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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, attend our virtual sessions and much more.

Just for You

Getting to know us starts with you! We’ve created exclusive events and programs with high school seniors in mind. So when you’re ready, explore the university your way.

Cocky for a Reason

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.
Three students walking on the Horseshoe surrounded by beautiful oak trees.

Schedule a Tour

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.

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Virtual Sessions

Get your popcorn ready, sit back, and enjoy getting to know our university from wherever you are. During our virtual events, you'll learn more about the admissions process, academics, financial aid, scholarships and student life. Don't forget to check out our on-demand videos for even more great content.

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Spotify Playlist

Whether you're road-tripping to campus, gearing up for a virtual event or working on your application, we've created the perfect playlist for every occasion. So go ahead and "Sandstorm" or sing along. We won't judge.

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Gamecock fans cheering in the stands at a football game with a Spotify logo on top of the image.

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 — regardless of whether you're on campus or behind your computer — and use #CarolinaPreview to share your pics and connect with other students.

  • Two students standing infront of a residence hall smiling at the camera.
  • Three students in Gamecock gear and standing infront of the football field.
  • 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.


The atmosphere at South Carolina is unmatched. The campus is beautiful, the school spirit tremendous and the weather excellent. I like to describe it as a fantastic social environment meets top-notch academics.

Miranda Butler
Student wearing a backpack looking over the the wrought iron fence onto the lush green space of the Historic Horseshoe.