Pacer Ready, Set, Return

Responsible Transition to more Normal Operations

If you think you may be positive for COVID-19, please report any related symptoms.


If you aren’t feeling well and are concerned that you may be positive for COVID-19, please call the Student Health Center. After speaking to a health professional, they'll advise you to go to the Student Health Center or not.


If you aren’t feeling well and are concerned that you may be positive for COVID-19, contact your primary care physician or healthcare provider. They will advise you further with your health situation.

Free COVID Testing

Testing is available at the UofSC Aiken Convocation Center.  The testing is provided by the SCDHEC at no charge to you.  For hours and more information, visit

Testing Positive

Any student, faculty or staff who tests positive for COVID-19 needs to confidentially report this to our COVID-19 chairs at COVID-19 Helpline.

Pacer Ready, Set, Return / Spring 2021

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Current Students

Frequently asked questions and information on returning to campus for the fall semester.

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Future Pacers

Information on how to apply, and what to expect for the Fall 2020 semester.

Faculty and Staff

Guidelines for faculty and staff on modified operations for the university.

Campus Visitors

Guidelines for campus visitors.

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COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

UofSC Aiken has developed a five-pronged approach for the safe return of students and employees.

Prevention and Care

Resources on how to prevent COVID-19 infection, and steps to take if you are sick.

Pacer Response Fund

If you would like to assist USC Aiken students and faculty during this challenging time, give to the Pacer Response Fund online.

COVID-19 Dashboard

Statistics on positive cases, contact tracing, and isolation rooms in use.

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Pacer Tracer

Pacer Tracer is a website app for checking-in and checking-out of classrooms and community spaces.

Welcome Back!

Dr. Daren Timmons, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, kicks off the semester with a video message to students.

College During COVID-19

Dr. Thayer McGahee, Dean of the School of Nursing, and Cindy Gelinas, director of the Student Health Center and Counseling Center discuss the fall semester.

What We've Done On Campus

Facilities Director, Brian Enter, shares what we've done to help prevent the spread of germs on campus.

Contact Tracing

Nursing Instructor, Hannah Mottel, and Student Government President, Samuel Boyd, share the importance of contact tracing.

What You Can Do to Help

Nursing Professor, Kay Lawrence, shares how you can help prevent the spread of germs on campus.

Contact Us

Share your questions, comments and ideas with our campus COVID-19 co-coordinators.