Thursday, Aug. 21
First Day of Class Coffee
Davis Field and Pickens Street Bridge
Sponsored by: Midtown College
Need a first day of class boost? We’d love the chance to serve you free coffee. Look for us around campus as you make your way to class.
Calendar Launch Party
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions
Carolina Productions, the campus’ source for campus entertainment has an exciting lineup for the fall semester to announce! Come by Greene Street to pick up your copy of the Carolina Productions fall calendar and learn more about what the organization has to offer!
CSCC Outreach Table
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Russell House First Floor Desk
Sponsored by: Christ’s Student Church at Carolina
Information table about Christ’s Student Church at Carolina
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: Carolina Recycling (Facilities), Sustainable Carolina
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.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: CarolinaCard Office
Students are encouraged to join the CarolinaCard office on Davis Field to learn more about the various venues to use their CarolinaCard! Join us for lots of free stuff, music and games!
InterVarsity Info Table
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sponsored by: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Come out and meet InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as take a spiritual survey of the campus!
Athletics Department Event
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: University of South Carolina Athletics
The University of South Carolina Athletics Department welcomes you to visit our table located on Greene Street. We will be giving away fall sports posters and other giveaway items.
Intramural Sports Marketing
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Russell House Patio
Sponsored by: Intramural Sports
Stop by our table for a cool drink, try out your hand at cornhole & maybe win a prize, sign up to be an intramural official & learn all about what we have to offer this fall!
Making a Splash!
Noon – 4 p.m.
Strom Thurmond WTC Fields 1 & 2
Sponsored by: Carolina Judicial Council
“Making A Splash!” is a charity event put on by the Carolina Judicial Council. The event will consist of a water balloon dodge ball style tournament in which participants will be encouraged to make donations, proceeds of which will go to the Gamecock Pantry. In addition to this, speakers will be present at the even, where they will discuss various tenants of The Carolinian Creed.
Work Study: Job Seeking and Keeping
Russell House 203
Sponsored by: Student Leadership in the Workplace
Were you granted work study as part of your financial aid package and now you’re wondering how to find a part time job on campus? Come learn how to intentionally look for the best job for you and navigate the system.
“I survived the first day of classes” Cookout
Bates Diner (Bates House)
Sponsored by: Carolina Dining
Come unwind from your first day of classes with Carolina Dining, new friends and good food! For one meal swipe you can enjoy this all-you-care-to-eat cookout. Free “I survived” t-shirt to the first 300 people through the door.
C.S. Lewis Book Club
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center
Join us as we begin Lewis’s classic work, “The Abolition of Man”. No homework necessary. Dessert and coffee. Across from Capstone.
Welcome Back Club
Russell House Ballroom A
Sponsored by: Young Life
Come and see all that Young Life in Columbia at USC has to offer! Be a part of the BEST community at USC. Interested in leading high school or middle school students? Check out this awesome ministry at a fun Welcome Back Club!
Russell House Ballroom C
Sponsored by: AAAS (Association of African American Students)
Just because classes have started, doesn’t mean the fun has to end. The Association of African American Students invites you to the second annual Pajama Jam! This dance party is complete with great music, free food, drinks, and prizes! BYOP! (Bring your own pajamas)
Taize Evening Prayer
728 Pickens Street (near Greene)
Sponsored by: Lutheran Campus Ministry
Taize Evening Prayer is 30 minutes of song and silent meditation in the tradition of the Taize Community in France (www.taize.fr) Taize is an ecumenical community dedicated to peace and reconciliation among the different churches in Christianity. All are welcome!