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Worried you’re going to be bored while at USC? Gamecock Entertainment has got you covered. Gamecock Entertainment is students’ main source for FREE and FUN stuff to do both on and off campus.  Make sure you follow Gamecock Entertainment on social media to be in the know about all the cool events for students throughout the semester!

Russell Underground

Fully equipped with high quality audio and live streaming capabilities, Russell Underground is the perfect multipurpose venue that can take your meetings and events to the next level! Learn more


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Gamecock Entertainment

Gamecock Entertainment is USC’s source for FREE and FUN things to do both on and off campus! Our office is home to Carolina Productions, Homecoming, Dance Marathon, Thursday After Dark, and Gamecock Picture Show and numerous other events and programs throughout the year! Check out our organizations and line up of events.

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Carolina Productions

Carolina Productions is your primary source for student entertainment at USC! Whether you want to attend or help behind the scenes at awesome events like concerts, comedy shows, foam parties, or weekend movies, this organization is for you! We are all about entertainment for students – by students!

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Thursday After Dark

Thursday After Dark (TAD) is a student's go-to for late night entertainment every Thursday night of the semester. Whether on or off campus, this night of fun is always free.

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Gamecock Picture Show

In addition to offering movies in the Carolina Theater, you can find Gamecock Entertainment displaying specialty showings on our outdoor mobile movie theater! We take advantage of the nice weather here in South Carolina with showings of your favorite films in locations such as Davis Field next to the Russell House or on the pool deck at the STWFC!

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The tradition continues! Homecoming is a week of fun events, giveaways, team competitions, Cockstock - our annual concert, and more as Gamecocks celebrate the USC spirit. 

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Tiger Burn

One of Carolina's oldest traditions as we celebrate our rivalry week with Clemson at the annual Tiger Burn. Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus. Each year USC’s students raise money and awareness for the patients in the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital- Midlands, right here in Columbia! In 2020, we raised $1,016,822 For The Kids! 

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Upcoming Events

Carolina Productions Shag Night

Monday, Sep. 25, 2023

Location: Russell House Ballroom

Gamecock Football Watch Party vs. Tennessee

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2023

Location: Russell House Theater

Dance Marathon Child Health Day

Monday, Oct. 2, 2023

Location: RHUU Greene Street

Child Health Day

Monday, Oct. 2, 2023

Location: Russell House University Union 009 Russell Underground, Russell House Ballroom, RHUU Russell House Patio, RHUU Russell House Patio Stage

Homecoming Banner Painting

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023

Location: Russell House Ballroom C

Cost: n/a

TAD: Goat Yoga

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023

Location: Davis Field I - RHUU Side

TAD: Movie Night Slumber Party

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023

Location: Russell House Theater

Homecoming Hangout

Monday, Oct. 9, 2023

Location: RHUU Greene Street, Greene Street Middle, RHUU Greene Street - Stage

Homecoming Kickoff!

Monday, Oct. 9, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Under a Carolina Sky: Yoga and Breakfast Bash

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023

Location: RHUU Russell House Patio, RHUU Russell House Patio Stage, Davis Field I - RHUU Side

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