Move UP - Opening Day at USC Upstate

Move UP - Opening Day

Move Up Day welcomes first year students into the Spartan Community!

Move Up Day symbolizes moving up in the world through education and is also an experience of moving up into adulthood. Not sure what to expect from Move UP or what to bring? Do not worry. You will find great information here!


MoveUP for Freshmen and new transfer students

MoveUP for ALL freshmen and for new transfer students (living in Magnolia or Palmetto) occurs on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

The route on campus begins at University Way and Valley Falls taking you past Health Services; all students must be cleared by Health Services with their COVID upload before they will be able to get keys to their room. You will follow the route on University Way to the HEC building by taking the roundabout circle onto Gramling Drive. Students will proceed into the HEC to complete their check-in process. Families will be directed to the residential lot to await their student.

Students should bring their Upstate picture ID with them for verification.

4th floor 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
3rd floor 10:00 am - 11:30 am
2nd floor 2nd floor - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1st floor 2nd floor - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MoveUP for returning students and transfer students

MoveUP for returning students and transfer students living in the Villas is Sunday, August 15, 2021.

You will also enter campus at University Way stopping at Health Services if YOU HAVE NOT uploaded one of the four COVID documentations — then proceed to Gramling Drive towards the Health Education Complex (HEC) where you will check in at the JM Smith Boardroom in the HEC.

Villas 1 & 7 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Villas 2 & 8 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Villas 5 & 9 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Villas 3 & 10 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Villas 4 & 11
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Villa students UNABLE to arrive Sunday, may also moveUP Monday, August 16Wednesday, August 18 during business hours by arriving at the Housing Office, 013 Palmetto House.

Route Sunday:

Start on University Way and go toward Health Services.

Testing at Health Services
995 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303 Map pin icon

Take roundabout circle onto Grambling Drive. Make way to Health HEC!

Education Complex (HEC)
300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303 Map pin icon


Helpful Links

Interactive Campus Map

MoveUP Guide 2021 for students PDF icon image