USC Braces For Freshman Class Moving Into Housing

7:18 AM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina is preparing for an influx of about 4,900 freshmen for the fall semester.

Some of the 6,100 students who are living in its on-campus residence halls will begin moving in on Friday and Saturday.

Local residents can expect streets jammed with students, parents, their vehicles and possessions as they struggle to get settled in the dorms.

University spokeswoman Megan Sexton says the student population is about 30,000 for the fall.

An entire week of welcoming activities lies ahead, including a pep rally Saturday at Williams Brice Stadium, a Sunday convocation at the Carolina Coliseum and a "Cooperpalooza" with free food, games and giveaways at the Thomas Cooper Library.

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