USCB’s Welcome Week 2018 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 19th through Saturday, August 25th. The goal of Welcome Week is to provide information, while connecting new and returning USCB students to student organizations, departments, and resources, through a variety of events and programs. Don’t miss out!
All events are free and open to USCB students, unless otherwise noted.
For information regarding events on the Beaufort campus, please visit http://sharkweekbeaufort.com.
Sunday, August 19th
8:30am – 5pm, Palmetto Village
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 you check your email for instructions.
Farewell to Family and Friends
5pm, On Your Own
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
5:30pm, Various Locations in 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!
6pm – 8pm: Dinner, Library Tent
It’s a cookout on the lawn! The dining hall will be serving up some delicious food, complemented by some entertainment from a professional hypnotist.
Hypnotist Chris Jones
7pm, Library Tent
Who doesn’t love a good hypnotist?! This guy’s got credentials. Not only has Chris Jones performed all around the country and taken the stage in Las Vegas, but he has also been featured in America’s Got Talent! Some even say he looks like Drake. It’s the show where the audience performs, and trust us when we say, you don’t want to miss it.
Bonfire & S’mores
9pm-11pm, Fire Pit
Not ready to crash yet? Come join us for a bonfire, complete with s’mores.
Monday, August 20th
Studying for the Sciences
10am, Library 267
Want to learn some tips and tricks about studying in the science field? Come to this workshop to set yourself up for success.
60 Seconds of Community Service: Project Positivity
11am-12pm, Library Tent
Get kind! Get creative! Help make the first week of classes a little brighter for your fellow classmates by writing encouraging notes that Rotaract Club will be placing on bathroom mirrors across campus.
12pm-4pm, Campus Center Lawn
We are bringing the water park to you! Race your friend on the giant water slides, make it across the “wipeout” obstacle course, enjoy some concessions and face painting, and much more! Come cool down and meet your campus family.
Water Balloon Fight
1pm, Campus Center Lawn
Are you ready for a massive water balloon fight with your friends? Bet you won’t stay dry!
3pm, Campus Center Lawn
Do you have what it takes to be a cornhole champion? Come on out and give it a shot. Winning team will receive a prize.
Bridging the Gap with MSK: Find Your Mentor
4pm, Campus Center 104
Too often students lose who they are and/or not realizing that they are in the developing stages of their lives, and they give up before they really begin. MSK recognizes the importance of mentoring, encouraging and supporting, young adults to strive, to persevere and to embrace as they transition from one area of their lives into another. This session is designed to encourage students to Be Bold and Courageous, Plan for Success, and Explore all Possibilities
Paint Your Own Wall Décor
5pm, Library Tent
Need some decorations to spruce up your room? We’ll provide the supplies, and you come with the creativity.
Bookstore VIP Party
6:30pm – 8:30pm, Shark’s Cove Bookstore
Sink your teeth into your first year with the Class of 2022 VIP party! Enjoy food, music, prizes, and knowledge – the fun way.
Movie Under the Stars: Uncle Drew
9pm-11pm, Campus Center Lawn
Bring a blanket or some chairs, because this is an outdoor movie experience! We’ll be playing Uncle Drew on the big screen, and you won’t have to pay a dime to enjoy it.
Tuesday, August 21st
New Student Orientation
8:30am, Campus Recreation Center
10am, USCB Volleyball Courts
Ready to spike? This event is just for you.
60 Seconds of Community Service: Cards for Kids
11am – 12pm, Library Tent
Join Rotaract Club and your Orientation leaders as we make birthday cards for children who spend their birthdays in the hospital. Give back by spreading birthday cheer!
11:30am & 12:15pm, Sand Bar Dining Hall
Want some cool recipe ideas to make in your room? These cooking classes are great for all experience levels and are taught by our professional culinary chefs.
College 101: Study Skills and Time Management
12:30pm, Hargray 160
Get ready for an invigorating crash course on how to be successful in college. You’re bound to walk away with some useful ticks and trips you never knew!
First Day Jitters? DeStress Like a Pro
2pm, Hargray 160
Need a space to relax before your first day of classes? Counseling and Disability Services are here to help!
Veteran, Active Duty & Family Meet and Greet
3pm, Hargray 204
Learn about opportunities and resources for veterans at USCB. Meet new and returning students veterans and USCB faculty/staff who will be great resources to you while you are here on campus. All family welcome!
Make Your Own Whiteboard
5pm, Library Tent
Make your own white board! No Pinterest account required. We provide the supplies, you just show up and create.
Think Fast Trivia Tournament
7pm, 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 change to win some big bucks!
9pm-12am, Campus Center Lawn
Are you ready for foam machines, black lights, and a 20,000-watt sound machine? We’re bringing in the top of the line DJs to help you sway the night away. You won’t want to miss out on this night of a lifetime!
Wednesday, August 22nd
9:30am, Campus Recreation Center
10am, Library 267
Is writing not your forte? Or maybe you just want to learn some new things on how to improve your writing skills? This is the perfect workshop for you!
60 Seconds of Community Service: Fleece Blankets for Fido
11am-12pm, Library Tent
Team up with the Palmetto Animal League to construct “no-sew” blankets for cats and dogs in their care. Your crafting skills can help bring the comforts of home to these sheltered pets!
1pm, 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 to USCB’s mission and traditions.
Road Map: Find Where Your Classes Will Be
3:30pm, 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.
5pm, Library Tent
Get here early so that you can snag your shirt while supplies last! This tie-dye project is bound to brighten up your day.
6pm, Campus Center Lounge
Are you tournament tough? Prove it.
7pm, Library 267
Sometimes we just need a crash course on adult life. Join us in discussing the tips and tricks of transitioning to campus and becoming a grown adult.
Comedian, Taylor Tomlinson
8pm, Library Tent
You’ve probably seen Taylor all over YouTube or Facebook! She has been featured on the Tonight Show, Conan, MTV’s Safe Word, or Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. She was also a top ten finalist on season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Are you ready for a night of laughs?
10pm, 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 and household items! Bring your roommates and play for even more chances to stock your fridge.
Thursday, August 23rd
Hey Day: Say “Hey” to Everyone You Meet
All Day, Various Locations Around Campus
9am-10:30am, Various Locations Around Campus
We’re here to help you jumpstart your day. We have snacks, drinks, and friendly smiles waiting for you! We’ll also give free directions to class!
Community Organization & Vendor Fair
1pm-3pm, Library Tent
The community is coming to you! Join us under the library tent to see how you can get involved in the community and what services are available to you off-campus.
Need a Job? Career Services Ice Cream Social
1pm-3pm, Library Tent
Looking for a place to make a few extra bucks or to boost your resume? Stop by to speak with Career Services and they will point you in the right direction.
Commuter Student Meet & Greet
5pm, Hargray 159
Learn about opportunities and resources for commuters on campus and meet other commuters who are excited to make new friends at USCB!
Rock the Rec
6:30pm-8:30pm, Campus Recreation Center
Head over to the Rec Center for an evening of fun inflatables, games, athletic competitions, and more! Ride the mechanical shark or challenge your friend to an obstacle course. Meet our athletic teams and snap a picture with Finnegan. You’ll even have a chance to win $10,000!
Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag
9pm-11pm, Intramural Field
It’s a classic game of Capture the Flag… but in complete darkness.
Friday, August 24th
Sharkapalooza (Student Organization Fair)
11am-2pm, 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 also the perfect way to meet new friends!
Ping Pong Tournament
4pm, 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
5pm, Campus Center 106
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.
7pm, Campus Recreation Center
I hope your dodgeball skills are up to par! Things could get competitive… come ready to play!
Late Night Bowling
9pm-12am, Station 300
Come out for a night of bowling with your friends! Bring your student ID and meet at Station 300. The first 100 students to arrive get in free!
Saturday, August 25th
Paint U Dance Party
8pm, 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.