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Events for Students

We've rounded up a list of student events on campus and a sampling of what's happening around town. Unless otherwise noted, UofSC events are free with your Carolina Card. For even more, visit the UofSC Calendar of Events for events open to the public and the Athletics Master Calendar for Gamecock sports schedules.

  

Wednesday, March 22

11 a.m. — Hip Hop Wednesday

When: Wednesday, March 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Greene St.

Student organizations, university offices, and community partners are welcome to table at Hip Hop Wednesdays.

Greene Street comes alive with contemporary and ol’ skool hip hop music while students network and learn about the many opportunities to get involved with diversity activities on campus.

12:30 p.m. — Wind Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, March 22, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House 301

Do you need a mid-week boost? Join us for mindfulness practice to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and improve productivity by learning mindfulness techniques. No need to register or reserve a space - come one, come all!

Thursday, March 23

Friday, March 24

ALL DAY — 24K Magic - Relay for Life

When: Friday, March 24
Where: Russell House

24K Magic - On Friday, March 24th, USC Relay For Life is aiming to raise $24,000 in just 24 hours!  All day USC Relay and Relay For Life teams will be hosting fundraising challenges and events, can you help us hit our goal?

Buttons, T-shirts and Luminaria on sale in Russell House - Friday 10 am to 5 pm!

Challenges & Prizes
• Raise $30 in the 24 hours and receive a free, customizable “Why I Relay” button
• Top Fundraiser of the day - American Cancer Society Swag Bag
• Top Fundraising Team of the day - Completely organized and packaged fundraiser for the night of Relay For Life!

Special Deal!!!!

Registration for Relay For Life is just $10 this friday using code “MAGIC”, grab some friends to join you for a night of fighting back against cancer!

DEADLINE — Applications for LEAD Retreat

When: Friday, March 24
Where: Isle of Palms, SC

The LEAD Retreat is designed for rising junior or senior students who serve as leaders of student organizations and student-led initiatives. By participating in the LEAD Retreat, students will be able to create a network of peer leaders, understand their impact on the Carolina community, recognize their ability to create change and develop the legacy they wish to leave for themselves, their organizations and the University of South Carolina.

11 p.m. — St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn

When: Friday, March 24, 11 p.m. to Saturday, March 25, 6 a.m.
Where: 902 Sumter Street

Every year, students on campuses nationwide stay up all night during St. Jude Up 'til Dawn events to raise money for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, who are battling cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Teams of six fundraise through various events during the year, ending with an all-night celebration filled with fun activities and challenges.

 Saturday, March 25 

9 a.m. — Columbia Aruna Run

When: Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.
Where: Hand Middle School 2600 Wheat Street Columbia, SC 29205

Grab a friend and join us in making history! Register for the 1st Annual Columbia Aruna Run on Saturday, March 25th at Hand Middle School. Registration is $20 and ALL proceeds will benefit the Aruna Project, an international human rights organization which works to free, empower, and employ sexually enslaved women in South Asia. Learn more or register on our website.

11 a.m. — Fourth Annual Quench World Cup soccer tournament

When: Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Fitness & Wellness Center

We will have 8 teams total. It is going to be a 7 v. 7 half-field Double Elimination soccer tournament with some awesome Quench prizes for the winning team. The registration cost is a minimal $10.00 per person per team with teams being between 7-12 people. Each person that registers to play will receive  free lunch and will receive a Quench koozie as a thank you for supporting the cause. 

 

 Sunday, March 26 

DEADLINE — Walk a Mile In Their Shoes

When: Sunday, March 26 (Event takes place on Thursday, April 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m.)
Where: SC State House Grounds

Men, women, children, and four legged friends from across the Midlands will be standing up against sexual abuse and violence, one pair of heels at a time! Hosted by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands on Thursday, April 6, 2017, the 8th annual Walk A Mile In Their Shoes will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. at the South Carolina State House Grounds.This annual event encourages the community to get involved in the fight against sexual violence and raises awareness about the no-cost, local services STSM provides for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Monday, March 27 

10 a.m. — Mental Health Matters Campaign Focus Group

When: Monday, March 27, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Byrnes 704

Be real with how you are doing. Open up to friends, family, and others in your support system.  Be there for others. Listen. Follow up. Caring for your whole self, including your mental health, will have a positive impact on your time at Carolina and the future. Join us for this focus group to learn how to make an impact with the Mental Health Matters Campaign. Email lovellt@mailbox.sc.edu if you are interested in participating.

11:45 a.m. — CREEDx

When: Monday, March 27, 11:45 a.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

CREEDx is a program in which selected speakers answer the question "How has the Creed influenced by college experience or career?" and small group discussions will follow. Lunch will be provided.

4 p.m. — Green Zone Ally Training

When: Monday, March 27, 4 - 6 p.m.
Where: Student Success Center

Green Zone Ally Training is program for faculty, staff, and students that wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience at the University of South Carolina. The goal is to train members of the Carolina community to know more about the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this particular population. Green Zone Allies are not expected to be experts who can "solve problems" but are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help student veterans identify and connect with appropriate campus resources.

Tuesday, March 28 

ALL DAY — Alternative Transportation Count

When: Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29 
Where: Various locations

The alternative transportation count is a way to gather yearly data on the number of individuals choosing to take alternative methods of alternative transportation to school, work, or home. Alternative methods include everything other than driving as a single passenger in a personal vehicle, some examples would be biking, walking or taking the shuttle.

We are looking for volunteers to help us count the number of individuals using alternative transportation at a specified intersection. There are multiple 2-hour time slots on both March 28th and 29th, and measurements are taken in 15 minute intervals so if you have a class conflict, the two hour time frame can be flexible! If you are interested, visit the website to learn more and sign up!

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

When: Tuesday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Greene St.

The Healthy Carolina Farmers Market is a convenient way for USC students, faculty, staff and community members to shop for fresh, healthy, locally-grown produce and sustainable products.  

11 a.m. — National Something on a Stick Day

When: Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Come celebrate National Something on a Stick Day with some free food and crafts!

Wednesday, March 29 

ALL DAY — Alternative Transportation Count

When: Wednesday, March 29
Where: Various locations

The alternative transportation count is a way to gather yearly data on the number of individuals choosing to take alternative methods of alternative transportation to school, work, or home. Alternative methods include everything other than driving as a single passenger in a personal vehicle, some examples would be biking, walking or taking the shuttle.

We are looking for volunteers to help us count the number of individuals using alternative transportation at a specified intersection. There are multiple 2-hour time slots on both March 28th and 29th, and measurements are taken in 15 minute intervals so if you have a class conflict, the two hour time frame can be flexible!

If you are interested, visit the website to learn more and sign up!

DEADLINE — Nominations for Creed Champion

When: Wednesday, March 29

Award given to someone who has made significant contributions to the Carolina community while embodying any/all of the values of the Carolinian Creed. Any faculty, staff, or student can be nominated.

DEADLINE — Nominations for T.O.A.S.T. awards

When: Wednesday, March 29

The Outstanding Achievement and Student Triumph (TOAST) Recognition Breakfast honors students who deserve recognition in any area of student life. These students can be honored for excellence in the classroom, commitment to a student organization, university department or program, achievement in athletics or arts, etc. This program recognizes all student leaders who may not otherwise be formally recognized for their commitment to student life and the Carolina community. Nominators can be faculty, staff, or students!

9 a.m. — Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards

When: Wednesday, March 29, 9 - 11 a.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom

The annual Stand Up Carolina Hero Awards recognize accountable bystanders – community members who stand up, speak out, and make a difference in the lives of others. They are true heroes.

Noon — Free Throws for Life

When: Wednesday, March 29, 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Greene St.

Helping Hands at USC is partnering with Relay for Life USC and are having a “Free Throws for Life” basketball free-throw fundraising event on Wednesday, March 29th from 12-230pm. We will also be providing pizza!

15 students will be chosen to play a one minute round of free-throw against either President Pastides, Cocky or a SURPRISE student athlete guest! George Rogers is also making a celebrity appearance. All proceeds go to benefit the American Cancer Society.

12:30 p.m. — Wind Down Wednesday

When: Wednesday, March 29, 12:30 - 1 p.m.
Where: Russell House 301

Do you need a mid-week boost? Join us for mindfulness practice to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and improve productivity by learning mindfulness techniques. No need to register or reserve a space - come one, come all!