Guide to University Life
Linking past to future, connecting today’s leaders with tomorow’s, providing the pathway home…this has been the mission of the Carolina Alumni Association for nearly one hundred sixty years. The relationship begins with students, and student members comprise the largest student membership organization on campus.
The Association’s mission is to insure that every alumna and alumnus is informed, involved and committed to the success of the University. Through a variety of innovative programs, activities and services, the Association reaches out to alumni around the globe.
The Greater University of South Carolina Alumni Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization chartered by the South Carolina Secretary of State and self-governed by an elected Board of Governors. The mailing address is Carolina Alumni Association, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208.
The Association sponsors the student leadership organization, Garnet Circle
Student Alumni Council, as a link between alumni and current students. Garnet Circle is revered as an organization that attracts some of the University’s most capable, active student leaders. All prospective Garnet Circle members are required to complete an application and participate in an interview with Association staff and current Garnet Circle members.
Active members, including students, are those who have paid dues to the Carolina Alumni Association in amounts set by the Association’s Board of Governors.
The Association invites graduates back to campus on significant anniversaries, both at Homecoming and for reunions. Carolina memories are rekindled and class members are invited to contribute to a class gift.
Three academic merit award programs are proudly sponsored and funded by the
Association and the contributions of its members. Awards are made to
entering University freshmen, and application deadlines vary with the award
The Office of Annual Giving Programs is honored to be an integral part of Carolina’s success. The Carolina Fund encompasses a variety of components, all of which strive to ensure that our students, faculty and staff are provided with the best resources available.
The Carolina Callers come from a myriad of colleges and schools and possess a great passion for USC, and have become one of the most popular on campus jobs. These students help secure over $1.2 million annually for scholarships, University Libraries, and academic departments. Our state-of-the-art call center allows our students to contact alumni, friends, parents and graduating seniors on a year-round basis. Dollars generated through the call center help provide what tuition and state support do not. We count on alumni to play a pivotal role in the current and future success of the University of South Carolina. Join the Carolina Caller team by calling 777-4705 or visiting www.sc.edu/carolinacallers.
The faculty and staff campaign at the University of South Carolina, known as the Family Fund, is one of the nation’s top campaigns of its kind. The campaign boasts more than 150 volunteers from across the eight USC campuses. This campaign assists student scholarships, programs, and initiatives, while also supporting faculty and staff programs that enrich professional careers through philanthropy.
By contacting parents of current undergraduates we are able to gauge the interest of parents who go above and beyond to ensure their son/daughter’s academic success. We ask parents to help fund academic resources not covered by tuition. Annual Giving works closely with the Office of Parents Programs to accomplish our fundraising goals.
The 50th reunions are a significant time for many graduates. These monumental achievements are highlighted with a class gift campaign and include festivities during Homecoming. The reunion gift committees personally contact former classmates, some of whom they have not spoken with in decades. Carolina memories are rekindled and a monetary commitment is secured on behalf of their reunion class.
SEC G.O.L.D. Challenge
Graduates Of the Last Decade (1998-2007) compete against alumni from other southeastern conference universities in the SEC G.O.L.D. Challenge to determine who earns bragging rights as the southeast’s most supportive alumni. This competition is based on participation, so no matter the size of the gift, the participations is what counts. You can find out more about this year-long campaign by visiting the G.O.L.D. Challenge online at www.secchallenge.org.
The Senior Gift provides graduating seniors with their first opportunity to thank the University of South Carolina, professors and others who made a difference to them. Seniors have the opportunity to leave their legacy at Carolina by making a gift in honor of their graduating class. No matter the size of the gift, participation is what counts.
Alumni gifts benefit students and prove alumni are honored to have a lasting relationship with the University of South Carolina. Whether alumni make a commitment to their Reunion class, one of our fourteen schools or colleges, or to the Carolina Fund, they make the USC family proud. Visit the Office of Annual Giving Programs on-line at www.sc.edu/annualgiving.
Any student who has paid the University fee is eligible to obtain tickets to varsity athletic events without an extra charge. Ticket distribution is done in the weeks prior to each event. Those students who have not paid the University Fee may purchase tickets directly from the Athletic Department once tickets are made available to the general public.
Students paying the University Fee are also eligible to receive tickets for USC football, basketball, baseball, and other University varsity athletic events from an allotment of seats. For more information on TicketReturn, the online student ticketing system, please visit www.ticketreturn.com/sc.
Students are obligated to complete all assigned work promptly, to attend class regularly, and to participate in whatever class discussion may occur.
Absence from more than 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions, whether excused or unexcused, is excessive and the instructor may choose to exact a grade penalty for such absences.
The instructor’s attendance policy should be ascertained by the student at the beginning of the semester. It is of particular importance that a student who anticipates absences in excess of 10 percent of the scheduled class sessions receive prior approval from the instructor before the last day to change schedule as published in the Master Schedule of Classes.
It must be emphasized that the “10 percent rule” stated above applies to both excused and unexcused absences. Faculty members should notify classes specifically of the attendance policy which they intend to follow in each class.
For banking convenience automated teller machines are located on campus behind the Russell
House. In addition, several tellers from these and other banks are located around campus
and in Five Points.
The Career Center, located on the sixth floor of the Moore School of Business Building, offers career development services to USC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The staff assists students in discovering interests, personality characteristics, values, goals, and abilities, and in using them to identify a career direction, select a major, and prepare for job search. Students can utilize career assessments and computer assisted career guidance systems to help them make good career decisions. They can research career fields and employers through the comprehensive Career Library.
For more information regarding the Career Center, call 803-777-7280 or visit the Career Center home page at the following address: http://sc.edu/career.
Home to USC’s men’s and women’s basketball teams from 1972-2002, the Coliseum seats 12,401 people and has brought a variety of special events to Gamecock Country, such as Clint Black and Garth Brooks, keeping USC and its community busy throughout the year.
is your permanent student ID plus a flexible spending declining balance card with two accounts. One account is strictly for Carolina Dining purchases. The other “general” account is for all other purchases you make across campus with your CarolinaCard. Each time you make a purchase, the amount of the purchase is deducted from your accounts’ balance.
For more information contact the CarolinaCard office at (803) 777-1708 or visit them on-line at http://carolinacard.sc.edu for a complete listing of locations that accept the Carolina Card.
Carolina Productions (CP) is the student-run programming organization for the University of South Carolina. Carolina Productions sponsors a variety of diverse programs ranging from social to educational and cultural events for the USC community. The organization is comprised of seven student commissions that include Cinematic Arts, Cultural Awareness, Concert, Homecoming, Ideas and Issues, Special Programs, and Traditional Events. Any student can work with one or more of the commissions in a variety of roles and positions. Additionally, there are opportunities for students to gain valuable leadership skills by serving as an Executive Council member or Cabinet member. Carolina Productions is a great opportunity for all USC students to have a voice in the types of programs and entertainment they want on campus. The organization meets once a week and any student can attend. Carolina Productions is located in the Russell House Program Office, Suite 227. For more information, please call803-777-7130 or visit http://cp.sc.edu.
The Colonial Life Arena, with a seating
capacity of nearly 18,000 for basketball and 19,000 for other events, is
the crown jewel of USC, Columbia, the Midlands and the entire state of South
The Office of Community Service Programs exists to promote service and
service-learning at the University of South Carolina. The office maintains a
database of over 200 nonprofit agencies in the Columbia area, houses nine
student service organizations, creates service projects for students, provides
faculty with syllabi and grants for integrating service within their classes,
and actively promotes awareness of needs and social issues in the greater
Columbia area. For more information on how you can serve and learn, contact the
office in Suite 227 of the Russell House, (803)777-7130.
Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union provides a complete range of financial services to students, staff, and faculty of the University of South Carolina. Your credit union membership entitles you to benefits and privileges beyond those offered by most financial institutions. Credit Unions differ from banks in one basic way. There are no credit union customers – only members/owners. Services include a variety of savings, checking , and loan options. Also available is free 24-hour account access via our web site at www.carolina.org. The Credit Union has two locations; one at 710 Pulaski Street,
and another at 4480 Rosewood Drive. Drop by or call
803-227-5555 or toll-free 1-800-476-5861with any questions.
Carolina Dining Services provides campus with many different dining
facilities in various locations; American, Mexican, and Italian are a
few of the many dining options available.
Check out the website, http://www.sc.edu/dining/main.html, for more information or call 803-777-4161.
Office of Student Disability Services
The Office of Student Disability Services provides services and accommodations to meet the varying needs of students with disability-related concerns at the University in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans wit Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. This office is located in Room 106 of LeConte College. Students with disabilities should call Student Disability Services at 777-6142. For more information, visit the following website: www.sa.sc.edu/sds.
A variety of fitness opportunities are available for students, faculty, and staff through campus recreation fitness programs. The most popular and fastest growing is the organized aerobics program. Many classes are offered each semester, ranging from step and high/low to slide and resistance training. Students can also learn to become certified aerobics instructors. A primary goal of the program is to enhance the lifelong
fitness pursuits of the USC community. Job opportunities are available for USC students each semester. For more information, please visit the following website: http://campusrec.sc.edu/fitness/default.html.
Health Services is here at the University of South Carolina for only one
reason…YOU, the student. Student Health Services provides accessible, convenient, high quality, low cost health care. The Student Health Services health care team is sincerely interested in your health, and wants to be your partner in wellness. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.sa.sc.edu/shs/.
International Student Services, located across from the Horseshoe in Byrnes Building, Room 123, provides a wide range of services for international students, including pre-arrival information, orientation programs, immigration advising, personal assistance, and student programs and activities. The office is staffed by professionals with specialized training and expertise in working with international students.
For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.sa.sc.edu.iss.home.shtml.
International Programs, located in the Byrnes Building, Room 119, develops and delivers services and programs which facilitate international and American students’ engagement in international learning. The department is dedicated to advancing international education at the University of South Carolina as well as being actively engaged in global learning, supporting the scholarly activities of the university and connecting our students, faculty and staff to the rest of the
For more information,please visit the following website: www.ip.sc.edu.
Intramural sports represents the structured, competitive side of Campus Recreation. Team and individual sports are offered in men’s, women’s, and co-ed divisions. For more information, please visit the following website:
The $15 million Ira and Nancy Koger Center for the Arts is USC’s premier arts facility. The main auditorium features 2,236 seats. The Koger Center showcases the talents of students, faculty, and community groups, as well as national and international performers. Students are awarded special rates to many shows. Call 803-251-6333 for ticket information.
The Division of Law Enforcement and Safety operates Vehicle Management and Parking Services, Law Enforcement Services and the University Police Department. The University Police Department is located at 1501 Senate Street. Any on-campus safety questions or crime reports should be reported to803-777-4215, or if it is an emergency, call 911. Off-campus safety and crime reports should be reported to local authorities. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.les.sc.edu/.
The mission of Leadership Programs is to provide services designed to enhance the quality of student involvement, aid in the personal and leadership development of students, and encourage students to seek their full potential through workshops, conferences, on-call organizational and leadership consultation, leadership recognition, special population programs, and leadership resources.
Programs and services offered include the Emerging Leaders Program, the Student Leadership & Diversity Conference, Leadershi Awards, TOAST the LEAD Retreat, Leadership Resource Center, Leadership Speaker’s Bureau, and Gamecock Leadership Society. For more information about these and other programs and services, contact Leadership Programs at (803)777-7130, or stop by the Campus Life Center in Russell House 227 or visit the website: www.sa.sc.edu/leaders.
Thomas Cooper Library – Located on Greene Street next door to the Russell House (777-4866). Cooper Library is the main library at USC. The collection contains over 2.6 million volumes, 3.6 million microfilm volumes and 14,000 serial titles. The online catalog and many web-based resources are available both in the library and from offices and residence halls on the Columbia campus. Assistance using the library is available at the Reference Desk on the Main Level of the library. Special sections located in Thomas Cooper Library include the Science Library (Level 4), Education Collection (Level 5), Government Documents & Microforms (Level 5), Map Library (Level 5), Browsing Collection (Main Level) and the Rare Book Room (Mezzanine). The loan period is usually four weeks, with a few exceptions. Renewals are possible as long as there are no holds. Renewals may be made at circulation or via email. All materials are subject to recall. A computer lab with over 100 machines is located on Level 5. For specific information or tour availability, contact the Library or visit the University Libraries web site at http://www.sc.edu/library.
South Caroliniana Library – Located on the Horseshoe (803-777-3132). Extensive collections of manuscripts and published materials related to South Carolina’s history, literature, and culture are housed in this antebellum building constructed in 1840. It was the first separate college library building in the United States and is an historical landmark.
Business Library – Located in the Darla Moore School of Business (803-777-6032). Specialized holdings in the fields of business and economics including reference materials, periodicals, and books are in the business collection. Annual reports, stock/bond guides and other loose-leaf financial services are also located in this library. The library provides access to a variety of business related databases in both CD-ROM and web accessible formats, including indexes, abstracts, and full text of business periodicals, company financial data and reports on international business.
Math Library – Located in LeConte College (803-777-4741). Books and periodicals in pure and some applied mathematics are housed in this library.
Music Library - Located on the second and third levels of the USC School of Music (803-777-5139). The Music Library’s collection includes music scores, more than 30,000 sound recordings in all formats, and over 100 videos and laser discs as well as books, periodicals and electronic reference materials specific to the field of music.
Richland County Public Library – Columbia’s public library which provides access to more than 650,000 books and many other materials. The main library is located on 1431 Assembly Street (803-799-9084). In addition, there are various other branches located in neighboring communities.
On the corner of Greene and Sumter Streets, this Greek Revival structure was built in 1855 as an auditorium for USC. It is now a theater-in-the-round, staging many University-sponsored performances. A listing of productions and special events can be requested by calling803-777-2551.
The Russell House University Union Information Center, located in the lobby of the second floor of the Russell House, operates the campus lost and found. The phone number is803-777-3196.
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides programs and services in order to help promote an accepting environment, and to assist in fostering an appreciation for each of our unique human differences. The office staff members serve as advisors to several support groups. and student organizations.
If you are interested in additional information, please come by the office in the Russell House or call 803-777-7716.
Off-Campus Student Services seeks to provide services to enhance thei rexperience and connect them to the University and surrounding community. Services and activities include an off-campus housing locator website, off-campus housing fairs, a merchant fair, and educational presentations on off-campus living, renting and renter’s rights. Current initiatives aim to engage off-campus students to increase their satisfaction and connection to the University. http://www.sa.sc.edu/ocss.
The Office of Parents Programs provides programs and services for USC parents and students to help familiarize and integrate them into the Carolina community. The office provides an outlet for family participation in the education of their college student. Each year the Office of Parents Programs sponsors the Parents Annual Fund Campaign. Through this campaign the office sponsors a University-wide project to benefit USC students.
Programs and services include: Parents Weekend – a special weekend of planned activities for parents and students each fall; the Carolina Ties – a biannual newsletter sent to all parents of undergraduate students; The Parents Handbook – a resource for parents that includes the most frequently asked questions, phone
numbers, and basic University information; the Parents Assistance Line (800-868-6752) – a toll-free phone line available to USC parents with questions about the University; and the Office of Parents Programs web site at www.sa.sc.edu/parents/.
The Department Vehicle Management and Parking Services is responsible for the registration of all vehicles parked on campus and the implementation of all policies and regulations governing parking on campus. For complete information on campus parking, please contact the Department of Vehicle Management and Parking Services,803-777-5160. The Office of Parking Services is located at the corner of Pickens and Pendleton Streets in the Pendleton Street Garage. Please visit us at Vehicle Management and Parking Services at http://www.sc.edu/vmps/
Landline phone access in the USC residence halls is available only by request and at an additional charge. Recent research conducted by University Housing found that most students were using mobile devices for all of the communication needs. Students who wish to have optional landline telephone access can do so through VIP. Go to http://vip.sc.edu and look under the “Technology” tab for phone services. Voicemail and long-distance plans can also be purchased online through VIP. If you encounter problems, go the http://cshelpdesk.csd.sc.edu to place
a help ticket or call803-777-1800.
Located on 1st floor at 1600 Hampton St (corner of Hampton and Pickens Street). The University Postal Service operates a USPS Contract Station Customer Service Window, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, for the purpose of providing USPS postage sales and shipping services to the University community and general public, with the exception of University holidays.
Student Mail Center / Carolina Underground – Russell House The Student Mail Center provides mail services to student post office boxes, postage sales and shipping services via US Postal Service and UPS to the University community and general public, Monday through Friday with exception of University holidays:
Postage sales / Shipping Services
M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Student Parcel Pick Up / Customer Service Assistance
M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mail service to student post office boxes is provided on a current term basis, beginning the day prior to the
opening of the residence halls and ending on the last day of exams. Students
residing in University Housing residence halls (excluding Cliff and Carolina
Garden Apts.) and the Greek Village are automatically assigned to a campus post office box following the housing assignment each academic term at a charge of $20.00 per term. Box assignment and combination information for each current term is accessed and viewed via the University’s VIP system. Mail is delivered and dispatched to the student post office boxes twice daily, Monday through Friday. All campus post office boxes are single occupancy and are located in the Russell House in the Carolina Underground (Russell House basement) University Postal Service and Student Mail Center accepts mail and parcels for delivery on campus from US Postal Service, UPS, FedEx, and DHL. Items must be properly addressed as show below to avoid delay in receipt.
A delivery notice will be placed in the student’s box when the item arrives. The delivery notice and pictured ID are required to claim these articles. Due to the weight and size of items, shipments are not accepted from motor freight lines.
• USPS (US Postal Service) Mail – A delivery notice will be placed in your box for accountable mail, parcels, and articles larger in size than what your box will accommodate. Mail / parcels sent via US Postal Service must only be addressed to your assigned post office box:
Name USC Box _________ (5 digit PO Box number)
Columbia, SC 29225-0001
• United Parcel Service
(UPS) / FedEx / DHL – Will not deliver items directly to University Housing residence halls nor the Greek Village. Items are delivered to Student Mail Center and must be addressed as follows to avoid delay in receipt:
Name USC Box _________ (5 digit PO Box number)
Columbia, SC 29225-0001
** Assigned 5 digit PO Box number must be included in address for these carriers to prepare the delivery notices to be placed in student mail boxes.
Mail service is provided by the US Postal Service for Cliff and Carolina Gardens Apartments and requires proper postage affixed for delivery:
• Cliff Apartments
1311 Whaley St. Apt. ___
Columbia, SC 29205
Carolina Garden Apts
101 Pickens St. Apt ___
Columbia, SC 29205
Registration for courses will be conducted via VIP, USC’s Visual Information Processing Internet site. Prior to registration, each undergraduate student will need to be advised in his/her college. For detailed instructions andgeneral information, visit http://registrar.sc.edu/html/FrontMatter/registration_info.stm
Many and varied opportunities for religious worship, study, and activity are provided on the Columbia campus. Ordained chaplains, other University-recognized religious counselors, and student leaders from various denominations, faiths, and organizations serve the campus and are available to students as pastors, mentors, and counselors. Some, the members of the Carolina Campus Ministries, are professional ministers and directors of religious groups, either housed in their own centers or using space on campus for their events; others are students in the University who direct and coordinate activities among their peers. Activities and events are open to all students. For more information, please visit the following website: www.carolinafaith.com.
The Russell House Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Russell House. In addition to selling books needed for class, the bookstore also sells a variety of desk supplies, clothing, greeting cards, and other miscellaneous college needs. The Bookstore also buys back books that will be used in classes the following semester.
Located near the center of campus, the Russell House University Union serves as “the community center” for the University. The Russell House University Union provides facilities, services, and programs designed to afford opportunities for social interaction and leisure activities, that complement the academic experience, enhance personal growth and development, and provide many of the day-to-day campus life needs of USC students, faculty, staff, and their guests. For additional information about the Russell House, contact the Russell House Information Center at803-777-3196.
The Department of Vehicle Management operates a shuttle providing free service for students, faculty, and staff. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.sc.edu/vmps/shuttle.html.
Located at 1601 St. Julian Place in Middleburg Office Park (803-777-2717), the Speech and Hearing Center provides diagnostic and treatment programs for individuals of all ages with communication disabilities. Committed to excellence in service, teaching and research, the Center serves to fulfill its mission to meet the needs of a diverse community with regards to the nature, prevention, diagnosis, and to treatment of disorders of communication.
A variety of sports clubs are offered to meet the participative needs of students, faculty, and staff. Sports clubs are registered student organizations. Clubs must be registered in accordance with the University and Student Government regulations governing student organizations. Sports clubs are formed by students who share a common interest in a specific sport. All clubs provide a program of instruction, recreation, and/or competition in a specific sport or recreational/physical activity. The key to a successful sports club is student leadership, student input, and student responsibility. As a student-initiated activity, the members of each club play an important role in determining the scope and direction of the club. Sports clubs expose students to new activities, continue and enhance skills already acquired, develop student leadership skills, provide opportunities for students to develop positive interpersonal relationships, promote an appreciation for cultural diversity, and enhance holistic development through leisure and physical activities. For a list of sports clubs and more information, please visit the following website: http://campusrec.sc.edu/clubs/default.html.
Spouses of fee-paying students may obtain an identification card for access to some University facilities. Please contact the ID Card Station at803-777-1709, located in the Carolina Mall of the Russell House University Union, for more information.
Students are encouraged to become involved in any of USC’s student media programs and publications: the Gamecock newspaper, the Garnet & Black Magazine, and WUSC-FM radio station. For more information about student media, please visit: www.sa.sc.edu/studentmedia
The Study Abroad Office offers a great variety of study abroad and exchange opportunities for students who wish to study in another country. Overseas study programs are available for both undergraduate and graduate students. The length of the study abroad program may be for the academic year, one semester, or a short term program during the summer. The Study Abroad Office , located in Legare College, Suite 321, and provides guidance to students considering study abroad and maintains a resource library with information about program offerings and financial aid.
For more information, please visit the following website: http://ip.sc.edu/
For information on suicide prevention support, please see www.sa.sc.edu/shs/chdc/suicideprevention.
This fee covers services such as visits to the Student Health Center, admission to athletic events, and participation privileges for student activities, etc. All full time students (taking 12 hours or more) are required to pay this fee; it is included in tuition. Students who are taking over five semester hours, but fewer than 12 semester hours may elect to pay this fee in order to receive all the benefits and privileges listed above.
Students paying the University fee are eligible to visit the Thomson Student Health Center free of charge, excluding prescriptions and other fee-for-service charges. Similarly, fee-paying students are granted usage of the Counseling and Human Development Center which provides individual counseling, couple counseling, group counseling and workshops.
Furthermore, students are allowed access to facilities at the Solomon R. Blatt Physical Education Center. The facilities include: racquetball, squash, handball and basketball courts, weight rooms, aerobics courses, pool, etc. In addition, this fee allows participation in many of the fee-funded student activities such as sports clubs and campus recreational programs.
Students paying the University Fee are also eligible to receive tickets for USC football, basketball, baseball, and other University varsity athletic events from an allotment of seats. For more information on the student ticketing policies, please visit www.ticketreturn.com/sc.
University Technology Services is located at 1244 Blossom Street. Technology Services offers free mainframe and micro application classes (electronic mail, wordprocessing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, statistics, database, graphics, multimedia, etc.). Technology Services also provides a public micro lab (with laser printing and text/graphics scanning support) and a reference room of computer periodicals (3rd floor), and sponsors a public micro lab located at the Thomas Cooper Library. For more information and to be placed on a mailing list for Technology Services publications, call803-777-1800.
VIP is USC’s link to your Student Information Online on the World Wide Web. Using your student number and secure PIN, you can register for classes, drop/add, view and print your grades, obtain a letter verifying full-time status for insurance and other purposes, check your schedule, check and apply for financial aid, order transcripts, pay your fees via E-check, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, order books, obtain your pre-registration appointment, check housing assignments, update personal information, vote in Student Government elections, obtain commencement seat information and request technology services.
The Visitor Center is located in McKissick Museum at the head of our historic Horseshoe. The Center welcomes prospective students and their families, alumni, out-of-state travelers, and anyone who wants to know more about the University. Lively wall displays and interactive exhibits introduce the University’s rich history, outstanding academics, and beautiful campus. For additional information or assistance in scheduling a campus visit, contact the Visitor Center at 803-777-0169 or 1(800)922-9755.
The 80,250 seat structure is a centerpiece of Columbia and the Palmetto State throughout the fall. A usual home schedule of 6-7 football games allows the stadium or “Cockpit” to be a vital part of the community and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). For USC ticket information, call 803-777-4274.
Over half of the students at the University of South Carolina are women. A special office designed to address the needs and concerns of women students both on and off campus is the Office of Women’s Student Services. The office provides a central point on campus for information, referral services, and educational programs related to gender issues. Programs include Connections, a women’s mentoring program and Women’s History Month. The Women’s Student Association is advised through this office and information on membership or any of the services can be obtained by calling (803) 777-7130 or visiting the office in Suite 227 of
the Russell House.
The Writing Center offers free consultations to University students, faculty, and staff. Through collaborative consultations, we provide feedback to help writers accomplish their own goals.
Our main office, is open Monday – Thursday (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) and Friday (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM). Our satellite centers (located in Bates House, Columbia Hall, Sims Hall, and the Thomas Cooper Library are open Monday – Thursday (4:00 PM – 7:00 PM).
Our main office is located in the Humanities Classroom Building, Room 014. Please call 777-2078 to make an appointment. Check out our website for more information: http://www.cas.sc.edu/write/index.html.