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Summer Term Orientation

Anyone who is starting at the university in summer is expected to attend, whether you are a first-time college student or you are transferring from another institution of higher learning.

Registration is now closed.

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


For Freshmen and Transfer Students

Any student starting at the University of South Carolina during the summer semester is 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 with 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
  • Attend a virtual academic advising session and register for classes

Orientation Overview

Summer Term Orientation will be a one-day program. Please plan to be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dates and Fees

Check back soon for updates regarding dates and registration!

For Student: $130 per student

For Guest: $50 per guest 

This fee covers supplies and resources for Orientation. The fee also helps cover salaries for student staff, equipment and facility rentals.


For refunds, email your request to and include the student's first and last name, date of birth and the reason you need a refund. You will then receive a follow-up email with further details and next steps.

All refunds are subject to a $35 administrative fee.

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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