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Tell us how we are doing!

What do you think about the services the Office of Parents Programs provides for parents and families of the Carolina undergraduate students? We value your input and want to improve what we do for you! Click here to complete a … finish reading Tell us how we are doing!


Date set for Parents Weekend 2014

Mark your calendars for Parents Weekend 2014, to be held Sept. 26-28, 2014! Registration will open Monday, June 16 (9 a.m. ET) and will close Friday, Sept. 5 (4 p.m. ET). More information will be available in the coming months, … finish reading Date set for Parents Weekend 2014

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New blog for Gamecock parents

We’re excited to introduce the newest addition to our parent communication efforts: the Gamecock Family Connection! This is a weekly blog that will keep you informed and updated about your student’s life at Carolina. Be sure to follow the blog weekly to stay informed! Continue reading

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Carolina Ties: Living in the capital city

Nestled in the middle of the Palmetto State, 90 miles from the beach and 90 miles from the mountains, lies the “Famously Hot” city of Columbia. Home to approximately 860,000 people, this capital city of South Carolina is a hotspot for politics, events, entertainment, culture and of course the Carolina Gamecocks. Continue reading


Make a gift to the Parents Annual Fund

The Parents Annual Fund supports programs that truly matter to Carolina students, and your gift can make a difference. Thanks to your donations in 2013, we were able to improve the technology in the Career Center’s classroom, which is critical … finish reading Make a gift to the Parents Annual Fund


From USC’s president: It’s time for action in Five Points

The University of South Carolina community has been dealt a great blow as a vibrant life has been critically impacted by senseless violence in Five Points. And it must not happen again. For decades, USC’s students have been the economic … finish reading From USC’s president: It’s time for action in Five Points


Sign up for Carolina Alert

All students should sign up for Carolina Alert to receive emergency communication by text message and email. To sign up, students should visit and login. If parents/family members would like to receive the alerts, additional spaces are available in … finish reading Sign up for Carolina Alert


Parents Weekend 5K results are in!

The Parents Weekend 5K results are posted on the Strictly Running website. Continue reading


USC-Kentucky kickoff announced

The USC-Kentucky football game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, Oct. 5! As a result, the Parents Weekend Tailgate Party will be held 5-7 p.m. Please note, registered Parents Weekend participants will receive an email from the … finish reading USC-Kentucky kickoff announced


Parents Weekend 2013 registration closed

Registration for Parents Weekend 2013 is now closed. Registration was available online from May 24 until September 13, and the Office of Parents Programs cannot accommodate late registrations. Registered participants will receive an email from the Office of Parents Programs … finish reading Parents Weekend 2013 registration closed