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August

Housing Community Meeting
Sunday, August 16, 7:00 p.m.
See your RA for location details 
Spend some time getting to know the folks on your hall! Meet your Resident Advisor and hear about ways to get involved in
campus housing! Your RA will lead this meeting and help you learn how to meet the Spartan Standard.
Contact: Housing and Residential Life at (864) 503-5422

Big Green Welcome
August 16, 9:00 p.m.
HEC Wellness Center Gym
Don’t miss the Big Green Welcome, an extreme socializing event that uses high energy and fun to introduce you to everyone! 
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122 

Library Scavenger Hunt 
August 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Library
Come hunt for hidden Spartan badges at the Library Scavenger Hunt. Work in groups of three or five, or on your own. Be sure to BYOD so you can show off your selfies at each badge location. If you find all the hidden badges within the library, you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Spartan-worthy bicycle. Be sure to ask for your instant prize when you complete this game. 
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122  

Navigation Station
August 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Treehouse Arch
Bring your class schedule and meet some of the RAs under the Treehouse Arch.They ‘ll take you around campus and help you locate where your classes will be held. Avoid some of the first day jitters by taking part in this event. 
Contact: Housing and Residential Life, (864) 503-5422 

Rock the Block
August 17, 5:00 p.m.
Tree House Plaza
Grab dinner and rock out to live music!
Contact: Housing and Residential Life at (864) 503-5422

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Training
August 18, 10:30 a.m. or August 19, 11:00 a.m.
CLC Ballroom
Introduction to and hands on experience with many of the tools, services and resources to ensure academic success using your device of choice. If you do not have a device, contact the ITS Help Desk for information on our FREE loaner devices.
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122  

Greater Green: Complicated Conversations 
Tuesday August 18, 1:00 p.m.
Hodge Arena
Training guaranteed to inform, inspire and connect you to our community. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat.
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122 

Student Success & Academic Support Session
Tuesday August 18, 2:30 p.m.
Various locations
Chose from one of 15 sessions on a variety of topics. More information is available here:  Agoge Schedule.
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122 

Stadium Party
August 18, 5:00 p.m.
County University Soccer Stadium
Kick off the year with this traditional campus event. Meet the fall Spartan sports teams and enjoy free food, giveaways and great live entertainment. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. with festivities to follow.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Dance the Night Away
August 18, 8:00 p.m.
After the Stadium Party, bring your friends and dance the night away in the Treehouse Plaza. 
Contact: Housing and Residential Life, (864) 503-5422 

Commuter Connections Brunch
Wednesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m.
CLC Ballroom
If you are commuting to Upstate, don’t miss this event specifically for freshmen commuters. A student panel, door prizes and invaluable information are all included in this session.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Faculty Lunch and Learns
August 19, 12:00 p.m.
HEC
These sessions are a good way to understand faculty expectations in the classroom and learn more about different academic subjects. Choose one that interests you and have lunch during the session. More information is available here:  Agoge Schedule.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Navigation Station
August 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Treehouse Arch 
Bring your class schedule and meet some of the RAs under the Treehouse Arch.They ‘ll take you around campus and help you locate where your classes will be held. Avoid some of the first day jitters by taking part in this event.  
Contact: Housing and Residential Life, (864) 503-5422 

Library Scavenger Hunt 
August 19, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
Library 
Come hunt for hidden Spartan badges at the Library Scavenger Hunt. Work in groups of three or five, or on your own. Be sure to BYOD so you can show off your selfies at each badge location. If you find all the hidden badges within the library, you’ll be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Spartan-worthy bicycle. Be sure to ask for your instant prize when you complete this game. 
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122 

New Student Convocation and the Chancellor's Dinner for New Students
August 19, 5:00 p.m. (4:30 p.m. to be included in your Class of 2019 photo!)  
Hodge Arena
Meet at the Hodge Arena for convocation and dinner on the quad. Enjoy an official welcome to the University during an interactive dinner with your classmates. There will be live music from the faculty/staff band and free stuff, including multiple drawings for bookstore gift cards! Come at 4:30 p.m. to be included in your Class of 2018 photo in the Hodge Arena. Please wear business casual attire.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122  

Movie on the Lawn
August 19, 9:00 p.m. 
Grab your favorite blanket, your roommates, and head to the Treehouse Plaza. Join HRL as we show a current release. Relax and enjoy the show!
Contact: Housing and Residential Life, (864) 503-5422

Greek Information Night
August 20, 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. 
Tukey Theater 
Are you thinking about “Going Greek?” This information session will provide an overview of fraternity and sorority life at USC Upstate including terminology, frequently asked questions and University policies. This session is only open to non-affiliated students, chapters will not be present. 
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Bowling Night
August 20, 9:00 p.m.  
Paradise Lanes
Bowling for all current students, faculty, and staff members! Come out and see all of what Campus Recreation has to offer for the 2014-2015 academic year and mingle with other USC Upstate affiliates!
Contact: Campus Recreation, (864) 503-5174 

Upstate at Nite: Paint Party
August 21, 9:00 p.m.
Intramural Fields
What do you get when you mix neon paint, black lights and a DJ? Join the Division of Student Affairs for a late night outdoor dance party. 
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Spartan Day of Service
August 23
Time and place TBD
Join IMPACT for their annual welcome back service project. Contact IMPACT for more information regarding time and location.
Contact: Civic Engagement & Service-Learning, (864) 503-5122

Faith Council Welcome
August 24, 7:00 p.m.
JM Smith boardroom (HEC 2086)
Want to know more about faith at USC Upstate? Join Upstate’s faith organizations at the JM Smith Boardroom for an evening of faith unity as they share ways to become involved on campus. 
Contact: Multicultural programs, (864) 503-5122

Mosaic Multicultural Welcome
August 25, 4:00 p.m. 
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom
Come meet the newest members of our community and celebrate the diversity that USC Upstate has to offer. Mix and mingle with some of our cultural and advocacy organizations. 
Contact: Multicultural programs, (864) 503-5122

Premiere Fair
August 26, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center Patio
Come learn how to get involved at USC Upstate! This event will feature free food, giveaways and information stations for a variety of Upstate student organizations, departments and community agencies. 
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

CAB Members Meet & Greet
August 26, 5:00 p.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center Room #319
Students considering joining the Campus Activities Board (CAB) are invited to a meet and greet with existing CAB members. 
Contact: Rudy Taylor, (864) 503-5122

Meet the Greeks
August 27, 6:00 p.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom
Want to learn more about USC Upstate's fraternities and sororities? Chapters will present information about their organization, membership requirements and programs. 
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122

CAB's Wet 'n Wild
August 28, 12:00 p.m.  
Cool yourself down with the Campus Activities Board and the Greeks for Wet-n-Wild, a water day extravaganza! This event will include water everywhere: inflatable water slides, water guns and much more! 
Intramural Fields  
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122

CAB's C3: Tie Dye
August 31, 11:00 a.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center Second Floor
Join the Campus Activities Board for an opportunity to tie dye t-shirts.
Contact: Rudy Taylor, (864) 503-5122

September 

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (NPHC Interests)
September 1, 6:00 p.m.
Tukey Theatre
Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related council.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122

PREFACE Event: Working with Students with Disabilities
September 1, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
URC Greatroom 
Tawana Scott, Program Coordinator with Disabilities Services

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Orientation
September 8, 6:00 p.m.
HEC 2039
This orientation will provide an overview of the recruitment process, how to prepare for recruitment, how to make decisions about affiliation, the costs associated with sorority membership and more! 
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122

PREFACE Event: Understanding the Behavior of Children with Autism 
September 8, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
CLC Ballroom
Amber Travis, Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Project Hope Foundation

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (NPHC Interests)
September 9, 6:00 p.m.
Tukey Theater
Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122

CAB's Upstate At Nite Paintball
September 11. 9:00 p.m.
Intramural Fields
Put your combat skills to the test! Join CAB for an exciting evening of paintball on the intramural fields.
Contact: Rudy Taylor, (864) 503-5122

IFC Fraternity Recruitment Orientation
September 14, 6:00 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences Building 117
Come out and learn more about USC Upstate's IFC Fraternities! This session will provide information about the chapters, recruitment schedule and more.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122

CAB's Underground Lounge: Zoltan Kaszas
September 15, 5:00 p.m. 
Jazzman's
Join CAB for an evening of laughs with acclaimed comedian Zoltan Kaszas.
Contact: Rudy Taylor, (864) 503-5122

Impaired Perceptions Exhibit and Reception
September 15, 6:00 p.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center 310
Artist and photographer Brian Charles Steele will present his exhibit 'Impaired Perceptions.' A reception will follow.
Contact: Disability Services, (864) 503-5199

IFC Recruitment Meet & Greet
September 15, 6:00 p.m.
Treehouse Plaza
Come out and get to know USC Upstate's IFC Fraternities!
Contact: Student Life at (864) 503-5122 

Latin Fest
September 16, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
University Readiness Center and Atrium
The Hispanic Awareness Association (HAA) and the Office of Student Life are proud to present Latin Fest 2015. Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Awareness Month with free food, dancing, history and live music! 
Contact: Multicultural programs, (864) 503-5122

CollegeFest
September 17, TBA
Downtown Spartanburg 

Parenting a Child with Autism
September 17, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CLC Ballroom
Cindy Evans, Lisa Miller, Klay Peterson and John Montemayor     

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (IFC & Panhellenic New Members)
September 21, 6:00 p.m.
Tukey Theater
Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Fraternity & Sorority Life Mandatory Education Session (IFC & Panhellenic New Members)
September 22, 7:00 p.m.
Tukey Theater
Students who are interested in joining a fraternity or sorority are required to attend a mandatory education session. Please select a session based on the related Council.
Contact: Student Life, (864) 503-5122 

Making Special Education a Part of American History
September 23, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CLC Ballroom
Dr. Holly Pae, Professor of Special Education     

Making Black Lives Matter
September 24, 6:00 p.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center 310
Speaker, Dr. Tricia Rose will be coming to campus for the CWGS Fall speaker series, Black Lives Matter: Race Relations in the 21st Century. 
Contact: Esther Godfrey, (864) 503-5602

CAB's C3: Recording Studio
September 23, 11:00 a.m.
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center Second Floor
So you think you have what it takes to sing? Put your vocals to the test and sing in the studio! All paricipants will receive a free copy of their studio recorded song.
Contact: Rudy Taylor, (864) 503-5122

Spartan Speaker Series: The Triple S: Self Discovery, Stress Reduction and Strength Building
September 29, 6:30 p.m.
Tukey Theter
Join us for the first Spartan Speaker Lecture of the year! Dr. Erin Foley will provide students with advice on how to make a strong start to your college career.
Contact: Dr. Khrystal Smith, (864) 503-5122

CAB's Underground Lounge: Open Mic Night
September 30, 5:00 p.m.
Jazzman's
Join CAB and showcase your talent! Whether you’re a singer, a rapper or a poet, CAB's Underground Lounge is the place to show off and see some of USC Upstate's finest talent. 
Contact: Rudy Taylor, (864) 503-5122

An Introduction into The Theory of Mind
September 30, 6:00 - 7:00  p.m.
CLC Ballroom
Dr. Scott Meek, Assistant Professor of Psychology

October 

#SayHerName: Towards a Gender-Inclusive Movement for Black Lives 
October 1, 6:00 p.m. 
Olin B. Sansbury Campus Life Center 310 
Speaker Dr. Brittney Cooper will be coming to campus for the Cetner for Women and Gender Studies Fall speaker series, Black Lives Matter: Race Relations in the 21st Century. 
Contact: Esther Godfrey at (864) 503-5602

PREFACE EVENT: The Past, Present and Future of  the Americans with Disabilities Act
October 6, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tukey Theater
Margaret Camp, Director of Disabilities Services and ADA Coordinator

PREFACE Event: Issues Facing the Disabled in the Criminal Justice System
October 13, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
URC Greatroom
Dr. Reid Toth, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Rocktoberfest
October 16, 5:00 p.m.
Parking Lots

PREFACE Event: The Murder of Wellington: Making Sense Out of Animal Abuse
October 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CLC Ballroom
Dr. Clif Flynn, Professor of Sociology

PREFACE Event: Learning the Impact of Nonverbal Communication in Your Daily Life
October 26, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
CLC Ballroom
Dr. Carolina Webber

Contact Us

Khrystal Smith, Ph.D.
Director of Student Life
(864) 503-5122
Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 210

Office of Student Life
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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