Photo: Schedule a Tour

Schedule a Tour

When students first tour our historic university, many find themselves enchanted by the picturesque campus and welcoming community. If you're planning an upcoming visit, you can choose the type of tour that fits your plans and timeline.

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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 Counselor 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. Tours during fall, winter or spring breaks may 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 and Graduate Visit Experience Programs

College students interested in transferring to UofSC are invited to visit on select Fridays at 2:30 p.m. for a campus tour and admissions presentation designed exclusively for transfer candidates. Transfer tours are available on Feb. 15, Mar. 1, Mar. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 19 and Apr. 26.


Students who are interested in our graduate programs are invited to tour the campus on select Fridays at 1:30 p.m. Spring 2019 dates will be available mid-January.

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Open House

On Open House Saturdays our campus teems with high school seniors and their parents for a fun day of learning about and attending UofSC. Free Open House events are scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Self-Guided Walking Tour Map

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.


Meet Our University Ambassadors

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


Visitor Center Parking

The UofSC Visitor Center is located in McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe. To find the center, review our directions and map [pdf]. We offer free parking nearby as well as overflow parking in the Senate Street Garage. Watch our parking video for full details about parking for your visit.