Alumnae Weekend 2021: April 16–17


Friday, April 16:

  • Class of 1971: 50th Reunion Luncheon     
    Janet Alexander Cotter Alumnae Hall
  • Campus Tour
  • Kickoff Party on The Green    
    Start the weekend festivities with your friends and enjoy cocktails, music, and food
  • Enjoy evening activities off-campus with your classmates 

Saturday, April 17:

  • Registration and Check-In
    Tucker Conference Room
  • Coffee with current and former professors
    Enjoy a cup of coffee with some of your faculty favorites
  • Champagne Brunch and College Updates (sit with class)
    Sit back, relax and enjoy a mimosa as you are treated to a delicious brunch. President Bogart will then offer updates on the College. Special Music presented by the Columbia College HiC’s 
  • Alumnae Awards Ceremony and Reception 
    Presentation and Celebration of our 2021 alumnae award recipients and new class doll presentation 
  • Class/Group Gatherings
    Spend time with your classmates to catch up on what everyone has been doing 
  • Sip and Stroll Tour of Campus 
  • Drop-In event for:
    Alumnae of Color hosted by NAACP
    Honors Program Alumnae
    Alumni of our Graduate, Online, Evening and Associate to Bachelors Programs
    Former Athletes
  • Columbia College Marketplace        
    Visit student, alumna and local business vendors and authors
  • Reputation Management Workshop for Alumni of our Graduate, Online, Evening and Associate to Bachelors Programs
  • Alumnae Soccer Game 
  • Create and Paint with SC Woodwork Art (Additional cost of $40)    
  • Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Alumnae Hall is our Hospitality space for the weekend
    Stop by for light refreshments and relaxation

Hotel Accommodations

The Office of Alumnae Relations has an agreement with the Staybridge Suites to offer premium rooms at a discounted rate. We encourage you to book early!

Staybridge Suites 
1913 Huger St., Columbia, SC 29201
For reservations please call the hotel directly at 803.451.5900 and ask for the Columbia College Alumnae rate.

  • King Studio- $139 per night
  • One Bedroom 2 Queen Suite- $149 per night

Hampton Inn, Downtown Historic District 
822 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
For reservations please call hotel directly at 803-231-2000 and ask for the Columbia College Alumnae rate.

  • Standard Room- $149 per night

1200 Pickens Street, Columbia SC 29201

Alumnae Awards

Each year the Alumnae Association recognizes four deserving graduates for their distinguished service to Columbia College and the community at-large, as well as for any outstanding achievements in their chosen professions. All Columbia College alumnae are invited to submit nominations.

2020 Recipients

  • Career Achievement Award - Dr. Patricia Bouknight
  • Distinguished Service Award - Janice Griffin 
  • Outstanding Young Alumna Award - Dr. Emelin Garcia Nieto
  • Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award - Dr. Amber Heape

Market Place Vendor

Are you interested in selling jewelry, handcrafted items, clothing items, personalized products? The Columbia College Market Place during Alumnae Weekend is for you. If you are interested in having a table, please complete the form.  

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