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Gamecock Gateway

Academic Calendar

Plan ahead for these important dates throughout your fall and spring semesters.

Gamecock Gateway Student Calendar 2018 - 2019

Because Gamecock Gateway students take classes on the Midlands Technical College (MTC) campuses, your academic calendar is different from the USC academic calendar.

Fall 2018

Date Event
August 24 Gamecock Gateway Move-In Day
August 24-30 Gamecock Gateway Welcome Week
August 27 MTC Full Semester Fall Classes Begin
August 23 USC Fall Classes Begin
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (USC and MTC closed, no USC-to-MTC shuttle)
October 12 MTC Fall 1 Classes End
October 15-16 MTC Fall Break (Bates House open, no MTC classes, no USC-to-MTC shuttle)
October 17-18 MTC Fall I Exams
October 18-19 USC Fall Break (MTC classes continue, USC-to-MTC shuttle continues, Bates House open)
October 22 MTC Fall II Classes Begin
November 6 General Election Day; MTC and USC closed, no classes
November 21 Bates House Closes at 10 a.m. for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 21-23 USC & MTC Thanksgiving Break
November 23 Bates House Reopens at 8 p.m.
December 11 MTC Full Semester Fall & Fall II Classes End; last day of regular Gateway Shuttle service
December 12-13 & 17-18 MTC Fall Exams; Gateway Shuttle begins exam schedule
December 19 Bates House Close at 10 a.m. for Winter Break;


Spring 2019

Date Event 
January 9  Residence Halls Reopen at 8 a.m.
January 14 MTC Full Semester Spring Classes Begin
January 21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (USC and MTC closed, no USC-to-MTC shuttle)
March 1 MTC Spring I Classes End
March 4-5 MTC Spring I Exams
March 9 Bates House Closes at 10 a.m. for Spring Break
March 9-17 USC & MTC Spring Break (Bates House closed, no shuttle service)
March 17 Bates House Reopens at 8 a.m.
April 29 MTC Full Semester Spring Classes End
April 30 MTC Spring II Classes End; Last Day of Regular USC-to-MTC Shuttle Service
May 1-2,
May 6-7
MTC Spring Exams (USC-to-MTC Gateway shuttle begins exam shuttle schedule)
May 8 Gateway Portions of Bates House Close, Students Must Move Out by 10 a.m.