Homecoming

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!


Get your limited-edition 2019 Homecoming T-Shirt and show everyone the Power of Garnet! Each Comfort Colors shirt is $12, and all proceeds will benefit our programming for students and alumni.

Can't make it to Homecoming? That's okay! We will ship your shirt to you for only $8.

Alumni Association members can get their shirt for $10 using the promo code MEMBERSHIRT. Please note that all member purchases will be verified after purchase. T-Shirts are available while supplies last. These shirts are one-of-kind and very comfortable! Don't miss out on this awesome deal.


Friday, November 1

 

Homecoming Photo Booth

Pastides Alumni Center

Happening all day Friday!

Looking for the perfect photo to commemorate your Homecoming weekend? Grab your friends and hop into our photo booth to create memories that will last a lifetime. Create your own photo or animated gif with campus scenes in the background. We'll send the photo to you digitally for easy sharing!


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. 

Registration for this event has closed.

 


Coffee on the House: Grab-and-go Coffee from Alumna-owned Business 72 Coffee Co.

Pastides Alumni Center

9-11 a.m.

In order to fit everything into your jam-packed Homecoming schedule, you're going to need some caffeine! Stop by the Pastides Alumni Center to grab a coffee or espresso drink before heading out to meet friends. We'll also have a specialty Gamecock espresso drink for you to enjoy!


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.

Registration for this event has closed.

 


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.

Registration for this event has closed.

 


Desserts Drop-in: Sweets from Alumna-owned Business Silver Spoon Bake Shop

Pastides Alumni Center

3-5 p.m.

Feeling tired after an afternoon of traveling for Homecoming or a busy day around Columbia catching up with friends? Stop by your alumni home to grab a sweet treat (while supplies last) from alumna-owned local business, Silver Spoon Bake Shop. This sugar fix is provided by your alumni association and will help keep you going through the evening! Make sure to hop in the photo booth too!


College of Education Homecoming Celebration

Wardlaw College (820 Main Street)

5-7 p.m.

You are invited to join in on the College of Education's annual Homecoming celebration! Mingle with alumni, faculty and friends of the college. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and toast to the college's success on the Wardlaw courtyard. Ticket sales and silent auction proceeds will benefit Apple Core Initiative scholarships. Tickets are $10 each, which includes two drink tickets.

 


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

 


Top Scholar and National Fellowships and Scholar Programs Anniversary Celebration

Capstone House, Campus Room

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the South Carolina Honors College and National Fellowships and Scholar Programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Carolina Scholars and the 25th anniversary of National Fellowships and Scholar Programs. This homecoming weekend event will celebrate student excellence and the donors and faculty who support them. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 24. 


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. 


40th Annual HRSM Alumni Homecoming Party

McCutchen House on the Historic Horseshoe

6:30-9:30 p.m.

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management invites all alumni, faculty and staff to come home to South Carolina to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Annual HRSM Alumni Homecoming Party. Join us!

 

 


Gamecock Brews & Bites: A Craft Pairing Event presented by Founders Federal Credit Union

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, including Angry Fish Brewing, Columbia Craft, Hunter Gatherer, Steel Hands, Swamp Cabbage and Twisted Spur, 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 or young alumni (graduated 2009-2019) - $25
  • Annual/3-year members - $30
  • Non-members - $40


Saturday, November 2

 

Engineering Homecoming Brunch and BBQ

Swearingen Engineering Center Courtyard

9:30 a.m. to noon

 

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South Carolina Honors College Homecoming Brunch

Capstone House, Campus Room

10 a.m. to noon

Cheering on the Gamecocks after brunch will remind you of your college days, just with better food and drinks. Celebrating homecoming on campus is a great way to reconnect with your classmates, introduce your family and learn more about what's happening in the Honors College now. We hope you'll join us every year for this fun event! Seats can be guaranteed until Monday, October 28. This event is free to our alumni and their guests (children are welcome). 


 

Homecoming Tailgate Party presented by Lexington Medical Center

Gamecock Park

4:30 p.m.

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 or young alumni (graduated 2009-2019) - $25
  • Annual/3-year members - $35
  • Non-members - $50

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South Carolina Homecoming Football Game

Williams-Brice Stadium

7:30 p.m.

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

 

Ticket pricing:

  • $30

 

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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

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