Staying in “famously hot” Columbia during the warmest months of the year leaves many students searching for ways to beat the heat without breaking the bank. If this sounds like you, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of fun things to do on and around campus. Whether you enjoy exploring the Midlands’ art scene or going for a picturesque hike, Columbia has something for everyone.
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Making the Most of Your Summer
Summer is the perfect opportunity to catch up or get ahead of coursework, gain work experience, travel or just relax. Stay cool and make this summer a successful one by taking advantage of opportunities and events the university is offering.
Check out this week's highlighted jobs, internships, co-ops and service opportunities from YOUR UofSC career finder, Handshake.
Luke Rankin seems like a natural born leader and has the resume to match, but at the beginning of his college career he never saw himself as running for student body president. Now, he's embraced his role as a servant leader, is working to connect different student groups and advocating for underrepresented communities on campus.
Maintenance work will close the parking lot at Blossom and Park streets (lot AD1) Monday through Wednesday (July 15-17). Three handicap spaces will be available in the lot that is normally open to anyone on the Columbia campus with a parking pass. Parking Services recommends the lot across Blossom Street (AD3) or in the Greek Village as alternates during the maintenance.
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The Office of the Vice President for Research invites undergraduate student researchers to participate in the 2019 Summer Research Symposium on Thursday, August 1 at the Hollings Program Room in the Thomas Cooper Library.
The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees approved a budget plan that reduces administrative costs and prioritizes South Carolina residents by holding tuition increases for in-state students on the Columbia campus to a historically low 0.6 percent.
Students must either enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan or waive coverage by showing proof of their own health insurance for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students who waive coverage by July 18 will not see a health insurance premium fee on their account.
Incoming first-year and transfer students are encouraged to participate in Pillars for Carolina, an exciting week-long program filled with new friendships and a strong start to life at South Carolina.
Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2019
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
Location: See event description for more details.
Thursday, Jul. 18, 2019
Location: Davis Field I - RHUU Side
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
Location: Melton Observatory 201
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019
Location: Davis Field I - RHUU Side
Dates and Deadlines
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
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One way or another, most life on Earth is affected when one of humanity’s most volatile inventions — the nuclear power plant — catastrophically fails. Biology professor Tim Mousseau leads a team of researchers studying the impact of radiation released from those disasters on animal life, including insects, birds, dogs and humans who live near the failed power plants.
You don’t have to understand Paula Vasquez’s mathematical experimentalism to appreciate what it can do. Her mathematical models bring theoretical and computational reasoning to ultra-complex biological functions such as mucus flow in the lungs and cellular dynamics in yeast cells.
They’ve raised more than $2 million in the past two years for the kids at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. They’ve been recognized by Gov. Henry McMaster for their efforts. But just like the dancing at their annual Main Event, the work never stops for University of South Carolina Dance Marathon.