Wednesday, Aug. 20

Pre-Med Freshmen Orientation
9-11 a.m.
Darla Moore School of Business Room 123
Sponsored by: Pre-Professional Advising
Welcoming all entering Pre-med Freshmen and transfer students interested in Pre-Med by introducing them to our office, Pre-Professional Advising, giving them handouts and other information to let them know the services we offer all incoming freshmen in regard to their chosen field of Pre-Med. It is a great introduction and speakers and advisers will be available to talk with the students personally.


PJs and Pancakes
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Gibbes Court Bistro (Capstone), Honeycomb Cafe (Honors) and Bates Cafe (Bates House)
Sponsored by: Carolina Dining
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Join Carolina Dining and General Mills as we team up to make your last leisurely morning a fun one! Join us for a pancake breakfast along with a PJ contest, cereal trivia and more! This year’s theme is to GO BIG! So our 5th annual celebration will extend from one location to three locations!


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.


Campus Connection
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Student Success Center
GIVEAWAYS
Need helping finding your way the first day of class? Want to make your first day a success? Come by and see representatives from the Student Success Center! We will point you in the right direction and we will also have some great handouts detailing how to be successful in your first day of class!!



Service Leadership Institute
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Russell House University Union, Gressette Room
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.



Carolina Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) info table
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
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!


InterVarsity Info Table
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Come out and meet InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as take a spiritual survey of the campus!



Athletics Department
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5 and 6 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.


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!



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!


School of Music Convocation
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Copenhaver Band Building, 324 Sumter Street


Make a Difference: Teach High School
1-2 p.m.
Russell House Room 305
Sponsored by: Secondary Education
FOOD
Are you thinking of becoming a high school teacher? USC-Columbia offers a unique 5th year Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Program — a Master’s degree program — for our undergraduate students who want to become high school English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, or physics), or social studies teachers.



Free popsicles on Greene Street!
1-2 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Rotaract Club at USC
Join Carolina Rotaract for Free Popsicles on Greene St! We will be handing out goodies and sharing information about our organization, so come see us!


Work Study: Job Seeking and Keeping
2-2:30 p.m.
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.


Reality 101: What to Expect as a Student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
2-3 p.m.
3020 D Carolina Coliseum
Sponsored by: School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Reality is setting in!!! Your first college class is less than 24 hours away! What should you expect as a student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications? This interactive session with two SJMC faculty members will give you a head start on being a success in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Don’t miss it… the clock is ticking!


Pre-Law Freshman Orientation
2-3:30 p.m.
Callcott Room 011
Sponsored by: Pre-Professional Advising
Welcoming to all entering Pre-Law Freshmen and transfer students interested in Pre-Law by introducing them to our office, Pre-Professional Advising. We will provide handouts and basic information to let them get to know our office and the services we provide for students who have chosen Pre-Law. An adviser will be available for questions.



Multicultural Assistance Peer Program: Let M.A.P.P. be your guide!
2-4 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom A
Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
An annual welcome for incoming, first-year multicultural students, the MAPP kick-off gives these students the opportunity to meet one another, to meet the leaders of multicultural student organizations, and to interact with members of the faculty and administration.


SVA Cornhole Tournament
2-4 p.m.
Russell House Patio
Sponsored by: Student Veteran’s Association
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
The Student Veteran’s Association at USC is hosting a Cornhole tournament for all students, especially new veterans at USC. There will be info about the SVA, fellow veterans to answer questions about student veteran life at USC and Cornhole! We will be serving cookies and refreshments! Come out and hang out with the SVA, learn about our events and join our email list!



Welcome back bash
3-5 p.m.
Legare College, Suite 321
Sponsored by: Study Abroad Office
FOOD
If you are a USC student interested in studying abroad, just returning from studying abroad, or you are an international student “studying abroad” at USC, join the Study Abroad Office at our annual Welcome Back Bash, Ice Cream Social. Celebrate the new school year Wednesday, August 20th from 3 to 5 p.m. in the first floor of Legare College. It will be HOT, so we are serving cold ice cream and beverages (for free)! Enjoy this time by talking with returning study abroad students, incoming exchange students and learning about your study abroad opportunities!


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



Back to school cookout
5-8 p.m.
Greene Street
Sponsored by: Association of African American Students
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What better way to spend the last day of summer than with AAAS at our annual welcome back cookout? Come out to Greene Street and enjoy free food, great music, and even better people! Not to mention, you can check off #90 on your USC Bucket List!



Risk vs. Catan Night
5-11 p.m.
C.S. Lewis Student Center
Sponsored by: C.S. Lewis Student Center
FOOD
Join us for Risk and other board games. Across from Capstone.


Freshman Interest Meeting and Ice Cream Social
6:30-8 p.m.
Russell House 315
Sponsored by: Navigators
FOOD
Are you a freshman? Check out who we are, meet tons of great people, and eat ice cream!





Hypnotist
TWO SHOWS: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Russell House Ballroom
Sponsored by: Carolina Productions
GIVEAWAYS


International Dinner
7-8 p.m.
Campus Ministry Center, 728 Pickens Street
Sponsored by: Methodist Student Network
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USC is an international community and MSN has students from many countries. Come and sample the wonderful diversity USC and MSN have to offer. Enjoy free food from a variety of cultures and countries. Let your palate be treated and tantalized.



New Student Pizza Party
7-8 p.m.
St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1610 Greene St.
Sponsored by: Newman Club
FOOD
Join the Newman Club, the Catholic student organization at USC, as we welcome all new students and share in fun, food, and games!



Freshman Mixer
7-9:30 p.m.
BCM Building, 819 Main Street
Sponsored by: First College Ministry
FOOD, GIVEAWAYS
Making friends can be stressful, especially when you’re the new kid on campus. So, let us take some of that weight off your shoulders by doing the hard work for you. The Freshman Mixer is an event catered exclusively to freshmen. Everything you want will be there: FOOD, MUSIC, DANCING, FREE STUFF!



Brinner @ BCM and Walmart Run
9:30-11 p.m.
BCM Building – 819 Main Street
Sponsored by: Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)
FOOD
BCM is providing breakfast for dinner for incoming freshmen and new students! Come and get some delicious food and spend some time with some great people! This is an awesome way to make new friends. Afterwards, rides will be provided to transport students to Walmart to purchase any last minute items needed for their first day of classes!

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