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With more than 360,000 living alumni, the University of South Carolina has stories to tell, and Carolinian is here to tell them. From celebrated artists, scientists and business leaders to everyday alumni who embody the spirit of Carolina, this is our story — and this is your magazine.

Carolinian is published three times a year and distributed to members of the USC Alumni Association. Select features from the print edition can be found here, alongside web-exclusive stories, videos and interviews that celebrate our successes, revisit our history and remind us what it means to be a Carolinian. Forever to thee!


Let it Reign!

Maybe you were shouting from the stands in Cleveland as Dawn Staley’s women’s basketball team brought home the third national championship in program history. Maybe you were among the 24 million viewers watching on TV as they turned a so-called rebuilding year into an undefeated season and rings all around. Maybe you were even out there in the Thomas Cooper reflecting pool with several hundred other ecstatic Gamecocks, making a splash all your own.

Wherever you watched, however you celebrated, you’ll want to check out our photo retrospective on the perfect season that was. You’ll also want to check out the other proud Gamecocks strutting their stuff this spring. From an up-close look at USC’s award-winning first-year experience to a profile of ed tech entrepreneur Laura Boccanfuso to a tribute to Gamecock Olympians past, our latest issue offers plenty of reasons to feel cocky. We’ve even got a freshly brewed German-style lager on tap, courtesy of alumnus and Columbia brewer Scott Burgess, whose picturesque riverfront biergarten is the perfect place to raise a toast.

Meet the Champs

Cover of the Carolinian magazine featuring Leeza Gibbons.
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Experience Matters

USC’s first-year experience consistently comes out on top in national rankings. These USC freshmen are here to tell you why.

Meet the freshmen

Once an Olympian

Gamecock history is rich with standout student-athletes. A select few have taken it to the next level.

Meet the Olympians

Diver Julia Vincent competes in the 2016 Rio games.
Students celebrate the women’s basketball national championship in the Thomas-Cooper reflecting pond.

No. 1 and Rising!

When Dawn Staley’s women’s basketball team beat Iowa in the NCAA finals on April 7, students flooded the reflecting pool outside of Thomas Cooper Library to celebrate the program’s third national title and remind us all of what it means to be a Gamecock.

View the celebration

Cheers! Two beer glasses klink together at Bierkeller biergarten.

Roll out the Barrel!

Study abroad can change a student’s life. For Bierkeller founder Scott Burgess, it led to a dream come true.

Meet Scott Burgess

A Robot in Every Classroom

Van Robotics founder Laura Boccanfuso has a vision for improving education, one dancing, smiling, fist-bumping robot at a time.

Meet Laura Boccanfuso

Lauren Boccanfuso fistbumps ABii the educational robot.

Inside Carolina

Meet the Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

What’s in a name? A major commitment to taking the University of South Carolina to the next level. On June 6, USC announced the naming of the Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing to reflect the vision and generosity of generations of the Molinaroli family. We sat down with Alex Molinaroli and his wife, Kristin Ihle Molinaroli, to talk about their vision for driving the college forward and powering South Carolina’s economic growth.

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