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 2017-18 parents calendar [pdf] (2018-19 coming soon!) or contact us directly with questions or concerns at 800-868-6752 or


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Family Weekend

Experience everything that our historic campus and welcoming community have to offer at Family Weekend. Enjoy family-friendly tailgating, an all-SEC football matchup, a 5K and much more!


Registration will open in early summer.

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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!


May E-Newsletter

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Inside Carolina

Subscribe to USC's Inside Carolina monthly e-newsletter, and read a variety of cool stories about our alumni, students and professors.


UofSC graduates celebrate May commencement

Thousands of University of South Carolina students from around the system will participate in annual spring commencement ceremonies, with USC Columbia ceremonies taking place Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 in the Colonial Life Arena.

New Student Union survey

The New Student Union Steering Committee wants your ideas and dreams for planning the University’s next project.

My Carolina affinity group nominations

My Carolina Alumni Association is seeking engaged alumni to fill vacant leadership positions on the Black Alumni Council, Veterans Alumni Council and Young Alumni Council.

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Stories for Parents

Kari Croft

RISE above

Carolina alumna Kari Croft is the founder and principal of RISE High, a charter school in Los Angeles. Croft was awarded a $10 million grant to start the school. 

joel wooten

Space to print

Assistant professor of management Joel Wooten researches innovation and entrepreneurship and has considerable experience with innovation contests, including XPRIZE in Los Angeles. Now he wants to take the spirit of creative competition into orbit.

Seed drawings by studio art professor Sara Schneckloth

Sowing art and science

School of Visual Art and Design professors Mary Robinson, Sara Schneckloth and David Voros exhibited work in Norway as part of an international initiative to raise awareness about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and the cultural importance of seeds in biodiversity.

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