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Opening Day Information

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2017 Opening Day - Dates and Times

Magnolia House:  Sunday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to Noon.
Palmetto House:  Sunday, August 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Villas:  Tuesday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Please note, freshman assigned to The Villas may move in Sunday,  August 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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2017 Opening Day Traffic Information:

For Opening Day 2017 on August 20, the USC Upstate Police Department will be handling all traffic and control of parking lots. A section of Hodge Drive will be completely closed to traffic in order to protect the heavy pedestrian traffic expected.  

If you are a faculty/staff volunteer, please park at the University Readiness Center and walk to the residential area.

If you are a student and/or family member, please enter campus using North Campus Boulevard. Hodge Drive, the street that runs next to the residential area and through campus, will be closed to two way traffic on the August 20. The section of Hodge Drive directly in front of the Treehouses will be closed completely. 

Residents of the Palmetto House who are directed to park in the parking lot directly across from the Palmetto House will be able to exit the residential area using Hodge Drive but will have to re-enter the area via North Campus Boulevard.

If you are an early move-in or summer resident, you will be able to leave the residential area using Hodge Drive, on August 20. You will not be able to use Hodge Drive to return to the area. Please note, the gates will be locked from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.