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Your Spartan experience will be heightened through Agoge, our Freshman initiative designed to immerse you in a series of activities that encourage, emphasize and expand your potential.
Our Agoge approach helps you identify your individual strengths, skills and character, while reinforcing the value of the collective whole. This is a mandatory event for all freshmen.
Your quest: Attend 10 events during Agoge
Joining the Spartan Nation is not as easy as finding the coolest Upstate t-shirt at the bookstore. Spartans must undergo rigorous intentional training to fully acclimate to the academic goal at hand. Agoge is the USC Upstate way of helping you become a Spartan, not just through enrollment, but through activities that give you a head start as classes begin. Review the top ten list below to help fill your Agoge training schedule. Please note: all designated activities are required for all freshmen. Some activities will be at the same time for everyone and a few list optional sessions you may choose from.
A indicates a required event.Download the full Agoge Guide!
Pick a session
August 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or August 20, 1 - 3 p.m.
Library Come hunt for hidden Spartan badges at the Library Scavenger Hunt. Work in groups of three or five, or on your own. Be sure to BYOD so you can show off your selfies at each badge location. If you find all the hidden badges within the library,
you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Spartan-worthy bicycle. Be sure to ask for your instant prize when you
complete this game.
MANDATORY COMMUTER CONNECTIONS BRUNCH
Wednesday, August 20, 10 a.m.
CLC Ballroom or
MANDATORY COMMUNITY MEETING
Sunday, August 17, 7 p.m.
See your RA for location details Learn Where You Live. If you are commuting to Upstate, don’t miss the mandatory Commuter Connections Brunch on Wednesday, August 20 at 10 a.m. If you live on campus, attend your mandatory Community Meeting to get to know your neighbors.
Tuesday, August 19, 5 p.m. County University Soccer StadiumMeet your Spartan Teams at the annual Stadium Party. Come for dinner and entertainment as we kick off the academic and athletic year.
LAST THING! We have great giveaways and drawings for this week, every time you attend an Agoge’ event, your name goes in a drawing at the Convocation dinner that’s good for multiple $500 and $100 gift cards to the Bookstore. We will also award prizes at individual sessions. If you complete all 10 tasks on this list, come by the Premiere Fair on Wednesday, August 27 and
you will receive an Agoge’ T-shirt.
Save the DateAugust 17-20, 2014
Contact UsLaura Puckett-BolerDean of Students(864) 503-5107Campus Life Center, Rm. 302
Karen ThomasExecutive Assistant(864) 503-5107Campus Life Center, Rm. 303
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