FAQ


 

Throughout the year, the Office of Alumni Relations is asked questions about services available to alumni at USC Aiken, privileges they enjoy on campus, and University business. Answers to some of these questions are given below.

Where is the Alumni Office and how can I contact you?

How can I join the Alumni Association?

How can I get involved?

How can I update my alumni information?

How do I request an alumni email account?

How can I get a copy of my USC Aiken transcript?

I would like to make a contribution to USC Aiken in memory or in honor of a friend or family member. What is the procedure for this?

I am planning to enter/re-enter/make a move within the working world. Can I get help from USC Aiken?

I know someone who is interested in attending USC Aiken. Is it possible to get a guided tour of the campus?

I’ve graduated, but I would like to take some more courses for professional development and/or personal enrichment. What do I need to do?


Where is the Alumni Office and how can I contact you? 

Address: 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801

Located in: The Pickens-Salley House

Office Hours: M-F, 8am – 5pm

Phone: 803-641-3480

Email: alumni@usca.edu

How can I join the Alumni Association? 

USC Aiken graduates, as well as individuals who attended the University but did not complete a degree, can join the Alumni Association. Rather than having annual dues … individuals who participate in the senior class gift, or give an annual tax-deductible gift of at least $25 to the University via the Aiken Partnership (our private fund raising Board) will be considered a member of the Alumni Association. Checks or money orders may be mailed to USCA Alumni Relations Office, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC 29801.

You may also give your Gift On-Line. When completing the online form be sure to select USC AIKEN for the Campus, so your gift comes to your alma mater.

How can I get involved? 

Simply contact Randy Duckett, Director of Alumni Relations at randyd@usca.edu, or 803-641-3480 and let him know you are interested in being involved in one of the chapters or activities of the Alumni Association.

How can I update my alumni information? 

Alumni can update their information online at http://www.usca.edu/alumni/update-your-record.dot or by emailing the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@usca.edu. Although name changes due to marriage, divorce or other reasons can be updated in the alumni database, official name changes on your USC Aiken “academic records” have to made and verified through the USC Registrar’s Office in Columbia. The telephone number there is 803-777-5555.

How do I request an alumni email account? 

USC Aiken Computer Services Division has made it possible for USC Aiken graduates to obtain a free alumni email account after graduation. This email account will not expire and is yours for life. For more information contact Computer Services at: http://www.usca.edu/help-desk/alumni-students/index.dot

How can I get a copy of my USC Aiken transcript? 

An official copy of a transcript has to be requested from the USC Columbia campus. A written request can be submitted electronically. For information, call 803-777-5555 or visit http://registrar.sc.edu/html/transcripts/default.stm.

I would like to make a contribution to USC Aiken in memory or in honor of a friend or family member. What is the procedure for this? 

With your check, which should be made payable to the Aiken Partnership, send a note stating that the contribution is being made in memory or honor of the friend and give the full name. If you are interested in creating a scholarship or would like to know about other options, call us at 803-641-3518.

I am planning to enter/re-enter/make a move within the working world. Can I get help from USC Aiken? 

Alumni are welcome to use the resources in the Career Services Office including the online Pacer Career Connections site (http://www.usca.edu/career-services/pcc/index.dot), which includes job postings, the ability to upload your resume for perspective employers, and career resource publications. Individual appointments are encouraged. For more information, please contact Corey Feraldi at coreyf@usca.edu or 803-641-3280.

I know someone who is interested in attending USC Aiken. Is it possible to get a guided tour of the campus?

Yes. Tours of the campus are managed by the Office of Admissions and given throughout the year for prospective students. Admissions staff members or student volunteers called Pacer Spirit lead the tours. For more information call the Admission office @ 803-641-3366.

I’ve graduated, but I would like to take some more courses for professional development and/or personal enrichment. What do I need to do? 

The first step is to contact the Admissions Office to see how you will be classified, since there are a few different categories. The number is 803-641-3366. If you are a South Carolina resident of at least sixty (60) years of age, you may be eligible to take courses for free at USC Aiken.