The Main Campus of USC moved to its present location at 201 Bleecker Street, downtown Utica, in September of 1978. The 40,000 square foot building boasts modern classrooms that were designed specifically for business educational functions. Special purpose and multi-purpose classrooms provide an environment appropriate for all types of classroom situations.
A spacious Student Lounge offers the students the chance to get acquainted over a game of pool, darts, or foosball. One may also enjoy talking with fellow classmates over a cup of coffee or other light meals that are available. Adjacent to the Student Lounge are lockers, provided for all students at registration.
The USC Bookstore offers all the necessary books and supplies one needs for classes. Also available are bookbags, sweatshirts, and other articles usually found in college bookstores.
Students may park in the attached indoor parking garage for a semester fee. There are other parking facilities available locally as well. The Health Club at the Radisson Hotel is available for use by all students at the Main Campus.
Any academic program is made more meaningful by student activities. At USC, a coordinated level of academic and social activities is maintained through clubs and organizations, trips and tours and other social functions.
Students are encouraged to participate in the following:
Officers of the Student Association are chosen each year by ballot according to the various programs of study. Throughout the year, the Association sponsors many social activities and other events that may be of particular interest to the student body. All students are invited to participate at any meeting. Charity & Community Events include March for Breast Cancer Awareness, Food Drive, America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk, and the Spring Fling Dinner Dance.
Student Service Club
Membership is available to students whose cumulative average is 3.25 or better and who are of outstanding character. Service Club members assist with student orientation, provide tutorial assistance, and help staff and faculty with college-related projects throughout the year.
The college organizes tours of local industries and places of interest. Local banks, manufacturing companies and professional offices are visited.
Other Trips and Tours
The Student Association and the college offer trips throughout the school year. In the last few years, one- or two-day trips have been offered to New York City, Boston, and Washington.
Traditional Fall and Spring outings such as bowling parties and picnics are planned. The Student Association plans activities such as holiday parties and quarterly gatherings. The Student Lounge offers a place to meet informally with classmates, play a game of pool or just visit.
Utica, New York, located in the Mohawk Valley, is 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse. Rich in cultural assets, Utica is the home of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute and School of Art, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, the Players Theater Company, the Great Artists Concert Series, the Boilermaker Road Race, the International Runners Hall of Fame, and Broadway Theatre League, among others.
Sports enthusiasts are fortunate to have many fine facilities nearby. The city park system includes an 18-hole golf course, many tennis courts, and a ski area with chair lift, T-bar, rope tow, and cross country ski trails. Performances by various rock, blues and jazz entertainers are scheduled regularly in the Utica Memorial Auditorium and the Stanley Performing Arts Center.
The Utica area has many fine educational institutions that provide various educational opportunities.
USC opened its Branch in Canastota in April 1986, moving to its new location on Route 5 in September 1992.
The facility houses seven classrooms, a student lounge, faculty lounge, library/tutorial center, and an office complex. This lends itself to providing for small classes and a friendly atmosphere. Flexible scheduling allows for maximum use while encouraging excellent faculty-student relationships.
The Student Lounge offers a place to relax, talk with fellow students, and have a snack. Books and supplies are available for the convenience of students. The large parking lot provides off-street, free parking for all students. Those students living along the Route 5 corridor are also serviced by public transportation.
Student activities are held throughout the year. Traditional activities include a Fall and Spring Festival held on campus and a summer picnic held on campus. Wednesdays are "Dress for Success Day". Student Service Club Membership is available to students whose cumulative average is 3.25 or better and who are of outstanding character. Service Club members assist with student orientation, provide tutorial assistance, and help staff and faculty with college-related projects throughout the year.
Canastota, New York is a small community accessible by Route 5 or the NYS Thruway (Exit 34). The International Boxing Hall of Fame is located just off the Thruway in Canastota.
A growing Industrial Park complex borders the campus. The small businesses there and throughout the Canastota area provide placement opportunities for USC graduates, while four-year colleges are easily available to those seeking further education.
The Syracuse area has many museums and art galleries, plus theaters and musical events from symphonies to rock concerts. Enjoy country living with the convenience of city shopping only 20 minutes away. Nearby state parks such as Chittenango Falls, Green Lakes and Verona Beach offer picnicking, swimming and boating facilities.