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Student Tickets

  • cheerleaders in front of the student section at Colonial Life Arena

Basketball Tickets

Claim your ticket to sit in student section at Colonial Life Arena.

Get Your Ticket

Tickets are available for eligible students to claim through the Cockpit Rewards app. 


Who Is Eligible for the Student Ticketing Process

  • USC Columbia Students enrolled in 12+ hours
  • USC Undergraduate Students taking 6+ hours who paid the Athletic Events Fee*
  • Graduate students taking at least 1 hour who paid the Athletic Event Fee*

The deadline to pay the Spring Athletic Event Fee is Jan 23rd. You can add this optional fee to your bill by following these stepsor by visiting the Bursar's office in person prior to the deadline. 

Please email if you have any questions about this fee or tickets.

Ticket Availability

Student Ticket claims will become available in groups and information will be emailed out to students and posted on our social media accounts. 

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Attending a Basketball Game

  1. Claim your ticket. 
  2. If you have an iPhone, select Manage Tickets and make sure you click "Add to Apple Wallet" under the barcode for easier access at the stadium.
  3. Bring your phone and present your barcode for admission. Enter through the College Street entrance. You must enter the arena and scan your ticket before halftime in order to receive your point(s) for attending. 

A student ticket gives you general admission to all available seats. Please see section maps below for men's and women's basketball. 

Map of Colonial Life Arena student basketball sections

Map of Colonial Life Arena student basketball sections

  • One Strike – If you fail to cancel your ticket and do not attend the game, you will receive a strike.
  • Three Strikes – Once you receive three strikes, you will lose your ticketing privileges for the season.

Reward Points »

Have your mobile ticket scanned at the College Street entrance to get points.

Southeastern Conference Games: 1 point
Non-Southeastern Conference Games: 2 points


Guest Tickets

Guest tickets are available for the 2022-2023 season for select games. Pricing and quantity will vary. Guest tickets are non-refundable. 


Ticket Policy Violations

If you violate the student ticket policy, you may:

  • Be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Programs.
  • Be suspended from all athletic events for a calendar year.
  • Lose all your reward points.
  • Be referred to USC Police.

Ticket Policy Violations

  • Getting ejected from an athletic event.
  • Selling or attempting to distribute a student ticket.
  • Requesting to use another student's ticket.
  • Using or requesting to use someone else's student ticket.
  • Copying or altering a student ticket.
  • Showing a false, copied or altered ticket at the gate.
  • Presenting another student's ticket at the gate.
  • Accessing or attempting to access another student's ticketing account.
  • Failing to have a lower deck wristband on in the lower deck student section for football. 
  • Giving your lower deck wristband to another student for football.
  • For football, possessing any alcohol in the lower deck student section - even alcohol purchased legally from another section of the stadium. 
  • Violation of any rules at the venue.
  • Failing to present CarolinaCard upon request.
  • Failing to abide by the Gamecock Fan Code of Conduct

Gamecock Fan Code of Conduct

  • In the spirit of sportsmanship, Gamecock fans shall:
    • Conduct themselves in a manner that represents their University, the Southeastern Conference, and the NCAA with honor, dignity, and respect
    • Not use vulgar, abusive, racist, sexist, demeaning, or intimidating language at any time
    • Support the players, coaches, and officials in a positive manner
    • Treat the visiting team, coaches, and fans with courtesy and respect at all times
    • Demonstrating the qualities of civility and sportsmanship at all times
    • Not engage in cheers that are vulgar, crass, or demeaning
    • Refrain from throwing objects onto the field or court for any reason
    • Not become inebriated or belligerent 
    • Refrain from entering the playing field at any time, including after the game
    • Be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect

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