USC President Harris Pastides sends a message to students on July 3, 2018, about cultivating your personal willpower.
Letters to the Carolina Family
President Harris Pastides communicates honestly and earnestly about topics that affect Carolina students, the university and the greater community.
USC President Harris Pastides sends a message to students on April 20, 2018, about their upcoming graduation.
President Harris Pastides sends a message to students on Feb. 27, 2018, about spring break.
A message from Dr. Pastides and John C. von Lehe, Jr, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, encouraging the Carolina Family to commit to inclusivity and respect.
USC President Harris Pastides sends a message regarding the dangers of high risk behavior, like drinking and driving, and the importance of Stand Up Carolina following the death of a Carolina student.
USC President Harris Pastides sends a Thanksgiving message to students.
USC President Harris Pastides sends a message to students about fall break.
USC President Harris Pastides sends a message regarding the closure of Gambrell Hall.
USC President Harris Pastides sends a message to students on Sept. 21, 2017, about finding their daily rhythm.
In a message to new students and parents, President Harris Pastides explains what it means to be a Carolinian.
A letter sent on August 3, President Pastides urges incoming students to set lofty goals for the coming school year and to enjoy the remainder of summer.
A letter sent on May 31, President Pastides wishes warm regards for a summer filled with happiness and "hygge," a term from Denmark that expresses an attitude of comfort.
A letter sent on May 1 encouraging USC Spring 2017 graduates and returning undergraduates to use their remaining time to reflect on their USC experience.
An open letter to USC students celebrating our recent men's and women's NCAA victories, and reminding students to use sportsmanlike and civil conduct as we cheer during the remainder of the tournaments.
An invitation to faculty, staff, students and the surrounding community to attend events around campus that celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An open letter on Nov. 18, 2016 to the Carolina Family wishing them well on this Thanksgiving weekend.
Open letter to Carolina students on Oct. 6, 2016, President Pastides addresses school closure for Hurricane Matthew
A message from Dr. Pastides encouraging the Carolina Family to commit to fruitful conversation, embrace friends and continue to live by the Carolinian Creed.
Dr. Pastides expresses condolences.
An open letter to students encouraging them to try something new, read great books and enjoy time with friends and family this summer.
An open letter to students looking back at a busy year and encouraging them to finish the year strong.
A letter to USC undergraduate students about the Pulse Online Survey being administered through March 31
An open letter to the Carolina Family welcoming students back for the Spring 2016 semester.
President Harris Pastides and the university's top officers release a statement about our diversity and inclusion efforts.
An open letter to the Carolina Family wishing them well on this Thanksgiving weekend
An open letter to the Carolina Family marking the 25th anniversary of the Carolinian Creed, a document created to foster a new age of civility and a generosity of spirit at the University of South Carolina.
Open letter to the Carolina family on October 9, 2015, President Pastides welcomes the students back to campus and ensures the university is ready for their return
Open letter to the Carolina family on October 6, 2015, President Pastides updates the Gamecock community on the difficult decision to cancel classes for the week, and what resources are available for the students
Open letter to the Carolina family on October 5, 2015, President Pastides explains what the USC Columbia campus is doing to ensure the safety and comfort of our students, faculty and staff
Open letter to the Carolina Family on July 28, 2015, Dr. Pastides announces the selection of Joan T. A. Gabel as Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost
Open letter to the Carolina Family on July 9, 2015, Dr. Pastides emphasizes support for the removal of the flag as our state continues to heal from the Charleston tragedy
Open letter to the Carolina Family on June 18, 2015, Dr. Pastides expresses condolences to all who are mourning the nine lives lost, including three UofSC graduates
Statement on April 3, 2015, emphasizing our Carolinian creed and the expectation of respect and civility to others
Open letter to Carolina Family on March 19, 2015 after the death of a student
Letter to faculty and staff on Feb. 16, 2015
Open letter to the Carolina Family on Feb. 5, 2015 expressing condolences and acknowledging the swift action of USCPD and law enforcement officials
Letter sent May 15, 2014
Letter sent April 8, 2014
Letter sent Feb. 3, 2014
Editorial published Feb. 2, 2014, in The (Columbia) State newspaper
Letter sent Oct. 24, 2013
Letter sent Oct. 22, 2013
Statement released Oct. 15, 2013