800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
*When registering for orientation, please enter your full USC Upstate email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password.
How to register for orientation:
If you need to
reset your USC Upstate username and password you will need to know your VIP ID (this is an 8 digit number sent to you in your welcome packet. Look for it on your student data sheet) and USC Upstate username.
Summer OrientationOrientation, advisement and registration help you learn everything you need to know before beginning your first semester at USC Upstate. Meet your classmates, get acquainted with the campus and register for classes. You will meet with an academic advisor who will help you choose the best courses for you. Student orientation leaders will help you through the registration process. USC Upstate offers orientation sessions for freshman and transfer students as well as for parents.
Freshmen (age 20 or younger)All new freshman students under the age of 20 are required to attend one of the two-day programs. Dates are offered according to your intended major. Day one of the two-day program includes a full day of information sessions for students and parents, lunch, advisement and activities. Day two includes breakfast, sessions for students and registration. All freshmen age 20 and under are required to stay overnight during OAR. For more information, check out the
Freshman Orientation FAQ.
Transfers and Non-Traditional Freshmen (age 21 and older)The transfer orientation, advisement and registration is designed specifically for students transferring to USC Upstate from other institutions and for non-traditional freshmen. You will meet with an academic advisor who will help you choose the best courses for you to meet your educational goals. You will also register for your first semester at USC Upstate. OAR is also an 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. For more information, check out the
Transfer Orientation FAQ.
ParentsParents, we did not forget about you. The best way to discover where and how your son or daughter will spend the next few years of his or her life is to attend USC Upstate’s Parent Orientation, a program designed to help parents learn what to expect from the freshman year of college. For more information, check out the
Orientation FAQ for Parents. If you have any additional questions, you can e-mail us at
email@example.com. We’ll be glad to help you.Meet your Orientation Leaders!
*Priority for this date is given to out-of-state students and late applicants.
**Remember, Spartanburg dates are for students taking the majority of their courses in Spartanburg. Greenville dates are for students taking the majority of their courses at the Greenville campus.
High School Dual Enrollment OrientationAugust 2 (Tuesday / 3 p.m.)
August 3 (Wednesday / 3 p.m.)
AdvisementIt is mandatory for students to take
advisement testing before attending Orientation.
South Carolina ResidencyIf you believe you are a South Carolina resident, you must complete the SC Residency Certification Form in
Self Service Carolina in order to qualify for in-state tuition and fees. For more information visit the
Next Steps page.
Important Orientation FormsPlease print, complete and bring these forms with you to orientation (if you have not already submitted them to the Admissions Office).
Still have questions about Orientation? Please give us a call at 864-503-5246 or 1-800-277-8727 (toll free).
USC Upstate Admissions800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Tel: 864-503-5246Toll-free: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?