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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, Aug. 29

4 p.m. —  Truman Workshop 

When: Monday, Aug. 29, 4 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 205

All are welcome to attend, but especially Juniors. Learn how the Truman can award up to $30,000 for those preparing for a career in public service with demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, service accomplishments, and a commitment to public service. Open to all USC students and majors

Tuesday, Aug. 30

9 a.m. — Washington Semester Program Information Session

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.
Where: Honors Residence Hall Room B110

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program places student in the S.C. congressional offices and other exciting D.C. organizations for a semester. The full-time internship plus two classes provide 15 honors credit hours in either the fall or spring semester. Open to all USC students and majors.

4 p.m. — Gilman, DAAD, Bridging, and Freeman-ASIA Workshop

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 205

This session offers a brief overview of some national fellowship opportunities that provide funding for study abroad. Open to all USC students and majors.

6 p.m. — Civic Engagement Forum - Climate Change

When: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House 302

This civic engagement forum will bring together a diverse group of experts in the field of climate change to discuss with students their experiences and knowledge gained through their careers on this topic. This forum is part of a larger series of forums intended to provide opportunities for students to engage with the most crucial issues in the upcoming elections in a nonpartisan manner. This forum is coordinated by Lead the Way, a student initiative affiliated with the Leadership and Service Center, dedicated to increasing voter registration and civic engagement on campus.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

3:30 p.m. — Gates Cambridge Workshop

When: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Gressette Room

Come learn about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship which supports graduate study in the UK at Cambridge University. Seniors and Graduate students are especially encouraged, but this event is open to all UofSC students and majors.

5 p.m. — Welcome Home: Student Health Services Reception for LGBTQ Students & Allies

When: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Thomson Student Health Center

Student Health Services invites students from the LGBTQ community and their allies to join them for a drop-in reception at the Thomson Student Health Center. Meet providers from their medical clinics & care teams, members of their Counseling & Psychiatry department, nutritionists, advocates and health educators. Student Health Services will also answer questions about their general and LGBTQ-specific services. If you can’t make the reception but have questions, please contact their care team nurse, Terry Hevener, at 803-777-0564.

7:30 p.m. — Alpha Kappa Psi Interest Meeting

When:  Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Russell House Theater

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed business fraternity open to all majors! Join our network and attend our interest meeting to learn more!

Thursday, Sept. 1

7 p.m. — USC vs. Vanderbilt Football Game Watch Party

When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m.
Where: Russell House

Free food, fun and fellowship starting at 7 p.m. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2

Close Family Emerging Leaders Program - Application Due

When: Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 

The Close Family Emerging Leaders Program is an 8-week introductory leadership program that explores various aspects of leadership and challenges students to understand what it means to be a leader at the University of South Carolina. The program aims to help students develop their own personal definition of leadership, gain tangible skills, and create an action plan to assist them in applying their leadership skills during their time at Carolina