Week of Welcome

USCB’s Week of Welcome 2017 promises to fill the first week of the semester with plenty of programs, giveaways and opportunities to get involved on campus and explore what USCB has in store for you over the next four years. Catch all of the excitement from Sunday, August 20th through Sunday, August 27th. The goal of Week of Welcome is to provide information, while connecting new and returning USCB students to student organizations, departments, and resources, through a variety of events and programs.

You can find all of the great Week of Welcome events on our calendar, but here are some you definitely won’t want to miss. All events are free and open to USCB students, unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2017 Week of Welcome schedule is under construction at this time!

Click here to view the WOW 2016 Schedule.

Sunday, August 14

MOVE-IN DAY!
8:30 AM – 4 PM

Moving into the dorms? Today is the day! Come prepared with comfortable clothes, good shoes, and sunscreen! Each residence hall checks in at a different time, so be sure to look at our Move-In Guide.

Farewell to Family and Friends
5:00 PM

Take a moment to say "See you later!" to your family and friends before you head to your Mandatory Hall Meeting and then start off a week of fun with our evening activities!

Mandatory Hall Meeting
5:30 PM
Various locations throughout Housing

Come meet your RAs, learn about policies and life on campus, and meet your fellow residents. This event is for resident Sand Sharks only – sorry, Parents!

Dinner
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Library Tent

It's a Fall Picnic on the Lawn. The dining hall will be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ baked beans, potato chips, cole slaw, garden salad, watermelon, and banana pudding.

Chris Jones, Hypnotist
7:30 PM
Library Tent

Who doesn't love a good hypnotist?! This guy's got credentials. Not only has Chris Jones performed in 48 states and taken the stage in Las Vegas, but he has also been featured on America's Got Talent! It's the show where the audience performs and trust us when we say, you don't want to miss it!

Bonfire & S'mores
9 pm
USCB Fire Pit

Not ready to crash yet? Come join us for a bonfire, complete with s'mores.

Monday, August 15

Breakfast
7:30 am – 10:00 am
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Up and at 'em? Come check out breakfast in the Sand Bar. Try an omelet while you're there! Ours are amazing.

Lunch
11:00 AM – 3 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Want to see what they are serving up in the Sand Bar? Check out DineOnCampus.com/USCB or their app, App on Campus, in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. There you can find menus, nutritional information, and more!

Pool Tournament
11 AM – 12 PM
Campus Center Student Lounge

Are you tournament tough? Prove it.

Water Olympics!
12 PM – 4 PM
Campus Center Lawn

We are bringing the water park to you! Enjoy a day of water rides and fun in the sun! Embrace your competitive and play in the Water Olympics or you can just soak up the rays. The first 100 will receive a USCB bag to keep their items dry!

Beach Volleyball
2 PM
USCB Volleyball Pit

Itching to spike? This tournament's for you.

Studying for the Sciences Academic Workshop

3 PM

Library 267

Commuter Student Meet and Greet
4 PM
Library 237

Learn about opportunities and resources for commuters on campus and meet other Commuters who are excited to make new friends at USCB! All commuters who are first-year students should attend this session, as you will receive information about Week of Welcome activities and future opportunities to be involved on campus.

FIFA Xbox 360 Tournament
5 PM – 6:30 PM
Campus Center Student Lounge

Missing the World Cup? Indulge in your FIFA '14 fever with this Xbox 360 tournament.

60 Seconds of Service
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Library Tent

It's community service in 60 seconds! Stop by and give back to the community with USCB. We will provide all the supplies for the project, all you need to do is show up!

Dinner
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sand Bar Dining Hall

Bookstore VIP Party

7 PM – 9 PM
Shark's Cove Bookstore

Sink your teeth into your first year with the Class of 2019 VIP party! Enjoy food, music, prizes, and knowledge – the fun way. Just present your invitation at the door and you're in!

Movie Under the Stars:Neighbors 2
8:30 PM
Campus Center Lawn

Bring a blanket or some chairs, because this is an outdoor movie experience! We'll be playing Neighbors 2 on the big screen, and you won't have to pay a dime to enjoy it.

Grocery Bingo
10 PM – 11 PM
Library Tent

Need a few more snacks for your room? Enjoy playing bingo? Come play Grocery Bingo for your chance to win hundreds of dollars in Groceries! Bring your roommates and play for even more chances to stock your fridge!

Tuesday, August 16

Breakfast
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Lunch
11:00 AM – 3 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

60 Seconds of Service
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Library Tent
Hosted by Rotaract.

It's community service in 60 seconds! Stop by and give back to the community with Rotaract. We will provide all the supplies for the project, all you need to do is show up!

Pinterest Party- Make Your Own White Board
2 PM – 3 PM
Campus Center Lawn

Make your own white board! No Pinterest account required. We provide the supplies, you just show up and create.

Farmers Market

2-6 PM

Library Tent

3 Point & Knockout Basketball Tournaments
3 PM – 4:30 PM
Campus Recreation Center

Come show off your basketball skills. Meet us at the court if you think you have what it takes.

How to Be Successful at Math Academic Workshop

4PM

SciTech 222

Veteran Student Meet and Greet
5 PM – 6 PM
Campus Center 105
Hosted by Sand Shark Veterans.

Learn about opportunities and resources for veterans at USCB. Meet new and returning student veterans and USCB faculty/staff who will be great resources to you while you are here on campus.

Dinner
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

ThinkFast Trivia

7:30 PM – 9 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

It's cooler than your grandma's Jeopardy and way more fun. ThinkFast is an audience response trivia game that includes a DJ. Bring your friends, show off your knowledge, and play for a chance to win $200!

Dodgeball
10 PM
Campus Recreation Center

The goal of the game? Dodge the ball! Things could get competitive... Come ready to play!

Wednesday, August 17

Breakfast
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Lunch
11:00 AM – 3 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Hit the Road to Graduation: Intro to Campus Technology

10AM

Library 241

How to Deal with College Stress Workshop
11 AM
Campus Center 105

Are you new to the world of college life? Maybe feeling a little overwhelmed or worried? Jodi Watts, our Counseling and Disability Services Coordinator, will be hosting a workshop that will provide you with numerous resources and tips. You can also meet Bella May, our resident therapy dog! Any and all are welcome to attend. Remember: College doesn't have to be scary!

Convocation
1 PM
Campus Recreation Center

Convocation is a celebration during which faculty and students gather together to celebrate the beginning of the academic year. New students are welcomed into the Sand Shark family and everyone is encouraged to achieve their greatest potential. While there, you will also be acquainted USC Beaufort's mission and some of our traditions.

Athletics Physicals
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Campus Recreation Center

60 Seconds of Service
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Campus Center Lawn Tent

It's community service in 60 seconds! Stop by and give back to the community with USCB. We will provide all the supplies for the project, all you need to do is show up!

Road Map
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Meet Under the Library Tent

Not sure where your classes are? We're here to help! Meet us under the tent for a small tour that will help you find your classrooms ahead of the big day. This is a perfect way to keep from getting lost or showing up late on the first day.

Student- Athlete Orientation
9AM - 12PM
Campus Recreation Center

 

Dinner
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Adam Mamawala, Comedian

7:30 PM
Campus Center 105

Adam Mamawala is a stand-up comedian based out of New York City. Named one of Funny or Die’s "Top 30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch", Adam recently appeared on MTV's Girl Code and has headlined over 200 colleges across more than 35 states, earning him the title of Campus Activities Magazine’s “Fastest Rising Star” in 2013. In the past year, Adam has taken part in the Boston Comedy Festival and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist in Carolines' New York's Funniest Competition (as seen on NBC's SeeSo app) and a finalist in the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, finishing 5th out of 72 comics. He has been featured as Time Out New York’s “Joke of the Week”, has been a Freelance Contributor to Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and Someecards, and recently headlined Carolines on Broadway, one of NYC's preeminent comedy clubs!

Grab your friends and roommates, and come out for a night of fun!

Capture the Flag
10 PM
Meet at the Library Tent

It's a classic game of Capture the Flag. Meet under the Library Tent to get into your teams.

Thursday, August 18

HEY DAY!
All day

Say "hey" to everyone you meet today and pick up a "Hey Day!" sticker from the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center. It's the fastest way to make new friends and acquaintances!

Breakfast
7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Team JUMPSTART
9 AM – 11 AM
Various locations on campus

We're here to help you jumpstart your first day. We've got snacks, drinks, and friendly smiles waiting for you! We'll also give free directions to class!

Lunch
11:00 AM – 3 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Vendor Fair
1 PM – 4 PM
Library Tent 

Learn about the business available to you in the surrounding community and stop by to see what they offer! 

Pinterest Party- DIY Srtrand Bracelets
2 PM – 3 PM
Campus Center Lawn

Make your own zip tie bangles! No Pinterest account required. We provide the supplies, you just show up and create.

Call of Duty Xbox Tournament
5 PM – 6:30 PM
Campus Center Student Lounge

Prepare to get pwn3d in this FPS tournament. No bunny hopping and no spawn camping!

Dinner
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

The Newly Roommate Game!

7:00 PM
Campus Center 105

What more should we say? The name of the event is enough to pique anyone's interest enough to show up! See you there!

Midnight Madness
9 PM – 12 AM
Campus Recreation Center

Head over to the Rec Center for a night of fun and athletic competitions!  Any and all are welcome to attend!

 

Friday, August 19

Breakfast
7:30 – 10:00 AM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Lunch
11:00 AM – 2 PM
Sand Bar Dining Hall

Sharkapalooza (Student Organization Fair)
11 AM – 2 PM
Library Tent

If you're interested in getting more involved on campus, this is the place to be. Many clubs and organizations will be present to answer any questions you may have. This is the perfect way to meet new friends!

Ping Pong Tournament
3 PM – 4 PM
Campus Center Student Lounge

You've heard about the intensity of ping pong on this campus. Now come live it.

Get the Scoop and Meet the Greeks
5 PM
Campus Center 105

It's a two for one deal! If you're interested in going Greek, stop by and meet some of the fraternities and sororities we have on campus. They'll be here to answer all of your questions. BUT WAIT, there's more! When you show up, grab a bowl of ice cream and add your toppings when you talk to each organization! 

Late Night Bowling
9 PM – 12 AM
Station 300

Come out for a night of bowling with your friends! Bring your student ID and meet at Station 300.

Saturday, August 20

 

Paint U Dance Party
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Campus Center 105

Who doesn't love a good dance party? Feel the adrenaline rush when the paint starts flying, get lost in the music and lights as you dance all night. Get loud and get messy with your new friends, and you'll share an experience unlike any other. The paint washes off but you'll never forget the night you had at the Paint Party.