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UofSC Housing Podcasts

Join University Housing as we talk with current students about everything from living at Carolina to why they chose to become a Gamecock.

Summer Series

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Moving To The City

The University of South Carolina is located in the heart of Columbia. For some, city life is what you know best. For others, moving to Columbia will be a big jump! Join us as we discuss what moving to the city is like, things to do in Columbia, and how to make the big city feel like home!

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Leaving Home For College

Leaving home for the first time can be scary. Whether your drive to Carolina is 20 minutes or 20 hours,  it's a big step! Join us as we discuss how to make a smooth transition to Carolina and share advice for incoming first-year students!

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How Can I Make Friends?

It’s the first question on everyone’s mind when coming to college… “How do I make friends?” Kaz, Nika, and Se,Veyon join us on the third episode of our summer series to share advice on how to make friends - from student orgs to U101 - and how getting outside of your comfort zone might just be the best thing you do in college!

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Doing What You Love (Academics & Organizations)

There is a vast amount of opportunity at Carolina. From academics to student orgs, the possibilities of what you can do here are practically endless. Join us as we discuss how you can do what you love here at UofSC and truly find your passion for whatever it is that excites you. Oh, and pro tip - if you don’t find a student organization here that offers what you like, you’re given the tools to create that opportunity yourself. 

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Moving In To Carolina

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for - Move-In Day! What exactly should I expect on move-in day? What should I bring? Is it normal to feel butterflies?! We tackle all of this and more on our final episode of our Summer Series. Join us as we look ahead to Move-In 2021!

Season One On Demand 

Join host Logan Rice as he highlights the ins and outs of our University Housing podcast.

There’s no skirting around it—it’s been a unique year! Join Dr. Sarah Wright from our Student Health Services as she discusses mental health, the challenges of 2020 and the creative solutions the university introduced to support students.  Join us as we sit down with Dr. Sarah Wright of Student Health Services and discuss mental health, the challenges 2020 has brought us, and what the University of South Carolina has to offer for students.

The Student Success Center is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for academic support services on campus. Located in the Thomas Cooper Library, the Student Success Center equips students with the tools to succeed in and out of the classroom.

This week we sat down with Chris Gulino, Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction (SI). Chris supervises the SI program, which consists of staff and students serving as SI Peer Leaders. Listen as we share tips on how to succeed academically at UofSC.

Listen as we discuss all the Student Success Center has to offer and tips on how to succeed academically in such an online-saturated classroom setting. 

This week we're talking all things resiliency with Dr. Rebecca Caldwell. Join us as we discuss the Resiliency Project, student health, and how Dr. Caldwell and Housing have partnered to show students they are stronger than they imagine!

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Logan Rice and Josh Wise from Housing breakdown the new student application for Fall 2021.  This podcast is a follow up to an Inside UofSC Live Show that allowed parents and students to ask questions to our Housing staff.  Discover more about the Housing Application.

This week we're discussing Living and Learning Communities at UofSC with Dr. Hilary Lichterman and Chad May. These communities allow students the explore similar topics of interest and build a strong educational foundation, all in the comfort of their residence hall.
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On this episode, we sat down with Drew Branham, an Assignments Coordinator at UofSC Housing. Join us as we discuss Drew's journey from student to alumni to staff and what it means for him to still call Carolina Home.

SPURS (Students Providing Undergraduate Residential Support) are often the first contact for students and parents on their journey to calling Carolina home. In this episode, we sat down with two SPURS, Ben Spells and Yasmine Hill, to answer common housing questions and how working as a SPUR has impacted their college life.

The Resident Mentor (or RM) is an undergraduate or graduate student who serves as an advisor, mentor, referral and positive role model to its residents. These Housings staff members also build community within the residence halls and guide students through their Carolina experience. This episode features three RMs who share their experience and ways they have built community in their halls.

 


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