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Spring Alumni Weekend 2020
May 1-3

121st Annual Alumni Reception: A Charleston Affair

By Laney Friedman
Posted on 7 February 2019 | 3:49 pm
Hosted by the Alumni Association

The premier event of Spring Alumni Weekend will be “A Charleston Affair: 250th Edition,” on Saturday, May 2, from 7-10 pm.  Since 1900, the Alumni Association has held an annual reception to welcome the graduating students into its membership.  The event is held across campus from Calhoun to Wentworth Streets and St. Philip to Coming Streets. More than 3,500 alumni, graduating students, and guests will dance under the stars to live music by Fantasy in Cistern Yard, The Coppertones in The Beach Club, and DJ Y Not in Cougar Mall. Enjoy a gourmet menu of Southern delights—including our legendary fountains of shrimp—alumni craft beer and wine offerings on Glebe Street. All guests attending A Charleston Affair must be ages 21 or older as of May 2, 2020.  Attire is coat and tie/cocktail. This year, we’ll have six VIP areas available:

  • Randolph Hall
  • The Beach Club
  • Sottile House
  • LCWA House
  • HHS Gardens
  • Faculty House

Or purchase All Access VIP tickets and enjoy all of them!

Date and Time: Saturday, May 2, 7-10 pm
Location: Cistern Yard and Main Campus Core
Tickets: Advance ticket purchase required.
Attire: Coat and Tie/Cocktail

May 2 @ 19:00
19:00 — 22:00 (3h)

Cistern Yard, Main Campus Core

Purchase Tickets

In compliance with the Centers for Disease Control’s March 16 recommendation advising against gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, the Alumni Association has decided to cancel Spring Alumni Weekend 2020 scheduled for May 1-3. While we know this is disappointing news, our top priority is the safety of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, and neighbors. If you have purchased tickets to Spring Alumni Weekend events, please be assured you will receive a refund soon directly from our ticket broker, Eventbrite. Meanwhile, we hope you will plan to join us for Fall Alumni Weekend, November 20-22.