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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Travis Gardner

Title: CAS Undeclared Academic Advisor II
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Undeclared
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-4542
Office: Leconte 306


B.A. Philosophy & Political Science, University of South Carolina
M.A. Philosophy, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Rock Hill, SC

About Me: The most important thing I acquired during my time at USC was a love of learning. I genuinely love learning and acquiring new knowledge. And, thankfully, we live in an amazing time where you can learn almost anything through the internet! I've learned how to create digital art and graphic designs, I've learned how to create websites using basic .html and .css coding, I've learned how to build custom furniture, and how to repair my car, almost entirely by watching YouTube videos. But, when I'm not working or watching YouTube, I enjoy hiking and backpacking, playing video games, or just spending time with my friends and family. I've really grown to love USC and Columbia. When I'm here, I feel home.

Favorite Quote: "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair." - Bertrand Russell

Advice to Students:  Get involved! USC has provided you with a myriad of resources. Don't let them go to waste! The Career Center, Campus Recreation, Study Abroad, Supplemental Instruction, Pre-Professional Advising, etc.; All of these are included with the price of tuition. You should use your resources to help make the most of your time at USC.


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