FAQs

Event Questions

Where can I purchase tickets to athletic events?

Although the alumni association hosts a variety of tailgates and events around athletic events, all tickets should be purchased through the ticket office. Click here for more information regarding season tickets and individual tickets through the Gamecock Ticket Office.

Why am I being charged fees for purchasing a ticket to an event?

The alumni association utilizes EventBrite for all of our event ticketing needs, which gives you digital access to tickets within seconds. EventBrite charges a 3.5% + $1.59 fee for tickets purchased.

I’m coming up on an anniversary reunion year – what does the alumni association do to celebrate?

The alumni association formally celebrates Centurion alumni – those who are celebrating 50 years since graduation – at Homecoming with a medallion presentation. We encourage all alumni to celebrate with your classmates during our annual Homecoming activities. The dates and schedule are posted at mycarolina.org/homecoming when they become available.

Membership Questions

How do dual or joint memberships work?

You may add on a second member for a great price on any alumni membership (Life or Recurring).

For example, an individual one year membership is $55, but a dual membership is $65. That's only $10 for an entire membership! Please see our membership sign up page for complete dual member options.

There are no restrictions on who can be your dual member. This can be your spouse, partner, child, or even a friend.

That said, dual member packages, materials, and renewal notices will be mailed to the same address as the individual who signed up. Due to database limitations, we do not send dual member mail to separate households.

What membership levels are available?

As of December 2019, the UofSC Alumni Association offers the following membership levels:

  • Recurring Member (One Year, Three Year)
  • Life Member
  • Student Alumni Association Member

Recurring memberships need to be renewed at the end of the one or three year period. Life Memberships are just that; for life! 

All alumni membership options have the ability to add on a second member for a great price. For example, individual one year memberships are $55, but a dual membership is only $65. That's an entire membership for only $10!

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is easy! You have several options:

1. Join online at mycarolina.org/join

2. Give us a call at (803) 777-4111

3. Find us at an event and ask to sign up

 

Now that I'm a member, how can I access my benefits?

We thank you for your membership! The first step to accessing your benefits is to create an account through our website by clicking "login" in the top right corner of the home page.  After signing in, use the "My Membership" tab in the top right to navigate to your "My Benefits" page. Here, you will be granted online access to Thomas Cooper Library, find car rental and hotel discounts, learn about how to access Blatt P.E. Center plus more!

General Questions

How do I use this website?

We encourage all alumni and supporters to log in to our website to get the best experience!

Did you log in and your alumni information is not there? Please let us know! Our Director of Data Administration spends time each day reviewing new logins and matching you up with your alumni profile. 

Logging in to our website is based on your email address. If you sign up as a member using a certain email address, you'll want to use that same address to sign in and access your benefits. This is true with event registrations, surveys, and more. Always try to use the same email address so that you can have the best user experience.

Did you log in and find the wrong information? In this case, we likely misattributed your email address to a different person (most often in your family, like a spouse or parent). Simply contact us and we will be glad to fix the issue right away.

There are dozens of ways to take action on our website from signing up to volunteer, getting involved with your local club, or advocating for South Carolina. We hope that our website provides an engaging and modern experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I want to find an alumnus who works in a certain industry for networking purposes. How can I do that?

We recommend using LinkedIn and using the filter option in the search function to filter by industry and college attended. Alumni are usually willing to help out a fellow Gamecock when asked! You can also connect to our University of South Carolina alumni LinkedIn group by clicking the link below.

I want to market an open job to alumni. How can I do so?

The university has a great Career Center which utilizes a platform called Handshake, which all alumni and students have access to. Handshake is a great place to post open jobs, and you can learn more here. We also welcome you to post your opening in our University of South Carolina alumni LinkedIn group.

I’d like to contact a club in a certain city – how do I find the right person to connect with?

Visit our club page to find the city you’re looking for and reach out to their club leader. We have over 40 alumni clubs throughout the Gamecock network!

How can I purchase or find my personalized brick on the Horseshoe?

Personalized bricks on the Horseshoe are a great way to leave your legacy at the University of South Carolina for yourself or a loved one. Find more information here.

We are currently in the process of implementing an online search tool to help alumni locate their bricks on the Horseshoe. However, in the meantime, please contact Erin Huddleston with any questions about where your brick may be located.

How can I locate or reach out to a fellow alumnus?

The Alumni Association recently switched website hosting providers. To offer a better experience online, the Alumni Directory is currently under construction. We are excited to release an updated Directory with better functionality soon! The timeline for the new Directory is around December 2019, and our partners at the University are leading this effort. We appreciate your patience in the meantime.

If you need to find a Gamecock alumnus/alumna, please let us know and we will be glad to attempt to contact them on your behalf. Over 150,000 Gamecocks are also on social networks like LinkedIn, so we encourage you to search for fellow UofSC graduates through our LinkedIn Alumni page here

How can I update my mailing address?

After creating an account, click "Update Your Profile" on the large header image on the home page. Scroll down to the "Contact Information" section to update your address and phone numbers.

Where can I obtain my official transcript or replacement diploma?

The registrar is the official record-keeper of the university. The office tracks and records all students' grades during their time at South Carolina.  Click here to request an official transcript, verify receipt of a degree and obtain a replacement diploma.

Student Questions

What scholarships are available to students?

Several scholarship opportunities are available through the alumni association, including the Richard T. Greener Scholarship offered by the Black Alumni Council, the legacy scholarship and the alumni scholarship. Visit our scholarship page for more information by clicking the button below.

How can I buy an official South Caroling Ring?

Learn all about our favorite tradition, including how to buy and who can buy the ring here.

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