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, 2018 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 amazing regional 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.

  • 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 is live now and we are asking Registered Student Organizations to submit event proposals to be considered as official Homecoming 2018 events. If chosen, your organization will receive logistical, financial and marketing support from the Office of Student Life. Be on the lookout for an Agora announcement in your email.  The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday November 26th.  

    Homecoming Court

    Ever dream of being Homecoming Royalty? If so, you may just get your chance. Nominations are now being accepted so you can nominate any student or even throw your own name on to the ballot. After that, get your hair crown ready and work on your wave.  You can find the nomination form here.


    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.

  • 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: $139/night
    Crystal Pace
    299 North Church Street
    Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306 USA
    Web site


    Additional Alumni Information

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

  • It may be early but we can confirm the following events and activities for the week of Homecoming. This list will continue to grow so be sure to check back often. We can't wait to welcome every Spartan back home in February 2018.
    Kickoff Bonfire
    • Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
    • Behind the Treehouses at 7 p.m.
    This is our official Kickoff to Homecoming 2018. We will introduce the 2018 Homecoming Court, highlight Spartan Spirit, feature a DJ, Dance, Roast S’Mores, and drink Hot Chocolate.
    Spartan Women vs Lipscomb:
    • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
    • G.B. Hodge Center at 7 p.m.
    Cheer on the Lady Spartans as they take on the Lipscomb Bisons in Hodge Arena.
    Spartan Men vs Stetson:
    • Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
    • G.B. Hodge Center at 7 p.m.
    Cheer on the Spartan Men's Basketball team as they take on the Stetson Hatters in Hodge Arena.
    • Saturday Feb. 10, 2018
    • G.B. Hodge Center at 1:30 p.m. (WBB) and 4 p.m. (MBB)


    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.