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Events for Students

We've rounded up a list of student events on campus and a sampling of what's happening around town. Unless otherwise noted, UofSC events are free with your Carolina Card. For even more, visit the UofSC Calendar of Events for events open to the public and the Athletics Master Calendar for Gamecock sports schedules.

 

Thursday, August 11

DEADLINE, 5 p.m. — Fee payment deadline for fall semester

When: Thursday, August 11, 5 p.m.

Tuition and fee payments are due by 5 p.m. Students whose bills are not paid by this time will have their classes canceled.

Sunday, August 14

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

8 a.m. — Residence halls open

When: Sunday, August 14, 8 a.m.
Where: All UofSC residence halls

Residence halls open at 8 a.m.

Monday, August 15

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

8 a.m. — Residence halls open

When: Monday, August 15, 8 a.m.
Where: All UofSC Residence Halls

Residence halls open at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, August 16

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

4 p.m. — CommUNITY Welcome

When: Tuesday, August 16, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

All incoming and current students, come hang out with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at our CommUNITY Welcome! Learn about OMSA programs and activities while meeting with student organizations, campus and community partners and staff. This is a great way to learn about the vital resources to assist in your time at Carolina.

5 p.m. — Block Party

When: Tuesday, August 16, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Join the Residence Hall Association for a block party on Greene Street in front of the Russell House.

5 p.m. — Welcome Back Cookout

When: Tuesday, August 16, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Davis Field (between the Russell House and Longstreet Theater)

Sponsored by Sodexo.

7 p.m. — Get Rec'd

When: Tuesday, August 16, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center
Explore the gym, meet new friends, join a sports club, attend a kayak rolling clinic, get sweaty in a group exercise class or take part in our pick-up games on the intramural fields.

Wednesday, August 17

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

10 a.m. — New Student Convocation

When: Wednesday, August 17, 10-11:15 a.m.
Where: Colonial Life Arena

Convocation marks a new beginning for new students, their families and faculty. Convocation opens with an academic procession, led by student, faculty and staff leaders.

noon — Student Media Showcase

When: Wednesday, August 17, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

The Student Media Showcase provides students an opportunity to meet with current members of WUSC, SGTV, The Daily Gamecock and Garnet and Black magazine to learn about what these groups do and how they can become involved.

1 p.m. — Part-time Job Fair

When: Wednesday, August 17, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

The Opportunity Knocks Part-time Job Fair is a great opportunity for UofSC students to meet with potential employers to discuss part-time, work-study and non-work study positions on or off campus. For more information and tips on how to prepare for the fair, visit the Career Center website.

5 p.m. — Association of African-American Students Cookout

When: Wednesday, August 17, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Come enjoy free food and music while meeting new people and learning about student organizations before the start of class.

7 p.m. — Hypnotist David Hall

When: Wednesday, August 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

David Hall performs “Card Against Hypnosis,” in which the audience will vote on what skits and bits they want to be played out.

Thursday, August 18

ALL DAY — Fall classes begin

When: Thursday, August 18
Where: Various
UofSC fall classes begin Thursday, August 18. Check the academic calendar for other important dates, including holidays, registration dates, drop and add deadlines and exam dates.

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

7 p.m. — Men's soccer v. Winthrop (exhibition)

When: Thursday, August 18, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Stone Stadium

Here’s your chance to earn your first reward point! Come out and cheer on the men’s soccer team as they take on Winthrop in an exhibition match to kick off the 2016 season. Gates open at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start. Bring you Carolina Card to Stone Stadium for entry.

9 p.m. — Bustle at the Russell

When: Thursday, August 18, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Russell House

The annual Bustle at the Russell is the place to be.

Friday, August 19

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

11 a.m. — Faith Fair

When: Friday, August 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Interested in finding a group on campus that shares your faith? Come check out the Faith Fair and visit tables from various faith communities on campus. Each organization will provide information on how to get involved and what opportunities are offered each semester.

noon — Get CONNECTed Fair

When: Friday, August 19, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Faculty and staff will help students take advantage of opportunities outside the classroom and integrate them with academic work to meet personal and professional goals. Cocky will be in attendance to take pictures with students.

Saturday, August 20

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

Sunday, August 21

ALL DAY — Carolina Welcome

When: through Sunday, August 21, various times
Where: Various
Carolina Welcome is a week-long series of programs and events to welcome new and returning UofSC students to campus. Check the full Carolina Welcome schedule for details.

4 p.m. — What's the Big Deal About Sweet Tea?

When: Sunday, August 21, 4-6:30 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Welcome to South Carolina, y’all! Are you curious to learn more about the “famously hot” environment you now call home? Join us as we introduce you to Southern culture, the Palmetto State, Columbia and Gamecock traditions! You also will be able to connect with other out-of-state students and learn the official dance of South Carolina, the Shag. Best of all you can sample some of the staple foods of S.C., including sweet tea, boiled peanuts and more!