Skip to Content
Excited students dressed running through the smoke

Carolina Preview

Ready to learn more about the University of South Carolina? There are many ways to get to know us. You can join us for an in-person Open House, book a campus tour and much more.

Register for an Open House

Make plans now to join us in Columbia, South Carolina! During our in-person events, you'll get to tour campus, take a photo with Cocky, learn more about our admissions process and majors, and chat with current students.

Our Gamecock Spirit

Being a Gamecock is more than just attending our university. It's the school spirit in the student section. It's running into friends on the way to class. It's achieving academic excellence. It's why we're just a little bit "Cocky," and it's why we know you'll love it here.

Cocky, the University of South Carolina mascot, standing on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium clapping his hands.
Student ambassadors on the historic horseshoe

Visit Campus

The best way to experience our university is to see it for yourself! Our student ambassadors host campus tours to give you a better look at the opportunities and amenities available here. Register for a campus tour today.

Take a Closer Look

Connect with Us

Want to learn more about the admissions process? Curious what life on campus is really like? Let the experts tell you! Chat with a current student, or schedule a time to meet with your South Carolina admissions representative.


Take a photo during our events and use #CarolinaPreview to share your pics and connect with other students.

  • Two students standing infront of a residence hall smiling at the camera.
  • Students take part in a fundraiser
  • Two students sitting on the edge of a fountain infront of Colonial Life Arena laughing with each other.
  • Cocky swinging in a hammock under the trees.
  • A group of students doing yoga on the grass outside of a residence hall.
  • Student wearing a Carolina Gamecocks sweatshirt smiling at the camera with their arms stretched out.
  • Palmetto trees in front of a beautiful blue sky with a few clouds andthe USC smokestack.
  • Group of students sitting on stairs smiling at the camera.
  • Four students covered in colored chalk dust from a Color Run smile with their arms around each other.