Homecoming Events

Color Your Carolina

11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct 23, 2017
Greene Street

“Color Your Carolina” is an event that helps kick off homecoming week. Groups and individual students have the opportunity to decorate a flag showing  as well enjoy food and activities. Flags will be posted at Columbia Businesses and Community Locations through the week. 

Carolina Crowning

7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Koger Center for the Arts

Carolina Crowning is an event that celebrates the accomplishments and talents of students at the University of South Carolina Columbia and determines our Homecoming Royalty.

Cultural Street Fair

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Greene Street

During the Cultural Street Fair students can showcase their culture and how they use it to live their life in garnet and black. Students can showcase their culture through food, outfits, music, dances or crafts.

Spurs and Struts

7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Greene Street

Spurs & Struts is a continuation of the annual fall dance competition at the University of South Carolina. Participants are judged based on spirit, synchronization, pep, and how well their dance incorporates the spirit of Carolina.

OMSA Presents the Homecoming version of Hip-Hop Wednesday

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Greene Street

Hip Hop Wednesday is a USC tradition and we are proud to incorporate the event into Homecoming week in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.  During this event, Greene Street will become alive with contemporary and old school hip hop music.

Cockchella

5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Davis Field

Cockchella is a student-take on the annual music festival hosted in California: Coachella. Cockchella will showcase the musical talent of USC Students.

Cocky’s Canned Creations

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Greene Street

“Cocky’s Canned Creations” is a way to raise food for students and citizens in Columbia. Organizations and groups will build a Cocky-related structure out of canned goods that will subsequently be donated to help the hungry.

Step Show Co-Sponsored with NPHC

7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Colonial Life Arena

The Step Show at USC is traditionally the most energetic performance during homecoming week and has an increasing attendance rate every year. The National Panhellenic Council organizations work for months in preparation for this event.

Parade and Float Building

Noon
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Downtown Columbia

Organizations and Residence Halls build their own floats to be displayed in the parade which feature the Carolina Marching Band, Carolina Crowning Royalty, and President Pastides and Mrs. Pastides. The parade will be judged by University alumni and will then lead into the Pep Rally and Cockstock.

Cockstock

TBD
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Colonial Life Arena

Cockstock is a Homecoming pep rally and concert hosted by Student Government, Carolina Productions, and the Homecoming Committee. This year’s performer will be revealed this fall after a student vote.

Homecoming Tailgate Co-Sponsored with SAPE

TBD
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Greene Street

Cap off homecoming week with Carolina’s premier tailgating event before the Gamecocks take on Vanderbilt on Oct. 28.