Signature Events are those SCPC programs that are held each semester or annually and that are strongly associated with SCPC on campus. Though the list may seem quite extensive, these programs only represent about 40% of our packed event schedule as we are constantly striving to bring innovative and original events to campus!
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Georgia Tech Night at Six Flags
First held in 2003, this event is the largest on or off-campus event each year, attracting around 6,000 students, staff, and faculty. Greatly discounted tickets are made available to members of the Georgia Tech community, who are transported free of charge to an exclusive Georgia Tech only night at Six Flags over Georgia. This event is typically held in early September each year.
Georgia Tech Night at Six Flags: Friday, September 16th, 2011
The Homecoming Concert is the major musical act on campus each year. Ludacris most recently attracted around 3,000 members of the Tech community to an epic show in 2011. Each year a survey of possible artists is developed based upon price and availability and the act is chosen according to popularity. The Homecoming concert is usually held on the Thursday evening of Homecoming week.
Homecoming Concert: October 27th, 2011
SCPC works in collaboration with multiple organizations in order to plan a weeklong celebration of Tech spirit leading up to the homecoming football game. SCPC's 20-25 member Homecoming Committee is responsible for planning a vast array of events including competitive field events, the Talent Show, Tech Trivia, Mr. Georgia Tech and Ms. Georgia Tech, Homecoming Festival, and more! Homecoming occurs during the week leading up to the homecoming game typically held in October.
Homecoming Week: October 20st-29th, 2011
SCPC is responsible for the major comedy act on campus each year, bringing B.J. Novak of "The Office" in 2011, who delivered a side-splitting performance to a packed Ferst Center. The comedy show date varies though can usually be expected in the fall semester.
Fall Comedy Show: November 4th, 2011
Sting Break Festival
Sting Break is SCPC's giant student appreciation celebration including attractions such as free giveaways and food, music, inflatables, novelties, and carnival rides. With over 2,100 students enjoying the most recent edition "Around the World," Sting Break is one of Tech's most iconic and looked-forward-to events. As the name suggests, Sting Break is held late in the spring semester.
Next Sting Break: Spring 2012
Gold Carpet Advanced Screening
This unique event started in 2010 with the Gold Carpet Advanced Screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and continued with Part 2 in 2011. At regular theater prices, SCPC Gold Carpets feature exclusive advance screenings of blockbuster films the day before official release with complimentary transportation. Gold Carpet Advanced Screenings take place whenever SCPC feels that there is an exceptional level of demand for a certain film.
Next Gold Carpet: TBA
Georgia Tech Night at the Aquarium
Night at the Aquarium is planned in collaboration with Georgia Tech's Residence Hall Association (RHA) and attracts around 2,500 members of the Tech community to the world's largest aquarium, the Georgia Aquarium. SCPC has arranged free behind-the-scenes tours in the past two years adding value to the already amazing experience! This event is typically held in early February each year.
Next Georgia Tech Night at the Aquarium: Early Spring 2012
SCPC is responsible for bringing speakers to campus that can appeal to a wide range of interests. Bill Nye the Science Guy awed a sold-out Ferst Center in spring 2011 as our most recent speaker. Speaker event dates vary throughout the year though can usually be expected in the spring semester.
Next Speaker: TBA
Options Classes and Experiences
Options classes are non-credit leisure courses in areas such as dancing, pottery, language, and music. Recent course samples include tango, belly dancing, knitting, pottery, Hindi, Korean, sailing, waterskiing, and acting. Options Experiences are intensive programs meant to give you the same benefits as classes but in a much shorter period of time, lasting only 1-3 seessions. Options classes are held every semester with registration beginning right as classes begin.
Options Class Registration: August 22nd
Take-A-Prof is one of Georgia Tech's longest-running programs soon to reach its 100th edition in fall 2011. Take-A-Prof allows you to enjoy a meal with a professor in a non-academic, low-cost, and low-pressure situation. Themes such as Cafe Style, featuring pastries and tea, or at the ballgame, featuring ballpark staples, provide a fun and interesting environment for socializing and networking! These events usually take place once a semester, more recently including the summer semester as well.
Fall Take-A-Prof: November 22nd, 2011
Screenings of provocative and entertaining blockbusters are shown in the Student Center Theater, outdoors on a giant inflatable screen and at alternative locations such as the CRC pool. SCPC keeps tabs on the most popular available movies but is also now working with the Office of International Education to offer an international film series that follows their very successful Coffee Hour. Theater showings typically include 3 screenings per day on a Friday and Saturday.
Fall Theater Showings: November 11th & 12th, December 2nd & 3rd
Fall Outdoor Movie Series: August 26th, September 9th (Dive-In), September 30th
Fall International Movie Series: September 12th, October 10th, November 14th
The long-running SCPC Midnight Breakfast features pancakes, grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, coffee, orange juice, and more! Midnight Breakfast takes place on the Tuesday night of finals week 10pm - midnight during the fall and spring semesters. The breakfast is now a staple of FINALE, a recent initiative meant to bring a relaxing and supportive environment to an otherwise stressful finals week at Georgia Tech. Events Sunday through Wednesday of finals week could feature free massages, energy drinks, food, oxygen bar, gaming, bowling, or billiards breaks in Tech Rec, a jazz band, and more!
Fall Midnight Breakfast: December 13th, 2011
Fall FINALE: December 11th - 14th, 2011