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Cockpit Tickets - Basketball

Men’s and women’s basketball tickets are free for all eligible University of South Carolina students? Basketball tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must claim a student ticket in order to attend basketball games. Tickets will be released on a month-by-month basis.

All USC Columbia students taking 12 or more hours or students who have paid the Athletic Event Fee* are eligible to participate in the student ticketing process for football.

Who is eligible for the student ticketing process?

  • University of South Carolina students enrolled in 12+ credit hours
  • University of South Carolina Undergraduate students taking 6+ hours who paid the Athletic Events Fee* to the Bursar by 8/26 through Self Serve Carolina or 9/9 in person
  • Graduate students taking at least 1 hour who have paid the Athletic Events Fee* to the Bursar by 8/26 through Self Serve Carolina or 9/9 in person

*The Athletic Event Fee is a bond fee that goes to the Athletics Department to support facility upkeep. Paying the fee does not guarantee tickets and only makes students eligible to participate in the student ticketing process.

Ticket Availability Schedule

Student tickets for basketball will come out on a month-by-month basis. At 10 AM on the dates listed below students will be able to claim their tickets.

October 23 – All November games available
November 15 – All December games available
December 15 – All January games available
January 15 – All February and March games available

Attending a basketball game

Students must claim a ticket to attending men’s and women’s basketball games at Colonial Life Arena. Tickets can be claimed in the Cockpit Rewards App.

If you have an iPhone, please ensure you add your ticket to your Apple Wallet before you come to Colonial Life Arena. Students must enter Colonial Life Arena through the College Street entrance.

Guest Tickets

Guest tickets will be available for men’s and women’s basketball. Pricing, availability and ticket limits will vary on a game-by-game basis. Guest tickets are non-refundable.

Where to sit

Student section seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Men’s Basketball
  • Lower rows of section 113-115
  • Sections 110-112
  • Sections 216-218

Women’s Basketball
  • Sections 110-112
  • Sections 216-218

Ticket Policy Violations

Penalty Strikes

Students who have a ticket on their accounts and fail to cancel their ticket and do not attend the game, will receive a penalty strike for each no show. Once a student receives three penalty strikes, they will lose their ticketing privileges for the season.

Ticket Policy Violations

If students violate the student ticket policy, they may:

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

Things that violate the student ticket policy

  • 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.
  • 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