University Orientation

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


University Orientation is designed to welcome new employees to the University and provide valuable information about working at Carolina. During this session, you will learn:

  • How to get your Carolina Card and parking decal.
  • A summary about the benefits available.
  • About reporting time using ITAMS, the holiday and pay schedule and annual and sick leave.
  • How your performance will be evaluated using the Employee Performance Management System (EPMS).
  • How to receive support from University Technology Services.
  • About working at Carolina and a few of the policies and practices that may affect you.
  • How to identify training opportunities available through the Professional Development Office.
  • Orientation includes a riding tour of the Columbia campus. Lunch options will be available at a cost or employees may bring their own lunch.
  • You will also learn about many advantages of working at Carolina, such as access to the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center and the Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center, participation in wellness and recreational opportunities, tuition assistance, use of University Libraries, the services provided by the Employee Assistance Program, cultural opportunities and much more.

University Orientation is intended for USC employees who are new to the University, attendance is recommended within their first few weeks of employment.

Join us for a learning experience that will enhance your professionalism and your enjoyment while working at USC!


Who Should Attend
All new USC Columbia employees


Nicole Vaughn is the Professional Development Manager for the Division of Human Resources.


The Office of Organizational and Professional Development is committed to providing access to all individuals attending training courses. Please let us know if you require any specific accommodations as a result of a disability by emailing us at

Organizational and Professional Development

1600 Hampton Street
Suite 101
Columbia, SC 29208

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About Us
Office of Organizational and Professional Development

Every fulfilling career should involve both personal and professional growth and satisfaction. At the University of South Carolina, we have training and professional development resources to help us engage, learn and grow.

View our training calendar to sign-up for courses today!