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Tips for a Gamecock Valentine’s Day

Whatever your student is looking for, Columbia and UofSC have many options for everyone’s Valentine’s Day plans! Continue reading


February tips for parents

Spring break is right around the corner, March 5-13. Have a conversation with your student about what his/her plan will be during the break. Continue reading

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Parents Weekend 2016

Parents Weekend 2016 will take place Sept. 16-18! Registration is required. More information about the schedule and registration will be made available in the coming months


Opportunities for Gamecocks to give back

The Leadership and Service Center and campus organizations provide a number of programs to help connect your student to the local community and beyond. Continue reading


Parents Programs 2016 Resource Update

With a new semester kicking off this week, be sure to review all the resources the Office of Parents Programs will continue to provide to Carolina families throughout the Spring 2016 semester. Continue reading


Conversation Guide for Parents: Spring Goal Setting

Before your student returns to campus for what is sure to be a warm and wonderful spring semester, consider spending some time helping him/her set goals for the upcoming months. Continue reading

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January tips for parents

Residence halls will open for the spring semester Jan. 6 at 8 a.m. Read the following tips to help your student make the most of this semester. Continue reading


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 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