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Our Partners

Many thanks to our generous sponsors! We are so grateful for your support. As a partner, you have the unique opportunity to help us make a positive and lasting first impression during each orientation program. 

2018 Partner Requests are open!

The deadline for partner requests is April 2, 2018. Please fill out the designated request form for your specific business/department.

 

2017 Partners

  • Bank of America
  • Barefoot Campus Outfitter
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Columbia Charlotte Shuttle
  • Courtyard Marriott (on behalf of IMG South Carolina)
  • Founders Federal Credit Union
  • Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Mast General Store
  • Petal Boutique
  • PNC Bank
  • Office Depot
  • Todd & Moore Sporting Goods
  • Uncle Maddio's Pizza
  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Zapp Ride Share

 

Partner With Us

The Office of New Student Orientation provides collaborative programs that facilitate the transition and engagement of new undergraduate students and their families to the intellectual, cultural and social environment at the University of South Carolina. 

Over the past year, we have served approximately 7,500 incoming students and nearly 6,000 parents and guests during the orientation program. For many students, orientation is their first on-campus experience as a new member of the Carolina community.

With your collaboration, we aim to make their orientation experience a memorable one.

Student Organizations

Promote your student organization in our Garnet Guide.
Partner levels »

On-Campus Office/Department

Promote your office or department at the Resource Fair at no cost.

Promotional Opportunities

  • Various layout/spread options in the Garnet Guide
  • PowerPoint slide shown prior to opening session during all orientation programs
  • Organization logo on all orientation program schedules for students and guests
  • Promotional opportunity on our website identifying your department or organization as a partner
  • Your logo on the back cover of the Garnet Guide to recognize partnership
  • Unique promotional opportunities, such as student bags and pens

Partner levels »

Off-Campus Business or Organizations

Advertising Options

  • Table at the Resource Fair
  • Various ad sizes in the Garnet Guide
  • Personalized PowerPoint slide shown prior to opening session during all orientation programs
  • Organization logo on all orientation program schedules for students and guests
  • Promotional opportunity on our website identifying your department or organization as a partner
  • Your logo on the back cover of the Garnet Guide to recognize partnership
  • Unique promotional opportunities, such as student bags and pens

Partner levels »

Restaurants

Advertising Options

  • Various ad sizes in the Garnet Guide
  • Co-sponsor the evening social meal provided to freshman students
  • Inclusion in a special early arrival letter for students and guests who attend orientation early
  • Personalized PowerPoint slide shown prior to opening session during all orientation programs

Partner levels »

Partner Terms and Conditions

All payments must be received by April 2, 2018.
Any delay in payment may preclude your business from any and all partnership opportunities. Any legal fees associated with obtaining past due fees will be paid by the business/partner.

All advertising must be approved by the Director of New Student Orientation.
All opportunities are first come, first served. The Office of New Student Orientation and the University of South Carolina have the right to exclude the participation of businesses that do not align with our educational and service mission. We also have the right to reject any ads or PowerPoint slides that are of poor quality or design, as determined by our office.

The intent of your business to participate in the Resource Fair must be communicated to the Office of New Student Orientation by April 2, 2018.
This is only available in the Carolina- and Cocky-level packages. Any unplanned absence at the Resource Fair must be communicated to the Office of New Student Orientation as soon as possible. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the fair. Two absences in the Resource Fair will result in removal from the fair. Customized promotional opportunities will be approved at our discretion.

It is the partner's responsibility to provide the Office of New Student Orientation with any and all information necessary for various partnership levels by April 2, 2018.
No fees will be returned for failure to meet any and all of the terms and conditions listed.

The partner agrees to document any special opportunities or agreements made and obtain signatures from the director of New Student Orientation and partnering business owner.

The partner must agree to provide accurate and ethical communication of all relevant services to new students and families.

As a partner with the Office of New Student Orientation, the business must agree to assist students and families with their transition into the Carolina Community through the promotion of goods and services that are relevant, realistic and necessary for a student’s first year.