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It's a new month and with it comes more Gamecock news and opportunities to get involved. In this member newsletter you will find an update on UofSC Homecoming, ways to enjoy your membership with our national discount portal, engaging alumni events and much more. 

Homecoming Update »

Due to the updated Gamecock Football schedule, our virtual Homecoming weekend will now be held October 16-18 to coincide with the home game against Auburn. Visit our Homecoming page as we finalize the schedule of virtual events! 

State of the University »

President Bob Caslen will share his 2020 State of the University address with the Carolina community on Wednesday, September 30. The address will stream live on Facebook at 10 a.m.

Horseshoe Bricks »

Leave your mark on campus with a personalized Horseshoe brick. Life Members can purchase a brick for $200 ($150 off the nonmember price) and annual members can purchase a brick for $250 ($100 in savings). If you already have a brick, check out our Horseshoe Brick Search Tool currently in beta testing. 

Member Discounts »

As an Alumni Association member, you have access to our nationwide discount portal. With more than 400,000 discounts at retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues, you're sure to find great deals! Explore the portal today and start saving! 


Our Student Alumni Association's BEAT T-Shirts are available for purchase. For $25 (plus $5 shipping) you receive 4 BEAT shirts, BEAT stickers and a custom rally towel. Add a vintage spirit pack with 3 vintage shirt designs for $15. Show off your Gamecock spirit and order yours today!

Tomorrow is College Colors Day

Rep the Garnet and Black, tomorrow, Sept. 4 for College Colors Day. This year's theme is "United We Fan," which emphasizes the power of togetherness. Show your Gamecock spirit on social media by using the hashtags #CollegeColorsDay and #Gamecocks. 


Want to learn about the evolution of Cocky and more University of South Carolina history? Take a stroll down more than 200 years of memory lane with Remembering the Days, a UofSC podcast. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. 
From learning what's changed in Columbia over the years, to teaching, running your own business and more, we have several engaging events coming up! All these events are hosted by fellow Gamecocks! Learn more below. 

Career Day: Business Owner »

If you’ve ever thought about opening your own business, this event is for you! Join alumna and owner of PAG Marketing, Kathleen Hoover, as she discusses how she started her own business and what it’s like to work for yourself on Sept. 8 at noon EDT. 

Black Leadership Series »

Join the UofSC Black Alumni Council for a candid conversation between alumnus, Rick C. Wade ‘84 and Dr. William F. Tate IV, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at the university. In this conversation, Dr. Tate will discuss his new role, operating the university during a pandemic and the current social climate influencing the university on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. EDT. 

Ask the Expert: Mayor Steve Benjamin '91, '94 J.D. »

Want to know what has changed in Columbia since you were a student at UofSC? City of Columbia Mayor and UofSC alumnus, Steve Benjamin, will discuss what has changed over the years, as well as what’s in store for the future of the capital city on Sept. 15 at noon EDT.

Career Day: Accountant »

If you’ve ever thought about becoming an accountant, working in the financial industry or earning your CPA, this event is for you! Join UofSC alumnus and Financial Reporting Lead Accountant at AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, Ryan Freiburger, as he discusses how he got to where he is today and what a day as an accountant looks like on Sept. 17 at noon EDT.

Career Day: Teacher »

Alumna and Instructional Services Specialist and Title III Coordinator for Lexington School District Two, Jennifer Wise, will discuss why she became a teacher and what a day in her life looked like pre-COVID-19 vs. now on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. EDT. If you have a child who wants to be a teacher “when they grow up,” or if you’re a mid-level professional looking for a career change, this event is for you!

Career Day: Restaurant Owner »

Join alumna and owner of Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles, Kiki Cyrus, as she discusses how she started her own business, what it’s like to work for yourself in the restaurant industry and what her day-to-day looked like pre-COVID-19 vs. now on Sept. 29 at noon EDT.

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