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. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, college visits will be conducted virtually for the fall and spring semesters.


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. Since GSSM's class schedule is similar to a college schedule (even in our virtual environment), there may be alternate appointment times--please call for availability. Visits typically last 40-60 minutes. Schedule with Scoir here.

For questions or special arrangements, please contact Dr. Jenifer L. Blair, director of college counseling & advising at jblair@gssm.k12.sc.us.

2020-2021 GSSM Profile


SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC
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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


Parking is available at the front of the school. Please check in at the center lobby. You will need to provide your driver's license to the security guard.

Places to Stay

In Hartsville:

Hampton Inn and Suites
Mantissa Executive Suites & Spa
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
Bizzell’s, 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 Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina Avenue
Nueva Villa (Mexican), 403 S. Fifth Street
Sam Kendall's, 134 E. Carolina Avenue
Sugarush Cupcake Shop, 907 W. Carolina Avenue Suite A
Yogi Bear Fried Chicken, 514 S. Fifth Street

Updated 8.2020