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Student Affairs and Academic Support

  • the brick and iron Horseshoe gates along Sumter Street

Southeast Chief Student Affairs Officers Annual Meeting

The University of South Carolina Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support is excited to host the Southeastern Chief Student Affairs Officers Annual Meeting, Feb. 6-8, 2022, as well as the pre-meeting gathering of the SEC student affairs vice presidents.

Registration is closed

We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 SECSAO Annual Meeting.


Meeting Details

When: Feb. 6-8, 2022 
Where: University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Cost: $290 includes conference sessions, meals and social events
Registration Deadline: Jan. 7, 2022


Host Hotel

We’ve reserved a block of rooms at Graduate Columbia at the discounted rate of $129 plus taxes.  Reserve your room with this link or reference group code 050222CHIE to get the special rate.



The nearest airport is Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), about 15-20 minutes (by car) from campus. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is 1.5 hours (by car) from campus.


Explore Columbia

The state's capital city, Columbia is not only home to the state's flagship university, it's the place to find the state's government, Fortune 500 companies, a thriving arts scene and more than 800,000 residents. Visit Columbia and find out why it’s a top-rated place to live, work and play. 


Conference Schedule

Check back for more details, which will be added as they become available.

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022
  • Arrive - All participants are encouraged to arrive in Columbia by late afternoon.
  • 5 p.m. - Transportation to dinner begins
  • 6 p.m. - Kickoff dinner at Williams-Brice Stadium
Monday, Feb. 7, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Breakfast, lunch, meetings at Russell House University Union
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres at the President's House on the historic Horseshoe
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022
  • 8 a.m.-noon - Breakfast, meeting at Graduate Columbia
  • Depart - Boxed lunches will be provided for you to enjoy as you prepare to depart Columbia.


COVID-19 Safety

Campus COVID-19 safety strategies in place for our meeting in February will be determined by campus conditions at that time. We will post information on this page and send updates to registered participants via email.

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