President Harris Pastides

State of the University

The State of the University address, originally scheduled for Wednesday Sept. 12, is postponed. You're invited to join President Harris Pastides for his 2018 State of the University address when it is rescheduled.   

Each fall, President Harris Pastides welcomes members of the Carolina community to an annual State of the University celebration. In his event address, he shares the university's recent strategic successes, sets the stage for the coming academic year and offers his vision for the future. This year, the scene is once again the university's most beloved and iconic campus setting: the historic Horseshoe.

10 Years to Build On

In his 2018 address, President Pastides will discuss his 10 years at the helm of Carolina, growing both the number and quality of students and faculty, increasing research funding and improving access to the state's flagship university for all South Carolinians. As the president says "I am confident that we are more ready, more resilient, more resourceful than at any time in our past. Carolina is bigger and better, and it can only be that way when you and I, together, work as one.”

Let's Celebrate!

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the Horseshoe at 11 a.m. as the Carolina Marching Band — the "Mighty Sound of the Southeast" — kicks off the celebration with rousing tunes familiar to all Gamecocks. After the presidential address, the celebration will move to Greene Street in front of the Russell House for a Gamecock pizza party. 

In case of inclement weather, all State of the University events will be relocated to the Russell House.