Homecoming 2012 Theme: Four Finalists Selected

September 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

The Homecoming Committee would like to thank all of the individuals who provided suggestions for the 2012 Homecoming Theme! Theme submissions were reviewed by the Committee blindly, and the following themes have been selected as finalists:

Spartans Around the World
This theme places emphasis on USC Upstate’s presence throughout the globe including Upstate’s successful international efforts and diverse campus. Organizations could represent different countries and or cultures and showcase them throughout the week in the multiple events. 

Sparty Gras
Upstate twist on Mardi Gras, considering that Mardi Gras will occur a few weeks after Homecoming. Theme incorporates our mascot, so posters, shirts, etc. could feature him in festive Mardi Gras attire. 

Upstate Rising
This Campus has really grown UP since we became USC Upstate. Athletics has moved UP – we have built UP with HEC, The George & the Roel Garden Pavilion in the past couple of years. We have put forth new agendas like QEP and have a new Chancellor. 

Welcome to the Emerald City
Highlights USC Upstate’s presence in Spartanburg with a ‘Wizard of Oz’ inspired theme that renames the ‘Sparkle City’ the ‘Emerald City’. This theme seeks to bring attention to USC Upstate, a campus often overshadowed by other Spartanburg colleges and universities.

The Committee will not announce the names of the individuals who submitted theme suggestions until the polls have closed in order to encourage objectivity with voting. Polls will close Monday, October 10th at 5pm!

Visit the USC Upstate Homecoming website to cast your vote!