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2016-17 Student Handbook

upstate traditions AGOGE: Freshmen event to transition new students to all things Spartan. Come out for helpful hints to academic success, events to introduce you to your classmates and memories to be shared. Alternative Breaks: Students are given the opportunity to spend their Fall and Spring breaks travelling to different communities to work on service projects. Angel Tree: This event gives the Upstate Community the opportunity to adopt less fortunate children in Spartanburg for the holiday season and provide gifts. Black Heritage Day: A celebration of the African-American experience that includes a keynote speaker, dancing, history, live music and food. Bowties and BBQ: This annual spring celebration with the Chancellor features music, competitions, games, rides, prizes, barbecue and of course plenty of Bowties. Join us for the fun. Freshman Finale: This program is a party for Freshmen to celebrate the completion of the first year to get info about the Sophomore year. It provides dinner, prizes and a fun- filled evening. Haunted Hollow: The Trail is the annual fundraiser for IMPACT and features scenes on the trail built by clubs and organizations to raise money for local charities. Homecoming: The week is filled with activities, organization competition, fun and culminates in a weekend that features the Spartan basketball teams and crowning of the homecoming king and queen. Late Night Breakfast: This event features a breakfast buffet at the beginning of Exam Week for all students. Latin Fest: A celebration of Hispanic culture with food, dancing, history and music. Midnight Madness: This annual event on the Upstate campus celebrates the first day in mid-October that formal basketball practices begin. Upstate’s tradition provides a preview and first look for the student body of the men’s and women’s basketball teams. New Student Convocation: All incoming students attend this event to mark the beginning of their collegiate experience at Upstate. It includes dinner on the quad with the whole freshman class. ‘15 - ‘16 Student Handbook 122 126


2016-17 Student Handbook
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