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Residents wishing to protect themselves from the possibility of such losses should cover their belong-ings with insurance. Contact your local or hometown insurance agent to obtain renters insurance. In some cases dependents may find coverage under their parents existing homeowner’s policy. All residents are encouraged to check their homeown-er’s policy to make sure their belongings are properly insured while living on campus. This includes water leaks in the suite/apartment. USC Upstate assumes no liability for damage or loss of personal property. The easiest way to avoid loss of your belongings is to keep your suite/apartment locked whenever you are not there and valuables securely put away. Again, USC Upstate does not assume responsibility for damages caused by leaks or appliance failure. Power Bills HRL will pay the power bill for the Villas up to $90 a month. Any amount over the allotted $90 dollars will be the responsibility of the residents. Blackboard This is an online course delivery system where your instructors may post announcements, course syllabi, assignments or other information. Essentially, it is a mobile classroom that is accessible anywhere you have an internet connection, so you can take full advantage of your education even if you are not on campus. Blackboard can be accessed via Web browser at http://blackboard.sc.edu or from the Current Students location on the USC Upstate website. Specific browser compatibility information is provided on the Blackboard log-in page. After logging in successfully, you will see links to your classes listed under My Courses. This landing page can be custom-ized by clicking the Add Module button on the screen and selecting from the available options. Blackboard requires a username and password provided by USC Columbia. Password changes on Blackboard do not affect other USC Upstate systems. Students with questions or problems accessing Blackboard should contact the Help Desk at 503-5257 or helpdesk@uscupstate.edu to request assistance. More Blackboard information is available by visiting the USC Upstate web page at www.uscupstate.edu/ its and following the Blackboard for Students link in the tutorial section at the bottom of the page. student services Bookstore The Bookstore is located in the Health Education Complex,on the main floor. The store carries a full line of textbooks, supplementary materials and supplies, clothing, and novelty items. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 503-5167 Fax: 503-5439 or www.upstatebookstore.com Rent Your Books: The bookstore now offers a rental option for select titles. Please see store for details. Book Return Policy If you drop or change a course, the texts may be returned under certain conditions and time frames stated below: • Register receipt MUST accompany returns. • New books must be in absolutely new condition free of all markings, i.e., pencil, pen, highlighter, etc. • We are the sole judges in determining whether books returned are in new or used condition. See Bookstore website for complete refund/exchange policy: www.upstatebookstore.com How Textbooks Are Selected The faculty submit book requirements to the Bookstore, indicating author, title, edition, etc. The Bookstore then proceeds to order the books, after taking into account the sales history of each title, estimated number of students, etc. Sell Your Books For Cash Anytime The Bookstore will buy back used books provided they are your own books; they will be used again; they are needed because of a depleted inventory; and they are in good condition for resale. Any textbook in edition, whether being used on this campus or not, will probably have some wholesale value. The Bookstore represents a wholesaler and will buy your books for them at their offering price. Campus Recreation and Wellness Center The Wellness Center is located within a 150,000 square foot Health Education Complex, a facility 1‘7146 - ‘17 Student Handbook 170


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