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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 Schedule!
Pick a session
August 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or August 19, 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 19, 10 a.m.
If you are commuting to Upstate, don’t miss this event specifically for freshmen commuters. A student panel, doorprizes and invaluable information are all included in this session.
MANDATORY COMMUNITY MEETING
Sunday, August 16, 7 p.m.
See your RA for location details
Spend some time getting to know the folks on your hall! Meet your Resident Advisor and hear about ways to get involved in campus housing! Your RA will lead this meeting and help you learn how to meet the Spartan Standard.
Tuesday, August 18, 5:00 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.
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 26 and
you will receive an Agoge’ T-shirt.
AGOGEAugust 16-20, 2015
Contact UsLaura Puckett-BolerVice Chancellor of Student Affiairs and Dean of Students(864) 503-5107Campus Life Center, Rm. 302
Karen ThomasExecutive Assistant(864) 503-5107Campus Life Center, Rm. 303
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