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Getting Involved on Campus: A Guide to Student Engagement for Parents

Research shows that student involvement is directly linked to better academic performance, connectivity to the university and higher levels of satisfaction with the collegiate experience. Continue reading


Free shuttle service to and from airport for breaks

Now accepting reservations for the fall break airport shuttle! Students are picked up from USC and taken to Columbia Metro Airport on either Oct. 21 or 22 and picked up from the airport on Oct. 25 and returned to campus. Reserve a space on the shuttle today! Continue reading


The Transition: Supporting your student after Move-In Weekend

We know that the thought of those first few weeks without your college student at home comes with both excitement and fear. The Office of Parents Program is here to guide, advise and support you through this period, and we want to make sure you are as prepared as possible for this time in your family’s life. Continue reading


Groceries and retail near campus

Want to make sure your student has everything he or she needs before you leave campus? Here is a handy Google map of grocery stores and other retail locations near campus. Continue reading


Continuing the conversation

As the summer comes to a close, we encourage you to continue using the print resource, Talking Points, to discuss with your student the importance of making healthy and informed choices while at the University of South Carolina. You can … finish reading Continuing the conversation


Let us welcome you to Carolina at the Gamecock Family Roost

Take a break from moving in and visit the Gamecock Family Roost! All new and returning families are invited to stop by the Gamecock Family Roost during Move-In Weekend to meet staff from the Office of Parents Programs and Department of Student Life. Continue reading


Parents Weekend registration now open

Join us for Parents Weekend 2015, to be held Sept. 25-27! Registration is required to participate in the weekend’s activities. Registration will be available until Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. (ET). Space is limited, so register early!


2015-2016 Parents Calendar now available

The Office of Parents Programs produces the Parents Calendar each year and distributes it to all parents of incoming first-year and transfer students during summer orientation. The 2015-2016 Parents Calendar is now available online for your convenience.


Parents Weekend 2015

Mark your calendars for Parents Weekend 2015, to be held Sept. 25-27, 2015! Registration is required to participate in the weekend’s activities. Registration will be available from June 15 at 9 a.m. (ET) until Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. (ET). Space is limited, … finish reading Parents Weekend 2015


Spring 2015 Carolina Ties now available online

The Spring 2015 edition of Carolina Ties is now available online! This semester’s issue focuses on Gamecocks giving back and highlights some of the ways that your student can give back to the community while he/she is enrolled at UofSC. Continue reading