Sunday, Aug. 27 Events

Worship at Shandon Presbyterian Church with UKirk

10–11:45 a.m.
UKirk Presbyterian Student Center (1702 Greene Street)
Sponsored by: UKirk SC

Meet us at the UKirk Student Center at 9 a.m. for a ride to Sunday worship at Shandon Presbyterian. Stick around afterwards and let UKirk buy your lunch to welcome you to campus!

Free College Lunch

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Drive
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry

THE BEST CHURCH FOOD IN THE STATE! Mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, fried chicken, sweet tea and more! All are welcome to join us at 11:45 a.m. in the gym at Shandon Baptist Church (5250 Forest Drive). There may even be some leftovers for you to take home! Shuttles pick up from Capstone, Bates, and the Horseshoe at 8:30 a.m. for the Sunday Morning Experience. We will drop you off after FREE COLLEGE LUNCH around 12:30 p.m.

International Welcome Week Picnic

1-4:30 p.m.
Davis Field 2 (next to Longstreet Theatre)
Sponsored by: International Students Association (ISA) and International Student Services

The International Students Association’s Welcome Week Picnic is a picnic where all students are encouraged to come, get free food, and have fun with other new students! College is a great place to make friendships that last a lifetime, and what better way to start these friendships than to bond over free food! The picnic is open to all new students, so anyone, whether International or not is encouraged to come and have fun!

Welcome Week Ultimate Frisbee Pickup

3-5:30 p.m.
Strom Thurmond Wellness Center Fields 1 and 2
Sponsored by: Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club

In partnership with Welcome Week 2017, the Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Club is hosting an afternoon of pickup Ultimate on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 3 p.m. Meet the leadership and players of the club, play Ultimate Frisbee with your friends, and enjoy free fresh watermelon. Guys and gals of all skill levels are welcome. We’ll teach you all you need to know! Please bring a white or dark shirt and cleats. Contact us at or on Twitter @USC_Ultimate if you have any questions.

What’s The Big Deal About Sweet Tea?

4-6 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
Sponsored by: Student Success Center

Welcome to South Carolina y’all! Are you curious to learn more about the “famously hot” environment you now call home? Join us for all things “southern” as we introduce you to southern culture, the Palmetto State, Columbia, and Gamecock traditions! You also will be able to connect with other out-of-state students and learn the official dance of South Carolina, the “Shag”. Best of all you can sample some of the staple foods of SC, including sweet tea, boiled peanuts, and more!

Welcome Back Cookout

6–8 p.m.
St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center (1610 Greene Street)
Sponsored by: Newman Club

Join us for a cookout to welcome all new and returning students to USC as we begin the new school year. Reconnect with old friends, make some new ones, and enjoy some free food! We can’t wait to update you on all the different way you can get involved with the Newman Club, the Catholic Campus Ministry at USC. Hope to see you there!

Back to School Bash

6:30-10 p.m.
Midtown College, 1800 Blanding Street
Sponsored by: Midtown College

Midtown Fellowship is throwing a Back to School Bash to welcome and celebrate the start of the school year. There will be free barbecue, games, and a live band. Grab a friend and come enjoy! This event will be hosted at our meeting space, 1800 Blanding Street, just five blocks from campus. Meet in front of Capstone at 4:45 p.m. if you need a ride!

Choral Evensong & C.S. Lewis Bible Study

6:30–8 p.m.
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center

Join us for Choral Evensong in St. Theodore’s Chapel, a serene and contemplative service of scripture and music. Then stay for our C.S. Lewis Bible Study and free supper at the C.S. Lews Student Center across from Capstone.

Gamecock Women’s Soccer vs. High Point

7–9 p.m.
Stone Stadium
Sponsored by: University of South Carolina Athletics

Come out to Stone Stadium as the women’s soccer team takes on High Point at 7 pm. Gates open at 6 pm 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.

On-Campus Worship

7-8:30 p.m.
Russell House Room 303
Sponsored by: Christ’s Student Church at Carolina (Church of Christ)

The first Christ’s Student Church at Carolina (Church of Christ) weekly Sunday worship on campus this school year.

Coffee House on Main Street

7–10 p.m.
Immaculate Consumption, 933 Main Street
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry

Live music, free coffee, and good company at Immaculate Consumption on Main Street. “Coffee House” is a 7 pm Sunday night staple at Shandon College Ministry, and we cannot wait to chill with you! See you at “iMac”, 933 Main Street, just a short walk from the Horseshoe!

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