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Staff Appreciation Day

The first USC Staff Appreciation and Awards Day is on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Join us for FREE food, fun and prizes as we celebrate university staff from noon to 2 p.m. on Greene Street in front of Russell House. The celebration will be followed by the Staff Awards Ceremony from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Staff award nominations opening soon.

More event information to come. Your RSVP is appreciated below 

Questions? Email


The RSVP deadline is needed to provide soft numbers to Aramark for the food, the Director of Revenue Contract Management, support for Carolina Card, and for logistics with set-up.  RSVPing doesn’t hurt but will ensure we are prepared for your attendance. 

An exception or an extension has been developed contingent upon budget. We must make sure we have funding to cover the cost of food. This event is to honor staff, and we want all staff that can attend to do so. We are excited to honor and celebrate USC staff. 

There will be limited seating and staff can sit at the adjacent tables and chairs on the lawn and patio areas. Also, staff may bring their portable tailgate chairs.  


Your Carolina Card will be your entry ticket to the event as well as to be used for your food. 

Typically, staff have Carolina Cards. For areas of staff that may not have Carolina Cards, we are working with leadership to ensure that you are accounted for. You will need to visit the registration table to gain entry.  

No worries. We will simply move inside of the Russell House for a grab and go experience. The awards portion of the event will start at 2:30 p.m. in the Russell House Theater if we move indoors. The grab and go food will be located in the Grand Market Place and overage on the 2nd Floor lobby. 

No, the lunch and fun portion is from Noon to 2 p.m. The awards ceremony is from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

No worries. We asked staff to RSVP to ensure we are prepared for your attendance. You may let us know if you aren’t attending, however, it is not a requirement.  

No worries. We are removing duplicate entries. We are glad you want to attend! 

No worries. Registration is to capture attendance and every staff person who RSVP’d will be able to get one food entrée. 

The lunch and fun portion is from Noon to 2 p.m. Please work with your leadership to attend, which will involve ensuring your unit has coverage. Staff should be able to attend.  

You should have received an email notification requesting your needs. Please respond to this notification. 

The event is in an open area (for inclement weather in the Russell House) that is mostly ADA compliant. If you have a special need or question, please email prior to the event—no later than Friday, May 3. 

Restrooms are in the Russell House University Union. 

Join us at 2:30 p.m. to enjoy the awards ceremony! 


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