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 is 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 with
the addition of 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
and Gender Studies and 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,
and the Center for Child Advocacy Studies.
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, professor emerita and a
generous benefactor to the univeristy, taught 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.
Horace C. Smith Science Building. The Horace C. Smith Science Building
opened in 1984 and underwent renovations in 2010 to increase and improve
laboratory spaces. The building houses the Division of Natural Sciences
and Engineering. The first floor features the Watershed Ecology Center,
whose mission includes science education and programs involving citizen
scientists. The second floor houses the division office, classrooms, biology
laboratories, geology laboratory, physics laboratory, and a 400 MHz NMR
laboratory. The third floor houses classrooms, biology laboratories, faculty
offices, and the USC Upstate Herbarium, which houses more than 16,000
labeled and mounted specimens of plants native to the Upstate. Chemistry
facilities, including teaching and research laboratories, occupy the fourth
floor and there is also a large computer lab available for student use. The
ground floor of Smith Building features a food court offering a variety of
menu items and outdoor seating.
Library. Constructed 1976, The Library originally opened with holdings
totaling about 9,607. Today's facility, also designed for classrooms and
office space, holds more than 220,000 volumes and boasts a fast-growing
collection of important archives.
The Scholars Academy is housed on the second floor, along with the Student
Success Center, and Career Center. On the lower level, with a separate entrance,
is the Tukey Theater, a 140-seat lecture hall named for the late Richard E.
Tukey, one of the community leaders instrumental in the establishment
of USC Upstate.
Health Education Complex. The Health Education Complex is the first
major academic building to be built in the northern segment of the campus.
It is situated on top of a hill with panoramic views of the beautiful Susan
Jacobs Arboretum and of the main campus. The Complex houses the Mary
Black School of Nursing and the School of Education, Human Performance,
and Health, the Enrollment Management Offices, the Bookstore, and the
Spartan Recreation Center.
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