About Pacer Pursuit

What is the Pacer Pursuit?

It is an opportunity for students to ultimately experience USC Aiken. There are 64 traditions at USC Aiken that we believe give you that experience. The way the Pacer Pursuit works is you attend one of the traditions and take a selfie of yourself there. Once you have submitted all of your pictures, a committee of faculty/staff will review your submission to receive your reward... a medal to wear at your graduation! To complete the Pacer Pursuit, you must submit 45 of the 63 traditions listed.

Cassie Torres Pacer Pursuit Poster

Spirit the Horse

How to Participate

Take a picture of yourself at one of the traditions listed and upload the picture! We will keep track of all of your photos!

Pacer Pursuit Medal Double Knot


For seniors graduating in any semester, all pictures must be uploaded 10 days prior to graduation in that semester.

If anyone has completed one of the following traditions that is no longer a part of Pacer Pursuit, we will honor the pictures until May, 2019. Please submit those pictures directly to Ahmed Samaha at ahmeds@usca.edu.  

  • Play ping pong or pool in the SAC
  • Take a selfie with a quad horse
  • Dance all night at Dance Marathon
  • Sit by fire
  • Help out with Housing’s Safe Trick or Treat
  • Attend Student Art Show
  • Take a selfie with a fountain
  • Attend/Participate in Research Day
  • Get help at an Academic Lab/Help Center
  • Finish ICE credit
  • Pull an all nighter
  • Visit/Eat Downtown


To upload your photos  click here or email them to pacerpursuit@usca.edu