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College of Arts and Sciences


The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to host educational, cultural and social events designed to engage with alumni. Learn, network and celebrate with us, whether your graduation day was yesterday or 40 years ago!

Annual Special Events

You can see our main events calendar for general events or contact Alumni and External Relations with any questions.

Homecoming Parade

Homecoming Parade

The annual Homecoming Parade brings together students, alumni, faculty, and staff to share our Gamecock spirit in a procession through the streets of Columbia. The Homecoming Parade is one of the university’s most spirited traditions.

Faculty and Alumni BBQ

Retired Faculty Barbeque

The College of Arts and Sciences invites retired faculty to return for the Annual Retired Faculty Barbeque. Join former colleagues as you share wonderful memories of your college days. The event is October 18, 5 - 7 p.m. at Gambrell Hall. Email if you and a guest plan to attend.

Carolina Action Day

Carolina Action Day

Join fellow Gamecocks as we become a sea of garnet and black at the State House as a united advocate for Carolina. Sponsored by the USC Alumni Association, this event is a unique opportunity for us to take an active role in increasing awareness on legislative issues. Let’s stand together as a one voice on the important issues impacting the College of Arts and Sciences and the Carolina community. Together, we can make a difference!

Grad Celebration

Graduation Celebration

Each year the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Director of External Relations are proud to recognize our graduating seniors at the USC Alumni Association Graduation party.

Regular Events


Career and Networking Events

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to offer programs for students to connect and network with our alumni. 


Educational Programs

Alumni and Friends of the College of Arts and Sciences can explore new subjects or learn more about topics that have been of interest for many years through educational opportunities offered through the Office of External Relations. Join old classmates and new friends as you engage with the intellectual world.


Local Receptions

In addition to inviting you home to the College, we reach out to you as we travel to locations across the nation and the world to engage and stay connected with you.


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