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Department of Physics and Astronomy


LONCAPA Log-In Instructions:

To log in to LONCAPA, please use the following:

USERNAME:  network username (this is the same as your UofSC email address before the @)
PASSWORD:  same as for UofSC email, not your VIP password (reset on

Please make sure your username is all lowercase.


Accessing LONCAPA Help Sessions Via Blackboard (Spring 2021)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to Monday, April 26, 2021

In Spring 2021, the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be offering virtual LONCAPA help sessions via Blackboard. LONCAPA sessions are optional and open to all students taking introductory physics courses (PHYS 101, 201, 202, 211, 212) at the University of South Carolina.

Please use the following link to join the recurring Blackboard Collaborate meeting:

If you are looking for assistance with your physics homework or just need to understand a concept a little better, we are here to help! Beginning on Tuesday, January 19, departmental faculty will be available via the meeting link above.

To see when LONCAPA sessions are offered each weekday in Spring 2021, please take a look at our schedule below:


10:50 am to 11:30 am - Mr. Cook
1:10 pm to 2:00 pm - Dr. Kulkarni
2:20 pm to 3:10 pm - Dr. Mazur
3:30 pm to 4:20 pm - Dr. Wilson


10:05 am to 10:55 am - Dr. Altschul
1:15 pm to 2:05 pm - Mr. Cook
2:50 pm to 3:40 pm - Dr. Myhrer
4:25 pm to 5:15 pm - Dr. Petti


9:40 am to 10:30 am - Dr. Strauch
10:50 am to 11:30 am - Mr. Cook
12:00 pm to 12:50 pm - Dr. Kunchur
1:10 pm to 2:00 pm - Dr. Rodney
2:20 pm to 3:10 pm - Dr. Creswick


10:05 am to 10:55 am - Dr. Crawford
11:40 am to 12:30 pm - Dr. Pershin

1:15 pm to 2:05 pm - Mr. Cook
2:50 pm - 3:40 pm - Dr. Gudkov


2:20 pm to 3:10 pm - Dr. Datta (PHYS 101 Only)

If you have questions or experience any technical issues, feel free to contact our department. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. The final opportunity for all virtual LONCAPA sessions in Blackboard will be Monday, April 26, which is the last day of classes for the Spring semester.

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