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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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!


November E-Newsletter

Rock the Roost

Parents Annual Fund

Help strengthen your student's living and learning environment and show your support for their university home.

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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.


New transportation options available on campus

Announcement on new carshare and bikeshare options on campus.

UofSC recognized for international diversity efforts

The University of South Carolina was recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) as one of the top institutions in the nation committed to providing global learning and study abroad opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.

Off-campus housing for 2019-20

Now is a good time to start the conversation about where your student will live next year. Our staff in Off-Campus Living and Neighborhood Relations can help.

November Monthly Tips

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

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Dates and Deadlines

Stories for Parents

Julius Fridriksson

Recovery starts here

South Carolina’s high stroke rate is not good news for the state, but it makes researcher Julius Fridriksson’s work particularly relevant.


Family dynamics

The College of Education was awarded its largest grant in nearly 20 years to fund a statewide program to better engage families in South Carolina’s public schools.

An early start

More than 40 middle school students visited the College of Pharmacy to envision what their future could be. Most of the students were female and African-American, part of the college’s efforts to attract underrepresented minorities to the profession.

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