Tuesday, Aug. 19

The Good, the Bad and the Naked of USC History
9:30-10:45 a.m.
South Caroliniana Library on the Horseshoe
Sponsored by: South Caroliniana Library
Carolina’s history is anything but boring! Meet University Archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West in front of the South Caroliniana Library for a lively tour of the historic Horseshoe that highlights good, bad, and naked moments in two centuries of student life.


PSA Mission Tuesdays
10 a.m.-noon
1702 Greene Street
Sponsored by: Presbyterian Student Association
Meet at the Presbyterian Student Association to head to Washington Street United Methodist Church Soup Cellar, one of Columbia’s local soup kitchens, to serve lunch to our brothers and sisters in need.



Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) info table
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Greene Street and Pickens Street Bridge
Sponsored by: Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) will be advertising their organization, as well as events occurring throughout the week. They will have prizes to give away, as well as sno-cones! Stop by for more information about BCM!



Gamecocks Freecycle!
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Greene St.
Sponsored by: Carolina Recycling (Facilities), 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.



Rita’s Ice Giveaway
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: First College Ministry
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Stop by and cool off with some FREE Italian ice!


Navigators Information Tables
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street and Pickens Street
Sponsored by: Navigators
Come meet the Navigators and find out what we’re doing this year. We’d love to meet you!



Engage in the Process: An Orientation to National Fellowships & Scholar Programs
11 a.m.-Noon
Currell College 107
Sponsored by: Fellowships and Scholar Programs
FOOD
Wondering what a national fellowship is? It is a grant of money awarded directly to you from organizations outside of the University through merit-based national competitions. Awards are granted for both undergraduate and graduate study across all disciplines and can be used at USC or other institutions. You can’t win a fellowship if you don’t apply! Attend this session to meet national fellowship advisors and previous USC winners and learn how to apply for a national fellowship that fits your academic interests and career goals.



Greene Street Party
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Midtown College
GIVEAWAYS
Come hang out with us on Greene Street. We’ll be playing games and handing out prizes, and we would love to meet you!


Intramural Sports Marketing
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Intramural Sports
GIVEAWAYS
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!



Service Leadership Institute
Noon-5 p.m.
Russell House University Union, Room 203
Sponsored by: Leadership and Service Center
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Service Leadership Institute is an interactive and fun 3 1/2 day program designed to provide opportunities for exposure to opportunities on campus and in the community. Participants meet other first-year students, discuss and explore their leadership skills and social issues, participate in a service project, and learn about involvement opportunities at USC and in the Columbia community.



Find Your Classes
Noon-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Zeta Sigma Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
The ladies of Zeta Sigma Chi welcome you to USC by helping you find your classes. Bring your schedule and some friends and we’ll help you find out where you need to go.



Athletics Department
Noon-6:30 p.m.
Russell House 1st floor desk
Sponsored by: USC Athletics
GIVEAWAYS
The University of South Carolina Athletics Department welcomes you to visit our table located outside of the Russell House Theater on August 18-20th. We will be giving away fall sports posters and other giveaway items.



Engage in the Process: An Orientation to National Fellowships & Scholar Programs
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Currell College 107
Sponsored by: Fellowships and Scholar Programs
FOOD
Wondering what a national fellowship is? It is a grant of money awarded directly to you from organizations outside of the University through merit-based national competitions. Awards are granted for both undergraduate and graduate study across all disciplines and can be used at USC or other institutions. You can’t win a fellowship if you don’t apply! Attend this session to meet national fellowship advisors and previous USC winners and learn how to apply for a national fellowship that fits your academic interests and career goals.



Social Justice on Campus
2-3 p.m.
Russell House 302
Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
GIVEAWAYS
Are you passionate about creating a more compassionate inclusive world? Would you like to learn how to make your world a better place? Come learn about the various opportunities for social justice work at Carolina in this fun and casual conversation.





CommUNITY Picnic
3-5 p.m.
Russell House Patio
Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
LGBT Programs in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is eager to welcome all new and returning students! Join us for the commUNITY Picnic and learn about our commitments to building an inclusive Carolina for everyone! Join us on the Russell House patio for delicious eats, the opportunity to meet representatives of LGBTQ-focused campus and community organizations, and more! Pick up some free swag, meet our team of LGBT Peer Advocates, and learn about the more than 700 trained Safe Zone allies on campus ready to support you in your collegiate journey.


Ultimate Frisbee
3:30-5 p.m.
Davis Field 1
Sponsored by: Navigators
Come join us for Ultimate Frisbee!



Get CONNECTed Fair
4-6 p.m.
Russell House Ballrooms
Sponsored by: USC Connect
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
The third annual Get CONNECTed Fair will be Tuesday, August 19, 4-6 p.m. in the Russell House Ballrooms. Over 50 faculty and staff members will be there to help students think through how to take advantage of learning opportunities outside the classroom and integrate them with academic work to meet personal and professional goals. Includes information on how to graduate with Leadership Distinction in
• Community Service
• Global Learning
• Professional and Civic Engagement
• Research
Food, prizes, and Cocky add to making the Fair an exciting and memorable event!



High Tea
4-6 p.m.
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center
FOOD
Join us for high tea and fellowship. Across from Capstone.


Cookies and a Show
4-5 p.m.
Russell House Theater
FOOD
Escape the heat and come watch a documentary made by one of your fellow USC students! Learn all about homelessness in Columbia and how you can make an impact in your community while enjoying some FREE and delicious Insomnia cookies.



Class Tours
4-6 p.m.
BCM Building – 819 Main St.
Sponsored by: Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
We are helping freshmen and other students locate their classes. Don’t want to be lost on the first day of classes? Meet us at the BCM building at 4! Tours will leave from the BCM building every 30 minutes.


International Student Welcome
5-8 p.m.
Russell House Golden Spur Gameroom
Sponsored by: International Student Services
FOOD
Welcome the World to Carolina through a fun, social evening of games, food and music.



How Do I Get a Student Football Ticket?
5:15-6:15 p.m.
Russell House Theater
Sponsored by: Student Athletic Tickets
GIVEAWAYS
This event will answer any final questions students have about the student ticketing process as it relates to obtaining football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball tickets. A step by step tutorial of how to request a football ticket will be covered as well as how to maneuver through the Student Account Manager site.


SC Honors College Convocation
6 p.m.
Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene Street (Next to Carolina Coliseum)




Get Rec’d
6-8 p.m.
Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center – 1000 Blossom Street
Sponsored by: Campus Recreation
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Join Campus Recreation for our 2014 Get Rec’d event! Visit the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center to discover all the programs and services we have to offer here at Carolina. We will be providing activities, contests, and giveaways involving Intramural Sports, Group Exercise, Fitness, and Outdoor Recreation. We will also have a Sport Club Fair for you to meet officers and sign up to participate.



LCM Welcome (Back) Cookout
6-8 p.m.
728 Pickens Street (near Greene)
Sponsored by: Lutheran Campus Ministry
FOOD
Join us for a cookout to welcome new students to campus and to welcome back those who have been a part of Lutheran Campus Ministry at USC. Share a meal and some fellowship as you are introduced to the ministry and programs of LCM… we are YOUR Church on campus!



USC Dance Marathon Percent Night at Yoghut
6-10 p.m.
601 Main St.
Sponsored by: USC Dance Marathon
Learn what it means to be FTK and enjoy some delicious frozen yogurt at USC Dance Marathon’s first percent night of the year! USC Dance Marathon is one of the largest student organizations on campus that raises money for Columbia’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This is a great way to get involved on campus and in your new Columbia community! Be sure to mention you are supporting USC Dance Marathon at the register. A portion of sales will benefit Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.



Crosstraining
6:45-9 p.m.
BCM Building – 819 Main Street
Sponsored by: Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
FOOD
What is BCM? Crosstraining? Come by our first Crosstraining (meeting) of the semester and find out what the Baptist Collegiate Ministry is all about and meet some pretty awesome people! BCM will provide free food starting at 6:45! You don’t want to miss out!


Sit and Spin at the Top!
7-9 p.m.
Top of Carolina, 18th floor of Capstone
Sponsored by: Carolina Dining
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Come “Sit and Spin” at the Top of Carolina, the Carolina’s only revolving restaurant, for Carolina Dining’s very first elite event of the semester. Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat brunch buffet for dinner (including omelet bar action station), live DJ, neon lights and more! Stay tuned for details!



Dodgeball Tournament
7-9 p.m.
Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center, Gym #4
Sponsored by: Shandon College Ministry
GIVEAWAYS
A super intense Dodgeball Tournament at the Strom! Winners not only earn great prizes but championship bragging rights until next year!


Ice Cream Social
9-10 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center, 728 Pickens Street
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network
FOOD
Cool off from the heat, mix and mingle with new friends and current students and staff at MSN while building your own ice cream sundae. Prizes will be given for creative sundaes.


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