Upstate 48

  • Upstate 48 highlights the first forty-eight days that students are on campus during the Fall semester, beginning with Move-In Day. The events that are featured during this period are sponsored by a variety of University departments, and are meant to provide opportunities for students to become engaged with the campus community. Check this site regularly, as events are constantly being added, and this site will have the most up-to-date information. What are you doing the first 48?

  • August

    Big Green Welcome
    August 14 
    Location: University Readiness Center 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122 

    Treehouse Community Meetings
    August 14 
    Location: Your Residence Hall Lobby 
    Contact: Housing and Residential Life 
    864-503-5422

    Rock The Block
    August 15 
    Location: Treehouse Plaza 
    Contact: Housing and Residential Life 
    864-503-5422

    Fall Intramural Sports Registration Opens
    August 15, 9 a.m. 
    Location: Health Education Complex 
    Contact: Campus Recreation
    864-503-5080

    Stadium Party
    August 16, 5 p.m. 
    Location: Soccer Stadium (University Recreational Center Rain Location) 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122

    Movie on the Lawn
    August 16, 8 p.m. 
    Location: Tree House Plaza                          
    Contact: Housing & Residential Life
    864-503-5422

    Freshman Convocation
    August 17, 5 p.m. 
    Location: Hodge Gymnasium 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122

    Fall Classes Begin
    August 18

    Welcome Back Tables
    August 18 - 19, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center, Health Education Center, The George, Greenville University Center Atrium

    Greek Information Night
    August 18, 5:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theatre 
    Contact: Student Life  
    864-503-51228

    Shoestring Players Performance: All's Well That Ends Love's Labours
    August 19 - 20, 8:00 p.m., August 21, 3:00 p.m.      
    Location: Humanities and Performing Arts Center 
    Contact: Box Office
    864-503-5695

    Campus Activities Board Upstate@Nite: Paint Party
    August 19, 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. 
    Location: Intramural Fields behind Treehouses 
    Contact: Campus Activities Board
    864-503-5132

    Eileen Blyth Harley Art Gallery Exhibit Begins
    August 19 
    Location: Harley Art Gallery, Humanities and Performing Arts Center 
    Contact: Visual Arts
    864-503-5689

    Spartan Day of Service
    Saturday, August 20 
    Contact:  Heather Rossi
    864-503-5106

    Shoestring Players Auditions for Compleat Female Stage Beauty
    August 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
    Location: Humanities and Performing Arts Center 
    Contact:  USC Upstate Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
    864-503-5844

    Panhellenic Recruitment Orientation
    August 22, 6 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theatre 
    Contact: Student Life                          
    864-503-5122

    Faith Welcome
    August 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    Location: J M Smith Board Room (Health Education Complex 2086) 
    Contact: Doug Peters
    864-503-7454

    Meet The Greeks
    August 23, 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122

    Premiere Fair (Greenville Campus)
    August 23 
    Location: Greenville University Center Atrium 
    Contact: USC Upstate Greenville Campus
    864-552-4242

    Premiere Fair
    August 24, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center Patio 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122 

    Living Learning Community Meeting
    August 24, 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Palmetto House Classroom 
    Contact: Housing and Residential Life
    864-503-5422

    Campus Activities Board Interest Meeting  
    August 24, 5:30 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center 309 
    Contact: Campus Activities Board
    864-503-5132

    Multicultural Mix and Mingle
    August 25, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center Second Floor Lobby 
    Contact: Student Life      
    864-503-5122

    Campus Activities Board Wet n Wild
    August 27, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Treehouse Plaza 
    Contact: Campus Activities Board
    864-503-5132

    Why Studying History is Important 
    Thursday, August 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
    Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom     
    Contact: Dr. Andrew Myers, Professor of History 
    864-503-5833 
    PREFACE Event 

    USC Upstate Faith Fest
    August 29, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
    Location: Jazzmans Quad 
    If it rains, then the location will be in the Sansbury Campus Life Center 2nd floor lobby. 
    Contact:  Doug Peters
    864-503-7454

    Inter-Fraternity Council Recruitment Orientation
    August 29, 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theatre 
    Contact: Student Life  
    864-503-5122

    Panhellenic Bid Day
    August 29, 5:00 p.m. 
    Location: Upper Quad 
    Contact: Student Life  
    864-503-5122

    Inter-Fraternity Council Meet and Greet
    August 30, 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Treehouses 
    Contact: Student Life  
    864-503-5122

    National Pan-Hellenic Council Anti-Hazing Seminar
    August 31, 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theatre 
    Contact: Student Life  
    864-503-5122

    Spartan Speaker Series - Lori Hart: A Few Too Many... Our Campus Culture of Alcohol
    August 31, 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Humanities and Performing Arts Center 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122

    September

    Upstate Gallery - Stacey Bloom Rexrode Installation Begins
    September 1 
    Location: Downtown Spartanburg 
    Contact: Visual Arts
    864-503-5689

    Fall Intramural Sports Registration Closes
    September 1 
    Location: Health Education Complex 
    Contact: Sarah Joseph
    864-503-5069

    IMPACT Saturday Service Project
    September 3, 7:00 a.m. 
    Location: Milliken Research Project 
    Contact: Dr. Abraham Goldberg  
    864-503-5433 
    Heather Rossi
    864-503-5106

    CollegeFest  
    September 5, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 
    Location: Morgan Square, Downtown Spartanburg 
    Contact: College Town

    Harley Art Gallery Artist Reception
    September 5, 4:30 p.m. 
    Location: Harley Art Gallery, Humanities and Performing Arts Center 
    Contact: Visual Arts
    864-503-5689

    Constitution Week
    September 12

    Inter-Fraternity Council/Panhellenic Anti-Hazing Seminar
    September 13, 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theatre 
    Contact: Student Life   
    864-503-5122

    Latin Fest
    September 14, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
    University Readiness Center, Great Room & Atrium 
    Contact: Student Life    
    864-503-5122 

    Inter-Fraternity Council/Panhellenic Anti-Hazing Seminar
    September 14, 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theatre 
    Contact: Student Life   
    864-503-5122

    Art Walk  
    September 15, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Location: Downtown Spartanburg 
    Contact: Visual Arts  
    864-503-5689

    Upstate Gallery - Art Walk Reception  
    September 15, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Location: 172 East Main Street, Spartanburg 
    Contact: Visual Arts  
    864-503-5689

    Campus Activities Board Upstate@Nite
    September 16, 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
    Contact: Campus Activities Board  
    864-503-5132

    IMPACT Service Project
    September 17   
    Contact:  Heather Rossi
    864-503-5106

    National Hazing Prevention Week
    September 19

    Civility Week
    September 19

    2nd Annual Spartan Strong 5k Registration Opens
    September 19, 9:00 a.m. 
    Contact: Student Life    
    864-503-5122

    Spartan Speaker Series - Tim Mousseau: Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation
    September 21, 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center Ballroom 
    Contact:   Student Life
    864-503-5122

    Civility Week: "Snail Mail"
    September 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
    Location: Campus Life Center Lobby 
    Contact: Sydney Will 
    864-503-5536

    Intramural Sports Registration Begins
    September 26, 9:00 a.m. 
    Contact: Sarah Joseph  
    864-503-5069

    Kayaking/SUP at Lake Cooley
    September 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    Location: Lake Cooley 
    Contact: Campus Recreation
    864-503-5080

    Shoestring Players Production - Compleat Female Stage Beauty
    September 29 - October 1, 8:00 p.m., October 2nd, 3:00 p.m. 
    Location: Humanities and Performing Arts Center  
    Contact: USC Upstate Box Office
    864-503-5695

    Liberal Education in the 21st Century: The Importance of Critical Thinking Skills in the Emerging Job Market  
    Tuesday, September 6, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.   
    Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom  
    Contact: Dr. June Carter, Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
    864-503-5881 
    PREFACE Event

    Exploring the World One Language at a Time: Why Studying Foreign Languages is More Important than Ever
    Thursday, September 8, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom 
    Contact: Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche, Assistant Professor of French     
    864-503-5221 
    PREFACE Event

    Liberal Education and Political Empowerment: How College Prepares Active Citizens
    Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  
    Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom  
    Contact: Dr. Abe Goldberg, Associate Professor of Political Science  
    864-503-5670 
    PREFACE Event

    Non-Traditional Student Luncheon
    September 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
    Location: Health Education Complex: J M Smith Boardroom (2086) 
    Contact:  Doug Peters
    864-503-7454

    Why African-American Studies Matter
    Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  
    University Readiness Center Greatroom                         
    Contact: Dr. Cassandra Jones, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies 
    864-503-5622 
    PREFACE Event

    Why English Studies Are Important
    Thursday, September 29, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom 
    Contact: Dr. Celena Kusch, Chair of Languages, Literature and Composition 
    864-503-5850 
    PREFACE Event

     

    October

    Shoestring Players Auditions - Don't Drink The Water
    October 3, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
    Location: Humanities and Performing Arts Center 
    Contact: Department of Fine Arts and Communications
    864-503-5844

    Class, Privilege and Education: Exploring Attitudes toward Education across Different Social Strata
    Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
    Location: Tukey Theater  
    Contact: Dr. Clif Flynn, Professor of Sociology, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs  
    864-503-5635 
    PREFACE Event

    Spartan Speaker Series - Dr. Warren J. Carson: What in the World is Title IX?
    October 5, 6:00 p.m. 
    Location: Health Education Complex 2086 (JM Smith Boardroom) 
    Contact: Student Life
    864-503-5122