Fall 2020 Semester

Dear Pacers, I'm writing to share good news for our Fall Semester!The University of South Carolina Aiken is thrilled to announce that we will resume face-to-face classes for the Fall 2020 Semester. We take pride in knowing that UofSC Aiken will deliver the same excellent education for which we are recognized for this fall. We are recognized by U.S....
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Message from the Chancellor on Fall 2020

A message from Chancellor Jordan about the Fall 2020 semester. 

Phase I Return to Work - May 26

Dear Colleagues, Today we are taking the next steps to resume a little more normalcy on our campus. Of course, until there is a way to control the spread of the coronavirus, such as a vaccine, normal operations as we know them will elude us a little while longer. You have been invited to return with the Phase I personnel on Tuesday, May 26. We've m...
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Update on Commencement

After discussions with healthcare professionals, the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees and leadership from across the UofSC system, have determined that large scale, face-to-face events pose too great a health risk to graduating students, their families, and university personnel to safely host at this time. Therefore, the USC System ha...
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Phased Return of Faculty & Staff

Dear Colleagues,Time has come to begin a slow, phased, monitored return to more normal, though still modified, operations, which includes the return of faculty and staff to campus, as we prepare for the possible return of students this fall. The decision to bring faculty and staff back in phases is based on OSHA, CDC, USC System, and DHEC guideline...
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UPDATE -- Late Summer/Fall Semester

Dear Colleagues -- The University of South Carolina Aiken looks forward to returning to normal operations and face-to-face classes and events as soon as possible.The USC Aiken Future Planning Task Force, comprised of representatives from all over campus and city and county officials, is currently exploring options for the late summer and fall semes...
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Children’s Center Closed from March 17-31, 2020

The university will close the USC Aiken Children's Center effective Tuesday, March 17. It will remain closed until March 31.To help accommodate families who are either preparing to work from home, who are not working from home during this period, or who may need additional time to arrange alternative childcare on short notice, care will be provided...
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USC Aiken to Modify Operations

Governor Henry McMaster announced a state of emergency last week and updated the parameters of the emergency during a press conference today.As a result, all public colleges and universities, including those within the University of South Carolina System, will modify operations beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 16 until March 31.This means that, wi...
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Spring Break Extended

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Community Members,As the University of South Carolina Aiken continues to monitor the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), our first concern is the health, welfare and safety of our students, staff, faculty, and community. We are working within the guidelines and recommendations of the South Carolina Departmen...
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USC Aiken to Transition to Remote Instruction

The university continues to monitor the scope and impact of COVID-19.As a precaution, USC Aiken will transition from face-to-face instruction to remote instruction for the period of March 23 – April 5.The university will remain open during this period, and student services -- including housing and dining -- will be available. 

All USC System institutions will deliver instruction via online, remote, or alternative learning strategies for the rest of the semester

Dear Pacers ---University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen just announced that all USC System institutions will deliver instruction via online, remote, or alternative learning strategies for the rest of the semester, and I was in agreement that this was the best course of action for UofSC Aiken.While this is a difficult decision to make, it i...
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Daily Update for March 18, 2020

As we transition to modified operations and conducting business virtually, there will continue to be a lot of information to be shared.To ensure timely and accurate information, we will send a daily update each afternoon. If you have something you would like included in the daily message, please send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon each day. Attac...
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Statement on University Operations

UofSC Aiken university officials are committed to providing ongoing, accurate information to our entire community through this site. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 and are actively engaged in proactive social distancing measures while at the same time delivering remote instruction and reducing the risk of COVID-19 exposure for our faculty, ...
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Update for Faculty and Staff

Dear Faculty and Staff –Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate this unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 concerns.In the face of this national emergency, we are making decisions based on these core principles:To protect the health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and guestsTo limit the spread and mi...
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Campus Operations Through April 5, 2020

 Dear Pacers –Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate this unprecedented situation caused by COVID-19 concerns.In the face of this national emergency, we are making decisions based on these core principles:To protect the health, safety and welfare of our students, faculty, staff and guestsTo limit the spread and mitigat...
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Update to Students

Dear Pacers --We are looking forward to seeing you back on campus as soon as possible.Until that date, we want to provide you with an update. Governor Henry McMaster has declared that South Carolina is in a state of emergency and that all institutions within the University of South Carolina System will modify operations. During this period, our pri...
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All messages sent regarding the coronavirus can be found within the messages to our community below.