Saturday, Aug. 26 Events

Service Saturday

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
check-in at Davis Field II (Longstreet Side)
Sponsored by: Leadership and Service Center

Service Saturday is an ideal program for students to make a positive impact in the community, meet new friends, and connect with the city of Columbia. Students are invited to participate in our signature service event which happens once a month. Our sites include many Columbia non-profits such as Harvest Hope Food Bank, the Salvation Army of the Midlands, and Habitat for Humanity. We provide the transportation to the service site and lunch. To attend, students simply register, pick their service site during check-in on the morning of the event, and serve! Register here.


Day Trip to Charleston

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Midtown Offices (1819 Taylor Street)
Sponsored by: Midtown College

Come spend the day with us in Charleston, South Carolina! We’ll meet at the Midtown offices at 1819 Taylor Street at 9 am to carpool, grab some lunch, and then spend the day on the beach. We’ll be back before dinner, so bring some lunch and gas money, a towel, and some sunscreen. Sign up here.


Day Hike at Table Rock

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Table Rock State Park
Sponsored by: Cru

Like being outdoors and getting to know people? Meet by the reflection pond in front of Thomas Cooper Library at 10 a.m. to hike through Table Rock State Park outside of Greenville, SC. Make sure to bring PLENTY of water, money for lunch and gas, and some sunscreen. Snacks and Gatorade will be provided! Check out the state park website at http://southcarolinaparks.com/tablerock/tr-trails.aspx. For more details or to RSVP, contact Justin at jtgates@email.sc.edu.


Lake Day

11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lake Murray
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry

Jet skis, wake boarding, tubing, and giant inflatable flamingos! What more could you ask for? Join us for a full day of fun on Lake Murray with hundreds of your newest friends on Saturday, Aug. 26. It’s the best way to chill out after your first week of classes! Shuttles pick up from the Horseshoe at 10:30 a.m. and will take you home later that day! Bring your shades, sunscreen and towel!


Gamecock Volleyball vs. Troy

1–3 p.m.
Carolina Volleyball Center
Sponsored by: University of South Carolina Athletics

Come out to the Carolina Volleyball Center as the volleyball team takes on Troy at 1 pm. Gates open at noon and you just need to bring your Carolina Card to get in for free! Make sure you get your card scanned to earn a reward point for attending the match.


Escape the Heat Ice Skating

2:30–5 p.m.
Peak Ice Skating Rink
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network

Escape the Columbia heat by ice skating with the Methodist Student Network! Rides leave from 728 Pickens Street (behind the Women’s Quad) at 2:30 p.m. and skate rentals are $10.


Fun in the Sun at Strom

5-9 p.m.
Strom Thurmond Wellness Center
beach casual attire
Sponsored by: Russell House University Union and Carolina After Dark

Join Carolina After Dark and Campus Recreation  for  the hottest pool party of the fall.  Enjoy food, music, entertainment, competitions and sunshine at the Strom pool deck.  Grab your friends and join us for an afternoon of fun to start the year.


Gamecock Volleyball vs. UNF

7–9 p.m.
Carolina Volleyball Center
Sponsored by: University of South Carolina Athletics

Come out to the Carolina Volleyball Center as the volleyball team takes on UNF at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. and you just need to bring your Carolina Card to get in for free! Make sure you get your card scanned to earn a reward point for attending the match. 

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