Parents outside residence hall with new University of SC student

UofSC Welcome

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!

Move-In, First Night Carolina, Convocation and a Solar Eclipse — Oh My!

When you arrive on campus for Move-In Day on Tuesday, Aug. 22, you'll quickly see that moving into your residence hall is just one milestone in several action-packed days before classes begin on Thursday, Aug. 24. Before you can upload your first #UofSCWelcome Instagram, we think you'll already feel at home! 

Plan for the Big Three

three girls smiling at the camera

Carolina Welcome — Aug. 22-27

Carolina Welcome is a time to get to know our campus and meet your fellow students. First Night Carolina on Aug. 22 and Convocation on Aug. 23 are two important moments you'll never forget!

rocking chairs on the porch watching the sunset

Where to Stay

Parents — ask about special rates for USC visitors when you make hotel reservations. If you're planning to stay in town a few days, see our calendar for events and Explore Columbia for can't-miss local experiences.