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*When registering for orientation, please enter your full USC Upstate email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password. Summer OrientationOrientation, advisement and registration is the time to learn everything you need to know before beginning your first semester at USC Upstate. Meet your classmates, get acquainted with the campus and register for classes! You’ll meet with an academic advisor who will help you choose the best courses for you. Student orientation leaders will help you through the registration process. USC Upstate offers orientation sessions for freshman and transfer students as well as parents.
Freshmen (age 20 or younger)All new freshman students under the age of 20 are required to attend one of the two-day programs. Dates are offered according to your intended major. Day one of the two-day program includes a full day of information sessions for students and parents, lunch, advisement and activities. Day two includes breakfast, sessions for students and registration. All freshmen age 20 and under are required to stay overnight during OAR. For more information, check out the Freshman Orientation FAQ.
Transfers and Non-Traditional Freshmen (age 21 and older)The transfer orientation, advisement and registration is designed specifically for students transferring to USC Upstate from other institutions and for non-traditional freshmen. You’ll meet with an academic advisor who will help you choose the best courses for you and your educational goals. You will also register for your first semester at USC Upstate. OAR is also an opportunity to learn everything you’ll need to prepare yourself for your first semester at USC Upstate, including information about campus services and organizations, financial aid and fee payment. For more information, check out the Transfer Orientation FAQ.
ParentsParents, we didn't forget about you! The best way to discover where and how your son or daughter will spend the next few years of his or her life is to attend USC Upstate’s Parent Orientation, a program designed to help parents learn what to expect from the freshman year of college. For more information, check out the Orientation FAQ for Parents. If you have any additional questions, you can e-mail us at email@example.com. We’ll be glad to help you.
*Priority for this date is given to out-of-state students and late applicants.
**Remember, Spartanburg dates are for students taking the majority of their courses in Spartanburg. Greenville dates are for students taking the majority of their courses at the Greenville campus.
High School Dual Enrollment OrientationAugust 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
AdvisementIt is mandatory for students to take advisement testing before attending Orientation.
South Carolina ResidencyIf you believe you are a South Carolina resident, you must complete the SC Residency Certification Form in Self Service Carolina in order to qualify for in-state tuition and fees. For more information visit the Next Steps page.
Important Orientation FormsPlease print, complete and bring these forms with you to orientation (if you have not already submitted them to the Admissions Office).
Still have questions about Orientation? Please give us a call at (864) 503-5246 or 1-800-277-8727.
USC Upstate Admissions800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Tel: 864-503-5246Toll-free: firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus MapRegular Office HoursMonday - Friday:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?