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USC Lancaster reopened for in-person classes on August 20, 2020. Face coverings are required on-campus and social distancing is encouraged among members of the campus community. The semester will be offered in an accelerated format, with in-person instruction ending on Nov. 24. In addition, classes will be held on many traditional holidays and breaks to allow for the semester to end earlier than usual. Classes will be held remotely on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. The USC Lancaster Bookstore will be closed to the public after Nov 25th. Curbside pick-up for returns and mail orders is available 11/30-12/18 from 10am-1pm Monday-Thursday. Park in the designated spaces on the Bradley Building side of Starr Hall and call 803-313-7050 when you arrive. Frequently check this COVID-19 link. and the gray boxes below to stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates.

Town-Gown Advisory Council

USC Lancaster is pleased to host our first Town-Gown Advisory Council, bringing together participants from our local community and from the university faculty, staff and student body to explore ways to improve our community from many perspectives, including health, education, economics, culture and arts. Participants will read The Optimal Town-Gown Marriage by Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi, Dean and Director of The Ohio State University at Mansfield regional campus—an institution similar in a number of respects to USCL—and discuss creative strategies for enhancing the educational mission of USCL and the economic and cultural prospects of Lancaster County.

General Information

Meeting Schedule

  • 2/9 Introductory Meeting
  • 3/16 Chapters 1-3
  • 4/13 Chapters 4-5
  • 5/4 Chapters 6-7
  • 5/18 Chapters 8-9
  • TBA Fall Open Discussion Forum

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