Events for Students

See what events are open to students this week at UofSC. For a list of university events open to the public, please visit the UofSC Calendar of Events.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

11 a.m. — Commemorate Constitution Day

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Russell House Patio
Cost: Free

Stop by to receive a pocket Constitution, register to vote, participate in a Constitution trivia contest for a chance to win Gamecock prizes, enjoy a slice of all-American apple pie and more.

11 a.m. — Student Organization Fair

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street
Cost: Free

Looking to get involved in a student organization on campus? Come to the student organization fair where students will have the opportunity to talk with student organization leaders to see what they might want to get involved in.

11 a.m. — Voter Registration Day

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Russell House Patio
Cost: Free

If you need to register to vote, change or update your registration, or receive an absentee ballot this fall, stop by the Student Government voter registration table. The Richland County Elections Commission will be answering questions and registering voters. A voting booth will be available and Student Government will also provide iPads with access to online voter registration for other states. The deadline to register to vote in S.C. for the November election is Saturday, Oct. 4.
Wind Down Wednesday

Noon — Ally Development Lunch

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon
Where: Russell House, Room 348
Cost: Free

Join LGBT for their first Ally Development lunch of the semester to learn about changes to the Safe Zone program, meet Safe Zone trainers, and share your ideas the growth of the Safe Zone program to meet the campus community. Lunch will be served.

12:15 p.m. — Wind Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, Sep.17, 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House room 309
Cost: Free

Join for mindfulness practice to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and improve productivity by learning different techniques.

1 p.m. — Discover Seminar

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1 - 2 p.m.  
Where: Legare College, Room 322
Cost: Free

Discover is a four-week, not-for-credit seminar designed to help students get started with research. Topics include developing relationships with faculty, learning about opportunities for funding and showcasing research and creating a plan for research during your college experience. Meetings are each Wednesday at 1:00 and will last one hour.

4 p.m. — Magellan Scholar Workshop

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.
Where: Russell House, 315
Cost: Free

Attending workshops are required for students wishing to apply for the Magellan Scholar research grant. Students are encouraged to attend with the faculty mentor for their project. The deadline to apply for the grant is Tuesday, Oct. 21.

4 p.m. — Grocery Store Tours

When: Wednesday, Sept.17, 4 p.m.
Where: Food Lion, 1001 Harden Street
Cost: Free with registration

Grocery store tours are a free service to students, faculty, and staff to teach them about health and nutrition.

4 p.m. — Goldwater with SMART Workshop

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.
Where: Legare 322
Cost: Free

Attend the SMART workshop if you wish to apply for the Goldwater Scholarship, offering up to $7,500 to sophomores and juniors pursuing bachelors degrees in a STEM field.

7 p.m. — Constitution Day: The Modern Rise of Constitutional Veneration

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.
Where: Gambrell Auditorium
Cost: Free

Spend time commemorating the formation of the U.S. constitution presented by Associate Professor of Law at Cornell University, Aziz Rana. More information.

Thursday, Sept. 18

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: Edge of Tomorrow

When: Thursday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

7 p.m. — Salsa Night

When: Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: Russell House ballroom
Cost: Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Salsa dancing. Sponsored by SALA.

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: 22 Jump Street

When: Thursday, Sept. 18, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

Friday, Sept. 19

Noon — Helping Hands at USC bake sale

When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 12 - 2 p.m.
Where: Info desk on the first floor of Russell House
Cost: Items starting at $1 and up

Helping Hands at USC is one of Carolina's newest student service organizations! The organization is based around hands-on volunteer opportunities as well as holding various fundraising events and services. This delicious bake sale will have all proceeds go to the organization to help hold events on and off campus!

2 p.m. — Safe Zone Ally Training

When: Friday, Sept. 19, 2 - 5 p.m.
Where: TBA
Cost: Free

The Safe Zone program aims to build a visible network of allies who are committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for LGBTQ individuals. The Safe Zone program makes it possible to easily identify individuals who are committed to creating an environment in which all people are free to thrive academically, professionally and personally, and it provides an avenue for University of South Carolina community members to show their support for the LGBTQ community.

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: Edge of Tomorrow

When: Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: 22 Jump Street

When: Friday, Sept. 19, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

Saturday, Sept. 20

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: Edge of Tomorrow

When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: 22 Jump Street

When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

Sunday, Sept. 21

6 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: Edge of Tomorrow

When: Sunday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

9 p.m. — Carolina Productions Movie: 22 Jump Street

When: Sunday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater
Cost: Free with your CarolinaCard

Enjoy a FREE movie on campus with your friends!

Monday, Sept. 22

11 a.m. — True Strength

When: Monday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street
Cost: Free

True Strength is a men’s component with Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention at the University of South Carolina Student Health Center. They will be on Greene Street raising awareness on how to create a positive environment of healthy masculinity. There will be snow-cones, popcorn and more.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

9:30 a.m. — Healthy Carolina Farmers Market

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Greene Street, in front of the Russell House
Cost: Free entry. Most vendors accept cash only.

The theme for this week’s Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is Eat Well. Dietitians will be giving out free smoothie samples and there will also be nutrition games.

10 a.m. — Changing Carolina Peer Leaders Recruitment Bash

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Where: Russell House Patio
Cost: Free

Come out and learn more about the Changing Carolina Peer Leaders organization, play games and receive free prizes.

5:30 p.m. — Gentlemen Respecting Interacting in Truth meeting

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention lobby in the Thomson Student Health Center (because of construction at the Thomson Student Health Center, you may have trouble accessing the SAVIP lobby. Call 803-777-8248 to get access).
Cost: Free

GRIT is a support group for men to discuss how to have healthy relationships.

6 p.m. — Dare to Dream: How you to can change your major

When: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m.
Where: Thomas Cooper Library, Room 204
Cost: Free

Thinking about changing your major or don't know what direction to go in? Come chat with Cross College Advisors on how to get started.