December Graduation: Info for Parents

November 24, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Parents: December Convocation

ATTENTION! Please be aware that some downtown roads will be blocked off due to a holiday parade taking place during December’s Convocation. These roads include: East Daniel Morgan Blvd, North Church Street, Pine Street and East Henry Street. Please go to graduation website for additional information.


To make the trip easier for our out-of-town family and friends, special rates are available with the Marriott Spartanburg and Comfort Suites.  To receive these discounted rates, please let the hotel know that you are with USC Upstate.

Marriott Spartanburg
299 North Church Street
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306 USA
Phone:  1-864-596-1211
Toll-free:  1-800-327-6465

Comfort Suites At WestGate Mall
458 West Blackstock Road
Spartanburg, SC 29301
(864) 699-6700

Ticketing Requirement for Guests

Based on the growing numbers of graduates and their guests, the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium is now requiring that guests have a ticket.  Graduation tickets will all be general admission seating.

  • Each graduate will be issued seven (7) tickets. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.  All guests attending, including children of all ages, must have a ticket.
  • Faculty and graduates do not need tickets.  Academic regalia will serve as the ticket for faculty and graduates.
  • Tickets will be available beginning November 1, 2010 in the HPAC Box Office during the hours of 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Students will be required to show their student ID card and sign for the tickets.
  • Students MUST pick up their tickets by Monday, December 13th at 5:00 p.m.
  • TWO additional tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis on Tuesday, December 15th from 1-5pm. 
  • Students must again show their student ID and sign for the additional tickets.

 Information for Students Taking Classes on the Greenville Campus:

  • Please request tickets through the USC Upstate Office in Greenville Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. beginning November 1, 2010.
  • Within one week of making the request, the tickets will be sent from the main campus to the USC Upstate, Greenville Campus office and students can sign for and pick up their tickets. 
  • Students will be required to show their student ID card. 
  • The last day ticket requests can be made at the Greenville Campus is Friday, December 3, 2010.  After this date, students must pick up tickets on the main campus as outlined above.

Important information about December Graduation can be found at