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Ready to Go Garnet

Congratulations, and welcome to the Gamecock family! Now that you’ve been accepted, you’re one step closer to officially #GoingGarnet, and this is your one-stop shop as you prepare for your first year as a Gamecock.


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  • This is your campus. This is your time!

    Being a Gamecock is about more than the classes you’ll take. It’s also about the experiences you’ll have, the friends you’ll make and the future you’ll create.

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Admitted Student Events

We host a variety of in-person events on campus and throughout the country, as well as virtual sessions, specifically for admitted students. See the events currently available, and be sure to check often for new ones.

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Admitted Student Facebook Group

Celebrate with your #UofSC26 class! Join our UofSC Class of 2026 Admitted Student Facebook Group to connect with your fellow classmates. You might even find your future roommate! And we want to see your best #GoingGarnet selfies, too, so be sure to tag @UofSCAdmissions on Instagram. 

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What's Next?

Download your Class of 2026 Guide [PDF]. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for enrolling in the university, including setting up your student account, applying for housing, registering for new student orientation and completing other required forms.

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Create Your Own Celebration

Grab your rally towels, turn up "Sandstorm," and download your swag to get your party started!

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    Deck out your house in garnet and black to celebrate becoming a Gamecock.

    Download Decorations 

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    Digital Swag

    Show the world you’re #GoingGarnet, and download these screensavers. 

    Digital Swag

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    Yard Sign

    Download a yard sign that you can get professionally printed.

    Download a Sign

Get your Gamecock Gear

It’s no secret that everyone looks great in garnet! Update your wardrobe, grab some gifts for friends and family, and don’t forget to sign up for your 10 percent discount when you visit the website. 

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