I Have Been Accepted to ESP: Next Steps

Girls in the early success program at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Here is a detailed list of items that need to be completed in order to be prepared for your move to Clemson on Sunday, June 21, 2015 for the Early Success Summer Program. Please read this list carefully and complete the items as soon as possible.

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ESP Summer Program Specifics

Meet your ESP Summer Staff — Check out the ESP staff that you will be working with this summer. We are all excited for your arrival!

Freshman Orientation — You should have already signed up for orientation on June 22 and 23. If this orientation session is full, please select the last session, pay and complete registration, and then email Amber at aallen3@clemson.edu so that I can have you moved to the correct session. Parents, remember you’ll need to make accommodations for June 21 and 22 as Clemson does involve parents in their orientation days. You can find a sample schedule on the orientation web page.

Summer Classes — You will be registering for your summer classes before and after the Opening Banquet on Sunday, June 21. You will register for COMM 2500 (3 credit hours) and STS 1010 (3 credit hours). You will get your Summer II schedule at this time. 

Summer tuition and fees — Your ESP Fee and Housing Cost will post to your student account by May 31. This will include your ESP summer fee of $250 and your summer housing cost of $895, which will come to the total of $1,145 on your bill. Because you are unable to register for your classes before June 21, your tuition will not show up on your bill until June 22. Therefore, what you see in iRoar prior to June 22 will only include fees. You may pay your summer tuition in person at the Student Financial Services Office in G-08 Sikes Hall while you are on campus for Orientation on June 22 and 23. Please plan accordingly. I recommend you check out the Student Financial Website for details when making a decision regarding how you will pay.

Opening Banquet — Our Opening Banquet will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 21 in the Clemson House Ballroom. Each student is permitted to bring two guests. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend. At the banquet, students and parents will enjoy dinner together and will be provided an opportunity to meet ESP staff members, summer course instructors, and be provided with specific details regarding orientation, the summer program, and requirements and expectations for the academic year.

Summer Move In and Roommate Assignment — Students are required to check in on Sunday, June 21 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. You must arrive at the lobby of Byrnes Hall during this block of time to get your keys and check in with ESP and Housing staff. After you check in with us, you can move into the residence hall at any time that day. Your roommate assignment will be sent out by May 29 via your Clemson email account. A checklist has been enclosed with information on what to bring.

Summer Housing — Your summer housing has been arranged in Byrnes Hall. The payment for your Summer Housing fee will show up on your student bill for the Summer Session II. Roommate assignments for Summer II will be made using the answers you provided in the application you completed for fall housing. Please ensure you have completed this by no later than May 15. ESP students are not permitted to loft beds during the summer session, have a microwave, or rent a mini-fridge through Clemson Housing. There is a microwave located in lobby of Byrnes.

July 4th Holiday — The University will be closed on Monday, July 6 for the July 4 Holiday. ESP classes and commitments will end at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and there will be no classes on July 6. Students are strongly encouraged to leave during break, as no staff will be available! All staff will be enjoying the holiday with their families at home and you are encouraged to do the same! Be sure to plan in advance!

Summer Housing Policies and Procedures — Please download 2015-2016 New Student Addendum and Contract pdf. Please read these policies carefully and ensure you understand each policy as they apply to your Summer Housing. You will be required to sign a document at move in that states you have read and understand each policy and procedure and agree to abide by them. “I did not know,” will not be an accepted excuse.

Meal Plan — You are required to select either the Any 20 Plan, Any 40 Plan, or Unlimited Plan, from the options available for Summer II Session students. Based on feedback provided by former students, we recommend you select the Any 20 Plan or the Any 40 Plan. Both of these plans come with PawPoints, which can be used at other on-campus dining options such as Subway, Einstein’s Bagels, Starbucks, etc. Typically, students do not eat at the dining hall for all of their meals as the dining hall open during the summer is Harcombe (across campus from Byrnes in the Union). Both your meal plan and TigerStripe account can be accessed through the Tiger1 website: You can purchase your meal plan while you are on campus for orientation as well.

TigerStripe account — Students have an account on their University ID Card. This works like a pre-paid debit card for students at all locations on campus, and many off-campus locations. The minimum amount to open an account is $50. ESP students are encouraged to open an account and deposit a minimum of $50 for the Summer II session. Further information can be found at TigerOne Card Services.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. All correspondence from this point forward will happen via your Clemson email account. Please check your Clemson email account regularly! We are looking forward to having you as a member of the Early Success Program!

Amber Allen Mulkey
Director, Freshman Academic Programs
Director of Early Success Program
Office of Undergraduate Studies

Bryce Conti
Early Success Program Head Peer Mentor/Intern