Welcome, college students!

Columbia SC is home to several colleges and universities, including two HBCUs and the state's flagship university. Whether you're a Columbia College Koala, USC Gamecock or Benedict Tiger, we're glad to be your home during your years of higher education. The capital city is full of opportunities, not just for learning, but also for career preparation, relationship building and memory making. We encourage you to explore everything that Columbia, South Carolina has to offer from great music and night live to Soda City on Saturday mornings. See below for a list of happenings and events that will help you make the most of you time here, and maybe even convince you to stick around a little longer after graduation.