It’s really happening! Your brand-new Alumni Center will be ready next summer with exciting new programming, student-alumni mentoring and Gamecock parties in the heart of downtown Columbia. This year, we want you to see the site of your new home and bring your family back to campus for Homecoming!
Get your tickets for the biggest tailgate party of the year, just across from the stadium! This family-friendly event includes a children’s activity, Cocky, cheerleaders and the spirited Carolina Band! Tickets are $20 for My Carolina LIFE members, $30 for My Carolina members,
and $50 for non-members
. Kids under 12 get in for only $8! Your ticket includes Southern fare and adult beverages.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 16
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.—
7 p.m. Cockfest—
Pep Rally at Colonial Life Arena Friday, October 17
2 until 4 p.m.—
Class of 1964 check-in, pick up packets, Hilton Hotel
Campus bus tour (approximately 1 hour)
Homecoming parade Get in the spirit of Homecoming and see the band, cheerleaders and parade floats built by student organizations.
College of Nursing Homecoming, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Viana McCown Lectureship and Alumni Day. Keynote speaker Phyliis Beck Kritek. Join us for a full day of learning and reconnecting with each other. For more information, contact Courtney Jones
at (803) 777-3039.
School of Law class reunions and CLE classes. Contact Carol Mitchell at (803) 777-3408 for more information.
4 until 6 p.m.—
College of Mass Communications and Information Studies Annual Alumni & Friends Reception Join alumni, friends, staff, current and retired faculty of the college and Cocky to celebrate Homecoming. We’ll gather on Gibbes Green the lawn near Davis College, for an afternoon reception with light hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Visit www.sc.edu/cmcis for more details and to RSVP. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
5 until 7 p.m.—
College receptions and gatherings, various locations
5 until 7 p.m.—
Moore School Homecoming BBQ at the new Moore School building on Assembly Street Moore School International Business 40th Anniversary Celebration information
6 until 8 p.m.—
College of Arts and Sciences Annual Alumni/Retired Faculty BBQ. Gambrell lobby, $15 per person. Call (803) 777-9201 with questions and to RSVP.
6:30 until 9:30 p.m.—
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Join your HRSM family for the Cockiest Homecoming Party Ever at the McCutchen House located on USC’s Historic Horseshoe. There will be fabulous food & beverages including our new Cockiest Cocktail, a DJ and our best silent auction ever featuring trips, packages and a special football signed by Gamecocks in the NFL. To support our student focused mission, purchase tickets at www.HRSM.sc.edu/alumni. For additional details, contact Tina Weaver at (803) 777-6721.
6:30 until 9:30 p.m.—
Class of 1964 Golden Reunion Party, Hilton Hotel Enjoy great food, beverages and dancing with the band “Heart and Soul.”
7 until 8:30 p.m.—
Alumni Association Awards Reception
Gamecock Nights sponsored by the Black Alumni Council, Sheraton Convention Center Saturday, October 18
3 hours before kick-off—
Homecoming Tailgate Party, Gamecock Park (formerly the Farmer’s Market) Get your tickets for the biggest tailgate party of the year, just across from the stadium! This family-friendly event includes a children’s activity, Cocky, cheerleaders and the spirited Carolina Band! Tickets are $20 for My Carolina members and $35 for nonmembers. Kids under 12 get in for only $8! Your ticket includes Southern fare and adult beverages.
Time to be determined, USC Gamecocks vs. Furman Paladians Tickets are $35 each
South Carolina Honors College 19th Annual Homecoming Champagne Brunch For more information, call the Honors College at (803) 777-0620.
Law School Tailgate. Contact Carol Mitchell for more information at (803) 777-3408.