Welcome to the

University of South Carolina!

You have reached the Office of New Student Orientation's home page!  Start here to learn more about what steps you must take before you can reserve a spot at New Student Orientation.  We typically find that new students who take the time to review our web pages and follow our instructions tend to have fewer questions and feel more prepared prior to their arrival at New Student Orientation.  Over the next few months, weeks, or even days you will be taking many steps to prepare for your time here.  Let us be your guide as you begin this transition into our Carolina Community. Go Cocks!


If you have not attended orientation, you MUST register for a late August session!

Please be advised that as of June 5th, all USC students will have to go through a Multifactor Verification in order to access all USC domains, including my.sc.edu. Without completing this verification, you will not be able to register or view any information for Orientation or register for your courses. For more information, including steps to sign up, please follow the links below or contact UTS at 803-777-1800.

Multifactor Authentication Steps


Our Mission

The Office of New Student Orientation provides collaborative programs that facilitate the transition and engagement of new undergraduate students and their families to the intellectual, cultural, and social environment at the University of South Carolina.

Click here if you been admitted for the Summer or Fall 2017 Semesters

Registration for Freshman New Student Orientation is now OPEN!

Registration for Transfer New Student Orientation is now OPEN!