George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics

Campus Shuttle and Parking

The University provides a free shuttle service between the Spartanburg campus and the Johnson College campus downtown. Students are encouraged to use this shuttle service for convenience and as a way to protect the environment.

Bus Schedule Fall 2018

Bus Schedule Fall 2018 (Printable PDF) PDF Download of the Bus Schedule

Shuttle Stops
Main Campus:

  • Gramling Drive (in front of Campus Edge Apartments)
  • University Readiness Center (across from the Health Education Complex on North Campus Blvd.)
  • North Campus Boulevard and Hodge Drive
  • Downtown Campus: “The George” (Liberty Street - between Business School and Chapman Cultural Center)

Free to Ride
The shuttle is free to ride for ALL students, whether you take business classes at “The George” or not.  However, you MUST present a valid USC Upstate I.D. to board the shuttle.

Parking Downtown
There is a City parking garage directly behind “The George,” with 240 parking spaces allotted for USC Upstate students.

Building Hours

During fall and spring semesters, the building can be accessed from 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Staff hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Visitors to the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics may enter the building through the door closest to the parking garage (near the water fountain) or through the front door at the corner of East St. John Street and Liberty Street. Exit through any door. The building is closed on weekends and all University holidays.

During the summer months, the building may be accessed from 7:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., Monday - Friday. Staff hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Tobacco Use Policy

USC Upstate is a tobacco-free campus.  This includes all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to cigarettes (i.e. clove, bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, pipes, water pipes, smokeless tobacco products or substitutions (spit and spitless, chew, pouches, snuff) or any other device intended to simulate smoked tobacco. This does not apply to nicotine replacement therapy, which is designed to assist tobacco users to quite tobacco. Acceptable forms of nicotine replacement therapy include prescription nasal spray and/or oral inhaler medications, nicotine gum, transdermal nicotine skin patches and nicotine lozenges.  

Tobacco is prohibited in all USC Upstate owned or leased buildings (including all offices, classrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, residence halls, restrooms, lobbies, lounges, cafeterias, hallways, stairwells, elevators, etc.), building entrances, balconies, decks, patios, outside stairways to buildings and outdoor passageways to entrances; buildings on land for use by the University; in all University vehicles; sidewalks; parking lots; athletic venues; common areas; and any and all land for use by the University, including campus "green spaces."

This also includes the areas of USC Upstate in Greenville, the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics in downtown Spartanburg, and any other current or future USC Upstate owned or leased properties.

Smoke Free Policy Enforcement:

Please remember we are a smoke-free campus. Enforcement of the University’s Smoke-Free Policy began August 1, 2011. 

Fines for violation of the Smoke-Free Policy are as follows: 

•1st Offense: $25.00 
•2nd Offense: $50.00 
•3rd Offense: $75.00 

For general questions, please call 864-503-7777.

Expected Business Attire: Dress Code

In support of the mission of the College to hold our students "accountable for practicing a high degree of personal and professional excellence," the faculty expect professional dress as part of class participation. 

Students should dress in a manner that presents a positive image of themselves and the Johnson College of Business and Economics. With the presence of frequent guests from the business community, students are encouraged to consider opportunities derived from maintaining a professional image and environment.