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Tickets & Event Information

The BTWC Gala is constantly evolving based on the needs and wants of our alumni community. The Alumni Office is excited about the changes we've put in place to make the Gala more enjoyable for all, especially our dedicated alumni who attend every year. 

Save the Date

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:00-11:00pm
South Carolina State Museum


Tickets & Tables

Alumni and friends can purchase their tickets through BiddingForGood beginning Friday, Jan. 4. If you've purchased tickets through this site in the past two years, you'll use the account login that you created before. Buy tickets here.

The BTWC Gala is primarily a standing room only event. We have a limited amount of tables available to purchase that include 8 tickets and seats for guests. This is a great option for a department to sit together, or if a group of alumni want to establish a "home base" amongst a sea of almost 800 guests.
Reserve your group's table now.  



We have hand selected three local hotels that are in close proximity to our Friday and Saturday night events. Blocks of rooms have been reserved for our out-of-town guests, but these offers will end at the specified deadline, included below. We encourage our guests to book early to get the best rate! 

Hilton Columbia Center | 924 Senate Street I Columbia, SC 29201
BOOK ONLINE HERE or call (803) 744-7800 and mention the group code "MARW." 

Deadline to book is 2/15/2019. 

Marriott Columbia Downtown | 1200 Hampton Street | Columbia, SC 29201

BOOK ONLINE HERE or call (800) 228-9290 and mention the USC-SOM Alumni Reunion Weekend. 

Deadline to book is 2/15/19.

Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown | 819 Gervais Street | Columbia, SC 29201

BOOK ONLINE HERE or call (888) 492-8847 and mention the group code "G-UMED."

Deadline to book is 2/22/19. 


VIP Entrance & Check-In

Alumni and friends of the School of Medicine will benefit from having a separate Gala entrance that will expedite the check-in process. This entrance is located on the right side of the Museum through the glass doors of the Planetarium lobby. All guests must bring a valid driver's license. 


Alumni Lounge

EXCLUSIVE only to our SOM Alumni and their guests! With a special wristband, alumni and guests will have access to our very first Alumni Lounge on the mezzanine level of the Museum. Complete with a private bar and room for mix and mingling, these VIPs will have a great view of the stage and the main floor without being in the middle of a high-energy dance party down below! 


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