Gamecocks toasting during the alma mater at the Official Ring Ceremony

Garnet Circle

Inspire a new generation of Gamecocks by enhancing traditions rich in history and initiating new ones.

Garnet Circle Mission

Garnet Circle seeks to foster a greater connection between the students of the University of South Carolina and members of the My Carolina Alumni Association. It is our mission to instill pride in all aspects of University life by encouraging enthusiasm among current students and assisting the My Carolina Alumni Association with programs and events.

Garnet Circle History

What began as the “Student Alumni Association” in 1978, has transformed into the Garnet Circle that exists today. When the program first began, students were responsible for calling alumni and traveling around the state to various events. Today, students of Garnet Circle are responsible for some of the University’s most beloved traditions, such as the Carolina Ring Ceremony. In addition to serving as the Tradition Keepers of campus, Garnet Circle helps facilitate the My Carolina Student Network, one of the largest student organizations at the University.

Want more info about Garnet Circle?

Feel free to contact Garnet Circle President, Mary Sizemore at or Director of Student Programs, Bo Hart, at

Be a tradition keeper

Applications for Garnet Circle will be open fall 2017. More details to come.