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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

May tips for parents

All residence halls will officially close at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 4. Learn about procedures for moving out of the residence halls, summer jobs and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the break. Continue reading

April tips for parents

Tuesday, April 25 is Reading Day for the spring semester. There will be no classes held on this day, as it is reserved for students to prepare for final exams. The Russell House Study Union will be held April 26-May 4. Final exams take place at the end of the month and continue into May. Make sure your student knows when their exams are scheduled to take place. Continue reading

Spring 2017 Commencement

Important information regarding spring 2017 commencement. Learn about ticket distribution and seating options at Colonial Life Arena. Continue reading

March tips for parents

Spring break is March 5-12. If your student is looking to change their major to a different college or needs assistance with academic success strategies, encourage them to visit the University Advising Center. Daylight saving time begins March 12. Continue reading

Tips for a safe spring break

It is important to talk to your student about some safety tips that they should keep in mind when planning activities for the break. Review the following tips from the Office of Parents Programs and discuss with your student if they are traveling for the break. Continue reading