freshman learning about what USC Upstate has to offer on campus

First Time in College Orientation

Prepare yourself for your first semester at USC Upstate

All new students are considered freshman if you have not attended college after graduation from high school. In person and online dates are offered according to your intended major.  

Orientation is a great opportunity to learn everything you will need to prepare yourself for your first semester at USC Upstate, including information about campus services and organizations, financial aid and fee payment.


The program for all sessions will start at 10:00 a.m. For in person sessions, check in will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the University Readiness Center. For online sessions, please be sure to log in a few minutes before the program starts. 

College of Business:
Majors included in this area are:
Accounting, Economics & Finance, Entrepreneurhship & Innovation, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing
Tuesday, July 12
Tuesday, July 26

School of Education, Human Performance & Health:
Majors included in this area are:
Child Development & Family Studies, Community Health, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Exercise & Sport Science, Middle Level Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education-Learning Disabilities
Thursday, June 30
Tuesday, July 26

School of Nursing:

Tuesday, June 7
Tuesday, July 26

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science / University College (Undeclared/Undecided):
Majors included in this area are:
Art Education, Art Studio (Graphic Design), Commercial Music, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre
Tuesday, June 28
Thursday, July 14

College of Science & Technology:
Majors included in this area are:
Advanced Manufacturing Management, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology Management, Information Management & Systems, Health Informatics, Mathematics
Thursday, June 9
Thursday, July 14

All majors:

Thursday, July 28
Tuesday, August 16

Students will receive confirmation of registration, along with instructions on how to pay the $35 orientation fee (freshman only) before attending orientation.

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