Skip to Content


English Programs for Internationals


Laws

Smoking

The University of South Carolina is a “smoke Free Campus”. You are not allowed to smoke anywhere on campus. This also means that smoking is not allowed in any housing (dorms or apartments) on campus. 

Drinking

  • Drinking alcohol is allowed for those 21 years or older.
  • It is illegal to drink and drive.
  • It is illegal to buy alcohol for those under 21 years old.

Traffic Laws

  • If you get a parking ticket, be sure to pay it quickly. If you do not pay parking tickets or other traffic tickets, your car may be towed with no warning.
  • Police might flash blue lights behind you while you are driving.
  • Find a safe place to park on the side of the road. 
  • Do not get out of your car or open your door. 
  • The policeman or policewoman will ask for your drivers license and car registration. You must have car insurance, and have the insurance card with you.
  • You should keep these in your car whenever you are driving.