The FIRST Summer Preview is a one week residential summer program where you can get a glimpse of what your freshman year will be like. 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!
Students earn one official college credit for completing a course. This is an opportunity to start out your college career with credit and a time to make friendships and connections that will last a lifetime. The program is free of charge to students. Tuition, housing and a meal plan are provided at no cost. If you want a head start, the summer program is your golden opportunity.
Academics: The course will be for one week and will include academic components of math, english and chemistry. 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 introduction to resources available to students at Clemson.
Living: Students will live on campus and experience a college atmosphere complete with dining halls and class. Students will live in Byrnes Residence Hall with 40 other students and two mentors. The mentors are first-generation Clemson undergraduate students who will plan activities and assist students with coursework. Student meals will be provided at the dining hall.
Fun: Students will attend an outdoor team building experience at Clemson’s Outdoor Lab. There will also be a BBQ picnic at the Clemson Beach with kayaking and volleyball, where student will get to meet older FIRST students and alumni of the program.
Director of the FIRST Program
2013-2014 Graduate Assistant