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
sponsored by CAB
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
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.
sponsored by A. Bevy
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.
FRI, FEB. 9, 2018
The Eclipse Party
sponsored by BSL
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
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.
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
AC Hotels/Spartanburg: $139/night
Use the promotion code: UQJ
- More information on local restaurants
- More information on what to see and do while in Spartanburg
- Map of Spartanburg SC
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.
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.