USC Alumni Center

Clean lines, a neutral color palette and luxurious details. These classic elements come together in the newest and most exquisite venue in the Midlands, the USC Alumni Center--which is home to My Carolina Alumni Association.

Located at Lincoln and Senate Streets in the Vista district, the USC Alumni Center stands as a gateway to the University of South Carolina campus and encompasses more than 60,000 square feet of space for weddings, conferences, galas, meeting, alumni functions and other celebrations and events. The venue showcases a 10,000 square foot dividable ballroom, a private outdoor gated patio, two stylishly furnished pre-reception areas, an open-air terrace with panoramic views of the city, six high-end conference rooms and a smaller, more intimate dining area with large windows perfect for meetings, luncheons, and rehearsal dinners.

Since the USC Alumni Center’s grand opening in fall 2015, Southern Way has served as an exclusive event partner, providing guests with exceptional cuisine, professional event coordination and first rate service to help ensure that each event flows seamlessly from beginning to end. USC Alumni Center is available for Alumni Association members, alumni and the business and public community at large. Ask about discounts for My Carolina Association members, USC campus partners, and non-profit organizations.


 • Tented Event Available
• Outdoor & Indoor Ceremonies
• On-Site Wedding Planner
• Nearby Accommodations
• Parking Option: City Garage, Street, and Valet
• Wheelchair Accessibility
• Ambiance: Modern Ballroom, Downtown Elegance, Excellent Cuisine, Outdoor Experience, Stylish Features 



Meeting/Event Space



Full Ballroom



Ballroom Section 1



Ballroom Section 2



Ballroom Section 3



Gamecock Patio



Conference Rooms (6)



Presidential Dining



  • Event space information
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Take a closer look or virtual tour of the USC Alumni Center.
  • Interested in having an event at the Alumni Center? Contact us at 803.777.4111 or at The Alumni Center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Parking in the adjoining parking garage on Park and Pendleton Streets, is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed by the USC Alumni Center. The garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges hourly rates for parking. My Carolina's entrance from the Park Street garage is on the 2nd floor. Street level entrances are on Senate Street.

Use My Carolina's Connections App to share your Carolina story to be displayed on the Connections video in the USC Alumni Center.