View of the dome through the trees


Homecoming 2018: Feb. 5 – 10, 2018

Time to plan a roadtrip, Spartans. All Roads Lead to the Dome! We hope to see you on campus on Feb. 10 for the Homecoming celebration and festivities. Join us for all the activities and watch the Spartans take on Florida Gulf Coast at the Hodge. Can't make it? Be sure to follow the game on Twitter by following @UpstateMB and @UpstateWB. Follow the live stats online or watch the men's game on ESPN3. Follow all things Homecoming throughout the week with the hashtag #USCUpstate on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at 864-503-5122 or the Office of Alumni Relations at 864-503-5234

Homecoming 2018: All Roads Lead to the Dome

This year we will celebrate Homecoming as a focal point in the University’s 50-year celebration, which is in full swing. The theme is a nod to the geographical location of campus being so accessible via Interstates 85 and 26 as well as the impact our graduates have on the Upstate region and the Southeast. A lot has changed on campus and Homecoming is the perfect time to come home and see what we have become. There is a lot of excitement on campus and we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the University's rich history and very bright future.

King & Queen Voting is live!

Our ballot is open for Homecoming King and Queen voting. Every student, faculty and staff member will be allowed to vote for their choice of King and Queen online starting at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5 and closes at Midnight on Feb. 8. We will crown the 2018 Royalty at halftime of the Men's Basketball game on Feb. 10 (4 p.m. tip-off). The ballot is hosted on Agora, please use your USC Upstate email credentials to authenticate.

  • SUNDAY FEB. 4, 2018

    CC's Style Party 
    sponsored by Collegiate Curls

    URC Great Room at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 for kickoff)

    Amateur hair professionals, the big game, demonstrations of healthy hair tactics, and other services as well as entrepreneurs with samples of their products. Pizza and Wings will be provided.

    MONDAY, FEB. 5, 2018

    Kickoff Bonfire 
    sponsored by CAB

    Watch the Homecoming Kickoff Bonfire video YouTube

    Between the Treehouses at 7 p.m.

    This is our official kickoff to Homecoming 2018.  We will introduce the 2018 Homecoming Court, highlight Spartan Spirit, Roast S’Mores, drink Hot Chocolate and have a live DJ.

    TUESDAY, FEB. 6, 2018

    Wild-n-Out sponsored by #WNTT

    Watch the Homecoming Wild-n-Out video YouTube

    URC Great Room at 7 p.m.

    Skits, rap battles, showcases and more.  A comedic competition between teams that you won’t want to miss.

    WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7, 2018

    Spartan Women’s Basketball vs. Lipscomb

    Hodge Arena at 7 p.m.

    Watch the Spartans vs. Lipscomb video Watch the Spartans vs. Lipscomb video on YouTube

    sponsored by A. Bevy

    Watch the Homecoming Shameless Video Watch the Shameless Video on YouTube

    URC Greatroom at 9 p.m.

    A night of the arts where you can express yourself without any judgment or shame. Be it through music, spoken word, a speech, drawings, dancing, short films, fashion, or anything that moves you.

    THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 2018

    Life After the Dome: Reshaping the Post-College Narrative 
    sponsored by NAACP and Alumni Relations

    Sansbury CLC Ballroom at 5 p.m. 

    An open discussion between students and USC Upstate alumnus, where you can gain advice from alumnus on how the college experiences and struggles have positively influenced both their professional and personal lives.

    Spartan Men’s Basketball vs. Stetson

    Hodge Arena at 7 p.m. 

    Battle of the Bands 
    sponsored by Phi Mu

    URC Greatroom at 9 p.m.

    A live music competition featuring USC Upstate Students Personal Care Products requested for admission to benefit the homeless in the Spartanburg area.

    Watch the video of Thursday's Homecoming events YouTube

    FRI, FEB. 9, 2018

    The Eclipse Party
    sponsored by BSL

    Watch the Homecoming Eclipse Party video YouTube

    URC Greatroom at 1 p.m.

    An all Black Affair day party to set off the Homecoming 2018 weekend festivities. DJ Sweatt, a Red Carpet, the best dressed and the sun hasn’t even set yet.An all Black Affair day party to set off the Homecoming 2018 weekend festivities. DJ Sweatt, a Red Carpet, the best dressed and the sun hasn’t even set yet.

    The Homecoming Stroll Competition (feat. DJ DDubb)

    Hodge Arena at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
    Tickets will be available, starting Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.

    • Student Tickets $5 (cash only) available M-F (10 a.m. - Noon, 1-3 p.m.)in the Office of Student Life. USC Upstate Student ID required for entry with student ticket
    • General Admission $10+ fees available via Eventbrite 
    • Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $15 (cash only).

    Our NPHC organizations stroll the court for a chance to be named the 2018 Stroll Champion. Advanced ticket required.

    SAT, FEB. 10, 2018


    Take part in all the activities, but be sure to get your coveted seat in the arena for the main event. Both the Women's and Men's basketball teams will face off against ASUN powerhouse Florida Gulf Coast.

    The Homecoming Tailgate feat. DJ Montana of The Block 

    Tailgate Map PDF Document Download

    VIP Hospitality Tent

    Upper Quad and Lot 31 at 11:30 a.m. 
    USC Upstate Athletics Tailgating Policy

    Spartan Women’s Basketball vs. FGCU

    Hodge Arena at 1:30 p.m.

    Spartan Men’s Basketball vs. FGCU

    Hodge Arena at 4 p.m.

  • Ready to Come Home?

    Are you an alumnus excited about Homecoming 2018? Well, All Roads Lead to the Dome! We are excited to welcome you back and show you all we have planned for our 30,000 distinguished alumni. Be sure to check back as we add more opportunities and information.

    VIP Hospitality Tent

    Looking for a Place to Stay?

    To make the trip easier for our out-of-town alumni, special rates are available with the Marriott Spartanburg. To receive these discounted rates, please let the hotel know you are with USC Upstate.

    Marriott Spartanburg: $149/night

    Crystal Pace - Sales Account Manager
    299 North Church Street
    Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306 USA
    Web site

    AC Hotels/Spartanburg: $139/night
    Emily Santiago

     Use the promotion code: UQJ

    Additional Alumni Information

    For all things alumni related, check out the Alumni Relations.  

  • What an exciting time to be a student at USC Upstate! The Office of Student Life is hard at work planning and organizing an entire week-long celebration focused on you, the students. Be sure to check back often for the latest news and events.

    Call For Programs

    The Call for Programs has expired and we thank all our Registered Student Organizations for submitting proposals.  Congratulations to those proposals selected, we can't wait for the events you'll be sponsoring for Homecoming 2018.

    Homecoming Court

    The ballot is open!  Be sure to cast your vote for our USC Upstate Homecoming 2018 King and Queen.  To cast your vote, log into Agora complete the ballot


    If you have specific questions about Homecoming Activities for students, please contact Rudy Taylor, Assistant Director of Student Life and Co-Chair of the Homecoming Committee.