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Events for Students

UofSC is a great place to be during the summer, and there's plenty for you to do when you're not hitting the books (or the pool). 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.


Monday, June 27

ALL DAY — Summer session G begins

Classes in summer session G begin Monday, June 27.

9 a.m. — American Red Cross Blood Drive

When: Monday, June 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Red Cross Bloodmobile outside Close-Hipp on College Street

The College of Social Work invites students to donate blood in memory and honor of those affected by the recent tragedy in Orlando. The college hopes to collect 21 pints of blood, which has the potential to help as many as 63 recipients. 

Wednesday, June 29

Noon — Orlando 49 Memorial

When: Wednesday, June 29, noon
Where: Thomas Cooper Library, Hollings Program Room

A time for reflection and remembrance.

3 p.m. — Workshop: Applying to Graduate School

When: Wednesday, June 29, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Jones Physical Sciences Center, Room 002

This workshop will feature a discussion of the graduate school application process, with emphasis on research/personal statements and resumes. A panel of USC graduate students and faculty will discuss their experiences and answer questions. No registration required. Part of the Research: Next Steps to Success Workshops series for undergraduate researchers.

Tuesday, July 5

ALL DAY — Summer session H begins

Classes in summer session H begin Tuesday, July 5.

Wednesday, July 6

3 p.m. — Workshop: Effective Poster Presentations

When: Wednesday, July 6, 3-4 p.m.
Where: Jones Physical Sciences Center, Room 002

The Office of Research's Dr. Lauren Clark, research program manager, and Brittany Walter, graduate assistant, will provide an introduction to creating effective poster presentations using Powerpoint. No registration required. Part of the Research: Next Steps to Success Workshops series for undergraduate researchers.

Wednesday, July 13

DEADLINE — Summer Research Symposium presenter registration

When: Wednesday, July 13

Undergraduate students working on research projects with UofSC faculty this summer are invited to participate in the 2015 Summer Research Symposium. The symposium will be 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, July 28 in the Alumni Center Main Ballroom. Students who will present posters must register by Wednesday, July 13. To sign up, select “Summer Symposium” from the drop-down menu at the top of the registration form, and complete all required fields. 

Thursday, July 28

1:30 p.m. — Summer Research Symposium

When: Thursday, July 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
Where: Alumni Center Main Ballroom

This student-focused symposium will showcase the work of undergraduate students from all disciplines who conducted research projects with UofSC faculty during the summer of 2016.