Welcome to the Carolina Family!

In recognition of the critical role that parents play in their students’ college success, the Office of Parent & Family Programs partners with parents and families to educate them about the resources available to support their students’ growth and success.

Goals of the Office of Parent & Family Programs

  1. Focusing on customer service, communicate with parents of undergraduate students to educate them about the resources available to support their students’ success and growth.
  2. Coordinate events for parents to learn more about campus resources while meeting other families and university staff.
  3. Support the functions of the Parents Advisory Council, which is a group of parents invited to assist the university with student recruitment and fundraising.
  4. Raise money for the Parents Annual Fund, which provides funding to support Dinner Dialogues and other projects selected each year to directly benefit students.


Join the dues-free Parents Association.

Parents Association membership is the best way for parents and families to stay connected to Carolina! You’ll receive monthly e-newsletters and other important University updates. And best of all, it’s free! Click here to sign up!

Book recommended for parents of incoming students.

You’re On Your Own (but I’m here if you need me): Mentoring Your Child During the College Years by Marjorie Savage provides genuine insight into the time of transition and throughout the college experience.

Have questions? Need advice?

Give us a call or send us an e-mail! Call the toll-free Parents Assistance Line at 1-800-868-6752 or send an email to scparents@sc.edu. Click here to send an e-mail to us through the website.