Selfie Photo Contest
Visit the USC Upstate campus and take part in the engaging selfie station photo contest. Explore the 300-acre campus while taking photos at iconic locations.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal Releases USC Upstate Magazine
Time & Location: TBD
Attend a magazine release party when the Spartanburg Herald Journal debuts a magazine dedicated entirely to USC Upstate and shares stories of its 50th Anniversary and its exciting future.
October 9, 2017:
RJ Rockers Debuts USC Upstate Beer
5-8 p.m. at RJ Rockers, 226-A West Main Street, Spartanburg
Be among the first to sample a USC Upstate Beer bottled specially by RJ Rockers for the 50th Anniversary! Live musical entertainment and food are included in this exciting event.
October 11, 2017:
Time Capsule Event
- Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
- Location: John C. Stockwell Administration Building
- Description: Step back in time when the time capsule, housed in the cornerstone of John C. Stockwell Administration Building since 1969, is opened and its contents are displayed. A reception will follow.
- Admission: Open to the public.
Step back in time when the time capsule, housed in cornerstone of John C. Stockwell Administration Building since 1969, is opened and a history wall that beautifully illustrates the five decades of remarkable development is unveiled.
October 13, 2017:
Chancellor Brendan Kelly’s Investiture Ceremony
10:30 a.m. on the Main Quad, 800 University Way, Spartanburg
The installation of a new chancellor is a ceremony of dignity with many academic traditions and protocols. Dr. Kelly is the fourth chancellor in the University’s 50-year history.
Luncheon on the Quad
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Main Quad, 800 University Way, Spartanburg
The University community and guests will enjoy an outdoor picnic at the conclusion of Chancellor Kelly’s Investiture Ceremony.
October 14, 2017:
USC Upstate Gospel Choir Meet & Greet Reception
Time TBD at University Readiness Center, 301 North Campus Blvd., Spartanburg
USC Upstate alumni who were members of the Gospel Choir and supporters will gather for a reception in advance of Sunday’s concert. On Facebook
October 15, 2017:
USC Upstate Gospel Choir Reunion Concert
4 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 700 South Converse Street, Spartanburg
Enjoy an inspirational and powerful concert performed by the USC Upstate Gospel Choir featuring many alumni choir members who are now music directors, choir directors and pastors. The Gospel Choir was organized in 1979 by students seeking a way to honor African-American culture at USC Upstate. Possible link to be added in the future
December 12, 2017:
Spartanburg Jaycees Christmas Parade
6:30 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg
Attend the Christmas Parade and watch for the USC Upstate float. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors will ride on the float spreading holiday and Spartan cheer. Cheerleaders, student athletes and Sparty (the mascot) will walk the parade route passing out game schedules, candy, etc.
Time TBD at the G.B. Hodge Center, 365 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg
Join the USC Upstate Alumni Association for an afternoon of reminiscing and socializing while we cheer on the men and women's basketball teams.