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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • students walking in the Russell House with a sign that says "face coverings required in this building"

Campus Changes

Face coverings in the Russell House. Temperature checks before entering the gym. Classrooms with fewer desks to promote physical distancing. These changes – and many more – will help protect our students’ health and safety while maintaining UofSC’s renowned student experience. We'll continue to update this information as changes occur.

Classrooms and Academic Spaces

    • Face coverings are required for entry into classrooms.
    • Classroom capacities have been adjusted in light of best practice recommendations. No class larger than 100 will meet in person.
    • Maintain CDC-recommended physical distancing of 6-feet where feasible. If spatial adjustment is necessary, follow WHO guidance of not less than 3 feet in combination with face coverings and other mitigation strategies.
  • Auditorium-style seating is shown, with many seats blocked by signs indicating that people should not sit there


Russell House and Common Spaces

    • Face coverings are required for entry to the Russell House.
    • Entrance and exit patterns have been adjusted to reduce crowding and maintain safety for all who use the facility.
    • Entrance monitors will staff all entrances and greet visitors to answer questions, affirm safety protocol, and monitor face coverings compliance.
  • A sign on a stand in the Russell House says, "maintain 6-foot distance."


Dining Facilities

    • Expanded options have been added for ordering ahead through Grubhub’s mobile ordering app. Panera, Chick-fil-A and all residence halls have been added to the GrubHub app.
    • There is limited seating for in-house dining, and additional food truck and food cart options are available.
    • Touchless pay options are available.
  • A student wearing a face covering orders food from a Panera employee, who is also wearing a face covering.


Campus Recreation

    • Face coverings are required for entry to both the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center (STWFC) and the Solomon Blatt PE Center (BPEC).
    • Patrons are encouraged to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance.
    • Capacities for areas will be enforced and grids have been established to allow for personal workout spaces.
    • All employees and patrons will complete a verbal attestation and temperature check prior to entering the STWFC & BPEC.
  • gym equipment spaced out in a 6 x 10 foot grid to allow for physical distancing


Thomas Cooper Library

    • A valid CarolinaCard is required for entry to the library this Fall. Face coverings must be worn at all times.
    • The library has 500 spaces for solo study and 37 bookable spaces for watching virtual classes.
    • Levels Main, Mezzanine, 4 and 5 are open to faculty, staff and students.
    • Special Collections are available by appointment.
  • a student sitting in the library wearing a face covering


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