USC Sumter 
Virtual Tour

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The Campus

Learn what goes on in each building.


Interesting facts about USC Sumter.

Enrollment Process

Learn where to find instructions and how to contact us.


The historic timeline of USC Sumter. 

The Nettles Building
The Anderson Library
The Schwartz Building
The Science Building
Business Admin
Palmetto College
Administration Building
Arts and Letters

Nettles Building

The Nettles Building is home to the auditorium, where theater, music, and other special events take place. The Nettles Recreational Facility includes a full size, multipurpose gymnasium that supports basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor soccer, and floor hockey. Men’s and women’s locker rooms can be found here and a comprehensive Wellness Center which has free weights, treadmill, stair machine, stationary bike, and a row machine..

Schwartz Building

The Schwartz Building is known for its unique layout (shaped much like a wagon wheel). It's home to the largest classroom on campus. The Schwartz building has classrooms for subjects such as Criminal Justice, Psychology and History as well as professor offices. The USC Aiken at Sumter Education Program is also based out of this building.


The SUB is home to most of the campus’ Student Life activities such as movie night, trivia night, and student late nights. The campus bookstore is located in the SUB.
The bookstore is your source for textbooks, school supplies, Fire Ant clothing and accessories. When it’s time to graduate, you will order your cap and gown in the bookstore.

Anderson Library

A visual icon of the USC Sumter campus, the Anderson Library consists of two stories and a separate entrance to classrooms and nursing labs at the back of the building.
The library has computers on the main floor, multiple study rooms for individuals or groups and the iCarolina Community Learning Lab is upstairs and features a variety of Apple products that are available to the public, students, faculty, and staff.

Business Admin

Offers coursework in Economics, Management Science, Accounting, Management, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business. The Business Administration Building houses the Opportunity Scholars Program, as well as classes for not only Business but also Math, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy and more.

Science Building

Located next to the Business Admin Building, the Science Building hosts numerous labs as well as offices for professors. The Science Building houses both Biology and Chemistry classes and the Labs that correspond to each.
The building layout is designed where classes are located on one side, while the offices of various professors are located on the other. There is also common area with tables and seating where students may study individually or gather as a group. Behind the Science Building you'll see the greenhouse used by students of Biology and Environmental Science classes.

Arts & Letters

The Arts & Letters Building is the located at the front of the campus and you may notice that it resembles a church (because it used to be one). The Arts and Letters Building houses Art classes, Art History, Music as well as a banquet and lecture hall for special events. There is also an art gallery within the building.


The Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building is where students handle registration, billing and financial aid, etc. The Administration Building is normally the first-stop for all new students at USC Sumter. This is where you'll come to set up financial aid or if you have questions regarding registration or need general assistance.
It contains the offices of Academic Affairs, Records and Admissions all on the ground floor. On the second floor, are offices for the Dean, Athletics, Business, Public Relations as well as Human Resources.

Palmetto College

Palmetto College is part of the USC system, offering online bachelor's degree completion programs for all South Carolina students.

 Advancement, a new direction, unfinished business — there are a lot of reasons to pursue a four-year college degree. With the convenience and affordability of University of South Carolina Palmetto College, it’s hard to come up with reasons not to. Once you have 45 credit hours from any accredited college, you can complete your bachelor’s degree online. You can access your coursework from home or the office, or you can pick it up and take it with you to your son’s soccer game, your hair appointment or the nearest Starbucks! And because Palmetto College is part of the USC system, your diploma will carry the same credibility and weight as any other four-year degree from the University of South Carolina. 


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USC Sumter History

Library Expanded

The new structure consists of a two-story addition to the front of the existing library and a two-story addition to the rear. The book storage and student seating capacities will more than double in the new facility, accommodating 120,000 books and space to seat 325 students.

Administration Building Expanded

Expansion of the Administration Building was accommodated by adding approximately 1000 SF to the existing 12,000 square feet ground level and adding a second story of approximately 15,000 square feet. This design by James, DuRant, Matthews and Shelley was completed in 1990.

Nettles-Schwartz Building

The first facility to be financed with State funds was the Nettles-Schwartz Building, completed in March 1985. The facility nearly doubled the size of the campus by adding 67,000 square feet.

Campus Expands

The final design by James, DuRant and Matthews featured an assembly area, student activities offices, lounge, kitchen, art and music rooms, and lecture classroom totaling 15,000 SF. It was completed in December 1975.

Clemson becomes USC Sumter 

Sumter officials successfully negotiated with Clemson and the University of South Carolina to join the USC branch campus system.

Initial Enrollment

Initial enrollment in 1966 was 97 students; by 1972 this number was only 245.

Facility Dedicated

The original campus designed by Charles McCreight consisted of four one-story buildings: an Administration Building, Classroom Building, Science Building and Library totaling 59,000 square feet. The facility was formally dedicated on April 24, 1967.

Partnership with Clemson

A partnership was struck to establish Clemson's first academic branch in Sumter.

Talk Begins

A dialogue was established between representatives of Sumter and Clemson University to establish a two-year branch campus.


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Enrollment Process

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