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We’re committed to providing the resources and support our students need to be successful in their academic pursuits. Get the most from every facet of your academic experience at South Carolina or connect with university resources that can help you reach your aspirations.
USC provides comprehensive resources to support your academic success.
Academic Advising & Coaching: Advisors help you define and achieve your goals from freshman year to graduation, this includes individualized and ongoing learning support.
Changing Majors (Exploratory Advising): Advisors are available for in person or remote major change advising sessions to understand the next steps.
On Your Time Initiatives: Learn how to graduate faster or get back on track with course credits to graduate on time.
Student Success Center: Your one-stop resource for academic support, including tutoring, peer writing, time management, study skills and money management. Transfer and sophomore students will find tailored support here, too.
Student Disability Resource Center: Provides support and helps coordinate efforts to ensure registered students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations.
Career Center: Supports you at all stages of career planning from identifying possibilities to making decisions on future direction to searching for hands-on experience.
Health and Well-Being
USC offers resources and services toward the goal of creating a healthy campus environment that fosters success.
Basic Needs: The CommUnity Shop provides food, clothing, toiletries, school supplies and other essentials to individuals experiencing basic needs insecurities.
Campus Recreation: Provides programs and services that promote fitness and quality of life.
Civil Rights and Title IX: Provides support to students, staff and faculty regarding the fair and equal treatment of every person in the university community. Report discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.
Mental Health Resources: Online, in-person and self-care resources help students improve their mental health by identifying and managing contributing factors from sleep and substance use to academic concerns and stress to grief and loss.
Student Disability Resource Center: Ensuring that students with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations because every student deserves equal access to all aspects of the USC experience.
Student Health Services: Improving the health and well-being of our Carolina community through highly trained clinicians and staff.
Navigating the college experience can be a challenge from time to time. Our campus community is dedicated to a safe experience for everyone and offers these resources to help.
Is this an emergency? Call 9-1-1.
Operators work closely with campus emergency resources to correctly route your call. This includes critical concerns for suicide or self-harming behavior, emotional distress or threats of harm to campus.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 (24-Hour)
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 (FREE, 24/7 and confidential)
Campus Safety: Take action immediately in harmful situations.
USCPD Safety Tools: Plan ahead using these recommended services.
Sexual Assault Prevention: Interpersonal violence prevention and support.
USC offers an enormous array of opportunities to get out, get involved and develop the kind of connections, skills and meaningful experiences that last a lifetime.
Leadership and Community Service: Build your leadership skills, impact your community and expand your education beyond the classroom.
Multicultural Student Affairs: Educating, empowering and organizing students and community partners to seek out opportunities for social justice.
My USC Experience: Search for purposeful activities that further your learning and personal growth and expand your network.
Student Organizations (Garnet Gate): Check out the complete student organization directory with more than 550 groups that focus on academics, sports, dance, games, careers and more.
Student Tickets: Experience the excitement of Gamecock Athletics. Learn how eligible students can attend events for free.
The Facilities Department asks students, faculty and staff to fill out a brief survey to help guide future programming as well as improve campus facility infrastructure.
Visitor and hourly parking at Bull Street Garage will be limited starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 21) for the Thanksgiving break due to construction on lower levels.
Make your reservation for the Thanksgiving break airport shuttle.
For the second consecutive year, Carolina Food Co. has been rated the best college food in South Carolina by Niche.com
USC clinicians bring new tactics to challenge of stroke, neurological disorders in SC
South Carolina has a big shortage of neurologists for its population. While there are efforts in place to address that problem, the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine in Columbia already has taken major steps to provide better comprehensive stroke care across the state.
Health Watch: Managing diabetes during the holidays
Jennifer Clements, the director of pharmacy education for USC’s College of Pharmacy at the Greenville campus, urges individuals with diabetes to think ahead during the holidays, offering strategies beyond checking your blood sugar levels and counting carbohydrates.
What it takes to run the 'city' of USC
What, exactly, does the University of South Carolina’s facilities services department manage? Well, to put it simply, a lot. We talked with
Thanksgiving in Columbia: A holiday guide for staying in town
It’s time to kick off the holiday season with turkey and all the trimmings. For those of you who won’t be traveling home for Thanksgiving, we’ve rounded up a few ways you can enjoy traditional food and activities in town this week.