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Signature Events

There's always something exciting happening at South Carolina. From Convocation to Commencement, learn about the signature events we host for our campus community.

Whether you'd like to be informed or entertained, you'll find that and more all across our thriving campus all year long. Visit the public calendar to learn about upcoming activities, events, exhibits and more hosted by the university and our dynamic colleges and schools.

Upcoming Events

UofSC Welcome

Become familiar with campus resources, learn ways you can get involved and meet fellow students at fun beyond-the-classroom activities during our annual back-to-campus celebration. 


Student wearing roller skates on Green Street at an event.

New Student Convocation

Every August, the newest academic class at South Carolina is invited to participate in this traditional ceremony commemorating their inclusion in the university’s learning community. 

New Student Convocation
Student Body President in regalia holding the University Mace.
Students and their family with Cocky and his patents at the Family Weekend Tailgate.

Family Weekend

Immerse yourself in the Carolina community during this weekend of networking, learning and meeting fellow students and families. 

Family Weekend

Signature Events

Get key details about planning for and attending major university events. Learn about longstanding traditions and the historical significance that make university events so memorable.