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Spring Orientation

Welcome to South Carolina's New Student Orientation for the 2022 spring semester. Attendance at the January event is required for all students, whether you are starting college in the spring or transferring from another post-secondary institution. Check back soon for updates regarding dates and registration!

Registration is now closed. 

Welcome Gamecocks! Registration for New Student Orientation is currently closed. Check back soon for updates on our spring sessions.


Welcome Freshmen and Transfer Students!

Orientation is a great time to meet many of your peers and South Carolina faculty and staff, as well as learn more about the University of South Carolina and the resources available to you as a Gamecock student. This one-day session is designed to make your transition to our campus community as smooth as possible. Students starting at the University of South Carolina during the spring semester are included in this session.

What to Expect

South Carolina's New Student Orientation is the first step in helping you successfully transition to the Gamecock community. We understand it may be time filled with excitement, but also nervousness. That's why our goal is to help you feel comfortable with your life as a Gamecock! 

As a part of the program, you will:

  • Connect UofSC faculty and staff and get to know some of your peers. 
  • Learn about living at the University of South Carolina
  • Get acquainted with our campus policies and procedures
  • Be equipped with a list of resources to help you succeed
  • Learn about your academic program's curriculum and degree requirements
  • Paarticipate in a virtual academic advising session and register for classes

Note: Attendance is mandatory for the entire Orientation program; students who do not attend the entirety of the program will not be able to register for classes.

Dates and Fees

Check back soon for updates regarding dates and registration!

For Student: $130
For Family or Guest: $0 
This covers the cost of supplies and resources for New Student Orientation. The cost also helps cover salaries for student staff, printing, transportation, equipment and facility rentals. The student fee also covers the Family and Guest cost. Registered family members or guests will receive access to supplies, materials, and resources. 

All fees are nonrefundable.

How to Register »

What You Need to Know


Cancelling or Changing Your Session

Students will be able to change their orientation session after payment. If you choose to change your request, please log back into the Orientation Portal and make the change within the system. Please note: Registration closes two (2) business days before the start of each orientation session.

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