Thursday, Aug. 24 Events

Keep it Cool on the First Day of School

7:45–10:15 a.m.
Pickens Street Bridge
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network

Stop by the Pickens Street Bridge where the Methodist Student Network will have FREE Iced Coffee, a First Day of School photo booth and directions to class!


Coffee and Biscuits on Greene Street

8-11 a.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Midtown College

Midtown College will be on Greene St from 8-11 a.m. giving away FREE coffee and biscuits to kick off the first week of classes!


Gamecock Student Tickets on Greene Street

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Student Athletic Tickets

Stop by to learn how student ticketing works and get tips to increase your odds of getting the most desired tickets.


Gamecock Student Rewards on Campus

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: University of South Carolina Athletics

Want to go to football games this fall? Stop by our table to learn about the Student Rewards Program and how to earn points that count toward football tickets and prizes.


Learn about Palestinian Life

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine

Students for Justice in Palestine will be promoting our student organization (looking for new members to join!) as well as discussing the importance of Palestinian culture and Palestinian daily life.


Shandon College on Greene Street

10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry

Come join Shandon College Ministry on Greene Street for some FREE FOOD and a chance to meet new friends and get connected to a local church.


University Ambassadors Interest Meeting

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: University Ambassadors

Do you love USC and want to tell people? Join University Ambassadors! University Ambassadors serve as the front door of the University, providing a welcoming and informative first impression to a diverse group of visitors. They give prospective students and their families information about student life as a Gamecock through weekly campus tours and open house events throughout the year. Come find us on Greene Street during Welcome Week to find out more! Also attend one of our info sessions on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. and Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. in the McKissick Museum!


Carolina Productions Presents Back to Class Bash: Calendar Launch

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions

Welcome to Carolina Productions’ Back to Class Bash. Here at CP, we bring entertainment to USC – for the students, by the students. Cockstock? Bo Burnham? Russell House Movies? We planned that! Start the semester strong by checking out our fall semester lineup on Facebook, Twitter or in person. Come grab your copy of our free events calendar so you don’t miss the magic!


Carolina Productions Presents Back to Class Bash: Laser Tag a Friend

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions

@Gamecocks, join us for our Back to Class Bash: Laser Tag a Friend! (Get it?) Duke it out with a round or two of laser tag and try to best your besties and strangers alike. Just watch your back! In the meantime, stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @usccp for our Laser Tag a Friend contest to meet SNL Weekend Update start COLIN JOST. Event free with Carolina Card.


Carolina Bible Fellowship Welcome Table

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Carolina Bible Fellowship

Carolina Bible Fellowship is an organization with an intention of fellowship. Come join us on Greene Street to meet us and get connected, grab some cookies, get a water, and get help finding your classes!


First College Ministry Table

11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: First College Ministry

First College Ministry is a student organization at the University of South Carolina and a ministry of First Baptist Church Columbia. Stop by our table on Greene Street on Aug. 23 from noon to 2 p.m. and Aug. 24 and 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to get to know us and cool off with water bottles and freeze pops!


UKirk Taco Tuesday

11–2 p.m.
UKirk Presbyterian Church (1702 Greene Street)
Sponsored by: UKirk SC

Come on down to the UKirk Presbyterian Student Center to celebrate the first day of classes with White Duck Taco! First 100 students can buy two White Duck Tacos for $2 each. Enjoy free drinks, chips and salsa, and taco ’bout the awesomeness of Carolina! Taco Thursdays at UKirk – on Greene Street between Russell House and Five Points and down the Hill from Gambrell Hall.


Intramural Sports Information Table

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Campus Recreation

USC Intramural Sports will be hosting an info table where you can find out all about the intramural sports that we offer for Fall 2017 as well as what job opportunities that we have available.


Ask Us Anything: Getting Started in Research

1–2 p.m.
Gambrell 150
Sponsored by: Office Undergraduate Research

No project? No mentor? No problem! Let’s get you started in research! Research is all about asking questions and finding answers. It is a great way to gain real-world experience, work closely with faculty, and build your resume. This interactive workshop is designed to get you thinking about your research interests, and learn how to find and reach out to potential faculty mentors. Let us help you get started on your research path! Sign up today! Log in to sc.campus.eab.com (=> Workshops tab => Undergraduate Research Workshops).


Carolina Productions Presents Back to Class Bash: Kickoff Concert

6-7 p.m.
Russell House Patio
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions

Get ready to rock, Gamecocks! Join us at Carolina Productions’ Back to Class Bash Kickoff Concert. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free with Carolina Card. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter @usccp to see who will storm the stage.


Carolina Productions Presents Back to Class Bash: The Evasons Mentalist Duo

7-8:15 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions

Join world famous mentalist duo Jeff & Tessa Evason for mind-blowing feats of ESP and Second Sight that’ll have you buzzing long after the show ends. You’ll be absolutely floored when the Evasons reveal the audience’s secrets – their birth date, a serial number on any bill in their wallet or even the name of their first kiss – all while standing blindfolded on stage. You’ll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free with Carolina Card.


Get the Scoop with Delight!

7-8 p.m.
Russell House 203
Sponsored by: Delight Ministries

Come “get the scoop: with the women of Delight Ministries! We are a college women’s community that grows together, serves together, learns together and does life together while chasing the heart of God. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, join us on Thursday, August 24, to learn how you can get involved! No pressure or commitment, just come check it out and enjoy FREE ice cream sundaes!


First Night Campus Crusade Meeting

7-8:30 p.m.
Davis Field 2 (next to Longstreet Theatre)
Sponsored by: Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Come grab a burger or hotdog to celebrate the end of the first day of school! Ultimate frisbee (glow in the dark style) will be happening right after!


C.S. Lewis Book Club

7–8 p.m.
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center

Join us as we being to read Lewis’s classic about the life to come, “The Great Divorce.” No homework required! Free dessert & coffee. Across from Capstone.


Theta Gamma Loves Kollege – The Finale

7:08–9 p.m.
Russell House 315
Sponsored by: Alpha Kappa Alpha

Come join the Theta Gamma Chapter of alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated as we welcome the young women of the Carolina community back to campus with a night full of snacks, games, binge watching of Netflix, and girl talk and advice! Attendees are encouraged to wear comfy clothes and pajamas to feel right at home!


Crazy Night in Five Points

8 p.m.–midnight
Lighthouse 2121, 2121 Devine Street
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry

It’s exactly what the name says it is! Join us for a CRAZY NIGHT in Five Points at 2121 Divine Street. This is safe, friendly and dry environment with lots of dancing, black lights and loud music! Bring lots of friends, wear lots of neon, and get ready to drop the bass! Our new, state-of-the-art building is just a five-minute walk from Capstone and Columbia Hall! FREE CHIC-FIL-A SANDWICHES FOR THE FIRST 100 PEOPLE!


Carolina Productions Presents Back to Class Bash: The Evasons Mentalist Duo

10-11:15 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions

Join world famous mentalist duo Jeff & Tessa Evason for mind-blowing feats of ESP and Second Sight that’ll have you buzzing long after the show ends. You’ll be absolutely floored when the Evasons reveal the audience’s secrets – their birth date, a serial number on any bill in their wallet or even the name of their first kiss – all while standing blindfolded on stage. You’ll be on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Free with Carolina Card.


Carolina Productions Presents Back to Class Bash: “Logan” Midnight Screening

11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Russell House Theater
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions

Come celebrate the finale of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine with a little finale of our own. Carolina Productions is closing the curtains on its Back to Class Bash with a midnight showing of X-Men blockbuster Logan. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. Free with Carolina Card, and popcorn is on us.

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