The Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources has established a number of opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to convene, learn, share, and celebrate our wonderful USG Community.

Specific programs are added each semester but below you will find the list of our USG "traditions" 

For specific dates and event descriptions, be sure to read your USG Weekly and check out the events calendar.

  • Welcome Week - Learn more about USG programs, resources, and opportunities to get engaged during the first week of classes each semester.
  • USGLeads Emerging and Expanding Leadership Program- A self-paced leadership development program with guided reflection, activities, and videos.
  • USGFest and Involvement Fair - Kick off the fall semester with fun, food, games, and a Spirit Contest hosted by USG and the many student clubs and organizations on campus.
  • De-Stress Week - During finals week each semester, USG converts the ping pong room on the second floor of Building III into a relaxing respite. Stress-relieving activities and snacks are available throughout the week.
  • International Night - During the spring semester, members of the USG Community come together to celebrate our beautifully diverse community. Countries, cultures, and regions are represented with pride and respect as information, food, music, and dance bring us all together. 
  • Leadership and Service Awards - Each year two undergraduate students and one graduate student across all campuses are selected to receive the Leadership and Service Award. Selected students are celebrated and honored across the USG Community for their outstanding achievements.
  • Student Appreciation Carnival- At the end of the spring semester, all students are invited to eat, relax, pet animals, play games and more! 
  • Student Engagement Awards - At the end of the semester the Student Engagement Awards are held to recognize student organizations and officers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to engage the USG community.  Awardees are nomated and selected by their peers. Students that have completed the USGLeads Leadership Programs are also recognized for their commitment and focus on leadership development.