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Office of Parent & Family Programs

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New parking permit option for commuting students

A special Bull Street District Park and Ride permit will be available to commuting students for the academic year.

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Stories for Parents

students dance at the AAAS cookout

Start the semester cocky

Whether it’s your first time on UofSC’s campus or you’re an old pro, the first week back in August can give you butterflies. Luckily, the university offers a plethora of events and activities that week to help welcome students and boost their cocky spirits.

Reedy Newton pictured with her mother Rose Buyck Newton

Generation Next

Reedy Newton is the university’s new student government president. Her mom, Rose Buyck Newton, is on the Board of Trustees. Gamecock leadership is a family tradition.

a man wearing a ball cap and T-shirt that reads South Carolina 7 sits on a boat in the Cooper River

SC 7 Expedition aims to protect beautiful places in Palmetto State

Despite the brutal mid-July heat enveloping Congaree National Park, there were big smiles and cheerful chatter as dozens trekked several miles through the old growth bottomland hardwood forest – stop No. 4 on a monthlong tour of seven of South Carolina’s natural wonders. The tour is part of the South Carolina 7 Wonders Expedition, a 350-mile hiking, rafting and kayaking journey designed to highlight precious natural resources while also bringing greater awareness to the impact of global climate change.

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