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Lumpkin Auditorium

Located on the eighth floor of the Close-Hipp building, the Lumpkin Auditorium is a perfect venue for lectures and large meetings for up to 150.  The pre-function lobby and dining area overlooking the campus behind the auditorium is ideal for poster sessions, breaks and receptions.

The Lumpkin Auditorium features:

  • seating for 150 guests at fixed classroom tables
  • a smart lectern
  • a full arrangement of wireless microphones


Parking is available in the surface lot adjacent to the Close-Hipp building at a rate of $25 per event plus $10 per meter per day.  If you choose to reserve more than 20 spaces, we recommend hiring a guard to guarantee the spaces.  There is a minimum of four hours required to hire a guard at a rate of $20 per hour.  Our office will work with you to make these arrangements.


USC's full-service caterer, Horseshoe Catering can be reached by calling 803-777-7919 or email at  Choose from a variety of menus or customize something special for your program.  Horseshoe Catering strives to provide you with the freshest selections of food items, beautifully displayed and served professionally.

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