10 The University
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog
USC Upstate provides identification cards for all students. Each student will
be provided the first ID card at no cost but each additional card will cost $10.
Cards are automatically activated each semester when fees are paid. During
a student's tenure at USC Upstate, the initial card is a valid one. ID cards are
required to check out books in the library as well as for entry at certain events.
Food services management operations are contracted through Sodexo Campus
Services. The Office of Dining Services administrative office is located on
the first floor of the Sansbury Campus Life Center, adjacent to the cafeteria.
Residential students are required to purchase a meal plan for anytime access
and all-you-can-eat meals in the cafeteria, with equivalencies at any
of our other venues. For non-resident students, a variety of food choices
are available and may be purchased with cash, a declining-balance plan, or
with one of our other cost-saving commuter meal plans. A minimum $50
meal plan is required for all non-residential students. A valid University ID
is required for all meal plans or declining-balance purchases. In addition to
the cafeteria, other venues include Sandella’s Flatbread Café, Simply to Go
and Fuel, located on the avenue in the Health Education Complex, and a food
court located on the ground level of the Horace C. Smith Science Building,
featuring Wholly Habaneros, SubConnection and Jazzman’s Café and Bakery.
A full-range of catering services is available for campus events, including
those sponsored by the community. The Office of Dining Services offers
employment opportunities for students, with flexible hours, free meals
and good pay.
USC Upstate has a broad-based intercollegiate athletic program for men and
women. USC Upstate teams compete in NCAA Division I Big South Conference.
The University fields 17 varsity teams — basketball, soccer, track and field,
golf, tennis and cross country for men and women; baseball for men; and
softball, volleyball, cheerleading and dance for women.
THE MAIN CAMPUS
Located conveniently along the thriving economic I-85 corridor between
Atlanta and Charlotte, USC Upstate is set in the picturesque foothills of the
Blue Ridge Mountains. The 330-acre campus features modern facilities,
sports venues, residential housing and green space.
John C. Stockwell Administration Building. The John C. Stockwell
Administration Building was the first building built on campus and it opened
in 1969. Positioned on top of the building is a shiny, gold-leaf dome that
gleams in the sun and can be seen from afar.
The building houses the Chancellor’s Office, Academic Affairs, and University
Advancement on the main floor. On the third floor are Human Resources,
Business Services, Budget and Resource Planning, Purchasing Department,
Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning, and Special Events and
Facilities Scheduling. Information Technology and Services and the Advanced
Digital Media Lab are located on the bottom floor.
The rear of the Administration Building features the Rose Terrace, an area
overlooking the quadrangle where spring commencement is held each year.
G.B. Hodge Center. The G.B. Hodge Center is named for one of the
University's founder, Dr. G.B. Hodge. The Center was completed in 1973 and
underwent renovations in 2000.
The Athletics Department is housed on the bottom floor and was renovated
in 2010 and features all new seating, a new floor and a state-of-the-art
Daktronics video scoreboard system and LED ProTables. Along with the
renovations, the volleyball and basketball locker rooms are brand new along
with the addition a new weight room, the Spartan Performance Center, and
a state-of-the-art video control room.
The Hodge Center was nationally recognized in a study by Stadium Journey
Magazine, as the publication ranked the arena the 15th-best Division I college
basketball arena for game atmosphere and experience.
Media Building. The 44,000-square-foot Media Center building opened in
1978. It houses the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy, and
American Studies; the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems;
and the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Women's Studies.
The studios of WRET-TV, an affiliate of the South Carolina Educational
Television Network, is also located here.
Burroughs Building. The Burroughs Building was built in 1976 and is
named for William J. Burroughs, a founding member of the Spartanburg
County Commission for Higher Education. It houses the Center for International
Studies, the Honors Program and the Chinese Cultural and Education Center.
Arts and Science Building. Opened in 1982, the 26,066-square-foot Arts
and Sciences Building houses the administrative offices for the College of Arts,
Humanities, and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Technology, in
addition to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Department of Psychology,
the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Child Advocacy
This building originally housed the Mary Black School of Nursing, named for
the late Mrs. Mary Louisa Snoddy Black, wife of Dr. Hugh Ratchford Black, who
was a pioneer, innovator and leader in the field of medicine.
P. Kathryn Hicks Visual Arts Center. Renovated in 2003, the P. Kathryn
Hicks Visual Arts Center is named for Katie Hicks, a professor of art at USC
Upstate for more than 30 years.
The renovation of this building, nestled in the Susan Jacobs Arboretum,
provides ample studio space for drawing, painting, graphic design,
printmaking, digital imaging and three-dimensional design.
Humanities and Performing Arts Center. The Humanities and Performing
Arts Center opened in 1990; this building features a 450-seat theater with a
hydraulic pit lift, superb acoustics, the latest technology in theatre lighting,
and a fully-rigged fly loft.
HPAC Houses the Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies
(communications, theatre), Department of Languages, Literature &
Composition, classrooms, a music recital hall, private practice rooms, art
studios, the Curtis R. Harley Art gallery, and labs for digital design, writing,
foreign language, and journalism.