Come home to campus and reconnect with old friends and classmates during the University of South Carolina’s 2019 Homecoming Weekend, November 1-3! Whether it’s a milestone graduation year for you or you graduated last year, whether you just haven’t been back to campus in a while or you live around the corner, there’s something for everyone during a fun-filled weekend that shows off the power of garnet.

Registration for most events will close Monday, October 28, so please register early to secure your spot!

Friday, November 1


Richard T. Greener Scholarship Breakfast

Pastides Alumni Center

8:30-10:30 a.m.

Join the Black Alumni Council, along with special guests, to celebrate the impact of the Richard T. Greener Scholarship Fund. Hear from a special guest speaker and scholarship recipients while enjoying a great Southern breakfast and helping to raise funds for the scholarship. 

Ticket pricing: $40 



South Carolina’s Best Forum and Presentation of Alumni Awards

Pastides Alumni Center

Noon to 2 p.m.

Celebrate and learn from university’s top alumni award winners as they share their most memorable experiences as South Carolina students, as well as advice about becoming a leader in career and life. Enjoy a plated lunch and the chance to hear from some of the university’s brightest stars during this forum-style discussion and awards presentation.


Ticket pricing:

  • Life members - $30
  • Annual and three-year members - $35
  • Non-members - $40


Class of 1969 50th Anniversary Recognition

Pastides Alumni Center

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Members of the Class of 1969 will celebrate 50 years since their graduation from South Carolina during this special milestone event. Honorees will receive their Centurion medallion from the university and enjoy desserts, coffee and cordials. This event is open only to members of the Class of 1969 and their guests.


No cost, but registration is required.


Black Alumni Council 40th Anniversary Networking Social

Pastides Alumni Center

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Kick off your homecoming weekend and catch up with fellow Gamecocks while celebrating 40 years since Black Alumni Council was founded – all in your alumni home!

Ticket pricing:

  • Early bird (available until Sept. 30) - $10
  • General Admission - $15
  • Students - Free with registration


Night'n'Tales | College of Nursing Alumni Cocktail Hour

1801 Grille (700 Lincoln Street #200, Columbia, SC 29201)

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the University of South Carolina College of Nursing for a signature alumni cocktail hour this Homecoming weekend! We're looking forward to an evening of stories, camaraderie, and reconnecting with fellow alumni and the college. We're excited to present the 2019 Outstanding Nurse Alumni awards at this event. Join us as we recognize three of our amazing alumni! Heavy hors'd'oeuvres, beer, wine and soft beverages are included with your ticket purchase. 

Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event

Pastides Alumni Center

7-10 p.m.

Columbia’s craft beer and food scene is expanding rapidly, and a lot has likely changed in the capital city since you were a student. Come home to the Pastides Alumni Center to catch up with friends, enjoy craft beer and food pairings, play arcade games and enjoy reminiscing over your days on campus. Try out craft beer tastings from several local breweries alongside small bites designed to pair well with beer flavors. Your ticket covers your admission, as well as beer and food tastings. A cash bar also will be available.


Ticket pricing:

  • Life members - $25
  • Annual/3-year members - $30
  • Non-members - $40

Saturday, November 2


Engineering Homecoming Tailgate and BBQ

Swearingen Engineering Center Courtyard

3 hours before kickoff (TBD)


Homecoming Tailgate Party presented by Lexington Medical Center

Gamecock Park

Three hours before kick-off

There’s no better way to get ready for the Homecoming game than in Gamecock Park with food, drinks, fun and great music from Punch! We have everything you need for the best gameday experience right next to Williams-Brice Stadium, including Cocky, the cheerleaders and the Carolina Band.


Ticket pricing:

  • Life members - $25
  • Annual/3-year members - $35
  • Non-members - $50


South Carolina Homecoming Football Game

Williams-Brice Stadium

Time TBD

Come cheer on our Gamecocks as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores at Williams-Brice Stadium!


Ticket pricing:

  • $30




Sunday, November 3


Fall Ring Ceremony

Historic Horseshoe

2 p.m.

A tradition like none other, participating students and alumni will receive their official ring on the Historic Horseshoe.

Learn more about the Carolina Ring