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Gamecock Gateway

Boost Week

Boost Week is the mandatory extended orientation program for all incoming Gamecock Gateway students. 

Schedule of Events 

Every student will be assigned to either Group Cocky or Group Garnet based upon their assigned room.

All events marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory as part of your participation in Gamecock Gateway and attendance will be taken. 

Group Cocky

Students living on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th (A&B wing), 5th, 7th, and 9th floors. 

Date Time Event
Thursday August 22 9:00am  Boost Week Kick Off in Hollings Library* 
Thursday August 22 Buses from Gateway stop at 12:30pm Afternoon at MTC (technology overview and meetings with advisors)* 
Thursday August 22 5:30pm  Dinner with Ambassadors in Bates Diner
Thursday August 22 7:00pm  Women's Soccer vs. NC State @ Stone Stadium 
Meet in the Bates House Study Lounge at 6:30 to paint up and walk over with the ambassadors.
Thursday August 22 9:00pm-12:00am #UofSCWelcome: RECFLIXnCHILL @ Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center 
Friday August 23 Buses leave from Gateway stop at 8:30am  Riverbanks Zoo Trip* 
Friday August 23 1:00pm Carolina Launchpad in Russell House Theatre* 
Friday August 23 6:30pm Dinner with Ambassadors in Bates Diner
Friday August 23 8:00pm-11:00pm #UofSCWelcome: Cocky's Quest @ Russell House Ballroom 
Meet in the Bates House Study Lounge at 7:30pm to walk over with the ambassadors. 
Saturday August 24 8:30am-1:00pm Service Saturday with the Leadership and Service Center at Davis Field (near Thomas Cooper Library)* 
Meet Gateway staff in the Bates House Study Lounge at 8:15am to walk over. 
Saturday August 24 5:00pm-7:00pm Southside Carnival in Bates House backyard
Saturday August 24 10:00pm-12:00am #UofSCWelcome: USC Night @ Target
Shuttles from Bull St. loop next to Russell House start at 9:30pm. 
Sunday August 25 1:00pm-3:00pm Pizza, Planners, and Peers in Bates House Study Lounge 
Free Gateway planners and a chance to meet your peer tutors for the year! 
 
Group Garnet 

Students living on the 4th (C wing), 6th, 8th, and 10th floors. 

Date Time Event
Thursday August 22 11:00am  Boost Week Kick Off in Hollings Library* 
Thursday August 22 Buses from Gateway stop at 2:30pm Afternoon at MTC (technology overview and meetings with advisors)* 
Thursday August 22 5:30pm  Dinner with Ambassadors in Bates Diner
Thursday August 22 7:00pm  Women's Soccer vs. NC State @ Stone Stadium 
Meet in the Bates House Study Lounge at 6:30 to paint up and walk over with the ambassadors.
Thursday August 22 9:00pm-12:00am #UofSCWelcome: RECFLIXnCHILL @ Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center 
Friday August 23 9:00am  Carolina Launchpad in Russell House Theatre* 
Friday August 23 Buses leave from Gateway stop at 1:30am  Riverbanks Zoo Trip* 
Friday August 23 6:30pm Dinner with Ambassadors in Bates Diner
Friday August 23 8:00pm-11:00pm #UofSCWelcome: Cocky's Quest @ Russell House Ballroom 
Meet in the Bates House Study Lounge at 7:30pm to walk over with the ambassadors. 
Saturday August 24 8:30am-1:00pm Service Saturday with the Leadership and Service Center at Davis Field (near Thomas Cooper Library)* 
Meet Gateway staff in the Bates House Study Lounge at 8:15am to walk over. 
Saturday August 24 5:00pm-7:00pm Southside Carnival in Bates House backyard
Saturday August 24 10:00pm-12:00am #UofSCWelcome: USC Night @ Target
Shuttles from Bull St. loop next to Russell House start at 9:30pm. 
Sunday August 25 1:00pm-3:00pm Pizza, Planners, and Peers in Bates House Study Lounge 
Free Gateway planners and a chance to meet your peer tutors for the year! 

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