on the banks of the Lawson’s Fork Creek. Only hikers and bikers may use this
section of the trail. Several other trails wind through the campus and more
are currently under development. The USC Upstate Challenge Course seeks
to give students the opportunity to sharpen interpersonal skills through the
facilitation of various activities and groups. Other recreation sites include
intramural fields adjacent to the Palmetto House, five fields used primarily
for recreational soccer located on the west side of the campus, and an 18
hole disc golf course located across the street from the Rampey Center.
University Readiness Center. Opened in 2003, this 50,000-square-foot
facility is situated on a 12-acre site on the northern side of the campus. It
provides office space for the South Carolina National Guard, multi-purpose
meeting space, classrooms, hospitality rooms, full kitchen facilities and
dressing rooms for athletic teams using the Louis P. Howell Athletics Complex.
Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center. The Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus
Life Center is the hub of student life activity.
Opened in 1995, it houses Dining Services, Student Affairs, Counseling
Services, Disability Services, student organization offices, student publication
offices, several meeting rooms, a computer lab and an automated teller
machine. A large ballroom, overlooking the beautiful Susan Jacobs
Arboretum, is often used for receptions and other events.
Roël Garden Pavilion. The Dr. Lawrence E. Roël Garden Pavilion is housed in
the Susan Jacobs Arboretum and serves the campus as an outdoor classroom
during the day with opportunities for recreational use in the evenings and
Susan B. Jacobs Arboretum. The 12-acre arboretum, named for Susan
B. Jacobs who is a graduate of The Mary Black School of Nursing at USC
Upstate and a generous benefactor to the university, is located north of the
Sansbury Campus Life Center along Persimmon Creek. It features a 300-seat
amphitheater, the Roël Pavilion, lighted walkways, and foliage indigenous
to the area. The Arboretum serves as the center of gravity for campus life
and student activities and provides a place for relaxation, for the enjoyment
and advancement of academic studies, for contemplation and reflection,
and for cultural, social and entertainment events.
Peace Park. The beautiful six-acre Upstate Rotary International Peace
Park is a place to relax, contemplate, watch, wish and pray for peace and
understanding. Dedicated in April 2008, future plans for the park include
boardwalks, walking paths, a conifer collection, shrub roses and ornamental
Smith Farmhouse. The Smith Farmhouse is the oldest structure on the
USC Upstate campus. Before this land was developed for USC Upstate, it
was farmland and this house was used by the owners.
Today it has been totally renovated and is used to house the athletic offices
for facilities, soccer, golf, cross country, and track and field. To accommodate
the five Spartanburg County Youth Soccer Fields that are next to the
Farmhouse, a wrap-around deck for vending concessions, walkways and
exterior restrooms were added.
Health Services. Health Services offers health care and education to all
enrolled students, faculty and staff on an outpatient basis. A nurse practitioner
is available on a full-time basis by appointment.
A variety of informational health care flyers and brochures are available. In
keeping with the university's metropolitan focus, Health Services strives to
provide excellent health promotion programs, which emphasize coordination
and interface with resources in the surrounding communities. It is located
on University Way near Valley Falls Road.
University Public Safety. The USC Upstate Public Safety Department strives
to provide a safe, secure, and peaceful environment for students, staff, faculty,
and visitors. It is located on North Campus Boulevard near Valley Falls Road.
Facilities Management. The facilities management building centralizes all
components of facilities management (i.e., building maintenance, grounds
maintenance, custodial services, capital planning, construction management,
and administrative offices) into one facility, as opposed to several facilities
scattered across the campus.
The University purchased and renovated a button and compressor building
to create this 17,500 square foot maintenance, grounds and custodial center.
In addition to the facility, 6.7 acres, contiguous with the north campus, were
included in the purchase.
University Services Building and Postal Shipping and Receiving. The
USC Upstate Postal Services Department operates within the department
of Business Services, providing a full array of postal services including daily
pick-up and delivery services of the U.S., inter-campus, and interagency
mail to 1,000 residential students and over 700 faculty and staff personnel.
Overnight and small package shipments and deliveries are handled through
the U.S. Mail, FEDEX, and UPS.
DIRECTIONS TO SPARTANBURG CAMPUS
From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 northbound – Take the East Campus Boule-vard
exit. Go right at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard.
The campus is on the left.
From U.S. Hwy. 176/I-585 southbound – Take the East Campus Boule-vard
exit. Go left at the end of the exit ramp onto East Campus Boulevard.
The campus is on the left.
From Business I-85 northbound – Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed
along the frontage road parallel to Business I-85 to the Milliken Bridge
over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the four-way
STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight onto North Campus
Boulevard into campus.
From Business I-85 southbound – Use Exit 6, SC 9. Proceed along the
frontage road for approximately 1/2 mile being careful not to re-enter
Business 85. Turn right at the Milliken Bridge and follow North Campus
Boulevard to the campus.
From I-85 in either direction – Use Exit 72 onto U.S. 176 toward Spar-tanburg.
Take the East Campus Boulevard exit. Go left at the end of the exit
ramp onto East Campus Boulevard. The campus is on the left.
From I-26 in either direction – Exit onto I-85 northbound, and follow the
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