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Homecoming 2022

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.
  • Saturday, March 26

    Event Name: Spirit of Upstate (Homecoming Court) Brunch (*Invitation Only Event)

    Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Location: Admin 2nd Floor Lobby and Rose Terrace Map-Pin.png

    Description: An invitation only celebration of our Spirit of Upstate Finalist as well as our Rising Spirit of Upstate Students. This is our chance to recognize and celebrate these outstanding students and their families.

    Sunday, March 27

    Event Name: #HastagLunchbag (Sponsored by IMPACT)

    Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: University Readiness Center (URC Great Room) Map-Pin.png

    Description: #Hashtag Lunchbag is a community service event designed to give back to those in need in the local Spartanburg community. This event is open to all USC Upstate students. At this event we will be making sandwiches to donate to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. IMPACT will provide the sandwich ingredients but we welcome donations of individually wrapped snack items to accompany them.  Please RSVP Here for this event.

    Monday, March 28

    Event Name: Bonfire (Sponsored by Campus Activities Board)

    Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Location: In between Treehouses Map-Pin.png

    Description: IT’S BACK! Campus Activity Board's Homecoming bonfire, that is. Live DJ, s’mores, punches and hot dogs – what more could you want?! Oh, you want a Homecoming shirt? You got it! Free Homecoming 2022 shirt to the first 300 students.

    Tuesday, March 29

    Event Name: Trap & Paint (Sponsored by A.Bevy)

    Time: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

    Location: CLC Back PatioMap-Pin.png (CLC 309 as rain location)

    Description: Express yourself through paint. We will have canvases and paints as well as a DJ spinning the jams. Feel free to free paint or use our sip-n-paint materials to transfer an outline to your canvas before you start. Whatever the medium, make it your own! Refreshments available.

    Event Name: Blacklight Dodgeball (Sponsored by Student Government Association) star-icon.png

    Sign Up: To register a team, please email SGA Treasurer Gregory Castillo

    Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Location: University Readiness Center (URC Greatroom) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Dodgeball… in the dark… under black lights… LET’S GLOW! Hang out with SGA and DOMINATE the competition to win prizes for your whole team! While you’re here… Grab an event shirt and some homecoming swag.

    Wednesday, March 30

    Event Name: Jugemos Loteria (Let’s Play Loteria) (Sponsored by LASO and Chi Upsilon Sigma)

    Time: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Location: Campus Life Center (CLC Ballroom) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Come try your luck at this traditional Mexican game of chance, similar to bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of numbered ping pong balls. Prizes for the winners and light refreshments for all. 

    Event Name: Aux Cord Battle (Sponsored by Brotherly Conversations)

    Time: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom (3rd floor) Map-Pin.png

    Description: With a DJ present, unidentified campus administrators will be given categories of music and select songs to engage attendees. Each will plug the aux cord into their phones and play their song choices to encourage participant engagement.  This event is high-energy and fun for all.  Door Prizes and light refreshments will be served. 

    Thursday, March 31

    Event Name: Casino Night (Sponsored by Campus Activities Board)

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

    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom (3rd floor) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Get dressed to the 9s and show up ready to impress! Place your bets, grab a photo op, and hope to win BIG! There are prizes to be claimed and excitement for everyone. You have never experienced Vegas like this before, so get ready!

    Event Name: Rec Room (Sponsored by NAACP)

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

    Location: Campus Life Center (Lounge 2nd floor) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Wanna get dressed but not into casino games? We have you covered. Join us for traditional games and even a Virtual Reality experience. Sign up for an Uno or Spades tournament. Maybe conquer the rest in NBA 2k or on the Nintendo Wii. Prizes and refreshments will be available.

    Friday, April 1

    Event Name: USC Upstate Night at RJ Rockers star-icon.png Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Sign Up URL: Register Here

    Time: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Location: RJ Rockers Brewing Co. and Restaurant Map-Pin.png

    Description: USC Upstate Night at RJ Rockers. All Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited. Light appetizers will be served.

    The first 55 to arrive will receive a free drink ticket.

    Event Name: Drag Gala (Sponsored by Spectrum) Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 pm)

    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom (3rd floor) Map-Pin.png

    Description: This is a show you will not want to miss. Spectrum is bringing in The House of Mann to provide a one-of-a-kind Drag experience right here on campus at USC Upstate. Words cannot describe this experience, you just need to be there. Doors open at 7:00 and tips for the performers are greatly appreciated.  

    Saturday, April 2

    Event Name: USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom (3rd floor) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Join us as we welcome three new members to the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame – Brittany Starling (women’s basketball), Anna (Miller) Nickel (softball) and Ramiro Blanco (men’s tennis, virtually inducted). Tickets required for the brunch.

    Event Name: Alumni Homecoming Tailgate star-icon.png Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Sign Up URL: Register Here

    Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Health Education Center (Campus Recreation Parking Lot) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Join us for our Alumni Tailgate before the Women's Softball game and Men's Baseball Game

    *USC Upstate Tailgating Policy PDF icon

    Interested in reserving a tailgating space for your group or organization?  Sign up with Alumni Relations.

    Event Name: Crowning of the Spirit of Upstate Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Time: 3:15 p.m. (Estimated time)

    Location: USC Upstate Cyrill Stadium Softball FieldMap-Pin.png

    Description: Watch the 2022 Spirit of Upstate get crowned and see the reveal of the 2022 Rising Spirits of Upstate!

  • Wednesday, March 30

    Event Name: Women’s Softball Doubleheader vs East Tennessee

    Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate Cyrill Stadium Softball Field Map-Pin.png

    Event Name: Women’s Soccer Game vs Limestone

    Time: 7 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate County University Soccer Stadium Map-Pin.png

    Friday, April 1

    Event Name: Women’s Softball Doubleheader vs Winthrop

    Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate Cyrill Stadium Softball Field Map-Pin.png

    Event Name: Men’s Baseball Game vs High Point Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Time: 6 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate Harley Park Baseball Field Map-Pin.png

    Saturday, April 2

    Event Name: USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch Alumni-Logo-icon.png

    Time: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom (3rd floor) Map-Pin.png

    Description: Join us as we welcome three new members to the USC Upstate Athletics Hall of Fame – Brittany Starling (women’s basketball), Anna (Miller) Nickel (softball) and Ramiro Blanco (men’s tennis, virtually inducted). Tickets required for the brunch.

    Event Name: Alumni Homecoming Tailgate star-icon.png

    Sign Up URL: Register Here

    Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Location: Health Education Center (Campus Recreation Parking Lot)Map-Pin.png

    Description: Join us for our Alumni Tailgate before the Women's Softball game and Men's Baseball Game

    *USC Upstate Tailgating Policy PDF icon

    Interested in reserving a tailgating space for your group or organization?  Sign up with Alumni Relations.

    Event Name: Men’s Soccer Spring Game vs North Greenville 

    Time: 12 p.m.

    Location:USC Upstate County University Soccer StadiumMap-Pin.png

    Event Name: Women’s Softball Game vs Winthrop

    Time: 1 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate Cyrill Stadium Softball FieldMap-Pin.png

    Event Name: Men’s Baseball Game vs High Point

    Time: 4 p.m.

    Location: USC Upstate Harley Park Baseball Field Map-Pin.png

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Involvement at 864-503-5122 or Alumni Relations at 864-503-5093.


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