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!


March 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.

Parents and Family Programs app

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Download the award-winning UofSC Parent and Family Programs app by searching "University of South Carolina Parents" in the app store or text the link to your phone


2019 Awards Day Recipient Listing

The President’s Awards, Steven N. Swanger Leadership Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards were presented at the annual University Awards Day, held April 18 on the historic Horseshoe. More than 200 Carolina students were honored at this annual celebration.

Tickets are available for UofSC Grad Dine

Tickets are now available for the May 2019 Grad Dine. Celebrate your accomplishments at the UofSC Alumni Center as you join the alumni family!

April Monthly Tips

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

UofSC has been designated as a "Voter Friendly Campus"

The University of South Carolina has been designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” for the 2019-20 period. This recognition is given to institutions that have developed plans to coordinate faculty, staff and students to be more engaged in civic voting.

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Stories for Parents

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UofSC honors top students at Awards Day

The University of South Carolina presented its top student honors, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Steven N. Swanger awards, to three graduating seniors during the university’s annual Awards Day ceremony Thursday on the historic Horseshoe.

UofSC parntners with Uber on ridesharing safety

'What's my name?

The University of South Carolina is partnering with Uber to launch a national effort to help students learn how to safely use ridesharing services. The Campus Safety Initiative also would set a dedicated pickup zone for riders in Five Points.

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Hollings' legacy lives on at UofSC

As political leaders pay final respects this week to former U.S. Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, who died April 6 at age 97, the University of South Carolina community has much to reflect on in its myriad connections with one of the state’s most beloved public servants.

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