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I.D. Cards Official USC Upstate identification cards are generated by the staff of the USC Upstate Department of Public Safety located at 219 North Campus Blvd. Each USC Upstate student is issued one I.D. card at no cost and automatically activated upon receipt of tuition payment. If an I.D. card is lost or stolen, the Department of Public Safety should be notified in order to deactivate the card. A $25 fee will be charged for a replacement card (lost or stolen). There is no charge for replacing a malfunctioning ID card. USC Upstate I.D. cards are required for admission to USC Upstate events, activities, and checking out books at the Library. Insurance The University provides information regarding health and accident insurance plans. These plans typically do not cover persons participating in athletics or the military. Information is available at www.studentinsurance.com. ITS Help Desk The ITS Help Desk exists to assist Students in making effective and efficient use of technology and ensure you have the support needed while at USC Upstate. The Help Desk is available over 70 hours a week, offering support over the phone, in person, via email, using screen sharing, and onsite at specific locations where needs arise. Please feel free to contact the Help Desk at (864) 503-5257, helpdesk@uscupstate.edu, visit us in the Stockwell Administration building or on the web at www.uscupstate.edu/its Laptop and Tablet Loaner Check-Out This popular program for USC Upstate students offers more than 75 laptops and 30 tablets (iPad and Android) equipped with wireless Internet access, SpartanGreenSky, email, and Microsoft Office for availability basis. These devices are fully compatible with the USC Upstate wireless network and all online information resources accessible through desktop computers. Contact the ITS Help Desk at 503-5257 or helpdesk@uscupstate.edu Leadership Programs The Office of Student Life sponsors programs to support the development of student leadership. These 181 Housing & Residential Life The University of South Carolina Upstate has three housing options now available for our students: Palmetto/Magnolia House Palmetto and Magnolia Houses are suite-style residence halls. Housing primarily freshmen, returning students are eligible to live there as well. With a combined bed capacity of 700 beds the units are two of the best on-campus housing facilities found anywhere. Each apartment has the capacity for four residents in either a single or double bedroom option. These units include an adjustable bed, anti-bacterial mattresses, desk, chair, four drawer chest, wardrobe, upholstered furniture, micro-fridge (a small microwave, freezer, refrigerator unit), wireless Internet and expanded cable. Two of what will eventually be four buildings that will be known as the Tree Houses, the Palmetto and Magnolia Houses offer their residents many amenities such as free laundry on every floor. Other amenities include a recreation room (Palmetto House) that has foosball, air hockey, ping pong, billiards, three flat screen TV’s and a combination movie theater / classroom. Three classrooms are located in the plaza level of the Magnolia House where sections of University 101 will be taught. In addition to the recreation room and classrooms also included is a mailroom, computer lab, study rooms and in-house tutoring. For security, gates have been installed so as to only allow vehicles of residents in the parking lot during evening hours, cameras monitor the entire area, and the doors are locked 24/7 with access only to those with a key card. The Villas The Villas are a more traditional-style apartment facili-ty for our upperclassmen. Each apartment has two bedrooms, expanded cable outlets in each bedroom and living room, a full kitchen (full-size refrigerator, stove and microwave), sofa, loveseat, wireless and all utilities. These three facilities punctuate our efforts to provide affordable, quality housing to students attending USC Upstate. Our goals are to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to create a living/ learning environment conducive to student growth and development. Furthermore, we trust that you will have a pleasant experience at USC Upstate and want you to know that the residential life staff is here to be of service to you and answer any questions that you may have regarding housing and the University. The Palmetto /Magnolia House and The Villas are located on Hodge Drive just before you reach North Campus Boulevard. Contact the Housing Office at 503-5422 for additional student housing information. 177 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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