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USC Sumter 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 General Election Day (Nov. 3), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Fall break will also be cancelled with face-to-face instruction being held on Oct. 15-16. Details can be found on the coronavirus landing page.

SC Center for Oral Narrative

The Commission of Higher Education officially established the South Carolina Center for Oral Narration as a center in 1999. In 2016, under new direction, the center changed its name to The Center for Oral Narrative in order to reflect the many programs it hosts.

Presently housed in the Arts and Letters building at the University of South Carolina Sumter, the Center serves to document, preserve and present oral histories, oral and digital storytelling, spoken word, and dramatic literatures. Its humble, yet growing collection of publications and documentations is housed in the center and USC Sumter’s Anderson Library. Resources are available to researchers and subjects of oral traditions.