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Alumni Family Weekend


Unfortunately, we have not had enough ticket sales to cover event costs, so the Friday night social and tailgate events have been canceled. Contact Holly Jefferson, associate director of alumni relations & development, at or 803-216-3303 with any questions or concerns. We hope to see you at the Black Tie White Coat Gala on March 9, 2019!


With an exciting line up of events on Friday and Saturday, we'd love for you to attend it all, but we know that weekends in the fall get busy. To help with that, we've created a la carte ticket options so you can build your weekend from the ground up!

Schedule of Events 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Alumni Kickoff Social - For Alumni & Families Only
The Grand | 6:00-9:00pm
Come hang out with us at one of Columbia's newest entertainment venues, The Grand! Boutique bowling and beverages will be provided during this low-key, casual night to socialize with fellow SOM alumni and families.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

SOM Alumni Association Tailgate
Gamecock Park | 3-hours prior to kickoff
Experience how USC does tailgating in the heart of Gamecock Park! We invite our alumni and their families, faculty, staff, and students to hang out with us all day, or just stop by for a quick bite to eat and game of cornhole. We've made some exciting changes to this event from years past, so we hope you'll join us to take in new sights, sounds, and a change in scenery! * Parking not included 

USC vs. Texas A&M Football Game
Williams-Brice Stadium | Time TBA
Enjoy SEC football at its best in Gamecock Country! CBS Sports Network has picked up this game to televise ... but why watch it on TV when you can see it in person? We have reserved tickets exclusively for our alumni and their families, faculty, staff, and students. In order to keep our SOM group together, tickets will most likely be in the upper level of Williams-Brice Stadium. Exact location will be announced in September. Please note a ticket is needed for everyone regardless of age.  * Parking not included

Other optional add-ons:

Parking Spot for Alumni Tailgate/Football Game
October 13, 2018 | Gamecock Football Indoor Practice Facility
We’ve reserved 40 parking spots near our tailgating event location, which is a 5 minute walk to Williams-Brice Stadium. Big SEC game + Fair in town = limited parking options ... reserve your spot with us and save yourself the game day hassle!

SC State Fair
October 10-21, 2018 | State Fairgrounds
The Fair will be in town during our Alumni Family Weekend! We made it easy for you to purchase admission tickets and ride vouchers through us so you can fit in your visit at your own leisure. No formal SOM alumni event will be taking place at the Fair.


Ticket Options

Ultimate SOM Alumni Experience


Exclusive to SOM alumni and their families only; $20 off single ticket prices. Includes one ticket to the Kickoff Social, SOM Alumni Association Tailgate, and USC vs. Texas A&M football game for one person; for ages 21 and over only. * Parking not included

Alumni Kickoff Social (Alumni & Families Only)

 Adult - $40

Includes bowling activity and shoe rental from 6:00-9:00 p.m., and beer/wine from a predetermined selection during a one-hour window; for ages 21 and over only.

Child - $25

Includes bowling activity and shoe rental from 6:00-9:00 p.m.; for ages 20 and under only.

SOM Alumni Association Tailgate

Adult - $40

Includes food and beer/wine; for ages 21 and over only. 
* Parking not included

Child - $25

Includes food and non-alcoholic beverages only; for ages 20 and under. 
* Parking not included

USC vs. Texas A&M Football Game


Time and section - TBA; every person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend the game. * Parking not included

Parking Spot for Tailgate/Football Game

Only 40 parking spots available; sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking spot is next to the tailgate event and a 5 minute walk to Williams-Brice Stadium.

SC State Fair 

Admission - $10

Ages 6 and up are required to have an admission ticket to enter the fairgrounds.

SC State Fair Ride Voucher - $30

Exchange for a wristband and get unlimited rides all day; ride vouchers may also be exchanged for 30 ride coupons at the State Fair.



Discounted room rates are available at two local hotels:

Hotel Trundle

Located across the street from The Grand; very convenient walk to Main Street

1224 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201
15 Rooms Available 

Single King - $289+tax per night
Double Queen - $259+tax per night
Includes parking and light breakfast

BOOK ONLINE HERE: Reserve Room at Hotel Trundle, click on heading that says BOOK and enter code SOMALUMNI.
CALL TO BOOK: (803) 722-5000 and mention the code 
SOM ALUMNI when reserving your room(s).

Hyatt Place Columbia/The Vista

Located in the heart of the Vista surrounded by restaurants and nightlife

819 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
15 Rooms Available

Single King or Double Queen - $259 per night+tax per night
Includes parking and signature hot breakfast

BOOK ONLINE HERE: Reserve Room at Hyatt Place Columbia/The Vista, enter dates needed on right side. A group code will be listed as 
G-MEDS in the Corporate or Group Code box near the bottom, then click CHECK AVAILABILITY. The SOM ALUMNI  rate will be available for you to select your room(s). 
CALL TO BOOK: (888) 492-8847 and mention the code 
SOM ALUMNI when reserving your room(s).