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SC weather information

For the latest weather announcements from UofSC, please visit or the Parents Programs Facebook page. Announcements also have been sent out to Parents Association members via email. If you are not a member of the dues-free Parents Association, click … finish reading SC weather information


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


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!