For Freshmen and Transfer Students
Any student starting at the University of South Carolina during the summer semester is included in this session.
At Orientation You Will:
- meet other new students, faculty and staff.
- learn about living at Carolina and get familiar with campus.
- be introduced to your academic program and degree requirements.
- have an advising session where you register for classes.
- pick up your CarolinaCard.
What You Should Know
Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Russell House University Union, directly across the street from the Bull Street Garage. You will receive your comprehensive schedule and a light continental breakfast will be served.
Unless special arrangements are made, there will be no overnight accommodations.
Orientation will last until approximately 5 p.m. Please plan accordingly.
Parking is available in the Bull Street Garage. Please print and display your parking decal on your dashboard, which will be sent via email at least 48 hours prior to your Orientation Session.
Carolina Food Co. will provide breakfast and lunch during orientation. You will only need to plan your meals if you are arriving the day before or staying after 5PM.
- Food Restrictions
Please make us aware of allergies and dietary restrictions in the "Special Accommodations" section of the reservation form so we can have appropriate meals available for you.
Advising and Registration
You will meet with an advisor during orientation to help plan your class schedule and register for classes.
Parents and guests are encouraged to help their student review degree requirements prior to coming to orientation; however, only students attend advising sessions during orientation.