student ambassador leading prospective students and their parents on a campus 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 during the academic year for a visit experience designed exclusively for transfer candidates. Please check back in late August for a list of available dates.

 

Students who are interested in our graduate programs are invited to visit on select Fridays during the academic year for a visit experience designed exclusively for graduate students. Please check back in late August for a list of available dates.

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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 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fall 2019 dates will be available soon.

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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.

While we do not have a waitlist for our campus tours, same-day standby requests will be taken. Visitors must be physically present at the Visitor Center to make a standby request. Standby requests are first-come, first-serve and do not guarantee a space on a campus tour. If space becomes available, standby visitors will be notified within the first 15 minutes of the admissions information session. If we are unable to accommodate your standby request, 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 one tour time when making a standby request.

 

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 Visitor Center is located in McKissick Museum on the Historic Horseshoe. If you are registered for a visit, you can find directions and parking information in your confirmation and reminder emails. If you are not registered for a visit, please use our directions and map [pdf]