Welcome to the Alumni Center

Welcome Home, Gamecocks.

Located in the heart of the Vista, the state-of-the-art, technologically advanced and privately-funded Pastides Alumni Center at the University of South Carolina is home to your Alumni Association and the 325,000+ proud Gamecocks who have passed through our gates.


Our Story

In May 2013, the Alumni Association formally announced plans for the University’s first Alumni Center and shared initial design concepts with the public. The project began in November 2013 and construction completed in the spring of 2015. A dynamic event venue space, the Pastides Alumni Center is the proud host of over 300 events each year. In spring 2019, the Alumni Center was named in honor of Dr. Harris Pastides, who served as President of the University of South Carolina from 2008 to 2019.

About the Pastides Alumni Center

The Pastides Alumni Center has 30,000 square feet of finely crafted event space. It serves as the backdrop to small training sessions and cocktail parties to large conferences and breathtaking weddings. In addition to the stunning grand staircase and spacious main ballroom, the Pastides Alumni Center gates welcome alumni home to the university much like the gates of the Horseshoe permits an entrance to the heart of the university for students and graduates alike.

Managed by My Carolina Alumni Association staff and catered by Southern Way, guests at the Pastides Alumni Center get unparalleled hospitality services to assist with every event detail. Special rental pricing is available to My Carolina life members, annual members, UofSC campus partners and non-profits.

Pastides Alumni Center Location

900 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 777-ALUM

Email: sales@mycarolina.org

Regular Operating Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 5:30 PM

Parking at the Pastides Alumni Center

  • The adjoining Park Street parking garage is managed by the City of Columbia who charges an hourly rate.
  • Parking spots in this parking garage are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed by the UofSC Alumni Center.
  • Entrances to the garage are located on both Park and Pendleton Streets.
  • Valet parking is available for an additional fee. Metered parking is also available along the streets around the Alumni Center.