University of South Carolina



Experience USC'S beautiful campus and the city of Columbia for yourself. That's the best way to see everything we have to offer and get energized by our campus-wide Gamecock spirit. Schedule a visit and discover how you can fit in, have fun, learn a lot, make new friends and find a fantastic place to live.

Start at the Visitor Center

The USC Visitor Center in McKissick coordinates in-person campus tours for individuals, families and groups. Each weekday, our Student Ambassadors guide you, your family and your friends through important campus locations. And we can arrange for you to meet faculty and staff in the academic areas that match your interests.

Undergraduate Information Sessions

Also at the Visitor Center on the historic Horseshoe, staff members from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions conduct freshman several information sessions most week days to review general admission requirements and deadlines, financial aid and scholarship guidelines, the South Carolina Honors College and the Capstone Scholars program. Please check with the Visitor Center for availability and to reserve your space!

Transfer and International Students

Whether or not you visit us in person, you can still receive valuable assistance from USC. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to speak with an admissions counselor about any questions you may have during the application process.

Plan Ahead for the Best USC Visit

For the best experience, please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance. Let us know if you'd like to attend an information session or meet people in our academic departments, and we'll make the arrangements.

Virtual Tour

Can't make it in person? Explore our historic campus with this virtual tour.

Virtual Tour

Why wait? Visit USC today!

1801 University of South Carolina founded

USC's original Columbia campus – the historic Horseshoe – is where you'll find the Visitor Center in McKissick.

Schedule a Visit

Schedule a Visit

Register online for a personal campus tour and to attend an Undergraduate Information Session.

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Historic Horseshoe

Historic Horseshoe

Enjoy this beautiful green space in the heart of USC's original campus for year-round outdoor studying, games, picnics and ceremonies.

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Admissions Events

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