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Worried you’re going to be bored while at USC? Gamecock Entertainment has got you covered. Gamecock Entertainment is students’ main source for FREE and FUN stuff to do both on and off campus.  Make sure you follow Gamecock Entertainment on social media to be in the know about all the cool events for students throughout the semester!


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Gamecock Entertainment

Gamecock Entertainment is USC’s source for FREE and FUN things to do both on and off campus! Our office is home to Carolina Productions, Homecoming, Dance Marathon, Thursday After Dark, and numerous other events and programs throughout the year! Check out our organizations and line up of events.

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Carolina Productions

Carolina Productions is your primary source for student entertainment at USC! Whether you want to attend or help behind the scenes at awesome events like concerts, comedy shows, foam parties, or weekend movies, this organization is for you! We are all about entertainment for students – by students!

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Thursday After Dark

Thursday After Dark (TAD) is a student's go-to for late night entertainment every Thursday night of the semester. Whether on or off campus, this night of fun is always free.

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The tradition continues! Homecoming is a week of fun events, giveaways, team competitions, Cockstock - our annual concert, and more as Gamecocks celebrate the USC spirit. 

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Tiger Burn

One of Carolina's oldest traditions as we celebrate our rivalry week with Clemson at the annual Tiger Burn. Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is the largest student-run philanthropic organization on campus. Each year USC’s students raise money and awareness for the patients in the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital- Midlands, right here in Columbia! In 2020, we raised $1,016,822 For The Kids! 

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Upcoming Events

Midnight Breakfast

Ongoing through Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: 0

FTTK Days - Day One

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024

Location: RHUU Greene Street

FTTK Days - Day One

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024

Location: Russell House Ballroom

Dating Game

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

Location: Russell House Ballroom

Drive Down Memory Lane

Monday, Apr. 15, 2024

Location: RHUU Greene Street, RHUU Russell House Patio, RHUU Russell House Patio Stage, Greene Street Preston Side, Greene Street Petigru Side

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