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College of Arts and Sciences


Special Events

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to host educational, cultural, and social events designed to engage with alumni. Here are a few of the opportunities available to alumni. We invite you to click on the link below to learn more about each one. Join us to reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones.

Recognition of Excellence Banquet
The annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner recognizes distinguished alumni and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or service to the College of Arts and Sciences, to their profession or to society.

Homecoming Retired Faculty/Alumni Barbeque
The College of Arts and Sciences invites alumni and retired faculty to return for the Annual Retired Faculty/Alumni Barbeque. Join former classmates and former professors as you share wonderful memories of your college days.

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. 

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.

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!