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October tips for parents

Fall break is Oct. 19-20. Talk with your student about their plans during the break. Student Government offers a shuttle to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport during fall break, so encourage your student to make a reservation by noon on Oct. 13 if they would like to ride the shuttle. Continue reading

September tips for parents

Student Health Services provides a holistic approach to healthcare to ensure the academic success of students. Students have access to general medical care, physical therapy, sports medicine and orthopedic clinics, specialized women’s care, counseling, wellness services and a pharmacy. Continue reading

August tips for parents

Encourage your student to start off on the right foot this semester by getting familiar with all of the resources Carolina has to offer to help students succeed. Continue reading

Proof of Insurance for Incoming Freshmen

Students must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan or waive the plan by showing proof of their own health insurance. Continue reading

July tips for parents

Move-In Day may be the main event but you can have loads of fun before and after your big move, too. Visit to check out local and on-campus events, and get details about move-in, Carolina Welcome and more! Continue reading

Welcome New UofSC Families!

Move-In Day may be the main event but you can have loads of fun before and after your big move, too. Check out local and on-campus events, and get details about move-in, Carolina Welcome and more! Continue reading

2017-2018 parents calendar and handbook now online!

The Office of Parents Programs produces the Parents Calendar each year and distributes it to all parents of incoming first-year and transfer students during summer orientation. Take a look online now. Continue reading

June tips for parents

Transfer Orientation will begin on June 9 and continue until July 31. New Student Orientation will begin on June 12 and continue until July 27. Continue reading

Freshmen send-offs schedule announced

Each summer, Parents Advisory Council members and Carolina alumni clubs from various geographical areas sponsor social events for South Carolina-bound students. Continue reading

Preparing for Commencement

With commencement on the horizon, students have just a couple of weeks to get things in order before walking across the stage in May. Take a look at how parents and families can support their student and prepare for the big day! Continue reading