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Events for Students

 See what events are open to students this week at UofSC. Unless otherwise noted, events are free to students who present their Carolina Cards. For a list of university events open to the public, please visit the UofSC Calendar of Events. Gamecocks sporting events are listed on the Athletics Master Calendar.

Monday, Feb. 8

4:30 p.m. — Financial literacy workshop: How to Pay the Bills

When: Monday, Feb. 8, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Student Success Center

Moving off-campus for the first time? Have a tighter budget than last year? This interactive workshop will give you an opportunity to chat about how to pay the bills and balance a budget.

DEADLINE Alternative Spring Break applications (5 p.m.)

When: Monday, Feb. 8, 5 p.m.

The mission of the Alternative Break Program is to engage students in meaningful and collaborative community service in an effort to increase awareness of social issues and strengthen the communities in which they serve as well as foster a strong sense of community among trip participants and the university as a whole. There are 5 spring trips traveling across the southeast.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

DEADLINE — Service Leadership Program application (5 p.m.)

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m.
Where: Leadership and Service Center

The Service Leadership Program (SLP) is an 8-week leadership program with an emphasis on service. SLP is designed to help students enhance their knowledge of leadership and service, understand how to create meaningful service projects, and explore service outside of the collegiate environment. 

7 p.m. — Student Government Executive Officers Debate

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Student Government is hosting an Executive Officers Debate 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the Russell House Ballroom.  Two former Student Body Presidents will moderate the debate, the honorable Mayor of Columbia, Stephen Benjamin, and Juris Doctorate candidate at the University of South Carolina School of Law, Lindsay Richardson.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

1 p.m. — Washington Semester Program Spring Information Session

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.
Where: Honors College Residence Hall, Room B110

The South Carolina Washington Semester Internship Program gives students the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington, DC, gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees. Learn about how to take part in this opportunity.

6 p.m. — The Dating Game

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 - 7:15 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: FREE with Carolina Card

Sponsored by Freshman Council, this event is a spin off of the famous Dating Game from the 1950's where we have bachelors and contestants answer questions to try and win prizes so the two can go on a date! 

6 p.m. — Spring Etiquette Dinner 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 - 8 p.m.
Where: Capstone, Campus Room, 1st Floor

Open to USC undergraduate students in all majors except for business and engineering. Learn formal dining and networking etiquette from Georgia Doran, Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant, dine on a delicious 4-course meal, have the opportunity to network with several employer sponsors and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship with fellow students.

7 p.m. — Last Lecture Series with Joel Collins

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Gressette Room of Harper College 3rd floor.

The Last Lecture Series showcases the academic and personal interests and passions of faculty members on the USC-Columbia campus in an informal setting.

8 p.m. — Campus Movie Fest Finale

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Came see the top 16 movies competing to go to Hollywood created by your fellow Gamecocks. Sponsored by Carolina Productions 

Thursday, Feb. 11

Noon — Cocky Cooking Class Series: Lunch for Two

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 12-1:30 p.m. 

Where: Maxcy Kitchen

Join for a free hands-on cooking class where you will learn and taste three healthy and delicious recipes. These classes are fun and for any skill level. Come discover how to create a romantic Valentine's Day dish for two.

DEADLINE — Organizational Leaders Program applications (4 p.m.)

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m.
Where: Leadership and Service Center

The Organizational Leaders Program is an 8-week leadership education program designed to provide students who are currently in an organization the necessary skills and experiences that will help them to become successful leaders within those organizations.

Friday, Feb. 12

DEADLINE — Student Government Scholarship Applications (4 p.m.)

When: Friday, Feb. 12, 4 p.m.

Student Government is accepting applications for three $500 scholarships. Scholarship applications are due by 4 p.m. These scholarships are awarded based on scholarship, leadership and service. Each applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be in good standing with the university.

DEADLINE — 32nd Annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive Officer and Committee Member Applications (5 p.m.)

When: Friday, Feb. 12, 5 p.m.

Since 1985, the Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive has yielded more than 95,000 units of blood at the start of the holiday season. This in-state rivalry is the LARGEST collegiate blood drive in the COUNTRY. Carolina has won every year since 2008 and broke the tie in 2014 to lead the battle with 15 wins to Clemson’s 14. Another Carolina win in 2015 brought the total to 16 wins over Clemson.