Schedule of Events

RJ Rockers debuts USC Upstate beer

  • Date: Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
  • Time: 5 - 8 p.m. Location: RJ Rockers, 226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
  • Description: Join us for a private party at RJ Rockers when the USC Upstate beer will be debuted. Enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres, live music and a visit by Sparty, the USC Upstate mascot.
  • Admission: USC Upstate community and general public

Student Event - Sparty's Birthday Bash

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Soccer Stadium
  • Description: Join Dr. Kelly during Investiture Week to celebrate USC Upstate and Sparty’s birthday with a Special Fireworks Display, video messaging, dessert bar, novelties, Bruster’s Ice Cream truck and more.
  • Admission: USC Upstate students

Time Capsule Event 

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Location: John C. Stockwell Administration Building 
  • Description: Step back in time when the time capsule, housed in the cornerstone of John C. Stockwell Administration Building since 1969, is opened and its contents are displayed. A reception will follow.
  • Admission: Open to the public.

USC Board of Trustees Meeting

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: J M Smith Boardroom in the Health Education Complex
  • Description: The USC Board of Trustees will hold its committee meetings and full board meeting.
  • Admission: USC Board of Trustees

Reception hosted by Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Piedmont Club
  • Description: Pre-Investiture Reception for USC Board of Trustees, Commission Members, and invited guests
  • Admission: Invitation only

Investiture Ceremony

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Main Quad, located behind the Stockwell Administration Building
  • Description: The USC Upstate Board of Trustees and USC President Pastides will host the formal investiture of Chancellor Kelly, the fourth chancellor of USC Upstate.
  • Admission: Open to all USC Upstate staff, faculty, students, alumni, and invited guests.

*USC Upstate offices will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes may be canceled at the discretion of individual faculty members.

Picnic following the investiture

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
  • Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Location: Main Quad, located behind the Stockwell Administration Building
  • Description: Enjoy lunch under the tent following Chancellor Kelly’s Investiture
  • Admission: Open to all USC Upstate staff, faculty, students, alumni, and invited guests

USC Upstate Gospel Choir Meet & Greet Reception

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: University Readiness Center
  • Description: Former members of the USC Upstate Gospel Choir and supporters will enjoy a reception followed by rehearsal
  • Admission: Former members of the USC Upstate Gospel Choir and supporters

USC Upstate Gospel Choir Concert

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 700 S Converse St, Spartanburg, SC 29306
  • Description: Previous members of the USC Upstate Gospel Choir will perform a premier concert
  • Admission: Open to the public