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Green Quad U101

Meet new friends in your community and get involved through our Green Quad University 101 classes!

Our Green Quad Sections

The University of South Carolina created the University 101 classes to help make the transition to college life as smooth as possible for first-year students. You will learn a lot of useful skills for acclimating to your new life and, with special sections taught in our Green Quad Learning Center, you'll have an unmatched opportunity to meet other Green Quad students.

Email Laura Lavender ( to sign up.


For School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment Students

We offer two sections of University 101 that are tailor-made for students in the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) who are majoring in Marine Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geological Science or Geophysics.  Learn more about the SEOE.

Connect with peers in your program and faculty/ staff in your college. Email Laura Lavender ( to sign up.


For Capstone Scholars in Green Quad

Not sure if you want to take a Green Quad section or a Capstone section of U101?  We have you covered!  We offer a section specifically for Capstone Scholars in Green Quad so that you get the best of both worlds. 

You will take class with fellow Capstone Scholars right in your home at Green Quad.  Email Laura Lavender ( to sign up.


Our Instructors

The beauty of all of our U101 classes is that they are taught by our faculty and staff as well as other members of the USC community that have a deep affinity for the Green Quad.

This means we add a little GQ flair to the classroom experience and tie the classes into events and service opportunities that are already happening in the Green Quad community.