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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.

Friday, Dec. 2

ALL DAY — Give It Up for GOOD 

When: Friday, Dec. 2 
Where: Residence Halls

Students, faculty and staff can donate clothing, household goods, food, plastic bags, appliances and furniture they no longer need from their residence. Donation centers will be located in the lobbies of most residence halls. Food is donated to  Harvest Hope, and the other items are donated to Habitat for Humanity or sold at our yard sale on Saturday, January 14. 

10 a.m. — Stuff a Police Car with Toys for Tots

When: Friday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Outside Colonial Life Arena

The USC Police Department will stuff a police car with toys for children in need. The police car will be parked from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Colonial Life Arena. Donated toys must be new and not wrapped.

12 p.m. — Grad Celebration

When: Friday, Dec. 2, noon-2 p.m.
Where: Alumni Center

December 2016 graduates: congratulations! Come celebrate your graduation with a FREE cook out at the USC Alumni Center (900 Senate Street). Food and drinks will be provided.

2 p.m. — De-Stress for Success with Outdoor Recreation

When: Friday, Dec. 2, 2-6 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Fitness and Wellness Center

Come to the Climbing Wall in Strom Thurmond Fitness and Wellness Center for crafts, to climb the wall, or just hang out!

Saturday, Dec. 3

Sunday, Dec. 4 

Monday, Dec. 5 

ALL DAY — Give It Up for GOOD

When: Monday, Dec. 5 
Where: Residence Halls

Students, faculty and staff can donate clothing, household goods, food, plastic bags, appliances and furniture they no longer need from their residence. Donation centers will be located in the lobbies of most residence halls. Food is donated to  Harvest Hope, and the other items are donated to Habitat for Humanity or sold at our yard sale on Saturday, January 14. 

12 p.m. — Finals Frenzy - Writing Support

When: Monday, Dec. 5, noon-10 p.m.
Where: Peer Writing & Communications Lab in Sims at Women’s Quad

Receive help with your final composition projects: research papers, lab reports, speeches and public speaking,  class presentations, creative writing projects, and visual or aural assignments. 

Tuesday, Dec. 6

 ALL DAY — Give It Up for GOOD

When: Tueday, Dec. 6
Where: Residence Halls

Students, faculty and staff can donate clothing, household goods, food, plastic bags, appliances and furniture they no longer need from their residence. Donation centers will be located in the lobbies of most residence halls. Food is donated to  Harvest Hope, and the other items are donated to Habitat for Humanity or sold at our yard sale on Saturday, January 14. 

10 a.m. — Pet a Pup

When: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Thomas Cooper Library

Come pet a pup and take a break from your stress and enjoy some time with these wonderful listeners. Free to all students, faculty and staff!

12 p.m. — Finals Frenzy - Writing Support

When: Tuesday, Dec. 6, noon-10 p.m.
Where: Peer Writing & Communications Lab in Sims at Women’s Quad

Receive help with your final composition projects: research papers, lab reports, speeches and public speaking,  class presentations, creative writing projects, and visual or aural assignments. 

Wednesday, Dec. 7

ALL DAY — Give It Up for GOOD

When: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Where: Residence Halls

Students, faculty and staff can donate clothing, household goods, food, plastic bags, appliances and furniture they no longer need from their residence. Donation centers will be located in the lobbies of most residence halls. Food is donated to  Harvest Hope, and the other items are donated to Habitat for Humanity or sold at our yard sale on Saturday, January 14. 

12 p.m. — Finals Frenzy - Writing Support

When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, noon-10 p.m.
Where: Peer Writing & Communications Lab in Sims at Women’s Quad

Receive help with your final composition projects: research papers, lab reports, speeches and public speaking,  class presentations, creative writing projects, and visual or aural assignments.

6 p.m. — Bike Maintenance Clinic

When: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Blatt Bike Shop

At the bike maintenance clinic you will learn basic maintenance skills, how to check your bike before and after a ride or a day of commuting, and we will have a question and answer discussion where we will answer your specific questions and/or show you how to fix specific parts of your bike.

Thursday, Dec. 8 

ALL DAY — Give It Up for GOOD

When: Thursday, Dec. 8 
Where: Residence Halls

Students, faculty and staff can donate clothing, household goods, food, plastic bags, appliances and furniture they no longer need from their residence. Donation centers will be located in the lobbies of most residence halls. Food is donated to  Harvest Hope, and the other items are donated to Habitat for Humanity or sold at our yard sale on Saturday, January 14. 

12 p.m. — Finals Frenzy - Writing Support

When: Thursday, Dec. 8, noon-10 p.m.
Where: Peer Writing & Communications Lab in Sims at Women’s Quad

Receive help with your final composition projects: research papers, lab reports, speeches and public speaking,  class presentations, creative writing projects, and visual or aural assignments.

5:30 p.m. — Blackspace

When: Thursday, Dec. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Russell House room 302

BlackSpace (formerly known as Jamaa) is a community support group for black students (undergraduate, graduate or professional) attending the University of South Carolina. Sponsored and facilitated by Counseling & Psychiatry, BlackSpace was created to ensure a safe space for black students to talk about how issues of culture, race and ethnicity influence their experience of being a student at a predominately white campus. Various topics include colorism, pop culture, stereotypes in and out of the classroom, current social issues and increasing confidence. Contact counseling at 803-777-5223 for additional information.

Friday, Dec. 9

ALL DAY — Give It Up for GOOD

When: Friday, Dec. 9
Where: Residence Halls

Students, faculty and staff can donate clothing, household goods, food, plastic bags, appliances and furniture they no longer need from their residence. Donation centers will be located in the lobbies of most residence halls. Food is donated to  Harvest Hope, and the other items are donated to Habitat for Humanity or sold at our yard sale on Saturday, January 14. 

10 a.m. — Finals Frenzy - Writing Support

When: Friday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Peer Writing & Communications Lab in Sims at Women’s Quad

Receive help with your final composition projects: research papers, lab reports, speeches and public speaking,  class presentations, creative writing projects, and visual or aural assignments.