Pacer Ready, Set, Return

Information for Current Students
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The university’s website is the best resource. We have a page devoted to maintaining a safe and successful semester. For more, go to www.usca.edu/pacer-ready.

Also, please be sure to check your emails regularly as the Division of Student Affairs sends out information routinely, and so does the Office of Official Communication.

For your reference, consult the USC Aiken Quick List, which is online at https://www.usca.edu/about/directories/quick-list/file.

Academic Questions

If you have not heard back from your advisor, please contact Mark Myers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have not heard back from your advisor, please contact please contact Mark Myers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bookstore Questions

Please note: For general bookstore related questions, go to https://www.bkstr.com/uscaikenstore.

For questions related specifically to textbooks, go to https://www.bkstr.com/uscaikenstore/help-faq/textbook-faqs.

Event Questions

We are looking forward to resuming athletic events as scheduled this fall.

Financial Aid and Refund Questions

Under the guidance issued by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), the University of South Carolina Aiken issued prorated refunds to students for meal plans and on-campus residential housing.

The prorated refunds included meal plans and on-housing fees for services not received on or after March 16, the first day of the extended Spring Break.

Tuition, academic fees, and student support fees were not refundable, per CHE guidance due to the continuity of educational programs.

Tuition is based on each student’s residency, regardless of the platform.

Housing Questions

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the housing staff has conducted frequent deep cleanings in all residence halls. The cleaning schedule, which includes a hospital-grade disinfectant, will continue until face-to-face classes resume.

Request Remote Learning Options

If you cannot physically return to the UofSC Aiken campus, please complete the following form.

Need Help with Advising?

If you have advising questions for Fall 2020, contact the person who best fits your needs.

Additional Resources

More information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can be obtained from the following sources :

CARES Act

In order to receive funds from the CARES Act, students must do so before June 15, 2020, and be deemed Title IV eligible according to federal regulations.

Student Guide to COVID-19
Guide to COVID-19

See how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and what to do if you become sick.

PBC Return to Play Plan
Return to Play Plan for Athletics

The Peach Belt Conference – Return to Play Plan consists of mandatory standards and best practices to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission.

Contact Us

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