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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.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of “W” being recorded 

Last day to change/drop a course without a grade of “W” being recorded.

11 a.m. — Student Organization Fair

When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Where: Greene Street

Looking to join a new student organization this year? Then stop by our fall Student Organization Fair on Greene Street and meet the more than 150 student organizations in attendance.


This year you have two opportunities to meet organizations on campus — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7  p.m — so there's plenty of time to stop by!


If you have any questions about the Student Organization Fair, email the Leadership and Service Center (lsc@sc.edu).

1 p.m. — Washington Semester Program Information Session

When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m.
Where: Honors Residence Hall Room B110

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program places student in the S.C. congressional offices and other exciting D.C. organizations for a semester. The full-time internship

plus two classes provide 15 honors credit hours in either the fall or spring semester. Open to all UofSC students and majors.

4 p.m. — Student Organization Fair

When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Looking to join a new student organization this year? Then stop by our fall Student Organization Fair on Greene Street and meet the more than 150 student organizations in attendance.


This year you have two opportunities to meet organizations on campus -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7  p.m -- so there's plenty of time to stop by!


If you have any questions about the Student Organization Fair, email the Leadership and Service Center (lsc@sc.edu).

Thursday, Aug. 25

11 a.m. — Community Service Fair

When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

The Community Service Fair is an annual event where students, faculty and staff can connect with community agencies and student service organizations to learn more about volunteer, internship and networking opportunities.

Come and learn more about how #UofSCServes!

5:30 p.m. — Policing in the 21st Century

When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: School of Law Auditorium

Join Provost Joan T.A. Gabel, Columbia Mayor Steve Bejamin and a panel of expert UofSC faculty to discuss issues pertaining to race and policing in the 21st century. The first 180 attendees will receive free tickets to the State Museum’s featured exhibit, “RACE: ARE WE SO DIFFERENT?” Submit questions to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (divein@mailbox.sc.edu) by Wednesday, Aug. 24.

7 p.m. — Diversity Dialogue: The Invisibility of Disability

When: Thursday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.
Where: Green Quad Classroom

Join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs for dinner and the first Diversity Dialogue of the semester. The interactive dialogue will focus on disabilities students may face and ways each of us can be more understanding and inclusive on our campus.

Friday, Aug. 26

12 p.m. — Women’s Self-Defense Class

When: Friday, Aug. 26, 12-4 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center

Women’s Self Defense Workshops are limited to 30 women, so register now. Offered by Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention and the Division of Law Enforcement and Safety to offer

11 a.m. — Field Day on Greene

When: Friday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Play some cornhole and football on Greene Street while meeting some of our awesome student athletes and coaches. Campus Recreation also will be out on Greene Street, so you can find out more about intramural sports, outdoor recreation programs, group exercise programs and maybe participate in a fitness challenge or two (free stuff...woot!)

1 p.m. — Get an Orientation to National Fellowships

When: Friday, Aug. 26, 1 p.m.
Where: Harper College Gressette Room

Become acquainted with the wide range of fellowships to complement your academic experience. UofSC student award--winners will share how a national fellowship has stimulated their learning and furthered their career planning. Geared toward freshmen, but if you've never attended an overview of fellowships before, please come!

4 p.m. — DEADLINE: Parents Weekend Registration

When: Friday, Aug. 26, 4 p.m.

The deadline to register for Parents Weekend is 4 p.m. Friday (Aug. 24).

 Saturday, Aug. 27

1 p.m. — Pharmacy Open House

When: Saturday, Aug. 27, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Coker Life Sciences Building, 715 Sumter St.

Interested in a rewarding career with travel opportunities and a lucrative salary? Explore the many career paths and worldwide study experiences available to you in the Pharm.D. program at the College of Pharmacy’s Open House. Refreshments provided. RSVP if possible by Monday, Aug. 22.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Monday, Aug. 29

4 p.m. —  Truman Workshop 

When: Monday, Aug. 29, 4 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 205

All are welcome to attend, but especially Juniors. Learn how the Truman can award up to $30,000 for those preparing for a career in public service with demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, service accomplishments, and a commitment to public service. Open to all USC students and majors

Tuesday, Aug. 30

9 a.m. — Washington Semester Program Information Session

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.
Where: Honors Residence Hall Room B110

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program places student in the S.C. congressional offices and other exciting D.C. organizations for a semester. The full-time internship plus two classes provide 15 honors credit hours in either the fall or spring semester. Open to all USC students and majors.

4 p.m. — Gilman, DAAD, Bridging, and Freeman-ASIA Workshop

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 205

This session offers a brief overview of some national fellowship opportunities that provide funding for study abroad. Open to all USC students and majors.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

3:30 p.m. — Gates Cambridge Workshop

When: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Gressette Room

Come learn about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship which supports graduate study in the UK at Cambridge University. Seniors and Graduate students are especially encouraged, but this event is open to all UofSC students and majors.

5 p.m. — Welcome Home: Student Health Services Reception for LGBTQ Students & Allies

 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Thomson Student Health Center

Student Health Services invites students from the LGBTQ community and their allies to join them for a drop-in reception at the Thomson Student Health Center. Meet providers from their medical clinics & care teams, members of their Counseling & Psychiatry department, nutritionists, advocates and health educators. Student Health Services will also answer questions about their general and LGBTQ-specific services. If you can’t make the reception but have questions, please contact their care team nurse, Terry Hevener, at 803-777-0564.