Future Alumni Week

Calling all 2020 graduates: let us celebrate you during Future Alumni Week, March 23-27, as we prepare to welcome you into the UofSC Alumni family! The alumni association has a full week's worth of events ranging from graduation prep to social activities to personal wellness and development. Space is limited on many of the events, so please make sure to RSVP soon. Future Alumni events are open to all 2020 graduates, including undergraduate seniors, graduate students and professional school students. We can't wait to celebrate you as you begin to wind down your time on campus!  


Monday, March 23

Founder's Park Facility Tour

Calling all 2020 graduates! Do you have a love of sports? Are you interested in facilities planning? Love Gamecock athletics?  Join us on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. for a free tour of Founder’s Park as a part of Future Alumni Week (March 23 - 27). At the conclusion of the tour, stick around for a photo op on the field! Space is limited, so tell your friends and don’t wait to RSVP!

Wednesday, March 25

Sunset Yoga

Join us for Sunset Yoga on the patio of the Pastides Alumni Center as a part of Future Alumni Week! Watch the sun set as you enjoy Columbia’s beautiful spring weather during class. The class will be led by Campus Recreation yoga instructor, Kate Kayton. Stick around after class for some free smoothie samples provided by Tropical Smoothie Café!

Thursday, March 26

Gamecock Game Night

Join us for Gamecock Game Night at 1801 Grille on Thursday, March 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. as a part of Future Alumni Week! The sunroom and patio will be reserved for 2020 graduates.

Enjoy games such as Gamecock-themed trivia and bingo, cornhole and giant Jenga with prizes for the winners provided by Barefoot Campus Outfitter! Hors d'oeuvres and a lemonade bar will also be provided with music from Adam Michael Music.

Friday, March 27

Future Alumni Conference

Join us for the closing event of our first ever Future Alumni Week at the Pastides Alumni Center on Friday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Future Alumni Conference will be packed full of information to help you transition from life as a student to life as an alumnus/a.

In the morning, enjoy a complementary espresso drink from alumna-owned business, 72 Coffee Co. while you hear from a panel of alumni volunteers. The panel is followed by three choice of session blocks led by fantastic alumni speakers and a delicious lunch catered by Southern Way.

Daily Events, March 23 - 26

Fast Facts & Grad Snacks

Join us Monday, March 23 - Thursday, March 26 on the Russell House patio for Fast Facts & Grad Snacks! Stop by for a few minutes between class to grab a free snack (while supplies last!) and some information on a "real world" topic as you prepare for graduation! Each day we will have a different snack and focus on a different "adulting" topic.

  • Monday 3/23, 9-11 a.m.- budgeting with the Student Success Center
  • Tuesday 3/24, 9-11 a.m.- professional development with the Career Center
  • Wednesday 3/25, 12-2 p.m.- how to stay engaged as an alumnus/a with the Alumni Association
  • Thursday 3/26, 12 -2 p.m.- wellness with Healthy Carolina

Quick Pics

Do you want professional graduation photos without paying the lofty price tag? We have the perfect event for you! Sign up through the link below for a FREE 10 minute professional graduation photoshoot on the Horseshoe. You will receive 4 professionally edited photos available to download for FREE! Additional images may be purchased if you so choose. 

Prop Shop

Stop by any of our Future Alumni Week events to pick up a bag of graduation photo props while supplies last!

Cappy Hour

Stop by any of our Future Alumni Week events to pick up some graduation cap decorating supplies while supplies last!


Please visit the event-specific page (linked above) to RSVP for each event.