Tuesday, Aug. 22 Events

Campus Safety Information Table

8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety

USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety will be providing useful and important safety information. We are professionals in law enforcement, compliance and professional standards, environmental health and safety, and risk management working diligently – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to protect the people and property of the University of South Carolina. Our values – human life, integrity, excellence and accountability – are your assurance of our commitment to provide a safe and secure environment.


Student Health Services Welcome & Center for Health and Well-Being Tours

9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Center for Health and Well-Being Lobby and Russell House Patio
Sponsored by: Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) will provide tours of the new Center for Health and Well-Being and sno-cones and bottled water. SHS supports the vision of a Healthy Carolina, meaning we support an overall healthy community at USC.

We provide a holistic, patient-centered approach to health and wellness through comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention, wellness programs, counseling and psychiatry and sexual assault/interpersonal violence prevention and advocacy. An accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home, we encourage students to build relationships with our staff.


Gamecock Family Roost

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Office of Parents Programs

Welcome to the Carolina family! Students, parents and family members are invited to stop by this information tent for all things USC and Columbia!

Parents can pick up information from the Office of Parents Programs, and students and families can talk with representatives from the Department of Student Life about the many ways to get involved on campus.

Campus maps and information about the city of Columbia will also be available. Enjoy great music while cooling off with water and soft drinks and the popular misting fan!


First Community Gathering

7 – 8 p.m.
See Resident Mentor for Details on Location
Sponsored by: Residence Life

Getting to know your roommate, hallmates, and Resident Mentor are such an important part of your transition to college life at USC! From 7-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, your Resident Mentor, RM for short, will show you the ropes and introduce you to your home away from home at USC. Every hall on campus has their community gathering at 7 p.m. and it is important that you are present for yours! Your hall will get to know one another during this hour and then walk over to First Night Carolina as a big new family!


First Night Carolina

9-10:30 p.m.
Colonial Life Arena
Sponsored by: Student Life

First Night Carolina is the official welcome for all new freshmen and transfer students on behalf of the Department of Student Life.

Get information from your Resident Mentor or from Off Campus Student Services regarding details for attending this annual event that features Gamecock spirit and a memorable evening to officially start your career as a Carolinian!

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