Sunday August 18 is move in day at the University of South Carolina Upstate. The campus will be overflowing with cars, trucks, vans, and even a few U-Hauls as nearly 1,000 students move in the residence halls in anticipation of the fall semester, which begins on August 22.
Faculty, staff, and student volunteers will be on hand to assist new and returning students and families throughout the day with unloading cars, transporting boxes to dorm rooms, answering questions about the campus, and other necessary tasks.
“This is a big day for many of our students and for new, incoming students, gives them their first glimpse of the Upstate community,” said Mandy Whitten, director of housing and residential life at USC Upstate. “We are very excited to offer curbside unloading this year and know this will save students, families, and their volunteers lots of long back and forth trips across the parking lots in order to unload vehicles.”
Students will move in to Magnolia House between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and to Palmetto House between 1 and 5 p.m. Student organizations, Alumni Affairs and the Credit Union will have information tables set up during the day and there will be stations handing out water, fruit and popsicles. In addition, there will be a play/activity area for younger family members.
The student residents will have a community meeting at 7 p.m. and Glo Games will take place at 9 p.m.
For more information, contact Mandy Whitten, director of housing and residential life at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.