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Welcome back

Welcome to the start of a new semester. Make it a great one by taking advantage of all of the exciting programming going on while you settle in before classes start. Whether you are a new or returning student, the first couple weeks of the semester are the perfect opportunity to try new things, meet new people and find home at Carolina.


Gamecock cheerleaders and football players rush onto the field at Williams-Brice

This fall at a glance

It’s that time of year again. When students, old and new, make their way to campus, ready for another unforgettable semester at Carolina. Here are just some of the many exciting things going on this fall at UofSC.

Let's Get to Work

Check out this week's highlighted jobs, internships, co-ops and service opportunities from YOUR UofSC career finder, Handshake.



Move-in packages

Learn how to address and pick up move-in packages.

Deadline approaching to apply for Washington, SC semester programs

Online applications are now open for the spring 2020 Washington and South Carolina semester programs.

Alcohol Edu and SAPU deadline approaching

The deadline for all incoming students to complete Part 1 of Alcohol Edu and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates (SAPU) is Aug. 22.

Applications open for University Ambassadors

Applications are open for University Ambassadors and will close on Sept. 1.

Applications open for undergraduate research opportunity

Dr. Jessica Bradshaw, assistant professor in Psychology, is looking for students to engage in clinical research on early identification and intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Hampton Street Garage undergoes maintenance

Columbia campus community members who visit 1600 Hampton Street will need to use the Pickens Street entrance to the lot and Hampton Street Garage for the next month.

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Student Events

Student Health Services Welcome & Center for Health and Well-Being Tours

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Location: RHUU Russell House Patio Space 01

Carolina Bible Fellowship Info Table

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Location: Greene Street Preston Side

Let's Glow!

Monday, Aug. 19, 2019

Location: RHUU Russell House Patio

Engage in the Process: Orientation to National Fellowships

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Location: Currell 107

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Dates and Deadlines

Stories for Students

Portrait of Conor Harrison

Mungo Teaching Award: Conor Harrison

When Conor Harrison went to Colgate University as a soccer player, he had no thoughts about becoming a professor — or anything else for that matter. So he majored in political science and worked for a company that sold soccer equipment after he graduated.


Strong suit: Alumni built business with brains and brawn

From humble beginnings, University of South Carolina alumnus Richard Sorin and his son, Bert, have turned Sorinex into one of the nation’s premier strength equipment manufacturers, with clients spanning professional sports and universities from every major athletics conference.

Portrait of Donna Chen

Mungo Distinguished Professor Award: Donna Chen

When Donna Chen first taught physical chemistry at the University of South Carolina, the mood among students could only be described as bleak. Quantum mechanics — the specific focus of the course — has a reputation for being extraordinarily difficult to understand, and the students steeled themselves from day one.

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