NEW STUDENT SERVICES
Orientation and Registration
New freshman and transfer students will choose from several orientation
and registration dates. Reservations are made through the Office of
Admissions. During the session, students will meet with an advisor and
register for classes. Special programs and campus tours are also provided.
New freshman are encouraged to complete math and English testing
before orientation according to guidelines mailed to students after admission.
Testing is required prior to registration. Foreign language testing is
required for all new freshmen and some transfer students.
Transfer students should set up an appointment with the testing coordinator
in the Office of Admissions to schedule any necessary advisement testing.
USC Upstate currently offers traditional-style housing for freshman and
apartment-style housing for upperclassman. Palmetto Villas is an on-campus,
apartment style residential complex that is operated and supervised by the
University. It houses 348 upperclassman in two-bedroom units that are
furnished, air-conditioned, and has a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and
sink with a disposal unit. All units are networked as part of the USC Upstate
system. The Palmetto House and Magnolia House complexes consist of single
and double occupancy rooms, open areas, and three recreation rooms. Each
hall features a private study area and laundry facilities. In addition, there is a
recreation room with three flat screen TVs, an assortment of games (billiards,
ping-pong, foosball, air hockey) plus a vending area. This coeducational
facility has controlled access, full sprinkler system, Internet access, cable
television, green space, and adjacent parking.
Applications for housing are processed through the Housing Office. Oncampus
housing at USC Upstate is very popular and space is limited. Students
are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
*Beginning in Fall 2011, all freshmen under the age of 20 are required to live on campus
unless they are living with their parents or guardians.
2018-2019 USC Upstate Catalog