The USC Upstate Bookstore, located on the main level of the Health Education Complex, carries textbooks, supplementary materials and supplies, clothing, items featuring the university name and logo, software, computers, and much more. The bookstore maintains a Web page at www.upstatebookstore.com that provides e-commerce and news on events and specials.
USC Upstate provides identification cards for all students. Each student will be provided the first ID card at no cost but each additional card will cost $10. Cards are automatically activated each semester when fees are paid. During a student's tenure at USC Upstate, the initial card is a valid one. ID cards are required to check out books in the library as well as for entry at certain events.
Food services management operations are contracted through Sodexo Campus Services. The Office of Dining Services administrative office is located on the first floor of the Sansbury Campus Life Center, adjacent to the cafeteria. Residential students are required to purchase a meal plan for anytime access and all-you-can-eat meals in the cafeteria, with equivalencies at any of our other venues. For non-resident students, a variety of food choices are available and may be purchased with cash, a declining-balance plan, or with one of our other cost-saving commuter meal plans. A minimum $55 meal plan is required for all non-residential students. A valid University ID is required for all meal plans or declining-balance purchases. In addition to the cafeteria, other venues include Boar's Head Deli, located in the Health Education Complex, Perk UP! located in the library and, Hissho Sushi and World of Wings located on the ground level of the Horace C. Smith Science Building.
A full-range of catering services is available for campus events, including those sponsored by the community. The Office of Dining Services offers employment opportunities for students, with flexible hours, free meals and good pay.
USC Upstate has a broad-based intercollegiate athletic program for men and women. USC Upstate teams compete in NCAA Division I Big South Conference. The University fields 15 varsity teams — basketball, soccer, track and field, golf, and cross country for men and women; baseball for men; and softball, volleyball, cheerleading and dance for women.