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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.

Thursday, Aug. 27

9 a.m. — Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

When: Thursday, Aug. 27, 9- 11:30 a.m.
Where: Russell House Room 203

Learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal person and what resources are available at USC. Free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Register at

11 a.m. — Community Service Opportunity Fair

WhenThursday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Greene Street

Connect with student service organizations and Columbia nonprofit agencies to make service a part of your Carolina experience.

6:30 p.m. — Five After Five

When: Thursday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Five Points
Cost: Free

Five After Five is a outdoor local concert series hosted at the fountain in Five Points. Enjoy great local music and fun times on the fourth Thursday of each month. In addition to expanding this year's series over the spring and summer seasons, Five After Five will also feature local food vendors, arts & crafts vendors and more entertainment for the kids.

Friday, Aug. 28

Noon — Fellowship Fridays

When: Friday, Aug. 28, noon
Where: Legare 322
Cost: Free

Come learn about national fellowships--what they are, why you should apply, which ones might be for you, and how the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs can help.

3 p.m. — Sports Booths- Pre- and Post Exercise Smoothies 

When: Friday, Aug. 28, 3- 5 p.m.
Where: Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center

Visit Strom Thurmond and learn to maximize your workouts with optimal nutrition – get tips from the registered dietitian nutritionists. Sample our dietitian approved pre- and post-exercise smoothies and learn how to make your fuel work for you. 

Saturday, Aug. 29 

9:30 a.m. — SC College of Pharmacy Open House

When: Saturday, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m.- noon
Where: Coker Life Sciences
Cost: Free

The event is open to all majors including students with a casual interest in pharmacy to students applying for Fall 2016 admission into the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Learn more about SCCP admissions, the PharmD curriculum, professional student organizations and internships. The Open House will also feature tours and demonstrations in the community, compounding, and sterile compounding labs. RSVP here or by visiting the SCCP webpage.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Monday, Aug. 31

1 p.m. — Office of Undergraduate Research's Getting Started Workshop

When: Monday, Aug. 31, 1- 2 p.m.
Where: Gambrell PC Classroom 150
Cost: Free

These workshops are designed for students who are brand new to research and want to get involved. All sessions last one hour.

4 p.m. — Gilman, DAAD, Bridging Scholarships Workshop

When: Monday, Aug. 31, 4 p.m.
Where: Legare 322
Cost: Free

This session will offer a brief overview of some national fellowship opportunities that provide funding for studying abroad.

6 p.m. — Intake Orientation

When: Monday, Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
Where: Russell House Ballroom
Cost: Free

Intake orientation is an opportunity for UofSC students to learn about all of the Multicultural Greek and National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations as well as the Fraternity and Sorority Life community as a whole. During this orientation students will be given information on the Hazing Policy at UofSC, have the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of fraternity and sorority women, and then have small group interactions which each organization where they can ask specific follow up questions.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

2 p.m. — Research Ethics Workshop

When: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2 - 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House 303
Cost: Free

Interested in talking through ethical dilemmas in research? This workshop will feature a case study investigation and discussion about common ethical questions that surface in research.

6 p.m. — Body Project

When: Part one: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m.; Part Two: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Sims Room 118
Cost: Free

Become empowered to love your body and improve your health by participating in this two-part workshop for women. The registration deadline for this two-part series is Sept. 1.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

3 p.m.  — Tobacco Ambassador Training

When: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Russell House Room 348
Cost: Free

Tobacco-Free Ambassador Training provides an opportunity to empower campus community members to become agents of change for a healthy environment by supporting the Tobacco-Free policy and educating the community about the harms of tobacco use and cessation resources available. Students, faculty and staff members are welcome to sign up for an open session to learn more about our campus' policy and how to enforce the policy and become an agent of change. Registration is required.

4 p.m. — Gates-Cambridge Workshop

When: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 4 p.m.
Where: Legare 322
Cost: Free

This session will offer a brief overview of the Gates-Cambridge scholarship, which supports study for a graduate degree in the U.K. Please note, this workshop will include time to work on application pieces, students should come prepared to write. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Thursday, Sept. 3

3 p.m. — Preparing for Leadership Workshop

When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 3 p.m.
Where: Russell House 205
Cost: Free

Leadership in the 21st century is based on solving complex real world problems in an informed way. How will you prepare yourself to take on these challenges? In this workshop you will learn concrete ideas and skills to help you get the most out of your time at Carolina. The workshop will also explore how you can use the experiences you have at Carolina to become a leader in your field. The event is hosted by USC Connect.

Note: Sophomores, have your sophomore punch card signed when you sign in.

6 p.m. — Football Viewing Party

When: Thursday, Sept. 3
Where: Russell House
Cost: Free

Free food, music, ONE LOYALTY POINT and lots of fun at this alcohol-free viewing party before the game against UNC. Hosted by the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Office.

Note: Sophomores, have your sophomore punch card signed at the official Sophomore September table when you get there.