The history of the University of South Carolina Upstate is a chronicle of remarkable development. In 1967, the University was founded primarily to avert a serious health care labor shortage crisis when Spartanburg General Hospital announced plans to eliminate its diploma program for registered nurses.
The University has expanded well beyond nursing to include 40 bachelor’s programs in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and teacher education. Master’s programs are offered in education, informatics and nursing. Today, USC Upstate boasts a diverse student enrollment of 6,000, with students from 36 states and 51 nations, and an alumni base of more than 25,200, of which 85 percent remain in the Upstate to build their lives and careers.
In Career Services, students and alumni will always be our first priority as we work with employers and recruiters to cultivate new and exciting career opportunities. Please remember that it is our job to support and assist you; however, you must take ownership of your future by getting involved and participating in the career planning process. Our staff is here to support you in your career search every step of the way.
Career Services can help you with:
USC Upstate students have three affordable housing options for on-campus living: the Magnolia House (for freshmen only), the Palmetto House (for freshmen and upperclassmen), and the Villas (for upperclassmen only). The Office of Housing and Residential Life provides tours of the housing complexes upon request, which allow you to meet the residential life staff and tour the public areas and individual rooms when available.
LibraryConstructed 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.
Connecting to the USC Upstate wireless network is as easy as turning on your computer and opening your web browser. Virtually the entire campus (99% of faculty and staff buildings) is blanketed in wireless coverage, indoors and out.
Health ServicesLocated on University Way near Valley Falls Road, Health Services offers health care and education to all enrolled students on an outpatient basis. A nurse practitioner is available on a full-time basis by appointment.
The 60,000-square-foot Wellness Center, within the Health Education Complex, is home to the Department of Campus Recreation. The center offers activities and programs such as intramural sports, outdoor recreation, group exercise, aquatics and sport clubs.