Do you love fun stuff?

Do you love free stuff?

Want to experience the very best Columbia has to offer?

We thought you might. That's why we created Best First Week Ever.

We will host our Best First Week Ever to help welcome college students back to USC's campus and enjoy the city of Columbia together. We've put together over a week full of fun to help fight against the back-to-school blues, and introduce you to some of our favorite things in our city.

This year's Best First Week Ever starts on January 16 and will continue until January 25. 

For more information about each event, click the appropriate link:

Best First Week Ever Schedule:

Want to help out?


Throwing Best First Week Ever takes a village! We have a ton of super fun events we would love for you to be a part of this year. Whether that means helping set up and clean up, or showing up to play games and make new friends, sign up below to help us put on the Best First Week Ever.

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