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!
As you and your family prep for your move, find answers to common questions about
planning, packing and more. Expect to receive your customized Move-in Guide in late July. Download our packing list [pdf] with essentials and suggestions for outfitting your dorm like a pro!
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.