In May 2013, the Alumni Association formally announced plans for the University’s first Alumni Center and shared initial design concepts with the public. The project began in November 2013 and construction completed in the spring of 2015. A dynamic event venue space, the Pastides Alumni Center is the proud host of over 300 events each year. In spring 2019, the Alumni Center was named in honor of Dr. Harris Pastides, who served as President of the University of South Carolina from 2008 to 2019.
The Pastides Alumni Center has 30,000 square feet of finely crafted event space. It serves as the backdrop to small training sessions and cocktail parties to large conferences and breathtaking weddings. In addition to the stunning grand staircase and spacious main ballroom, the Pastides Alumni Center gates welcome alumni home to the university much like the gates of the Horseshoe permits an entrance to the heart of the university for students and graduates alike.
Managed by Alumni Association staff and catered by Southern Way, guests at the Pastides Alumni Center get unparalleled hospitality services to assist with every event detail. Special rental pricing is available to My Carolina life members, annual members, UofSC campus partners and non-profits.
900 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 777-ALUM
Regular Operating Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 5:30 PM