Parents and Families Gateway

Office of Parent & Family Programs

Let our team partner with you to support your student's growth and success at the university. Review our 2018-19 parents calendar and handbook [pdf], or contact us directly with questions or concerns at 800-868-6752 or

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Family Weekend

Experience everything that our historic campus and welcoming community have to offer at Family Weekend, Oct. 5-7. Enjoy family-friendly tailgating, an all-SEC football matchup, a 5K and much more!


Registration is now open!

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Parents Association

Sign up for the dues-free Parents Association to receive monthly e-newsletters and other important email communication from the University of South Carolina!


September E-Newsletter

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Inside Carolina

Subscribe to USC's Inside Carolina monthly e-newsletter, and read a variety of cool stories about our alumni, students and professors.


Emergency parking over on Monday

Notice for all to remove cars parked for emergency purposes before Hurricane Florence from garages as soon as possible.

A message from UofSC President Harris Pastides

As we prepare to return to normal operations and classes Monday (Sept. 17), UofSC pledges support, flexibility.

President's update to parents about Hurricane Florence

I want to reassure you that we are making preparations to safely house and feed students who choose to remain, as well as maintain some campus activities and essential services like the student health center and dining facilities.

Garages open for parking during Florence

Parking and Transportation Services has opened up its garages for students, faculty and staff ahead of severe weather moving into the area.

September monthly tips

Review tips, frequently asked questions and talking points to help your student be successful this month.

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Stories for Parents

Patricia Moore-Pastides

More Healthy. More Local. Moore-Pastides.

In a celebration of the first lady’s 10 years of contributions to the health and wellness of the Carolina community, the university has partnered with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture to present an extension of the Healthy Carolina farmer’s market on Sept. 11.

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National championship pick

Tiffany Ancharski earned her bachelor’s degree in sport and entertainment management in May. Thanks to that degree and her accomplishments in and out of the classroom, she earned a place as one of just six interns hired by the College Football Playoff, out of hundreds of applicants from all over the country.

McCutchen House

McCutchen House gets cooking

Beginning Sept. 6, McCutchen House will be open for lunch Tuesday-Friday and for dinner each Thursday night. The on-campus, student-run restaurant offers a variety of dining experiences while serving as a hands-on training ground for hospitality management majors in the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.

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