Monday, Aug. 19
First-Year Reading Experience
Carolina Coliseum (morning session) / discussion groups throughout campus
Sponsored by: First-Year Reading Experience/University U101
The 20th Annual First-Year Reading Experience will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Throughout the summer, students will read Drew Magary's book The Postmortal. Students are provided with a Reflections After Reading guide printed in the back of their book to aid them in preparing for a faculty led small group discussion about the text as well as assist them in identifying the key themes of the text.
USC Athletics poster giveaway
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsored by: South Carolina Athletics
Fall sports posters including, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, and Cross Country will be given away. Rally towels, face tattoos will also be available to students. Stop on by for your free Gamecock gear for the 2013-14 year!
Student Media Summer Showcase
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Russell House patio
Sponsored by: Student Media
The Student Media Summer Showcase is a fun event that gives students a chance to learn more about what Student Media has to offer. We will have several rounds of trivia where students compete for great prizes.
Student Media consists of The Daily Gamecock newspaper, Garnet & Black magazine, SGTV and WUSC-FM. All students are invited to participate in one or more media groups regardless of major, year in school or previous experience. Come meet our current students and see how you can get involved.
Spiritual Survey: Does God=Love?
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsored by: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Come participate in our survey where we are asking the campus, “Does God=Love?” If this is a question that interests you, we would love to help connect you to our community. So let your voice be heard and meet some other students asking the same questions you are!
noon – 2 p.m.
Greene St. table
Sponsored by: Midtown College
Midtown is a local church that gathers as a Jesus-centered family on mission. During First Week, we will be hosting several events in hopes that you will attend. So please join us! It's the beginning of a new school year and what better way to get plugged in!
Intramural Sports Marketing
Sponsored by: Intramural Sports – Campus Recreation
Stop and chat with an Intramural Sports employee about what we have going on this year. Learn what sports we offer, when and how to register your team and get info on becoming an official. Sink a bag and win an IM Sports koozie!
Fraternity Life Welcome Table
Sponsored by: Fraternity Life
If you are interested in Fraternity Life here at the University of South Carolina please come by our table. We can answer any questions you may have about the recruitment process or about the fraternal experience. If you do not think Fraternity Life is for you, please still come check our table out. Many great fraternity men started their fraternal adventure simply by learning about the benefits of joining a fraternal brotherhood for life.
Swearingen Engineering Center
Sponsored by: College of Engineering and Computing Student Organizations
Join Theta Tau (Co-Ed Professional Engineering Fraternity) and other CEC student organizations for a free pizza lunch. Meet other new students in CEC and talk to upperclassmen to learn more about the CEC student organizations and the engineering and computing experience at USC.
Job Seeking and Keeping
Russell House 315
Sponsored by: Student Leadership in the Workplace
This workshop is packaged for students who are searching for a part time job on or off campus. The workshop includes helpful information and tips to turn the part time job search into an intentional and meaningful experience while tying in resources on campus, looking at a person’s strength and weaknesses, and long term goals. Job Seeking and Keeping also provides information on important steps to take once a job is secured so a student could maximize their potential within the context of their employment.
Find your classes
Pickens Street Bridge
Sponsored by: Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Society
New to campus? Need help finding your classes? The Radiant Ladies of Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. are willing to help you! We’ll walk your class schedule with you, share some USC facts and news, and make sure you’re ready for the start of the Fall semester! Stop by Greene St. to cool off with FREE popsicles and water!
Service Leadership Institute
Russell House University Union
Sponsored by: Community Service Programs
SLI is a 3 and 1/2 day institute during Welcome Week. It is designed to provide exposure to opportunities on campus and in the community. Students will meet other first-year students, discuss and explore their leadership skills, participate in a service project in Columbia, and find out more ways to get involved at USC. Register here: http://www.sa.sc.edu/communityservice/service-leadership-institute/
Come to the library to enjoy free food, games, giveaways and just enough learning to help you get started.
How Do I Get a Student Football Ticket?
Russell House Theater
Sponsored by: Student Ticketing
Interested in Carolina football? This session will give you all of the necessary information you need to know about getting a ticket to see the Gamecocks play.
Davis Field 1
Sponsored by: Navigators
Ultimate Frisbee at Davis Field put on by the Navigators Campus Ministry. Come on over to hang out, have some fun and meet new people!
Traditions on the 'Shoe
Registration at Davis Field
Sponsored by: My Carolina Alumni Association
Start your traditions on the 'shoe! Get a jumpstart on your Carolina bucket list and get introduced to the traditions that make the University of South Carolina so special. Join us for a night of fun including photo opportunities on the historic horseshoe, a chance to meet Cocky, and a tour of the historic President's House led by President Pastides. Attendees will also have autograph and picture opportunities with Gamecock athletes. Check-in will take place on Davis Field between the Russell House and the Thomas Cooper Library. We look forward to seeing you there!
Forward // An evening with USC's Progressive Clubs
Russell House Theater
Sponsored by: Forward
Have a chance to meet, greet and rub elbows with USC's progressive community. Forward is the coalition of USC's best and brightest progressive students and student organizations. At this event all member clubs of Forward will present who they are, what they do and stand for and some of what you can expect for the upcoming school year. Then, after presentations you can meet and greet and swap contacts with whom you are interested in and meet current members of these groups as well as other future members.
Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 819 Main Street
Sponsored by: Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Join the Carolina BCM for a freshman-only cookout starting at 5 p.m., followed by a block party open to anyone at 7 p.m. Free food, free t-shirts, lots of fun!
Blatt block party
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry
Join us for a Welcome Week Cookout: FREE hamburgers and hot dogs, games, friends, and more at Blatt Field. All are welcome! Bring your old friends and come make some new ones – we can't wait to meet you!
Meet me under the dome
Sponsored by: McKissick Museum
What is that big building at the top of the Horseshoe? Meet me under the dome to find out. Join us for a lively evening of great food, great music, and great Gamecock fun. Featuring live music, South Carolina barbecue and intriguing exhibitions. Meet Me Under the Dome is a perfect way to kick off the Fall semester.
Pizza party and Walmart run
Campus Ministry Center, 728 Pickens Street
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network
Move-in week translates into "I need to get …" Come join us for some free pizza, mingling with new friends and making a Walmart run (transportation provided) to get ready for class.
Blatt PE outdoor volleyball court
Sponsored by: First College Ministry
Hot dogs, hamburgers and volleyball. Come hang out and get to know new people! Everything is free!
1612 Greene Street, Apt. A
Sponsored by: The Shack Campus Ministry
Come hang out with us at The Shack on Greene Street on Monday, Aug. 19. We'll be serving free food and giving away free stuff all night!
Marshmallows & Monopoly
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center
Roast marshmallows and play Monopoly and other classic board games.
Presbyterian Student Association, 1702 Greene Street
Sponsored by: Presbyterian Student Association
Join PSA for sundaes on Greene Street in front of the Presbyterian Student Center.
Bustle at the Russell
entire Russell House
Sponsored by: Russell House University Union
Come one! Come all! The Russell House is THE place to BE to make friends and get connected at Carolina! Enjoy free activities, music, food, DJ dance party and prizes throughout the night. Find out how the Russell House University Union is the place for you to begin your involvement as a Carolinian. Don't forget your Carolina Card. Follow us on Twitter @USCwelcome2013