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Homecoming 2021 (March 21-27)

Calling all Spartans, past and present.

Homecoming is the time when we celebrate our legacy for creating transformational opportunities for residents of the Upstate region and beyond. We mark this weeklong annual tradition with opportunities for our community to safely engage with us during these unprecedented times. We invite all past, present and future Spartans to participate in our virtual or live events.

Masks and social distancing will be in place at all on-campus events. Reservations are required for certain activities so be sure to sign up in advance. 

  • Some in person events will require an RSVP. Events below with a Star icon indicates that signup is required.
  • Events with Alumni icon are recommended for Alumni.
  • Sunday, March 21

    Event Name: Upstate Uproar – First Ride SIGN UP MANDATORY Star icon Alumni icon

    Sign Up URL: RSVP Here

    Time: 10:00 a.m.

    Location: Spartan Rec Center Map pin icon

    Description: Grab an Upstate friend and get your heart pumping with a USC Upstate private ride to kick off Homecoming 2021.

    Participants will get a free Upstate water bottle and Upstate rally towel!

    Event Name: Upstate Uproar – Second Ride SIGN UP MANDATORY Star icon Alumni icon

    Sign Up URL: RSVP Here

    Time: 11:00 a.m.

    Location: Spartan Rec Center Map pin icon

    Description: Grab an Upstate friend and get your heart pumping with a USC Upstate private ride to kick off Homecoming 2021.

    Participants will get a free Upstate water bottle and Upstate rally towel!

    Event Name: #ServeUP (Sponsored by IMPACT)

    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Location: CLC Ballroom Map pin icon

    Description: Make a vision board for yourself and serve the USC Upstate community by making care kits.

    Event Name: Movie on the Lawn – Movie: Us (Sponsored by A. Bevy) Star icon

    Sign Up URL: Sign Up
    Time: 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Between Treehouses

    Description: Grab a blanket and your closest (socially distanced) friends and catch a flick with “US.” Here, you can enter into a raffle to win KILLER prizes!

    Monday, March 22

    Event Name: Up to Win It! (Theme: Disney/Pixar Trivia)

    Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Teams URL: Join us on Teams Micosoft Teams icon

    Description: Log on for daily trivia for a chance to win awesome prizes! We are giving away $100+ each day… but you gotta be UP TO WIN IT!

    Event Name: Music Bingo (Sponsored by Campus Activities Board)

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Teams URL: Join us on Teams Micosoft Teams icon

    Description: Join CAB for a night of music bingo featuring hits by female artists and hosted by the one and only, Dr. Smith! We're channeling our inner Spice Girls... We hope to see you there for some fun and awesome prizes!

    Event Name: USC Upstate Virtual Game Night (Sponsored by IDS/Communications Department)

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Sign Up URL: Coming soon!

    Description: Connect and have fun with fellow students and alumni to keep the spirit and fun of homecoming week going!

    Event Name: Take ‘n Make Paint Kit – ¡Viva la Musica! (Sponsored by Hermanas of Leadership Association)

    Description: Paint your own beautiful piece celebrating Latin music and culture!

    Pick up your kit, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Campus Life Center Map icon Suite 224, the Magnolia HouseMap icon Front Desk or Palmetto HouseMap icon Front Desk.

    Tuesday, March 23

    Event Name: CAST Carnival (Sponsored by the Child Advocacy Studies Club) Alumni icon

    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Location: CLC Ballroom Description: Play mini games and WIN with CAST club while learning about Child Advocacy!

    Event Name: Up to Win It! (Theme: Pop Culture)

    Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Microsoft Teams Teams

    URL: Join us on Teams Micosoft Teams icon

    Description: Log on for daily trivia for a chance to win awesome prizes! We are giving away $100+ each day… but you gotta be UP TO WIN IT!

    Event Name: GLOW Kickball (Sponsored by Student Government Association) – SIGN UP MANDATORY Star icon 

    Sign Up URL: Coming soon!

    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Location: Intramural Fields (Behind the Treehouse Plaza)

    Description: Hang out with SGA and Dominate the competition to win $40 bookstore gift cards for your whole team! While you're here, grab an event shirt and some homecoming swag... just for KICKS and giggles!

    Event Name: USC Upstate Virtual Game Night (Sponsored by Psychology Department)

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Sign Up URL: Coming soon!

    Description: Connect and have fun with fellow students and alumni to keep the spirit and fun of homecoming week going!

    Event Name: Take ‘n Make Paint Kit – ¡Viva la Musica! (Sponsored by Hermanas of Leadership Association)

    Description: Paint your own beautiful piece celebrating Latin music and culture!

    Pick up your kit, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Campus Life Center Map icon Suite 224, the Magnolia HouseMap icon Front Desk or Palmetto HouseMap icon Front Desk.

    Wednesday, March 24

    Event Name: FSL <3’s Essential Workers (Sponsored byHermanas of Leadership Association and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity)

    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Location: Campus Life Center Map icon Suite 309

    Description: We’re saying, “thank you” to the essential workers! Help members of our FSL community build thank you baskets for staff at Spartanburg Memorial Hospital!

    Event Name: Chancellor's Homecoming Prize Patrol

    Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Throughout Campus, keep your eyes peeled!

    Description: The Chancellor has teamed up with IMPACT to deliver some joy to students around campus. If the Prize Patrol finds you, you’re in luck – they’ve got something special for U!

    Event Name: Up to Win It! (Theme: 80’s/90’s)

    Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Teams URL: Join us on Teams Micosoft Teams icon

    Description: Log on for daily trivia for a chance to win awesome prizes! We are giving away $100+ each day… but you gotta be UP TO WIN IT!

    Event Name: BSL Fashion Show (Sponsored by Black Student Leaders)

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Campus Life Center Map icon (Ballroom)

    Description: This may not be New York, but BSL can still pull off a great fashion show. Check out the different community vendors and the work of talented Upstate students!

    Event Name: USC Upstate Virtual Game Night (Sponsored by Alumni Relations)

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Sign Up URL: Coming soon!

    Description: Connect and have fun with fellow students and alumni to keep the spirit and fun of homecoming week going!

    Event Name: Take ‘n Make Paint Kit – ¡Viva la Musica! (Sponsored by Hermanas of Leadership Association)

    Description: Paint your own beautiful piece celebrating Latin music and culture!

    Pick up your kit, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Campus Life Center Map icon Suite 224, the Magnolia HouseMap icon Front Desk or Palmetto HouseMap icon Front Desk.

    Thursday, March 25

    Event Name: Up to Win It! (Theme: Entertainment)

    Time: 2:30 p.m.

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Teams URL: Join us on Teams Micosoft Teams icon

    Description: Log on for daily trivia for a chance to win awesome prizes! We are giving away $100+ each day… but you gotta be UP TO WIN IT!

    Event Name: Silent Disco (Sponsored by Campus Activities Board) – SIGN UP MANDATORY Star icon

    Sign Up URL: Sign Up 

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

    Location: Villas Basketball Courts

    Description: Shhhhhh... it's a disco! Come out for a late-night silent disco with CAB.

    Event Name: Take ‘n Make Paint Kit – ¡Viva la Musica! (Sponsored by Hermanas of Leadership Association)

    Description: Paint your own beautiful piece celebrating Latin music and culture!

    Pick up your kit, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Campus Life Center Map icon Suite 224, the Magnolia HouseMap icon Front Desk or Palmetto HouseMap icon Front Desk.

    Friday, March 26

    Event Name: USC Upstate Virtual Alumni Awards Alumni icon

    Time: Premieres at Noon

    Location: www.uscupstate.edu and all social media platforms

    Description: Watch and congratulate the 2021 Alumni Award Winners.

    Event Name: Up to Win It! (Theme: USC Upstate)

    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Location: Microsoft Teams

    Teams URL: Join us on Teams Micosoft Teams icon

    Description: Log on for daily trivia for a chance to win awesome prizes! We are giving away $100+ each day… but you gotta be UP TO WIN IT!

    Event Name: Turn UP! with Upstate

    Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Online

    Teams URL: TBA

    Description: Kick back, hang out and turn UP with Upstate! Featuring Alumnus, DJ DDubb and comedian Spike Davis! Spike has toured with Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Cedric the Entertainer, and a host of other great comedians... so get ready for non-stop laughter!

    Event Name: Take ‘n Make Paint Kit – ¡Viva la Musica! (Sponsored by Hermanas of Leadership Association)

    Description: Paint your own beautiful piece celebrating Latin music and culture!

    Pick up your kit, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Campus Life Center Map icon Suite 224, the Magnolia HouseMap icon Front Desk or Palmetto HouseMap icon Front Desk.

  • All Athletic events are recommended for Alumni Alumni icon

    Sunday, March 21

    Event Name: Softball vs. PC 

    Time: 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Cyrill Stadium Map pin icon(On Campus - Near URC)

    Description: Support the Spartans Softball team as they take on Big South foe Presbyterian. First 50 fans receive a free chip clip courtesy of Ingles.

    Tuesday, March 23

    Event Name: Baseball vs. PC

    Time: 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Harley Park Map pin icon (On Campus - Near URC)

    Description: Support the Spartans Baseball team as they take on Big South foe Presbyterian. First 50 fans receive a free mask courtesy of Ingles.

    Thursday, March 25

    Event Name: VB vs. Radford

    Time: 6:00 p.m.

    Location: G.B. Hodge Center Map pin icon

    Description: Support the Spartans Volleyball team as they take on Big South foe Radford. First 50 fans receive a free chap stick courtesy of Ingles.

    Friday., March 26

    Event Name: VB vs. Radford

    Time: 4:00 p.m.

    Location: G.B. Hodge Center Map pin icon

    Description: Support the Spartans Volleyball team as they take on Big South foe Radford. First 50 fans receive a free phone wallet courtesy of Ingles.

    Saturday. March 27

    Event Name: Women’s Soccer vs. UNC Asheville

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Location: County University Soccer Stadium Map pin icon (On Campus - Behind URC)

    Description: Support the Spartans Women’s Soccer team as they take on Big South foe UNC Asheville. First 50 fans receive a free mask courtesy of Ingles.

    Event Name: Men’s Soccer vs. High Point

    Time: 5:00 p.m.

    Location: County University Soccer Stadium Map pin icon (On Campus - Behind URC)

    Description: Support the Spartans Men’s Soccer team as they take on Big South foe High Point. First 50 fans receive a free chip clip courtesy of Ingles.

    Event Name: Women’s Soccer Game

    Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate Soccer Fields Map icon

    Event Name: Crowning of the Spirit of Upstate

    Time: Women’s Soccer Game Halftime

    Location: USC Upstate Soccer Fields Map icon

    Description: Watch the 2021 Spirit of Upstate get crowned and see the reveal of the 2021 Rising Spirits of Upstate!


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For accommodations, please contact Disability Services at 864-503-5199 at least five business days prior to event.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Involvement at 864-503-5122.