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5 Places to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Columbia SC
Posted on June 2, 2017 at 6:16AM by Columbia, South Carolina
Today is National Doughnut Day (yes, it's a thing). We've rounded up five local spots with unforgettable sweet-and-stickies, so you can celebrate the #RealColumbiaSC way. Oh, and you should ...
What's Hot This June
Posted on May 19, 2017 at 8:11AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Summer is on its way and that means there's more time to experience Columbia, SC through a line-up of seasonal events, concerts, exhibits and more! Keep reading for a roundup of things to ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Lee Snelgrove with One Columbia for Arts and History
Posted on May 11, 2017 at 7:43AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Abby Naas with the Columbia Fireflies
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 10:32AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Chef Mike Davis with Terra
Posted on May 9, 2017 at 9:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Rita Patel with Hotel Trundle
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 1:20PM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, welcoming ...
Columbia SC's Faces of Travel: Trae Judy with Music Farm
Posted on May 8, 2017 at 7:00AM by Dayna Cantelmi
U.S. Travel Association's National Travel and Tourism Week is upon us once more! This year's theme, the Faces of Travel, focuses on the people who make the tourism industry warm, ...
What's Hot This May
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 6:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Between the weather, sports, concerts and festivals, there's no reason not to be out and about in the streets of Columbia, SC this May. Read on for a roundup of things to do below, then ...

University of South Carolina

  • 911 Sumter Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-777-7251
  • Fax: 803-777-0687
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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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