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Navigating the crowd

Our Gamecock family will be growing this fall with one of our largest classes of new students coming to campus. Even seasoned upperclassmen may find campus a little more challenging to navigate.

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Let's Get to Work

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



UofSC Night at the Fireflies

This Fall semester’s first off-campus Thursday After Dark will be a free Night at the Fireflies!

Community education courses deadline

Part 1 of both Alcohol Edu, SAPU, Well-Being, and DIBS are due by the first day of class, August 18.

COVID-19: What you can do right now

COVID-19 is still very much around, but for most people, it’s not as disruptive to daily life as it once was. That’s thanks in part to some simple steps you can take to care for yourself and your community. Here’s what the University of South Carolina recommends.

Helpful campus apps

Several campus units offer helpful mobile apps that are free to download on the device of your choice.

Register now for the 2022 Summer Research Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host the 2022 Summer Research Symposium to showcase undergraduate scholarship.

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Student Events

Chi Alpha Welcome Week Tabling

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Location: Davis Field II - Longstreet Side

New Student Convocation

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Location: See event description for more details.

#GRADprofdev | Resume & CV Quick Tips (virtual)

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Location: See event description for more details.

Campus Outreach Information Tabling

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Location: RHUU Davis Circle Space 01

IFC on Greene

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022

Location: RHUU Greene Street

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Dates and Deadlines

Tools and Resources

Stories for Students

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Many drugs have mirror image chemical structures - while one may be helpful, the other may be harmful

Many drugs have the same atoms and bonds but are arranged differently in space. These drugs are called chiral compounds — meaning they exist as two mirror images. Usually these mirror-image versions have similar properties because they share the same elements and bonds. Pharmacy professor Sajish Mathew writes for The Conversation on how these compounds are arranged in space can drastically change the effects they have in the body.

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The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don't address the real problems

The national teacher shortage is rooted is the longstanding lack of respect for teachers and their craft, which is reflected by decades of low pay, hyperscrutiny and poor working conditions. This disrespect to the profession is what is driving teachers away. Education professor Henry Tran writes for The Conversation on how the most recent efforts to recruit teachers do not address the real problems.

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Start the semester cocky

Whether it’s your first time on UofSC’s campus or you’re an old pro, the first week back in August can give you butterflies. Luckily, the university offers a plethora of events and activities that week to help welcome students and boost their cocky spirits.

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