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Ten Tips for a Successful Visit to USCB

Words and pictures will never tell the entire story. Discover for yourself the sights, sounds, and life at the University of South Carolina Beaufort by visiting campus.

Plan your day on campus to meet your needs and interests. As you make your list, we’ve provided a visit checklist as well as some helpful suggestions to get the most out of your visit to USCB.

Talk to Students on Campus

Your campus tour guide will be able to answer most of your questions, but that’s just one opinion. Talk to other current students—in the dining hall, Campus Center, Palmetto Village, or Grace White Student House—to get a clearer picture of the campus culture.

Document Your Visit

You’re probably visiting more than one college or university, and the campuses might blend together after multiple visits. While you’re on campus, take notes and photographs of the campus so you can review what you’ve seen and heard later.

Explore Your Academic Interests

Sit it on a class in the Science and Technology building at the Hilton Head Gateway campus or at the Art Studio on the Historic Beaufort campus, and talk to professors so you can get a feel for the programs that interest you. You need to be comfortable with the campus environment—including the classrooms—and this is a great time to try it out.

Discover Fun Activities

You won’t be in class all the time at USCB. You’ll have time to play Ping-Pong with your friends in the Campus Center, grab a cup of coffee in the library, or challenge your roommate to a 1-on-1 basketball game. Being on campus will give you a chance to discover what our students do each and every day.

Ask About Campus Safety

Feeling safe on school grounds is an important factor to consider when exploring a college. Our Department of Public Safety offers 24-hour coverage for immediate response to calls for service, as well as Resident Assistants and two on-site professional staff members to provide a safe living environment in our apartment-style residence halls.

Talk to Financial Aid

One of the biggest factors in determining your college or university is cost. Meet with financial aid and try to have a list of questions to ask while on campus, such as:

  • How much debt do students have when they graduate?
  • If I am awarded a scholarship, do you reduce my financial aid package?
  • If my financial aid is insufficient, how do I appeal for more financial aid?

Check Out the Student Newspaper

Want to know the big issues on campus? How about what current students care about? There’s no better place to look than the Tidal Tribune, our student-run newspaper.

Tour the Residence Halls

You’ll be spending a lot of time in your apartment or dorm room during your college career. A campus tour is the ideal time to see where you could be living during your college career. At USCB, make sure to see Palmetto Village at the Hilton Head Gateway campus or the Grace White Student House at the Historic Beaufort campus.

Explore the Community

You likely won’t spend all your time on campus, so make sure to get off campus and explore the Carolina Sea Islands. With both campuses just a short drive from the Atlantic Ocean and Hilton Head Island, as well as our prime location between Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., you’ll have everything you need as you explore your powerful future.

Trust Your Gut

Choosing the right college or university is an important decision in your life. Take your time, and trust your gut. From students that we talk to, a lot of them say, “It just felt right.”