The University of South Carolina Upstate will host its annual New Student Convocation Wednesday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m. in the G.B. Hodge Center, followed by a dinner on the Main Quad, located adjacent to Hodge Center.
Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, interim chancellor at USC Upstate, will welcome the class of 2020.
Fitzpatrick will be joined by approximately 200 faculty to welcome nearly 800 new students to the USC Upstate community.
Professor Jimm Cox will be the keynote speaker for the event. Cox was awarded the prestigious Carolina Trustee Professorship by the USC Board of Trustees in May. He is in his 44th year of teaching in the University of South Carolina System, having taught the past 41 years at USC Upstate. His exceptional leadership of the theatre program has earned it national and international recognition and fostered collaboration that established an exclusive partnership with The Rose Theatre and the American Conservatory Theater both in London, England.
**** Editor’s note: The freshman class will assemble into a U-shape to have a class photo taken at 4:30 p.m. on the quad behind the Stockwell Administration Building.