Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, USC Upstate is located conveniently along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte and just a few hours drive from the beaches and mountains.
With about 6,000 students at USC Upstate, the campus is a constant whirlwind of activity. There is always something to do. Should you decide to venture off campus, the Spartanburg community is filled with Southern hospitality and historical and cultural heritage. There are also 14,000 college students in town as seven colleges are located in this area.
We encourage you to get to know the USC Upstate campus, the Spartanburg community and the Upstate area!
- John C. Stockwell Administration Building
800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC, 29303
The John C. Stockwell Administration Building houses the offices of the chancellor, academic affairs, alumni affairs, records, and information technology services.
- Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center
180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
This facility is the hub of student life activity. Opened in 1995, it houses Dining Services, Student Affairs, Counseling Services, Center for International Studies, student organization offices, student publication offices, several meeting rooms, a computer lab and an ATM. A large ballroom, overlooking the beautiful Susan Jacobs Arboretum, is often used for receptions and other events.
- G.B. Hodge Center
365 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Named for one of the University’s founders, Dr. G.B. Hodge, the Center was completed in 1973, renovated in 2000 and again in 2010. The bottom floor is home to the Athletics Department, which includes the basketball gymnasium, a practice gym and weight room. The top floor houses the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science. This area is full of the latest technology for learning including the Stäubli Robotics Lab, three smart classrooms and two computer labs.
- The George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics
160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303
"The George" as it is affectionately known is located in the heart of downtown Spartanburg at 160 E. St. John Street and it is where nearly 800 business majors attend classes. The 60,000-square-foot facility features a stock trading lab, smart classrooms, a large tiered classroom, meeting spaces, conference rooms, beautiful exterior green space and three large art galleries. A parking garage is located conveniently behind the building, and a free shuttle offers service to and from the main campus.
- Health Education Complex
300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Opened in summer 2008 and situated on top of a hill with panoramic views of the beautiful Susan Jacobs Arboretum, the Complex houses the Mary Black School of Nursing, the School of Education, the Enrollment Management Offices, Bookstore, and a three-story Wellness/Fitness Center.
- Health Services
995 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Located on University Way near Valley Falls Road, Health Services offers health care and education to all enrolled students on an outpatient basis. A nurse practitioner is available on a full-time basis by appointment.
- Horace C. Smith Science Building
160 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
This building was opened in 1984 primarily for the sciences. The first floor features the Watershed Ecology Lab, Scanning Electron Microcopy laboratory, and food court. The second floor houses the geology laboratory and the physics laboratory. The biology department occupies the third floor, including modern facilities and equipment, seven labs for teaching and research, and a large herbarium housing 16,000+ labeled and mounted specimens of plants native to the Upstate. Chemistry facilities, including teaching and research laboratories occupy the fourth floor and there is also a computer lab available for student use.
- Humanities & Performing Arts Center
170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Opened in 1990, this building features a 450-seat theater with a hydraulic pit lift, superb acoustics, the latest technology in theatre lighting, and a fully-rigged fly loft. The building also houses classrooms, academic offices, a music recital hall, private practice rooms, art studios, the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, the Focus Gallery, and foreign language and journalism labs.
- John M. Rampey Center
490 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Opened in 1992, this 6,200-square-foot facility contains the Center for Student Success, including the Academic Support Center, Career Services, and Opportunity Network.
- P. Kathryn Hicks Visual Arts Center
190 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 293031
Renovated in 2003, this building is named for Katie Hicks, a professor of art at USC Upstate for more than 30 years. The renovation of this building, nestled in the Susan Jacobs Arboretum, provides ample studio space for drawing, painting, graphic design, print making, digital imaging and three-dimensional design.
150 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Constructed 1976, the Library originally opened with holdings totaling about 9,607. Today’s facility, also designed for classrooms and office space, holds more than 220,000 volumes and boasts a fast growing collection of important archives. On the lower level, with a separate entrance, is the Tukey Theater, a 140-seat lecture hall named for the late Richard E. Tukey, one of the community leader instrumental in the establishment of USC Upstate.
- Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex
305 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303
This complex includes the County University Soccer Stadium, Spartanburg County Youth Soccer Fields, Cleveland S. Harley Baseball Stadium, Cyrill Softball Stadium and a Tennis Complex. The Howell Complex, named one of the Southeast’s top sports venues, attracts a great number of students and the public to athletic events.
- College of Arts and Sciences Building
385 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Opened in 1982, this 26,066-squarefoot facility originally housed the Mary Black School of Nursing, named for the late Mrs. Mary Louisa Snoddy Black, whose contributions played a key role in securing the funds for the building. It now houses the administrative offices for the College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology Department, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
- Media Center
375 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
In addition to the studios of WRET-TV — a station of the South Carolina Educational Television Network — the academic offices of the Departments of Sociology, Criminal Justice, Women and Gender Studies and History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies are located in this 44,000 square-foot building built in 1978.
- Burroughs Building
130 Burroughs Lane, Spartanburg, SC 29303
The Burroughs Building was built in 1976 and is named for William J. Burroughs, a founding member of the Spartanburg County Commission for Higher Education. It houses the Center for International Studies, the Honors Program and the Chinese Cultural and Education Center.
- Palmetto House and Magnolia House
470 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Magnolia House is the newest residential facility on campus, opening in fall 2009 for 352 freshmen. Next door is the Palmetto House, which provides housing for 348 upper level students. It opened in 2004. The complex, known as The Tree Houses, consists of single and double occupancy rooms, open areas, and recreation rooms. Each hall features a private study area and laundry facilities. This coeducational facility features controlled access, full sprinkler system, Internet access, cable television, computer lab, green space and adjacent parking.
- Palmetto Villas
400 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
The University obtained ownership of this 12-building apartment complex in 1997. Each two-bedroom unit is furnished, air-conditioned, and has a full kitchen. A recreation area with laundry and basketball and volleyball courts is available. The apartments house 348 upperclassmen.
- Susan Jacobs Arboretum
Location of the Arboretum
A place of serene natural beauty ideal for various activities, the 12-acre arboretum is named for Susan Jacobs, a graduate of The Mary Black School of Nursing. It features a 300-seat amphitheater, lighted walkways, and foliage indigenous to the area. A meandering creek lined with stones and boulders enhances this tranquil setting. The Dr. Lawrence E. Roël Garden Pavilion, constructed along the creek in a rustic Shaker style, is where students enjoy outdoor classes and where the campus community gathers for picnics, campus events, reunions, etc.
- Upstate Rotary International Peace Park
Location of the Peace Park
This beautiful six-acre park is a place to relax, contemplate, watch, wish and pray for peace and understanding. Dedicated in April 2008, the park includes boardwalks, walking paths, a conifer collection, shrub roses and ornamental grasses. A peace pole, inscribed with "May peace prevail on earth" in a variety of languages, was recently added to the park.
- University Readiness Center
301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303
Completed in 2003, this facility is the result of a one-of-a-kind partnership between USC Upstate and the S.C. National Guard. The Guard houses its high-end signal corps unit here while providing the University with additional classrooms, special events locations and support facilities for the Louis P. Howell Athletic Complex.
- Greenville Campus
225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC, 29607
USC Upstate has a Greenville Campus for commuting junior- and senior-level students. USC Upstate is the largest provider of undergraduate academic programs at the University Center of Greenville, generating over 70 percent of the Center’s baccalaureate enrollment. USC Upstate offers undergraduate programs, each taught by highly–qualified and dedicated faculty both during the day and evening in engineering technology management, communications, information management and systems, nursing, business administration, teacher education and interdisciplinary studies. Eight institutions of higher learning have a presence at UCG.
Enrollment: 6,000 students
Campus: 330 acres
Faculty: 454 total; 235 full-time, 220 part-time
Academics: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Technology, George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, Mary Black School of Nursing, and School of Education, Human Performance and Health
Incoming Class: 1,000 Average SAT 3.5 Average GPA
Financial Aid: About 75 percent of our student body receives some kind of financial aid
Housing: Magnolia House for freshmen Palmetto House and Villas for upperclassmen
Student Life: More than 70 organizations offer students an opportunity to get involved
Athletics: The Spartans compete in the Big South Conference of NCAA Division I. The men field teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field. The women field teams in softball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Alumni: About 30,000 of which 85 percent remain in the Upstate to build their lives and careers.
- Academic Affairs • 864-503-5317
- Academic Support Center • 864-503-5070
- Achieve Program • 864-583-3154
- Admissions • 864-503-5246
- Advancement and USC Upstate Foundation • 864-503-5209
- Alcohol and Drug Education • 864-503-5536
- Alumni Relations • 864-503-5240
- Arts and Sciences, College of • 864-503-5700
- Athletics • 864-503-5141
- Bookstore • 864-503-5167
- Box Office • 864-503-5695
- Business Affairs • 864-503-5353
- Business and Economics, George Dean Johnson Jr. College of • 864-503-5580
- Career Center • 864-503-5392
- Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union • 864-503-5336
- Cashier's Office • 864-503-5326
- Chancellor’s Office • 864-503-5200
- Counseling Services • 864-503-5195
- Dean of Students • 864-503-5107
- Dining Services • 864-503-5900
- Disability Services • 864-503-5199
- Education, School of • 864-503-5560
- Employee Relations and Equal Opportunity • 864-503-5344
- Facilities Management • 864-503-5500
- Financial Aid • 864-503-5340
- Fine Arts and Communication Studies, Department of • 864-503-5603
- Graduate Education Programs • 864-503-5573
- Greenville Campus • 864-552-4242
- Health Services • 864-503-5191
- History, Political Science, Philosophy and American Studies, Department of • 864-503-5795
- Honors Program • 864-503-5657
- Housing and Dining • 864-503-5422
- Human Resources • 864-503-5322
- Informatics, Department of • 864-503-5432
- Information Technology and Services • 864-503-5257
- Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning • 864-503-5490
- Instructional Technology • 864-503-5470
- Interdisciplinary Studies, Center for • 864-503-5703
- International Studies, Center for • 864-503-5661
- Languages, Literature and Composition, Department of • 864-503-5688
- Library • 864-503-5620
- Mathematics and Computer Science, Division of • 864-503-5305
- Media Services • 864-503-5564
- Metropolitan Studies Institute • 864-503-5901
- Multicultural Affairs • 864-503-5196
- Natural Sciences and Engineering, Division of • 864-503-5725
- Non-traditional Student Services • 864-503-5195
- Nursing, Mary Black School of • 864-503-5440
- Opportunity Network • 864-503-5966
- Postal Services • 864-503-5773
- Psychology, Department of • 864-503-5706
- Purchasing • 864-503-5232
- Records, Registration and Veterans Affairs • 864-503-5220
- Sociology, Criminal Justice and Women’s Studies, Department of • 864-503-5701
- Spartan Rec Center • 864-503-5080
- Special Events and Facilities Scheduling • 864-503-5989
- Sponsored Awards & Research Support, Office of • 864-503-5185
- Student Affairs • 864-503-5107
- Student Life • 864-503-5122
- Student Success Center • 864-503-5392
- Switchboard • 864-503-5000
- University Communications • 864-503-5210
- University Police • 864-503-5911
- Watershed Ecology, Center for • 864-503-5728
- Writing Center, The • 864-503-5883
Visiting Spartanburg? Below is a helpful list of places to stay in the area. Also, take a look at the Spartanburg Convention & Visitors Bureau's list of featured accommodations.
- AC Hotel Spartanburg
225 W. Main St., 864-585-8900
- Hampton Inn & Suites
801 Spartan Blvd., 864-699-2222
- Residence Inn by Marriott
9027 Fairforest Rd., 864-574-2111
- Courtyard by Marriott
110 Mobile Dr., 864-585-2400
- Crossland Economy Studios
130 Mobile Dr., 864-573-5949
- Marriott Spartanburg
299 North Church St., 864-596-1211
- The Farmer's Table
149 S. Daniel Morgan Ave., 864-582-6554
125 E. Main St.
- The Silo at RJ Rockers
226 W. Main St., 864-804-8047
- The Brickhouse Pizzeria & Grill
203 W. St. John St., (864) 585-0555
- Cribbs Kitchen
121 N. Spring St., (864) 585-7397
- Groucho’s Deli
100 E. Main St., (864) 582-2662
- Hub Diggity
201 Wall St., (864) 310-4426
- Lime Leaf
101 E. Main St., (864) 542-2171
- Miyako Sushi Group
116 Magnolia St., (864) 583-5112
121 W. Main St., (864) 585-7027
- Willy Taco
930 E. Main St., (864) 327-8228
- Wild Wing Café
109 W. Main St., (864) 585-4646
- The Kennedy
221 E. Kennedy St., 864-586-5554
- Level 10
225 W. Main St., 864-596-5069
Boiling Springs Area
125 Rainbow Lake Rd., (864) 814-7076
- Capri’s Italian
1927 Boiling Springs Rd., (864) 599-6800
- Copper River Grill
2104 Highway 9, (864) 814-4701
- Fatz Café
1925 Boiling Springs Rd., (864) 599-7909
- Firehouse Subs
3605 Boiling Springs Rd., (864) 578-9797
1910 Boiling Springs Rd., (864) 814-7003
Westgate Mall Area
- Beacon Drive-In
255 John B. White Sr. Blvd., (864) 585-9387
1509 John B. White Sr. Blvd., (864) 576-8329
- Blue Fin Grill
805 Spartan Blvd., (864) 699-8000
- City Range Steakhouse Grill
774 Spartan Blvd., (864) 327-3333
East Side/HillCrest Area
- Hickory Tavern
143 Fernwood Dr., (864) 591-3290
- Gerhard’s Cafe
1200 E. Main St., (864) 591-1920
- Mellow Mushroom
464 E. Main St., (864) 582-5495
- Panera Bread
1935 E. Main St., (864) 573-7000
- Carolina Barbeque
7115 Lone Oak Rd., (864) 503-0542
- Corona Mexican
404-D McCravey Dr., (864) 585-9980
1000 N. Pine St., (864) 582-3800
- Walnut Grove Plantation: Tour the plantation and learn local history.
- Cowpens National Battlefield: Visit the battlefield that commemorates a decisive battle.
- BMW Zentrum: Check out the latest exhibit and take a plant tour.
- Beacon Drive-In: Eat a chili cheese-a-plenty at the nationally famous restaurant.
Parks and Recreations
- Barnet Park: Play in the fountain on a hot day or catch a concert.
- Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve: Visit this relaxing place for a picnic.
- Cleveland Park
- Liberty Park: Take a breather at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System park.
- Milliken Park: Catch some rays at this popular gathering place for students.