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 2021-2022, we are offering both in-person and virtual visits for college representatives.


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 here. Since GSSM's class schedule is similar to a college schedule, there may be alternate appointment times--please contact us for availability.

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

2021-2022 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


Reserved parking for college representatives 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 for a visitor's pass.

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 7.2021