Alumnae Weekend 2018
Alumnae Weekend is a fun and exciting way to come back to campus, reconnect with old friends and classmates, interact with the students of today, relive memories and make new ones! This year’s Alumnae Weekend includes some of the things you have come to know and love about the weekend, with the addition of new twists and treats for you and your family. Whether you’re celebrating your 50th Reunion or just graduated, we want you to come back to your Columbia College.
The Class of 1968 will celebrate their 50th Reunion at the Golden Belles Luncheon. Classes ending in a ‘3 or an ‘8, and the Class of 2017, will be honored for their reunion years.
Registration & Prices
All classes are invited to attend the weekend.
Registration is $50 per adult and $20 for children. Additional charges may vary based on selected activities.
Schedule of Events
Make sure you stay in touch during the weekend by updating your contact information.
- Friday, April 6th
Sit in on a Class
Room is limited and select classes will be available for you to sit in and learn (without the pressure of a quiz or test)! Find out what’s on the agenda for our students, today.
50th Reunion Luncheon (Members of the Class of 1968)
This tradition includes sharing memories, a class photo, presentation of the class gift, and the delicious meal prepared and served by members of the Special Events Committee from Alumnae Council. Come back and visit with your classmates! This event is free to members of the 50th Reunion Class.
Paint and Pour (Additional cost to the weekend)- $45pp (CC Student Rate- $20)
You may not be Rembrandt or Picasso, but everyone has an artist inside. Try your hand at this painting class, as the instructor leads you through the basics. Enjoy the laughter with friends (new and old) and our students. It’s a perfect activity for you and your friends who are looking to reconnect on campus. Walk away with a finished painting and memories to last throughout the year!
- Price includes all supplies, painting activities, wine and appetizers.
- Saturday, April 7th
Rise and Shine Yoga
What better way to start your weekend then with a relaxing and meditative session of morning yoga. Never done yoga? No worries! We’ve got you covered. Weather permitting, we’ll enjoy being one with nature as we kick off the day.
Faculty/Staff and Retiree Connection
Stop by the newly renovated Commuter Lounge in Humphries for refreshments. Find out what your former faculty/staff have been up to since you graduated.
Edens Library is 50!
The Class of 1968 aren’t the only ones celebrating a milestone anniversary. The Edens Library staff welcomes you to stop in the library while on campus to find out how the library has changed over the years. That card catalog from 30 years ago is a thing of the past. Check out the displays, including books from some of our faculty/staff and alumnae.
Stroll the campus to peruse and purchase items from fellow alumnae, students and other vendors. From clothing items to books, jewelry to personalized products…you just might finish your gift shopping (and pick up something for yourself). If you're interested in having a table register online.
The Surcie Shop
Stop in the Surcie Shop to pick up that special item that says “I’m thinking of you!” and support your Alumnae Association.
Join fellow alumnae, families and students for lunch in the Student Union. Remember what it was like to go through the line? We invite you to grab a plate and make your way through the various stations (see what Chef Alesha Zimmer has cooked up for the main dish; and visit Darryl who has been here for 19 years, serving up the best at the daily special grill). Then, grab a table for conversation with your friends and find out about student life, today!
Koala Kids Camp | ages 3-12yrs
Drop your kids off for fun and games at the Koala Kids Camp Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm-4:30pm.
Alumnae Awards and Fashion Show
Alumna, Board of Visitors Chair and owner of Pink Sorbet, Beth Baxley ’84, will provide an afternoon treat with a fashion show. Featuring fellow alumnae and current students, not only will the Lilly Pulitzer brand be showcased, but so too will some of the fashion work being created by a student at Columbia College who are part of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurism.
- The highlight of the afternoon’s fashion show will be the presentation of the 2018 Alumnae Association Awards. Check back to see which of your fellow alumnae are being honored!
Columbia College’s Pioneering History
Have you thought you know everything about the College’s history? Have you questioned where it's been and what the future holds? Stop by to mix and mingle with fellow alumnae and learn about the importance and innovation of our Pioneering Spirit. President Moore will navigate the history (past, present and future) and highlight updates on the College.
Enjoy hanging out with others from your time at the College, as well as with current students. Bring your dabbers/markers and your good luck charms! You can walk away with some CCofSC surcies!
Athletic Hall of Fame
The inaugural class of inductees for the Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored for their achievements in athletics, contribution to the College and support of student-athletes. Those recognized will forever be memorialized for their dedication to Columbia College athletics. A lite reception will be available for all attendees; with a private reception for honorees and their guest.
Check back for a listing of the honorees!
Join your fellow classmates, pull up a piece of grass (or a table) and enjoy a classic campus wide picnic on the Green. Take this time to enjoy a reunion with members from your class; meet and connect with members of their families, as well as with other alumnae, faculty/staff and students. Enjoy good food, fun activities for all ages and fellowship. As the sun begins to set, enjoy music and conversation. Don’t worry about the kids…there are activities for them too!
Faculty and Guest Artist Performance
Sit back, relax and enjoy the performance! Our dance faculty and guest artist have prepared an incredible evening of entertainment.
Fire Pit and S'mores
Gather around the fire with your classmates. Listen to the music while toasting your marshmallows. Take it to the next level by supporting the Student Alumnae Association and purchasing a packet to make your own s’mores!
- Sunday, April 8th
Take part in a memorial service to remember fellow alumnae, faculty/staff and students who we lost during the past year. Come to Janet Alexander Cotter Alumnae Hall parlor where we will gather for prayer and hear the names of those who have gone before us read. A lite reception will be held following.
College Place United Methodist Church, right next door, will hold its weekly services at 11:00am. Whether you are a member or not, you are welcome to participate in this Sunday morning service.
We don’t want you or your family to miss the action of the week’s big sporting event that is taking place just down the road in Augusta, GA. For this reason, televisions will be set up around campus for you or your special someone to keep track of the latest on the Leader Board.
The Office of Alumnae Relations has an agreement with the Staybridge Suites and Hampton Inn Columbia – Downtown Historic District to offer premium rooms at a discounted rate.
We encourage you to book early because this is Masters weekend and reservations may be scarce.
Hampton Inn Columbia – Downtown Historic District
The discounted rate is available until March 5, 2018 or until rooms are sold out.
Hotel information: 822 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, 29201 803.744.7800.
The rates for April 6-8 will be at $199 at the Staybridge Suites .
Hotel Information: 1913 Huger St. Columbia, South Carolina 29201
For reservations please call hotel direct at 803.451.5900 and ask for the Columbia College Rate.