requests are first-come, first-serve and do not guarantee a space on a campus tour. If space becomes available, visitors on the waitlist will be notified as early as 10 minutes before or as late as 15 minutes after the preferred tour time. If we are unable to accommodate your waitlist request at your preferred tour time, we will do our best to accommodate you at another tour time. Your flexibility and patience are greatly appreciated. Please note that visitors are limited to choosing one tour time when requesting to be added to the waitlist.

 

Meet Our University Ambassadors

Learn more about our University Ambassadors prior to your visit or connect with the ambassador who led your tour.

 

Visitor Parking

The Visitor Center is located in McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe. Although there are many metered parking spaces on many of the streets that surround campus, we may be able to provide you with complimentary parking. Please check in with our parking attendant for more information.

Directions: At the intersection of Pendleton and Bull, enter the small driveway and stop to speak with the parking attendant.