2014 Announcements

UofSC's Jasper winners find inspiration in nature

In recognition of their innovative approaches to music and photography, two University of South Carolina professors have been awarded 2014 Jasper Awards.

Bookstore offers discount

The Russell House Bookstore will give faculty and staff members (with a CarolinaCard) a 20 percent discount Dec. 17-19 on all purchases.

Faculty, staff encouraged to learn about data security

In today's technology-centric world, data breach is a very real threat. Not only is the university a target for cyber criminals, but individuals are a frequent target as well.

Prep for exams with Finals Frenzy

Supplemental Instruction Leaders and Tutors will be in the Russell House to help students prepare for finals in various courses.

Give feedback on advising

The University of South Carolina is conducting a survey to gather students' feedback on academic advising.

Library opens nearly 400 seats

Just in time for finals, Thomas Cooper Library has added nearly 400 more seats, most in designated silent study areas.

Apply for Social Justice Activist Program

Interested in making a change? Enjoy talking about social justice issues? Join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Social Justice Activist Program and create a community among students, faculty and staff to combat bias within the UofSC community.

Apply for International Student Merit Scholarship

There are 10 $1,000 scholarships available for International Students of Merit at the University of South Carolina who are studying on an F-1 or J-1 Visa. The awards are to be given out for the spring 2015 term to international students who have completed at least one academic year of study at UofSC. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.

Help stuff the police car for Toys for Tots

The Division of Law Enforcement and Safety (USCPD) will host its third annual Stuff the Police Car event Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation, an outreach effort of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Student leaders denounce online incivility

The presidents of 12 University of South Carolina student organizations recently denounced online incivility, particularly the offensive anonymous comments that flourish on some social networks.

Nominate Carolinians for social award

The Social Justice Awards are given to members of the university community who exemplify the philosophies of Martin Luther King Jr., through acts of community service, social justice or racial reconciliation. Anyone from the Columbia or regional campus or School of Medicine can nominate a deserving student, faculty or staff member.

Exercise classes free during finals week

During finals week, group exercise classes are free to all students with a Carolina Card. Come work out and reduce stress.

UofSC wins 30th Annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive

The University of South Carolina and Clemson University wrapped up their 30th annual blood drive, resulting in the seventh consecutive win for UofSC.

Thanksgiving break hours

Thanksgiving Break for UofSC means no classes on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and some altered hours of operation the rest of the week. Check out the schedule for dining halls, residence halls and more.

Donate during annual holiday drive

For the more than 17 percent of the population in South Carolina living in poverty, the holidays can be more stressful than spectacular. University of South Carolina students, faculty and staff can help ensure that the holidays are a happy time for all by participating in the Carolina Cares annual holiday donation drive

Nominate international students for campus award

UofSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a graduating international student who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and has shown a commitment to campus and community engagement.

UofSC gives students free Office 365

The university's partnership with Microsoft is expanding beyond student email to include the entire Office 365 suite of apps for free.

Carolinians to speak at TEDx event

This year several university faculty and staff members will take the stage at the annual TEDxColumbiaSC event Jan. 19. With topics spanning from preserving our rivers to the changing labor force, the members of this year's lineup will challenge the audience to reconsider how they interact with others and our world.

Postal Service to open during break

To accommodate university departments that may be open during the holiday break, the UofSC Postal Service will be open on specific days for departments that may want to pick up mail.

UofSC honored for trees

The University of South Carolina's historic Horseshoe has been recognized by the City of Columbia for its trees. The City of Columbia Tree & Appearance Commission and Columbia Green awarded the university as a winner of its 13th Annual Columbia Choice Awards.

'It's On Us' to stop sexual assault at UofSC

UofSC's student government is encouraging the Carolina community to take the "It's On Us" pledge to stop sexual assault.

Experience Alaska with Sustainable Carolina

Want to touch a glacier, roam with bears, stay overnight in a yurt near Mount McKinley and experience life in Alaska? Come to one of three interest sessions to learn more about Sustainable Carolina's domestic study away program.

Sorority Council wins national excellence award

The University of South Carolina Sorority Council is one of 11 campuses receiving the College Panhellenic Excellence Award. UofSC is one of 32 universities to receive a prestigious recognition from the National Panhellenic Conference.

Student conference proposals due Dec. 1

The Student Leadership and Diversity Conference is a one-day regional conference for students who wish to learn more about leadership and diversity issues. UofSC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals for education sessions.

UofSC offers leadership distinction

Graduating with Leadership Distinction is an honorary distinction that students may earn in four pathways: Community Service, Professional and Civic Engagement (Professional Work Experience and Peer Leadership), Global Learning (Studying Abroad) and Research.

Carolina/Clemson Rivalry Week

A summary of the events and activities celebrating the home state rivalry between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Explore careers, connect with professionals in your field

Looking to explore careers or connect with professionals in your field of choice? Fellow Gamecocks are ready to help through the Spur Connections Mentor Program.

Register for world of work course

Want to land a great internship or job? Prepare yourself now by taking University 201, World of Work, in spring 2015.

Help test UofSC weight loss app

Researchers at the University of South Carolina are testing a new mobile weight loss app to assist with achieving healthy diet and physical activity behaviors.

Thank our UofSC donors

More than 87 percent of students rely on financial assistance to pursue their academic goals. Last year, 40,000 alumni and friends donated more than $116 million to the UofSC. Thursday, November 13 will be Donor Appreciation Day and students can write a thank you card to loyal donors.