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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.


Monday, May 1

ALL DAY — Finals Frenzy

When: Monday, May 1
Where: Russell House

Exam review sessions led by Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders and Peer Tutors will be held in various rooms throughout the Russell House. Exam reviews are comprehensive in nature and planned in advance. Students are encouraged to stay for the whole two hours for the review sessions. No appointments are necessary.

ALL DAY — Registration for Fall 2017 Sorority Recruitment

When: Monday, May 1

Registration for fall recruitment will open May 1, 2017. Organizations participating in the fall primary recruitment process include Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Pi Beta Phi and Zeta Tau Alpha.

11 a.m. — Writing Support

When: Monday, May 1, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Peer Writing & Communications Lab in Sims Women’s Quad

Led by Peer Writing & Communications Tutors, students can receive help on any type of writing assignment for finals, including lab reports and presentations. Students can make an appointment or drop-in for writing support.  

Tuesday, May 2

Wednesday, May 3

Thursday, May 4

Friday, May 5

3 p.m. — Commencement Ceremony

When: Friday, May 5, 3 p.m. 
Where: Colonial Life Arena

Darla Moore School of Business, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and Arnold School of Public Health

5:30 p.m. — Grad Dine

When: Friday, May 5, 5:30 - 6 p.m. pictures and drinks, 6 p.m. dinner begins
Where: UofSC Alumni Center

University of South Carolina graduates can dine in their new alumni home before or after commencement exercises. My Carolina Alumni Association will openup the UofSC Alumni Center for dinner on Friday, May 5th and lunch on Saturday, May 6th. Pre-purchased tickets are required, and graduating students, family members, and friends can register. 

 Saturday, May 6 

 9:30 a.m. — Commencement Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. 
Where: Colonial Life Arena

College of Arts and Sciences, College of Information and Communications, and South Carolina Honors College

3 p.m. — Commencement Ceremony

When: Saturday, May 6, 3 p.m.
Where: Colonial Life Arena

College of Education, College of Engineering and Computing, College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sports Management, Interdisciplinary Programs, Palmetto College, School of Music, and College of Social Work