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What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...
All You Need to Know to Kick Off the New Year in Columbia, SC
Posted on December 12, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
From finding the perfect hotel and picking the right New Year's Eve celebration to spending the rest of the weekend exploring the area's restaurants and attractions, we have everything you need to ...
What's Hot This December
Posted on November 22, 2016 at 7:03AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Holiday celebrations, special events around town and a number of museum exhibits are all in store for December. Check out our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Holiday Season: Your Guide to Columbia, SC Festivities
Posted on November 2, 2016 at 9:12AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Get ready to give thanks, gather with family and friends and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is officially upon us and we have everything you need to know about ...
What's Hot This Halloweekend: Tricks, Treats and Terrors
Posted on October 28, 2016 at 6:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Halloween is here, so gather up some ghosts and goblins and get witchy this weekend at a number of events and activities going on around town! Read on for our roundup below, then take a look at ...
What's Hot This Weekend: Walk for Life, Bridge Dinner and Halloween Fun
Posted on October 21, 2016 at 7:39AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Gear up for an action-packed weekend full of events, concerts, food and more! Continue reading for our roundup below, then look through our calendar of events for everything that's going ...

University of South Carolina

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  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-777-7251
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Chartered in 1801 as South Carolina College, the University has grown from one building on the historic Horseshoe to over 155 facilities on more than 358 acres. USC Columbia offers more than 350 undergraduate and graduate courses of study. Programs range from liberal arts and sciences to business, law, medicine and other professional studies.

USC is a member of the Southeastern Conference and the home of the Fighting Gamecocks.

Performing Arts:
College of Arts & Sciences: Theatre & Dance
School of Music

The McKissick Museum offers adult and children education programs, scheduled tours, and public exhibits. The McKissick Museum is a general University museum with galleries exhibiting displays in the natural sciences, arts, material culture, history, and permanent galleries on the gem and mineral collections.

Open M - F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Melton Memorial Observatory
With an on-campus location, Melton Memorial Observatory offers views of many of the night sky's wonders that are accessible both to the local residents and to students.

Open every clear Monday night to the public. From May to September: 9:30 - 11:30 pm. From October to April: 8:30 - 10:30 pm.

The USC Visitor Center is a great place to learn about University events, programs, and services. Friendly, knowledgeable staff is always on hand to assist you. When you arrive on campus, make the Visitor Center, the official “front door” of the University, your first stop on the campus. The Visitor Center provides tours, exhibits, and displays to showcase the University (located inside McKissick Museum) Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 3 pm.

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