New Student Orientation

Two Great Ways to Experience Orientation

Accommodations for all Freshmen students will be in Patterson Hall. Student rates are based on double occupancy (Freshman Orientation housing is included the Orientation fee and is manditory). The student experience begins with a shared room with another new Gamecock (same gender) and the ability to begin meeting other members of your residential learning community. For special accommodation requests or for an ADA accessible room, contact the Capstone Conference Center at 803-777-6636 prior to your arrival.

Parking

Parking is available in the Bull Street Garage located directly across the street from Patterson Hall for Orientation Housing.

Reservations

Start planning your orientation itinerary today by reserving your accommodations with University Housing. Student are accepted online at https://my.sc.edu on your Summer Orientation registration form. Reservations are suggested for transfer students and for any student wanting additional nights, as space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-in for Freshman Orientation is between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. however staff is available daily in the lobby of Patterson Hall to assist you. For special check-in arrangements, contact the Capstone Conference Center at 803-777-6636 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Check-out for all guests is between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the day of your departure. Complimentary luggage storage is available in Patterson Hall during Orientation sessions.

Parent/Guardian Accommodations

Accommodations for parents start as low as $40 per person, per night. Accommodations on-campus for parents provide the ability to experience University of South Carolina suite-style living in the beautiful Sims at Women's Quad. These semi-private bedroom come with linen service*, wireless internet access where available and semi-private bathrooms.

* Complete linen service includes bed linens, pillow, blanket, towel, washcloth and toiletries.

Parking

Parking is available in the Bull Street Garage located directly across the street from Patterson Hall and the Women's Quad for Orientation Housing.

Reservations

Start planning your orientation itinerary today by reserving your accommodations with University Housing. Parent reservations are accepted online at https://my.sc.edu on the Summer Orientation registration form. Reservations are suggested, as space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Check-In/Check-Out

Check-in is available daily at the front desk of Sims at Women's Quad from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. For special check-in arrangements, contact the Capstone Conference Center at 803-777-6636 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Check-out for all guests is between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the day of your departure. Complimentary luggage storage is available in Sims at Women's Quad during Orientation sessions.