The Daily Gamecock

Letter from Student Body President

Dear Carolina Family,

Happy Parents Weekend 2017!

I am excited to welcome you and thousands of members of the Gamecock family to our beautiful home of Columbia, South Carolina, this weekend. Now five full weeks into the fall semester, I am certain that some quality time with family is long overdue. I am hopeful that this weekend will include countless laughs, long-awaited hugs, and continued points of advice and encouragement – I can guarantee they will all be appreciated.

While you are enjoying your time with loved ones, I encourage you to take in the full Carolinian experience: cheer on the Gamecocks at Williams-Brice as we take on the Razorbacks; take a stroll around the historic Horseshoe; and get a high five from President Pastides when walking around campus. If you can, take advantage of the dozens of local restaurants in the Vista or on Main Street, or stop by the Soda City Farmer’s market with the whole family. Our campus and our community are ready to show you all we have to offer.

On behalf of the student body, we hope you have a wonderful time this weekend and that you always feel the pride we have for our university. If there is one thing every Gamecock shares, it’s our love for Carolina. We’re thrilled to bring you into the fold this weekend and show you the place that we all call home (if only for a few years)!

Again, welcome to the University of South Carolina. Go Gamecocks, and forever to thee,

Ross Lordo

Student Body President