Family at graduation

Parent and Family Relations

Providing support and resources to parents of students

Qourters Family in Hope Shirts

Dear Pacer Families,

Welcome to the University of South Carolina Aiken! 

On behalf of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff, we are thrilled that your student has chosen to become a Pacer. 

We understand that selecting a college is a family decision and commitment, and we appreciate the confidence and trust that you have placed in us. Be assured that at UofSC Aiken your student will receive a world-class education—one that they will find engaging and rewarding and one that will prepare them to be career and world-ready upon graduation. Our active and engaged teaching and learning experiences take place both inside and outside of the classroom. Your student will have opportunities to study abroad in fascinating places, conduct ground-breaking research alongside their faculty and fellow students, engage in impactful community service learning, participate in career-focused internships, and take part in other high-impact and “hands-on” learning experiences.   

In addition to the continued support and encouragement that you will provide your college student, our personalized academic and student services, resources, and engaging extracurricular activities will optimize their experience and envelop them with support that will guide them to success. It is no wonder that UofSC Aiken is ranked as the #1 Regional Comprehensive Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report and is a designated College of Distinction.

The Office of Parent and Family Relations will play a key role assisting your family and student during their transition to college and beyond. The Office will keep you apprised about our services, university events, important dates, and other resources available to help your student succeed at UofSC Aiken and beyond.

Be sure to sign up to receive our monthly parent and family newsletter to stay updated.

For more information, please contact Lacie Wehrmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Thank you for supporting your student’s decision to attend The University of South Carolina Aiken, and thank you for your partnership with us in supporting your student’s transformative educational journey.

Once again, welcome to the Pacer family!


Daniel Heimmermann, Ph.D.