Homecoming Events

Carolina’s #1 Fan

Are you Carolina’s #1 Fan? Prove it! Earn the bragging rights by uploading a video of yourself telling why you are Carolina’s #1 Fan. The finalists will be showcased at Cockfest Pep Rally on October 30, 2013. Winners of Carolina’s #1 Fan will receive the ultimate tailgating prize package. Deadline for applications are October 28, 2013. Please fill out the application and submit a video by emailing it to sahc@mailbox.sc.edu. Carolina’s #1 Fan Application


Banners designed by student organizations line the Greene Street wall as well as within the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, and Blatt P.E. Center for the entire week of Homecoming. Come out and take a look at our school spirit. Banners will be due by 12:00pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

Dance Marathon Ft5k

Homecoming is teaming up with Dance Marathon to sponsor the 3rd Annual Dance Marathon Ft5k Race. The race will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Please check back for more information regarding the event and how organizations that have participants in the race could earn bonus points in the Homecoming Cup Competition.

Register for the race at http://web.sa.sc.edu/dm/ft5k/

Paint the Town Garnet and Black

Spirit is spreading throughout Columbia. Organizations will be paired with businesses around the Columbia area to decorate windows in Gamecock pride. Organizations can pick up the supplies starting at noon on October 27, 2013.

Spurs and Struts

Spurs and Struts dance competition has been a crowd favorite and will be held on Monday, October 28 at 8:00 p.m. on Greene Street.


Showcase is the annual crowning of King and Queen and will be held Tuesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Carolina Coliseum. The King, Queen, Prince and Princess will be announced at the conclusion of Showcase. Applications will be due Friday, September 20, 2013 by 4 p.m. in Russell House Suite 227, Campus Life Center. They MAY NOT be submitted online or electronically. If you have any questions about the Showcase competition or application please contact Showcase Event Director, Dakota Bierly.

Cockfest Pep Rally, Conrnhole Tournament, and Concert

Cockfest Pep Rally, a USC tradition held during Homecoming Week will be held Wednesday, October 30. The cornhole tournament will begin at 7:00 p.m. The concert featuring Atlas Road Crew and two other hit bands will also start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 10:00 p.m.

Canned Creations

In 2012, Canned Creations donated over 11,000 pounds of non-perishables to Harvest Hope Food Bank. The 2013 Canned Creations will be held Thursday, October 31, along Greene Street.


The annual Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, November 1 at 3 p.m.

Click here to view the Parade route.

Step Show

The Step Show features the NPHC Greek organizations on campus and is one of the most widely attended events during the week. Past participants have included, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. The Step Show will be held on Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the Carolina Coliseum. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available for students, faculty, and staff with their Carolina Card at the Russell House Information Desk beginning Monday, October 28. Tickets for the public will be available for purchase for $10 from the Koger Center box office also beginning Monday, October 28.


Cheer on the Gamecocks at Williams Brice Stadium as they play Mississippi State University on November 2, 2013.