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UofSC Homecoming

The Homecoming football game is just one of many highlights of our annual Homecoming celebration. Students, faculty, staff and alumni gather and reunite to celebrate their Gamecock spirit for one special week each fall.

Enjoy the ultimate Gamecock celebration

UofSC students past, present and future come from all different places, religions, and cultures, but there's one thing we all have in common: We are Gamecocks. Homecoming Week is a campus-wide celebration complete with nightly events, service projects and more. The celebration also includes an action-packed weekend of alumni events, too. 

Get Involved

Homecoming is a celebration for all Gamecocks. The programs are focused on delivering a fun and inclusive environment that welcomes anyone in the Carolina community! Grab a friend and come experience this year’s events (check out below!) and stay tuned for commission applications in the future if you’re interested in joining our team.

This year we are excited to host three exciting competitions that will showcase the spirit and talents of our Gamecock organizations and student body! To learn more about the event and rules of our competitions, please check out the UofSC Homecoming 2020 Competition Guide.

UofSC Homecoming Event Guide 

Date: Oct. 12 – 23

Location: Russell House Patio

Description: Check out the UofSC Homecoming banner competition and the fabulous artistic displays of the Homecoming theme and school spirit!

Date: Oct. 12 – 18

Location: Davis Field

Description: Check out the UofSC Homecoming stationary display competition where different competition organizations from across campus come together to showcase their artistic talents, school spirit, and the displays they have created!

Date: Monday, Oct. 12

Location: Greene St.

Time: 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

Description: Let the time travel to the roaring 20s commence! Join us for the official UofSC Homecoming kickoff event and be transported back in time with antique cars, great music, and more!

Date: Throughout the Homecoming Celebration

Location: Residence Halls

Time: Times may vary

Description: Did you know tie dying rose to popularity in the 1920s? Now it’s your turn to bring the craft to your very own rally towel! Residents should contact their resident mentor for details when their hall is hosting this color event!

 

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Location: Throughout campus via Goosechase App

Time: 11 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

Description: Download this Goosechase scavenger hunt app and take on this exciting campus wide Homecoming Hunt with your friends! Winners will receive Homecoming promotional items

Date: Friday, Oct. 16

Location: Greene St.

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Description: Greene Street is your canvas! Bring your football themed designs and can create a mural of your choice!

Date: Friday, Oct. 16

Location: Virtual

Time: 7 p.m.

Description: It’s almost Saturday in South Carolina! Come chant “Game” and “Cocks” with us before the big game. There might even be a special guest or two to join in the fun!

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Location: Russell House Patio

Time: 12 – 3 p.m.

Description: Take a break from your day and head over to the Russell House Patio to listen to hits from the Gatsby era to now! Live music on the patio – need we say more?! 

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Location: Virtual

Time(s): 6:45-7:45 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.

Description: Calling all high rollers! Come participate in a virtual casino trivia event with a $200 cash prize and magic show too! The winner takes it all!

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 21

Location: Greene St. 

Time: 11 a.m.  – 2 p.m.

Description: Students, faculty, and staff gather on Greene St once a month to take part in UofSC's premier day party! Our professional DJ spins new and old school hip-hop music. Bring a mask, a commitment to safety and your dopest dance moves!

Date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Location: Virtual

Time: Virtual Doors: 5:30 p.m. Show: 6 p.m.

Description: Spurs & Struts is back! This long-standing Carolina tradition showcases some of UofSC’s best dancing, talent, and spirit!

Come watch the livestream on Strom Fields or on your own! Virtual doors open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6pm.

Strom Field Event details/requirements:

  • All attendees must RSVP prior to the event
  • Face coverings will be required of attendees
  • Attendees must practice 6' physical distancing at all times; no touching of others
  • All attendees must follow direction of event staff; failure to follow safety and event guidelines could result in removal of participation
  • USC Athletics clear bag policy will be in effect
  • No outside food is permitted on the field

 Date: Thursday, Oct. 22

Location: Virtual 

Time: 8-10 p.m.

Description: Everyone entered the secret speakeasy but not everyone left. Join us for a virtual murder mystery that will leave you in the middle of the action!

Date: Friday, Oct. 23

Location: Greene St.

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Description: Greene Street is your canvas! Bring your 1920s themed designs and can create a mural of your choice 

 Date: Friday, Oct. 23

Location: Virtual

Time: Virtual Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 6:30 p.m.

Description: African-American fraternities and sororities within the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) utilize stepping and strolling which derives from the cultural traditions of various West-African communities that utilize the entire body as an instrument to move to and create intricate rhythms and sounds to illustrate the strength of unity, the organization’s identity, and the member’s pride of both. NPHC has been displaying this tradition through the Annual Homecoming Show since the early 1970s.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24

Location: Founder's Park

Time: Shuttles leave Horseshoe starting 6 p.m. Stadium gates open at 6:00pm. Game starts at 7:00 p.m.

Description:  

Join UofSC Homecoming at Founders Park to cheer on the Gamecocks as they face off against the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Oct. 24! Shuttles will leave The Horseshoe starting at 6pm with returning shuttles through the end of the game. Students will enter through Gate 2 of the stadium. Free snacks will be provided!

Event details/requirements:

  • All attendees must RSVP on Garnet Gate prior to the event
  • Face coverings will be required of attendees
  • Attendees must practice 6' physical distancing at all times; no touching of others
  • All attendees must follow direction of event staff; failure to follow safety and event guidelines could result in removal of participation
  • USC Athletics clear bag policy will be in effect
  • All attendees will receive an individually packaged "game day pack" with a beverage, snacks, and of course a rally towel
  • All attendees are expected to sandstorm at any moment's notice

Please be sure to cancel your RSVP by 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 if you are no longer planning to attend the watch party so we can give another student your spot.

 

For event details and more, please be sure to check out UofSC Homecoming’s Garnet Gate page!

School Spirit at Home 

Here are some Gamecock themed fun for you to do at home! 

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