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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!

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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.


President's update to parents post Hurricane Florence

A week is big part of a semester, but, I can assure you, our faculty is committed to being as flexible and compassionate in ensuring that all students receive excused absences, as well as access to the materials covered in class.

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.

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Stories for Parents


20 years on top: UofSC's international business program still the best

U.S. News and World Report’s annual undergraduate rankings were released Monday, and the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business has reason to celebrate. For 20 straight years, its undergraduate degree in International Business has claimed the top ranking, besting programs that include Ivy League and other large public universities.

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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.

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