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50th Anniversary

The University of South Carolina Upstate is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a “BEYOND THE DOME” theme to encourage alumni, donors, community members and prospective students to look beyond the Gold Dome that sits atop the John C. Stockwell Administration Building. The gleaming Gold Dome often captures the attention of those passing by the University but they may not realize that what lies behind is a thriving regional, comprehensive university.

Visit USC Upstate and experience “BEYOND THE DOME”

  • No. 2 Top Public Regional Colleges in the South
  • No. 4 for Best College in the South for Veterans
  • Tied for No. 11 Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the South
  • Designated as 2016 Military Friendly Campus
  • One million square feet of space in Spartanburg
  • Two facilities in Greenville for upper level students
  • 330-acre campus
  • 12-acre arboretum
  • Housing for 1,000 students
  • Athletic Complex for Division I teams
  • About 6,000 students from 26 states & 17 nations
  • 40+ undergraduate majors and concentrations and five graduate programs
  • Nearly 30,000 alumni – 80 percent remain in the Upstate
  • Fulfills regional and state workforce needs
  • Serves as a major engine of social and economic development
Celebration Period

USC Upstate kicked off its 50th Anniversary Celebration with its annual Founders Day Celebration on Feb. 16, 2017. The Investiture of Chancellor Brendan Kelly was held during the week of Oct. 9-15, 2017 and the 50th Anniversary concludes with May Commencement on May 8, 2018.