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Tips & resources to support your student during finals

Wondering how to support your student from a distance during this potentially stressful academic period? Take a look at five tips from the Office of Parents Programs on how to help your student succeed during finals. Continue reading


December tips for parents

Final exams are scheduled from Dec. 5 to 12. Commencement will be held on Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in Colonia Life Arena. Spring 2017 bills are now available on Self Service Carolina. Continue reading


November tips for parents

No classes will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in observance of Election Day. Encourage your student to support the Gamecocks in the Carolina Clemson Blood Battle Nov. 14-18 at the Russell House. Start talking with your student about final exams and the resources available to help them succeed. Continue reading


October tips for parents

Fall break is Oct. 13-16. Consider talking with your student about their plans during the break including studying, midterm exams and traveling. Flu shots are free for students in the Thomson Student Health Center. Continue reading


Parents Weekend photos now available

If you joined us for Parents Weekend 2016, be sure to check out our Facebook album of photos from the weekend’s events. Have photos to share on social media? Be sure to use #UofSCPW Continue reading

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July tips for parents

Financial Aid and Scholarships provides checklists for incoming first-year, transfer and graduate/professional students as well as those returning students to the Gamecock community. Time to start thinking about packing for your student’s transition in the fall; August will be here before … finish reading July tips for parents

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Parents Weekend registration open

Parents Weekend registration is now available. Join us Sept. 16-18 for a full weekend of events for our Gamecock parents and families. Deadline for registration is August 26 at 4 p.m. (ET) and space is limited. Continue reading

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June tips for parents

Reflect with your student about the past year at Carolina. Use these monthly tips to talk with your student about staying active and engaged over summer break. Continue reading


Life beyond the Horseshoe gates

Taylor Jones, Hakeem Jefferson and Emily Greenwell, all recent graduates of Carolina, serve as a testament of the university’s commitment to helping graduates prepare for success after graduation. Continue reading


May tips for parents

Residence halls close May 5. Review move-out tips and talk to your student about summer jobs and staying healthy during the summer. Graduating seniors can enjoy the many benefits of the My Carolina Alumni Association! Continue reading