Throwback Thursday: USC's Women's Quad will be closed this year for renovations but the young women who have lived there through the years say the community bond changed their lives. When Lorie Bellot first visited campus to interview for a job with University Housing, she visited many of the residence halls and the Horseshoe. The campus was beautiful. Then she stopped by the Women’s Quad. That moment felt like a movie, she says. What are your memories of the quad?

Today's Throwback Thursday is in honor of Women's History Month. In 1895, the General Assembly passed legislation directing the University of South Carolina to grant women admission. Frances Guignard Gibbes, pictured here, was the first woman to attend the university. Check out all of the events celebrating Women's History Month at USC: http://www.sa.sc.edu/wss/calendar Photo from the USC Archives.

Throwback Thursday: Have you ever lived in McClintock, Sims or Wade Hampton? This year the Women's Quad will undergo some major changes. We want to hear memories of your time in these iconic buildings. Share your photos and memories and you could be published in the May 9 issue of USC Times. Submissions should be sent to lizmccarthy@sc.edu or posted to Instagram using the hashtag #UofSCwq by April 23. Please include your name, graduation year and a memory or photo caption.

Throwback Thursday: USC Libraries is now home to a collection of more than 5,000 images, plus correspondence, sketchbooks, and even early elementary-school artwork by The State newspaper’s first staff artist, Oscar Jackson “Jak” Smyrl. This is his depiction of the Big Thursday showdown as it appeared on the cover of The State Magazine on October 15, 1950. Click to read more about the Smyrl collection.

Throwback Thursday: Here's a glimpse at what the Horseshoe looked like 50 years ago. This photo adorned the cover of the 1963 Garnet and Black yearbook. You can browse digital copies of USC yearbooks online, dating all the way back to 1899.

Throwback Thursday: The first president's house at the University of South Carolina, circa 1900, and the president's house today. Top photo from the USC Archives.

Throwback Thursday: An illustration from the 1974 edition of the Garnet and Black yearbook.

Throwback Thursday: A photo of the Coquettes from the 1960 Garnet and Black yearbook.

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