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On Thursday Oct. 8, UC celebrated the 5th Annual National Student Day along with 1,500+ other participating universities. This special day celebrated students, and promoted students' social responsibility and volunteerism with campus events, including a 20% discount at UC Bookstores and freebies.

National Student Day was sponsored by Campus Services and the UC Bookstores in collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) and UC Sustainability.

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On National Student Day, participating students took selfies in the UC Bookstores and posted on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #GIVEME5NSD. These students were entered to win a $500 campus store gift card.  There were five winners. For every entry that was accepted (up to 5 per person), $1 was donated to Reading Is Fundamental (up to $5,000)! 

National Student Day organizers hold a contest for student volunteers to share a picture of themselves volunteering on campus or in the community. In 2014, three random winners won $1,000, and a matching $1,000 went to the charity of their choice.



UC Campus Events
Time Event
All Day FREE Laundry
7 - 10:30 a.m. FREE coffee w/reusable cup*
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Bookstore Clothing 20% Discount
9 - 11 a.m. Parking: FREE tumblers*
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PNC games, prizes, gifts
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Center specials
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community Service Fair - Pepsi Sampling*
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Community Service Fair
 Bearcast Radio, Zoo to You, Raffles, 7 food trucks!
Noon Photo Ops! UC Bearcat mascot
1 - 1:30 p.m. Lucy the Bearcat 
2 p.m. UC's largest Ice Cream Sundae
3 p.m. FREE T-shirts at the Bookstore*
UC Campus Events
Time Event
3 - 5 p.m. FREE Hip Hop Dance Class-CRC Gym Courts
4 - 6 p.m. Parking: FREE tumblers*
5 p.m. FREE UC sustainability water bottles* at CRC
6 p.m. The College Panhellenic Council presents Mr. Harlan Cohen, a New York Times bestselling Author as a part of their Week of Women. Mr. Cohen will be presenting The Naked Roommate (dating, relationships, and consent).  Located in TUC Great Hall.
6 p.m. FREE movie - Pitch Perfect2
7 - 9 p.m. FREE Catskeller nachos*
8:30 p.m. FREE movie - Jurassic World
* while supplies last

Check back frequently for additional events and times!

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