As the University of South Carolina continues to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), our first priority remains the health, safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and community. Senior leadership, working closely with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the Centers for Disease Control, is taking a measured response to mitigate risk and announced the following decisions about our Columbia campus schedule. And, the same schedule applies to the regional Palmetto College campuses at USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and USC’s Fort Jackson Program.
- All University of South Carolina System institutions, including the regional USC Palmetto College campuses, will be closed for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- From Monday, March 23, through the conclusion of final exams in May, all face-to-face instruction in lectures, discussion sections, seminars and other similar classroom settings will be moved to virtual instruction.
- All campus events have been canceled through the end of the semester. Traditional May commencement ceremonies on the regional Palmetto College campuses will be postponed until a later date.
- NJCAA Region 10 has ended all sports for the remainder of the academic year. All four regional Palmetto College campuses compete as Region 10 institutions.
"This unprecedented public health challenge demands that all of us do our part for the public good. It is in this spirit that we ask each of you to rise to the occasion and remain flexible over the coming weeks," said UofSC President Bob Caslen.
Guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 continues to be updated on the university’s COVID-19 landing page.