Parents and Families Gateway

Office of Parent & Family Programs

Let our team partner with you to support your student's growth and success at the university. Review our 2020-21 family calendar and handbook [pdf]. Contact us directly with questions or concerns at 800-868-6752 or

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Parents Association

Sign up for the dues-free Parents Association to receive monthly e-newsletters and other important email communication from the University of South Carolina!


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Rock the Roost

Parents Annual Fund

Help strengthen your student's living and learning environment and show your support for their university home.

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Download the award-winning UofSC Parent and Family Programs app by searching "University of South Carolina Parents" in the app store or text the link to your phone


Sign up for housing for 2021-22 academic year

Continuing students interested in living on campus during the 2021-22 academic year can apply for housing starting Tuesday (Jan. 19).

Student organization wins national grant

The University of South Carolina chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, has been awarded a 2021 Clay Leadership Development Initiative Grant.

UofSC projects strong fall enrollment; announces elimination of planned furloughs

Based on enrollment expectations for Fall 2021 and strong retention of current students for the spring semester, the University of South Carolina announced Tuesday it would eliminate previously planned employee furloughs for the upcoming semester.

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UofSC faculty work to counteract the emotional power of misinformation

Misinformation and disinformation circulated, consumed and believed by the public have a powerful influence on public opinion — often in a harmful way. Faculty members in the College of Information and Communications have conducted research to help improve media literacy, to teach people how to evaluate quality sources and to recognize clues for misinformation.

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Nursing college makes push to place more primary care providers

It’s estimated that the Palmetto State needs more than 800 additional primary care providers in the next 10 years just to keep pace with the needs of its growing and aging population. The College of Nursing is helping to fill the gap by training a new wave of family nurse practitioners for underserved communities.

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