Nearly 800 Students Move In To Residence Halls During Opening Day

August 10, 2016 at 8:48 am

MoveInDay2015-2Nearly 800 students will begin moving in to the residence halls at University of South Carolina Upstate when Opening Day is held on Sunday, August 14 bringing the total number of students who now reside on the Spartanburg campus to 1,000. Opening Day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.

“Opening Day is our big move-in day for the Palmetto and Magnolia Houses,” said Mandy Whitten, director of housing and residential life. “Magnolia House is our freshman community and Palmetto House hosts students from all classifications, though about 60% of the residents are first-year students.”

Whitten is expecting a large crowd on Opening Day as families will be on hand to help their college students to move in and decorate their living spaces.  USC Upstate faculty and staff volunteers will be on-site to greet residents, help unload vehicles, deliver belongings to the rooms, answer questions the students and parents may have, etc.

“This is a really fun and unique way to meet our new students and help them move into their suites,” said Dr. Clif Flynn, interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Opening Day has been so successful at USC Upstate due to our amazing faculty and staff volunteers who, no doubt, help create a memorable experience for our students.”

For more information, contact Mandy Whitten, director of housing and residential life, at (864) 503-5670 or