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Events for Students

See what events are open to students this week at UofSC. For a list of university events open to the public, please visit the UofSC Calendar of Events.

Monday, Aug. 31

1 p.m. — Office of Undergraduate Research's Getting Started Workshop

When: Monday, Aug. 31, 1- 2 p.m.
Where: Gambrell PC Classroom 150
Cost: Free

These workshops are designed for students who are brand new to research and want to get involved. All sessions last one hour.

4 p.m. — Gilman, DAAD, Bridging Scholarships Workshop

When: Monday, Aug. 31, 4 p.m.
Where: Legare 322
Cost: Free

This session will offer a brief overview of some national fellowship opportunities that provide funding for studying abroad.

6 p.m. — Intake Orientation

When: Monday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom
Cost: Free

Intake orientation is an opportunity for UofSC students to learn about all of the Multicultural Greek and National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations as well as the Fraternity and Sorority Life community as a whole. During this orientation students will be given information on the Hazing Policy at UofSC, have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of fraternity and sorority women, and then have small group interactions which each organization where they can ask specific follow up questions.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

2 p.m. — Research Ethics Workshop

When: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2 - 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House 303
Cost: Free

Interested in talking through ethical dilemmas in research? This workshop will feature a case study investigation and discussion about common ethical questions that surface in research.

6 p.m. — Body Project

When: Part one: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m.; Part Two: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Sims Room 118
Cost: Free

Become empowered to love your body and improve your health by participating in this two-part workshop for women. The registration deadline for this two-part series is Sept. 1.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

3 p.m.  — Tobacco Ambassador Training

When: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 348
Cost: Free

Tobacco-Free Ambassador Training provides an opportunity to empower campus community members to become agents of change for a healthy environment by supporting the Tobacco-Free policy and educating the community about the harms of tobacco use and cessation resources available. Students, faculty and staff members are welcome to sign up for an open session to learn more about our campus' policy and how to enforce the policy and become an agent of change. Registration is required.

4 p.m. — Gates-Cambridge Workshop

When: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 4 p.m.
Where: Legare 322
Cost: Free

This session will offer a brief overview of the Gates-Cambridge scholarship, which supports study for a graduate degree in the U.K. Please note, this workshop will include time to work on application pieces, students should come prepared to write. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Thursday, Sept. 3

3 p.m. — Preparing for Leadership Workshop

When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House 205
Cost: Free

Leadership in the 21st century is based on solving complex real world problems in an informed way. How will you prepare yourself to take on these challenges? In this workshop you will learn concrete ideas and skills to help you get the most out of your time at Carolina. The workshop will also explore how you can use the experiences you have at Carolina to become a leader in your field. The event is hosted by USC Connect.

Note: Sophomores, have your sophomore punch card signed when you sign in.

6 p.m. — Football Viewing Party

When: Thursday, Sept. 3
Where: Russell House
Cost: Free

Free food, music, ONE LOYALTY POINT and lots of fun at this alcohol-free viewing party before the game against UNC. Hosted by the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Office.

Note: Sophomores, have your sophomore punch card signed at the official Sophomore September table when you get there. 

Friday, Sept. 4

Noon — Women's Self Defense Workshop

When: Friday, Sept. 4, noon -4 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center Martial Arts Room
Cost: Free

UofSC's Student Health Services Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention (SAVIP) has partnered with the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety to offer Women's Self Defense Workshops. Class size is limited to 30 women, therefore it is important that you register in order to attend. To register, send an email to with your name, telephone number and date of course you wish to attend. 

7:30 p.m. — Across the Water with Columbia Baroque: "The River Thame"

When: Friday, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m
Where: School of Music
Cost: Free for students with ID, $15 in advance, $20 at door

Daniel Jenkins, countertenor, joins the Columbia Baroque for music composed and performed in London, featuring solo and duet opera arias by Handel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi; "Sound the Trumpet" by Purcell; and instrumental chamber music performed by the ensemble.

Saturday, Sept. 5

Sunday, Sept. 6

Monday, Sept. 7

LABOR DAY - No Classes

The university is closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. 

Tuesday, Sept. 8

9:30 a.m. — Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

When: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a convenient way for students, faculty, staff and community members to shop for fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce and sustainable products.

8 p.m. — Suicide Prevention Week: "Resiliency: Coping through Loss"

When: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 8 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free

Dennis Gillian speaks about his personal experience with suicide for Suicide Prevention Week. Open to all students, faculty and staff.