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Parents Programs News


Best Places to Study

Suggesting a new place for studying is a great way to support your student. Connor Baade, the Reid Family Intern in the Office of Parents Programs and senior sports and entertainment management major, compiled his take on the best kept secrets when it comes to student study spots! Continue reading


Parents Programs wins national awards

Parents Programs won a pair of awards from the Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals at their annual meeting Nov. 3-5. Continue reading


Carolina Traditions: Service

With over 32,369 volunteers, 266,676 volunteer hours and $1.2 million in donations during the 2014-15 academic year, the university continues to see students lead, serve and inspire through their community service efforts. Continue reading


Carolina Tradition: Football

As the home opener against the Kentucky approaches, the Office of Parents Programs encourages you to remind your student about the student ticketing process, safe and fun alternative game day programming on campus and how he or she can make healthy game day decisions. Continue reading


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


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.