Alumni events are held annually.

Alumni Benefits and programs

The Office of Alumni Relations offers a variety of programs and benefits exclusively for our graduates. Check out a listing below for more details on the great opportunities we’re offering just for you. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources offered through your free membership.


  • Discount on Nationwide Insurance Auto and Homeowners Insurance. Contact Nationwide agent and USC Upstate graduate Jeff Clark (’99) at 864-814-3003 or visit his website.
  • Access to USC Upstate Career Services for career and professional support. Career Services offers services from the Career Closet to employment transition. There also is an alumni section just for you.
  • Personal copy of Upstate Magazine to stay current on USC Upstate news and events.
  • Invitations to special University and alumni functions and events.
  • Access to the Spartan Rec Center on campus. Membership information and hours can be found at the Spartan Rec Center.
  • Upstate alumni receive a 20% discount off the rental rates for any space they book for their personal events at the University, including the George and the Upstate Gallery on Main. Event requests can be submitted on the form for Special Events Facilities Scheduling.


Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor bestowed by the USC Upstate Alumni Association. The award celebrates Spartan alumni who have demonstrated excellence in their profession, community and/or to the University.


USC Upstate invites all alumni and friends to “come home” and join in the Homecoming festivities. This is your chance to reconnect with the University and show your Spartan Pride!

Homecoming for 2018 has been set for Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2019.

Finish Up

The USC Upstate Alumni Association and Division of Student Affairs has initiated a new professionalism initiative, Finish Up, designed to assist upperclassmen prepare to enter the workforce. This program focuses on a variety of topics for today’s professionals:

  • First Impressions: Lasting Impressions
  • Appropriate Attire: Dress for Success
  • The Business Dinner and Event Protocol
  • The Who, What, When, Where, Why, & How of Etiquette and Protocol

Career Athletes

Career Athletes is the premium destination for alumni student athletes to connect with other athletes around the nation. It is a social networking tool that helps job seekers. If you already have a job, you might be the connector to help other athletes who are seeking a job. Take advantage of the Career Athletes program.

  • Graduates

    Don't forget to go to the graduation FAQ for all the information regarding graduation.

    Senior Legacy Project

    The Senior Legacy Project is a long-standing tradition in which each graduating class presents the University with a gift to commemorate their time at USC Upstate and give back to help give future generations of students the opportunity to experience a life-changing students opportunity to leave your mark on USC Upstate. You can designate your gift to benefit your favorite department, scholarship, program or athletic team. We encourage you to participate in creating your Senior Legacy by designating your gift anywhere that is meaningful to you and giving in honor of a faculty or staff member who made a difference in your USC Upstate experience.