Nearly 1,000 Students to Move In to USC Upstate Residence Halls During Move UP Day on Aug. 19

August 13, 2018 at 11:01 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – They arrive with cars, minivans, SUVs and even U-hauls fully packed with all the necessities required to transform their rooms in the residence halls into comfortable living spaces. The residence halls at the University of South Carolina Upstate are where nearly 1,000 freshman students will live, learn and grow this fall.

“Move UP Day is our big move-in day for the Palmetto and Magnolia Houses and with it comes a flurry of activity,” said Mandy Whitten, director of housing and residential life.

New college students are often elated, and anxious, at meeting their roommates and making new friends, finding their way around the college campus, and delving into their studies. Their parents can often be overcome with emotions when it’s time to move their freshman students to campus.

At USC Upstate, great care is given to lessening the anxiety and tackling the daunting task of moving into the residence halls, which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. With near military precision, faculty, staff and student volunteers will be on site to ensure the move-in process goes smoothly for the incoming freshmen and their parents by providing directions, greeting residents, helping unload vehicles, delivering belongings to the rooms, answering questions the students and parents may have, etc.

According to Donette Stewart, vice chancellor for enrollment and director of admissions, USC Upstate is preparing to enroll one of its largest freshman classes – if not the largest – in its history. Normal freshman enrollment falls around 900 students but Stewart expects that number to top 1,000 students this fall.

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





About USC Upstate

The University of South Carolina Upstate is a regional comprehensive university offering more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing, and education. Located along the I-85 corridor in Spartanburg between Greenville and Charlotte, USC Upstate is ranked by U.S. News & World Report at #2 among Top Public Schools. It serves as a major talent producer for the region, with more than 6,000 students, approximately 1,300 new graduates a year, and nearly 30,000 alumni, many of whom live and work in the state. The USC Upstate Spartans compete in 17 NCAA Division 1 sports as a member of the Big South Conference. For more information, visit



Jessica Blais

Associate Vice Chancellor

Strategic Communications and Marketing

USC Upstate



Tammy E. Whaley

Chief Communications Officer

USC Upstate