Parents and Families Gateway

Office of Parent & Family Programs

Let our team partner with you to support your student's growth and success at the university. Contact us directly with questions or concerns at 803-777-3008 or 800-868-6752, or email us at scparents@sc.edu.

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Announcements

New parking permit option for commuting students

A special Bull Street District Park and Ride permit will be available to commuting students for the academic year.

Crick named 2022 Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students

Collin Crick has received the 2022 Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award for his contribution to serving first-year students through teaching, advising and mentoring.

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Stories for Parents

Author Octavia E. Butler in a multicolor jacket with poses with chin on hand in a Seattle bookstore.

Octavia E. Butler mined her curiosity to forge a new vision for humanity

In an interview for The Conversation, Alyssa Collins, assistant professor of English Language and Literature, explains how science fiction author Octavia Butler’s boundless curiosity inspired her work and how Butler’s experiences as a Black woman drew her to “humans who must deal with the edges or ends of humanity.”

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