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South Carolina's Flagship University
743 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208
Business hours: 8:00 - 4:30
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Our Mission:
To create and maintain a space for people to learn, live, work and play.
Our Values:
Accountability, Stewardship, Accuracy & Clarity,
Excellence, Integrity, Respect & Worth,

Welcome to the USC Facilities Home page! I hope the information you find here helps you understand who we are, what we do, and how we can help you.

Our role at USC is to ensure a comfortable and safe environment for our students, faculty and staff and to assist you in any way we can!

It is our responsibility to:

  • manage all facilities design and construction projects for the eight growing campuses in the USC System;
  • fulfill (an average) 25,000 work requests and 500 new project requests for the Columbia campus each year;
  • repair anything and everything (except computers and phones) in 6.1 M (million) square feet of academic and research buildings on the Columbia campus;
  • provide skilled crafts specialists to assist our Housing, Athletics, and other auxiliary departments as needed;
  • maintain an award winning 480-acre urban landscape;
  • preserve the historical integrity of 71 buildings listed on the National Register;
  • and operate five (5) utility plants.

We accomplish all this with a professional staff of Engineers, Architects, Crafts Professionals, Business Support staff, and Administrative experts. We, along with professionals from the Housing, Athletics, Parking and Public Safety departments, take great pride in our accomplishments. Our combined departments manage over 12 million square feet of buildings, 570 acres of campus, parks, parking lots, athletic and intramural fields, and equestrian facilities that are the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

We hope you will enjoy our beautiful campus! We are one of the oldest continuously operated public universities in the United States. We enjoy our role of preserving and maintaining a campus whose history and beauty are often cited as major reasons why parents and their students choose to come here.

If you need to reach us for assistance, please use one of the methods below:

  1. A "click" on the link on the left of this page to generate an email;
  2. EMAIL directly to;
  3. Fax in your request to 803-777-7334;
  4. Contact our Call Center directly at: 803-777-WORK (803-777-9675).

Thank you for visiting our website. Let us know how we can be of help to you.


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