Life at USC
The faculty, staff and community members at the University of South Carolina aim to create an innovative, welcoming environment for students to learn.
South Carolina is a pioneer and national leader in the first-year experience, including its acclaimed University 101 program that helps students adjust to college life. The First Year Reading Experience also brings together more than 3,000 students from the freshman class the week before fall classes begin to discuss a book as a common point of reference.
Support programs that help students keep their academic momentum into their second year and beyond include:
- Academic Centers of Excellence in residence halls
- The Student Success Center at Thomas Cooper Library
- A student-led Supplemental Instruction program for core courses
- The Sophomore Initiative
Additionally, the University offers a variety of extracurricular, social, and leadership opportunities for students to get involved in. Opportunities, challenges, and discoveries await students at the University of South Carolina—life experiences that will help define who students become and how they continue the University's tradition of making a difference on campus, in the community, and around the world.
For more information on "beyond the classroom" experiences go to: USC Connect