For College Admissions Representatives

Our students make your trip worthwhile. These resources make it easy to plan your trip.


Thank you for your interest in visiting the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. GSSM draws a robust and diverse group of college and university visitors each year. During 2023-2024, we are offering both in-person and virtual visits for college representatives.

GSSM School Profile


Use Scoir to expedite your scheduling process with us. College information sessions can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm while school is in session. Visits typically last 40-60 minutes. Schedule with Scoir hereSince GSSM's class schedule is similar to a college schedule, there may be alternate appointment times--please contact us for availability.

GSSM College Fair: We have scheduled our annual college fair on Sunday, September 24, 2023 in the afternoon. A limited number of spaces are available for colleges to attend. If you have not already received an invitation, and would like to attend, please contact Ms. Shakarean Hutchinson.

For questions or special arrangements, please contact Ms. Shakarean Hutchinson, College Counselor, at  843.383.3901, x3981.


SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC
[Google Map]

Driving time to Hartsville:

  • Florence, SC - 30 minutes
  • Columbia, SC - 1 hour
  • Charlotte, NC - 1.75 hours
  • Charleston, SC - 2 hours
  • Greenville, SC - 2.5 hours
  • Raleigh, NC - 2.5 hours


Reserved parking for college representatives is available at the front of the school. Please check in at the Center Lobby with a photo ID. 

Places to Stay

In Hartsville:

Hampton Inn and Suites
Mantissa Hotel
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
The Oak Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast

In Florence:

Courtyard by Marriott
Hampton Inn and Suites
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Springhill Suites

The Florence hotels are conveniently located by I-95 and I-20, a 30-minute drive to Hartsville.

Hartsville Coffee and Eateries
Crema Coffee Bar, 136 W. Carolina Avenue
The Blind Pig, 137 E. Carolina Avenue
Bow Thai Cuisine, 150 E. Carolina Avenue   
Griggs Circle Bakery, 116 N. Fifth Street
Hoof and Hound, 113 W. Carolina Avenue
The Rooster 136, 136 E. Carolina Avenue
Nueva Villa (Mexican), 403 S. Fifth Street
Sam Kendall's, 134 E. Carolina Avenue
The Sweet Shoppe, 108 E. College Avenue
Wild Heart Brewery Company, 317 Railroad Avenue
Yogi Bear Fried Chicken, 514 S. Fifth Street


Updated 8.2023