Student Life on campus at the University of South Carolina
Here at Carolina, students have the opportunity to get involved in different activities both inside and outside and outside of the classroom.
One of the easiest ways to develop friendships based on common interests is to join one of the 300 student organizations. Every semester, students can participate in an exciting tour of student organizations at the Student Organization Fair. For more information about different organizations available, visit http://web.sa.sc.edu/
For students interested in club sports competition or having fun with friends while working out, visit the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center. As a student at the University of South Carolina, you have access to one of the best sport and fitness facilities. For more information about different sport opportunities, visit http://campusrec.sc.edu/wfc/ .
If you are looking for a bite to eat, do not forget to stop at Russell House. On the second floor students can enjoy Chik-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and more. Downstairs you will find Pandini's, Zia Juice, Carolina Cafe, and Barnes and Nobles. For more information regarding dining opportunities, visit http://www.sa.sc.edu/rhuu/ .
Russell House has plenty more things to offer than just a spot for dinner with friends. Carolina Productions, a student-run organization, manages entertainment events, and shows weekly movies (free for students) in the Russell House Theatre. For more information, visit http://www.cp.sc.edu/ .
If you are interested in music, the USC School of Music is waiting for you. Performances by the USC orchestra, Palmetto Pans steel band, USC opera, Jazz Combos and many others occur throughout the semester. For a full calendar of events, visit http://www.music.sc.edu/ .
Like helping others? There are plenty of Community Service Programs offered at the University of South Carolina. Carolina Service Program holds a Service Saturday once a month where students can provide outreach in the Columbia community. For more information on this and other oppoirtunities, visit http://web.sa.sc.edu/
If you are interested in finding out more about yourself and are willing to engage in a spiritual journey, Carolina offers over 30 different on campus ministries. International Friendship Ministry, Shandon Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Newman Ministry, the Lutheran and United Methodist Ministry, Hill of the Lord are only a few of the ministries that offer student support and connection to different events on campus. For more information, visit www.carolinafaith.com.
Apply by February 20, 2013 to the CarolinaLIFE™ program at the University of South Carolina. Your experience here is guaranteed to be one that is exciting and unique.
Off Campus in Columbia, SC
Being a part of the University of South Carolina has as much to offer off campus as on campus.
There are plenty of recreational and cultural opportunities. Within ten minutes of campus, you can kayak one of three rivers – the Broad, Saluda, or Congaree, walk along the river at Riverwalk Park, hike through Congaree National Park, or visit the Riverbanks Gardens and Zoo.
Two of the most popular places in Columbia are the located in the downtown area: Five Points and the Congaree Vista. Five Points is known for its shopping, dining, nightlife and various activities that attract college-aged people to the area. The Congaree Vista offers a variety of boutiques, shops, over 60 restaurants, bars, and art galleries.
Plan a visit to Columbia, SC and explore the campus of the University of South Carolina and its surrounding community.