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The Office of New Student Orientation is committed to ensuring that incoming students and their families receive the best and most accurate information as they begin their Gamecock journey.

Our Mission

The Office of New Student Orientation provides collaborative programs that facilitate the transition and engagement of new undergraduate students and their families to the intellectual, cultural and social environment at the University of South Carolina.  

Our Vision

The Office of New Student Orientation will be the leader in the field of orientation, transition and retention programs. Through innovative initiatives, inclusive programs and leadership development opportunities, the Office of New Student Orientation will create an optimal learning environment that encourages student success and achievement.

Our Motto

Our office functions under the notion that the University of South Carolina is “Right Where You Belong.” This encapsulates our commitment to creating exciting and confident transition experiences that solidify for new students and families that they made the right choice by choosing to attend our university; this community is right where they belong!

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.