Record number expected for USC parents’ weekend

October 3, 2013 

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— The University of South Carolina’s record enrollment – including its first freshman class of more than 5,000 students – has ballooned the number of parents registered for the school’s annual parents’ weekend, which starts Friday.

Nearly 10,000 people have registered for the weekend of events, featuring the USC-Kentucky football game, the school said. That’s 2,200 more people than last year and more than triple the number who attended in 2006. Another 10,000 people are expected to visit campus without registering for official school events.

USC is holding more than 85 academic and social events, including a beach party at the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center and a 5K race.

-- Andrew Shain

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