Pillars for Carolina: July 16 – 20
Pillars for Carolina is an extended orientation program for incoming first year students. The purpose of Pillars is to connect current and future leaders in the spirit of the University of South Carolina’s rich history and tradition while developing friendships in a fun environment. By providing participants with exposure to student life at USC before move-in day, Pillars will facilitate a successful transition into college and provide a strong foundation for an exceptional Gamecock experience.
You’ve decided that Carolina is the place for you! Now find out how Pillars for Carolina can help you experience life on campus before arriving in the fall and connect with the class of 2017!
Develop your personal leadership skills at the collegiate level, learn about the hundreds of opportunities to get involved and jump-start your college career!
Discover the hidden treasures of the University of South Carolina and the Columbia area through on-campus and off-campus activities designed to help you dive into student life!
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The first ever Pillars for Carolina program took place June 21 through 25, 2011. Freshman students enjoyed Carolina BBQ, Cocky’s Reading Express, learning about Gamecock traditions at Williams Brice Stadium and began to make Carolina their home. Students who participated in the program stated that they feel more confident about life in the classroom, gained valuable knowledge of campus and forged bonds with many new friends, faculty and staff members.