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Parents Weekend 2017

Mark your calendars for Parents Weekend 2017, to be held Oct. 6-8. Registration is now open. The deadline to register is 4 p.m., Sept. 15. Space is limited so don’t delay.

Proof of insurance information for parents

Incoming freshmen students at USC Columbia enrolled in six or more credit hours, graduate students enrolled in nine or more hours, graduate students with graduate assistantships, and international students will be required to show proof of health insurance as a condition of enrollment. Students must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan or waive the plan by showing proof of their own health insurance.


Stories for Parents

Ladies tailgating before the first Gamecocks home game of 2017

The Game Before the Game

Tailgating has become as important as the game to many college football fans, but how did it grow to be such a big deal? UofSC Professor Andy Gillentine is one of the world's leading experts on tailgating, and his two decades of research have helped shape its present and future.


Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award winner: Ralf Gothe

At the tender age of 11, Ralf Gothe got his first taste of tutoring students at the elementary school where his father was principal. That early exposure to pedagogy paid off. Gothe is one of four faculty members to receive the 2017 Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Maxcy Monument on Horseshoe

UofSC continues to climb in latest U.S. News rankings

Boosted by a growing reputation for academic excellence and research prowess, the University of South Carolina climbed several spots in the latest U.S. News and World Report’s latest undergraduate rankings publication released this week, now ranking 46th among all public institutions, and 25th among state flagships.

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