Academic Programs

FIRST Summer Preview Program


A 1-week summer workshop for FIRST generation students!

The FIRST Summer Preview program is full and registration is now closed.
Remember to sign up for FIRST 2014 to get involved for the academic year!

What is the FIRST Summer Preview?

Do you know everything there is to know about Clemson University? FIRST will help you throughout your time at Clemson. If you want a head start, the summer program is your golden opportunity. Make friends, meet upperclassmen, make connections and learn what college life is like. You will feel at home here and be armed with the tools you need to succeed

Program DetailsJune 22-28, 2014:

  • Move in Sunday, June 22
  • CU Orientation Monday and Tuesday
  • Hands-on workshops Wednesday thru Friday
  • Fun activities Saturday morning
  • Move out Saturday afernoon, June 28

This is your chance to experience Clemson from the inside. Students will live on campus with 50 other students in Lever Residence Hall, complete with dining halls and class. Two FIRST mentors live on the Hall and are first-generation Clemson undergraduate students who will plan fun social activities and assist with coursework. If you’re looking to enjoy summer at Clemson, make friends and boost your college success, this is for you! 

Workshop Details
Students will be participating in “Clemson Boot Camp”, a series of success workshops. This will include workshops on writing for college, and surviving Clemson math and chemistry taught by faculty. The course will provide students with an introduction to college rigor and the tools to achieve at the college level in these disciplines. There will also be guest speakers and an introduction to resources available to Clemson students.

Remember, FIRST is not ONLY a summer program. Many students participate in the program their first year on campus.

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Come prepared to work hard, enjoy yourself,
and meet other highly motivated students!

Summer Preview Team

Sherry Dorris
Sherry Dorris
Director of the FIRST Program

Haley Scruggs, First Program, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
Scott Porter
FIRST Mentor

Haley Scruggs, First Program, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina
Haley Scruggs
FIRST Mentor

Sarah Locklair, 2013-2014 Graduate Assistant
Sarah Locklair
2013-2014 Graduate Assistant