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. 

School of Nursing:
Tuesday, June 8
Tuesday, July 27

College of Science & Technology:
Thursday, June 10
Thursday, July 29

College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science / University College (Undeclared/Undecided):
Tuesday, June 29
Tuesday, July 13

College of Business:
Thursday, July 1

School of Education, Human Performance & Health:
Thursday, July 15

In person sessions for all majors:
Tuesday, August 17

Online sessions for all majors:
Tuesday, May 25
Wednesday, June 30
Wednesday, July 14
Tuesday, August 10

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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