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Family Weekend

Family Weekend is all about spending time with your University of South Carolina family — and we hope you’ll spend some of it with the College of Arts and Sciences. Our slate of events features educational sessions, hands-on arts and crafts, an ice cream social and many more ways to get to know the people who make up our college. 

All events are Friday, Sept. 24, unless otherwise noted. 

College of Arts and Sciences Drop-In
Office of Undergraduate Studies 
Enjoy sweet treats from Baskin-Robbins and meet College of Arts and Sciences faculty, advisors and student ambassadors. 
Flinn Hall, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 


The Design of the First-Year Reading Experience 
School of Visual Art and Design 
See poster and book cover designs created by visual art students. 
McMaster Gallery, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. 


Behind-the-Scenes Tour
McKissick Museum 
Explore rarely seen treasures in the McKissick Museum collection. 
McKissick Museum, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 


Drop-In Indigo Dyeing Workshop 
School of Visual Art and Design 
Stop by and make a small indigo-dyed art piece. 
McMaster (outdoors), 11 a.m.–2 p.m. 


Rhodos Makerspace Drop-In 
Rhodos Fellows Learning Community for Information, Design and Computing 
Visit the Magic Garage, the first residential makerspace in the Southeast. 
South Quad 172, Noon–2 p.m. 


Geography Department Chair Meet-and-Greet
Department of Geography 
Learn about courses, internships and study-abroad opportunities in the geography department. 
Callcott 104, 12:30 p.m. 


Hands-On Humanities in the Rare Books Library: A Conversation With Faculty (Cancelled)
Humanities Collaborative
Chat with Arts and Sciences faculty about how they use rare books and special collections in their courses. 
Thomas Cooper Library, Hollings Special Collections Library, 1:30–2:30 p.m. 


Biological Sciences Facilities Tour
Department of Biological Sciences 
Tour selected labs and classrooms in the biological sciences department. Tours leave every half-hour. 
Coker Life Sciences lobby, 2–4 p.m. 


Surveillance Labor: Women’s Hyperawareness of Potential Sexual Violence
Department of Sociology
Hear Melissa Ochoa, assistant professor of sociology at Newberry College, discuss women, sexism and the workplace. 
Sloan 112, 4–5 p.m. 


Stargazing at the Melton Observatory
Department of Physics and Astronomy 
Enjoy an evening of stargazing on the Horseshoe. 
Melton Observatory, 8–10 p.m. 


Saturday, Sept. 25 

Curator’s Choice Tour (Cancelled)
McKissick Museum 
Tour the McKissick Museum galleries with curator Lana Burgess. 
McKissick Museum, 11:30 a.m. 

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