Welcome Home University Housing: A Passion for Changing the World


Jade Carcamo

Welcome to the University of South Carolina, we are excited that you will be joining us on campus and we look forward to your visit. We hope that you find this customized website for your visit useful. Your customized visit schedule is enclosed, along with some very helpful resources for you to utilize while you are visiting and looking at the University. We hope you enjoy your stay and Welcome Home!

Your Visit

A Passion To Call Carolina Home

Day 1

4:54 p.m.

Sunday, March 19

Your story will begin as you arrive at Columbia Metropolitan Airport - American Airlines flight AA4182

Located in the center of South Carolina, Columbia is South Carolina’s capital city and boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, burgeoning entertainment districts and an ever-growing business climate. Recognized as being “Famously Hot,” Columbia has quickly come to be known as the “New Southern Hot Spot.
Leena Holt- Assistant Director for the South Area will meet you at the airport to escort you to dinner and a tour of Columbia, South Carolina. At the conclusion of the tour and dinner you will be escorted to the Inn at USC for the evening.
You can locate your escort at the airport by looking for the Gamecock shown above.
Set in a 1910 redbrick building on the University of South Carolina campus, this upscale hotel is 0.5 miles from the South Carolina State House and 1.6 miles from the South Carolina State Museum. Refined rooms have free WiFi, TVs, microwaves and minifridges; some have pull-out sofas. Suites come with separate living areas and wet bars, while upgraded suites add balconies and whirlpool tubs.

Day 2

7:45 a.m.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day two begins with Anne-Marie Hantman, the Area Coordinator for the Horseshoe. She will be picking you up at the Inn at USC, where you will be escorted to breakfast with the Office of Student Conduct.

9:00 a.m.

Interview with Assistant and Associate Directors of Residence Life in Patterson Hall.

9:45 a.m.

Presentation & Questions in Patterson Hall Conference Room

10:15 a.m.

Interview with Residence Life Coordinators

11:00 a.m.

Interview with Student Leaders in Patterson Hall

12:00 p.m.

Lunch at Preston's Dining with Graduate Assistants

1:15 p.m.

Meet with Executive Director of University Housing, Dr. Kirsten Kennedy

1:45 p.m.

Wrap-up with Keith Ellis, Director of Residence Life

2:15 p.m.

Anne-Marie will escort you to the airport for your departing flight.

3:53 p.m.

American Airlines flight AA4083 departs from Columbia Metropolitan Airport

A Passion for Learning

The University of South Carolina

Nations Best Honors College

U.S. News & World Report Top Residential Learning Institution

A member of the Southeastern Conference

1 Billion in Research Funding in The Past Five Years

South Carolina - Just Right

Columbia, South Carolina

A place to call HOME!

#3 College Town

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A Carolina State of Mind

The Palmetto State

South Carolina's vibrant culture, rich heritage and breathtaking natural beauty are what make our state Just Right. Come and savor South Carolina, where there's something for everyone to enjoy.

3-hour drive to the scenic beauty of Hilton Head
2-hour drive to historic Charleston and low country beaches
2-hours and 45-minute drive to Myrtle Beach
1-hour and 45-minutes to the new urban hot spot of Greenville, South Carolina

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