Sunday, Aug. 17

Breakfast and Worship
9:15-11 a.m.
Presbyterian Student Center, 1702 Greene St.
Sponsored by: Presbyterian Student Organization
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Join the Presbyterian Student Association for breakfast at the student center before heading over to worship at Shandon Presbyterian Church.



Breakfast on Davis Field
9:30-10:10 a.m.
Davis Field (next to Russell House)
Sponsored by: First College Ministry
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Wake up for church! We’ll be serving coffee and donuts to start your morning off right, then we will hop on the shuttle and head to the church.


CEC New student welcome
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Swearingen Engineering Center
Sponsored by: College of Engineering and Computing
Join us to meet the Dean, faculty, current students and 700 other new students joining this year’s class! This is an opportunity for CEC freshman and transfer students and their families to meet the Dean, faculty and current students and to sign up for student organizations! For more information, visit http://www.cec.sc.edu/academic_programs/new-student-info.html.


College of Arts and Sciences Convocation
1:30 p.m.
Russell House University Union Ballroom


Darla Moore School of Business Convocation
1:30 – 3 p.m
Sonoco Pavilion
Darla Moore School of Business


College of Nursing Convocation
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Williams-Brice Building, First Floor, Corner of Pickens and Greene streets


College of Social Work Convocation
1:30 p.m.
Thornwell Annex, Room 127


College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Convocation
2 p.m.
McCutchen House on the Historic Horseshoe


College of Pharmacy Convocation
2 – 3 p.m.
Coker Life Sciences Building Lobby


College of Mass Communications and Information Studies Convocation
2 p.m.
Rutledge Chapel on the Historic Horseshoe


College of Education Convocation
2 p.m.
Wardlaw College, Room 126


Arnold School of Public Health Convocation
2 p.m.
Public Health Research Center, 921 Assembly St.



New Student Convocation
4-5:30 p.m.
Carolina Coliseum
Sponsored by: Convocation
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Convocation is the coming together of the members of a group. Our Convocation marks a new beginning, a special time for faculty, new students and families. Convocation opens with an academic procession, led by the President of the Student Government Association carrying the Mace, followed by the recipient of 2014 Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor the Year ; the Provost of the University; representatives of the University’s schools and colleges; the University’s vice presidents; the secretary of the Board of Trustees; and the President of the University.


Worship and Dinner
6-7:30 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center, 728 Pickens St.
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network
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Worship is at the heart of the MSN faith community. Worship is come-as-you-are, upbeat and spirited. Each week’s worship time is filled by a delicious free meal. All, regardless of religious background, are welcome.


Worship and Dinner
6-7:30 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center, 728 Pickens St.
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network
FOOD
Worship is at the heart of the MSN faith community. Worship is come-as-you-are, upbeat and spirited. Each week’s worship time is filled by a delicious free meal. All, regardless of religious background, are welcome.



Gamecocks Freecycle!
6-8 p.m.
In front of Thomas Cooper Library, next to the fountain
Sponsored by: Carolina Recycling (Facilities Departments), Sustainable Carolina
GIVEAWAYS
Freecycling is the act of gifting reusable goods with the aim of diverting them from landfills. We collect a lot of perfectly reusable gently used or even new items on campus during office moves and student move-out. These items used to be destined for the landfill, but at the Gamecocks Freecycle! event, new and returning students can get some of the supplies they need to succeed here at Carolina and save their precious pennies for late night cram session snacks.




COOPERpalooza
6-8 p.m.
Thomas Cooper Library
Sponsored by: University Libraries
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Free food. Fun games. Cool facts.
Come to the library to enjoy free food, games, giveaways and just enough learning to help you get started.



Evensong & Bible Study
6:30-11 p.m.
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center
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Join us for worship and Bible Study in the tradition that fostered the faith of C. S. Lewis. Free pizza, too! Across from Capstone.



On-campus worship
7-8:30 p.m.
Russell House 303
Sponsored by: Christ’s Student Church at Carolina (Church of Christ)
The first of our weekly Sunday night On-Campus Worship devotionals of the new school year. A time of fellowship, singing, communion, the Word, and prayer. CSCC is your Church of Christ student ministry on the USC campus.




What’s the Big Deal About Sweet Tea?
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
Sponsored by: Student Success Center and Carolina Productions
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Are you an out of state student? Welcome home to South Carolina, y’all! Join us for all things Southern as we introduce you to the South, to Southern culture, to USC traditions, and to all the tips and tools you’ll need to succeed in your new home. We’ll have some tasty Southern cuisine for you to sample, and we’ll even teach you how to shag dance (South Carolina’s official state dance). We’ve got free food and tons of Southern hospitality – y’all come on over to the Russell House Ballroom and join us!



Sunday Worship and Supper
7:30-9:30 p.m.
728 Pickens Street (near Greene)
Sponsored by: Lutheran Campus Ministry
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Lutheran Campus Ministry is YOUR Church on campus! We gather weekly at the Campus Ministry Center at 728 Pickens Street (near Greene Street) for worship and fellowship! A supper follows worship in the Fellowship Hall – homemade lasagna by Pastor Frank Anderson. Come meet others from the Lutheran tradition on campus, as well as those who are seeking a Church on campus!


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