The Pastides Alumni Center

900 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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.


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Located at:
900 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 777-ALUM

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.


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Located at:
900 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 777-ALUM

Parking Information

The adjoining Park Street parking garage (1007 Park St) is managed by the City of Columbia who charges an hourly rate.
Parking spots in this parking garage are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed by the UofSC Alumni Center.
Entrances to the garage are located on both Park and Pendleton Streets.

*Entrance to Alumni Center from Park St Parking Garage 

A set amount of parking vouchers will be provided to attendees on a first come first serve basis. 
Metered parking is also available along the streets around the Alumni Center.

Parking at Courtyard Marriot

The Courtyard Marriot provides on-site parking. Street parking is also available. The Pastides Alumni Center is a 13-minute, half-mile walk from the Courtyard Marriot.