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A Message to all Pastides Alumni Center Customers and Visitors 

The Pastides Alumni Center (Alumni Center) is closely following developments related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will continue to assess the latest information and recommendations from federal, state and local authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The safety and well-being of all Pastides Alumni Center guests, attendees, vendors and staff is the Alumni Center’s highest priority.  We have proactively taken steps for your health and safety as the coronavirus situation continues to unfold. To ensure the utmost safety, we have increased our cleaning protocols and have implemented the following precautions:

  • Hand sanitizing stands are available at entrances and in public spaces
  • Tissue boxes can be found at the 1st floor front desk and public spaces throughout the building
  • The Alumni Center professional staff is actively cleaning “high-touch” surfaces with EPA- and CDC-recommended disinfectant on a regular basis during the day
  • The entire Alumni Center is cleaned thoroughly before and after each event

Pastides Alumni Center

Clean lines, a neutral color palette and luxurious details. These classic elements come together in the newest and most exquisite venue in the Midlands, the Pastides Alumni Center at the University of South Carolina–which is home to to the UofSC Alumni Association.

Located at Lincoln and Senate Streets in the Vista district, the Pastides Alumni Center stands as a gateway to the University of South Carolina campus and encompasses more than 60,000 square feet of space for weddings, conferences, galas, meetings, alumni functions and other celebrations and events.

The venue showcases a 10,000 square foot dividable ballroom, a private outdoor gated patio, two stylishly furnished pre-reception areas, an open-air terrace with panoramic views of the city, six high-end conference rooms and a smaller, more intimate dining area with large windows perfect for meetings, luncheons, and rehearsal dinners.

Since the Pastides Alumni Center’s grand opening in fall 2015, Southern Way has served as an exclusive event partner, providing guests with exceptional cuisine, professional event coordination and first rate service to help ensure that each event flows seamlessly from beginning to end.

Please use this form to help us better assist you in planning your event.

You can contact us at 803.777.ALUM (2586), or by sending an email to sales@pastidesalumnicenter.com

Event Guide

Read over the Pastides Alumni Center Event Guide for planning a successful meeting, conference, or social event at the Alumni Center.

Parking Information

The adjoining Park Street parking garage 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.
Valet parking is available for an additional fee. Metered parking is also available along the streets around the Alumni Center.