With so many avenues to explore, the Clemson experience is different
for every student. Many choose to build on our rich traditions by
cheering for the Tigers at a football game, while others focus on the
surrounding community through service organizations. Some students
prefer to forge their own paths, networking and pursuing internships at
big-name companies. And then there are those who recognize that all
work and no play is taking advantage of only a few of Clemson’s many
On campus, there are more than 300 student
organizations, numerous intramural teams, NCAA sports, cultural events
and spacious fitness facilities. Off campus, Clemson’s geography offers
endless recreation options, including outdoor exploration, world-class
entertainment, great shopping and many dining options.
In an effort to help first-year students adjust successfully to
university life, the office of New Student and Family Programs
(NSFP) works in collaboration with various campus partners to support
the overall growth and development of first-year students.
Clemson Connect is designated for new Clemson students and is an
integral part of your transition to Clemson life and the Clemson
family. Clemson Connect is a series of activities and programs to help
you make academic and social connections, which will contribute to your
Read up on Clemson founder and namesake, Thomas Green Clemson, and about the events that shaped this University.
If you’re looking for traditions, Clemson has plenty. There’s the superstitious, like underclassmen who walk through Fort Hill before graduation won’t graduate. And the sweet, such as lovers who stroll down the sidewalk hand-in-hand in the President’s Park will get married. And the accountable, like the Clemson Tiger mascot’s job to do as many pushups as Clemson has points on the board during a football game. It’s no surprise that a place so rich in heritage would have so many traditions.
We have more than 300 student clubs and organizations from fraternities
and sororities to the performing arts and politics. If you’re
interested in it, we probably have a group for it.
An excellent resource, the Dean of Students staff provides professional guidance on personal issues, gives accurate information about and help in navigating University processes, and makes direct referrals to other University resources.
With many unique services, the Michelin Career Center® offers career workshops, on-campus interviewing and counselors to help you find and prepare for a job. Located on campus in the Hendrix Student Center, the career center is an excellent resource for students.
In Clemson’s living learning communities, students with common academic interests live together in the same residence hall space and have staff, programming and curricular resources dedicated just for them. More than 1,200 students live in our 12 living learning communities across campus.
Clemson has more than 50 intramural and club sports from volleyball to
scuba diving. That’s in addition to our workout facilities and
recreation fields on campus.
New Student and Family Programs, Division of Student Affairs, Clemson University, 902 University Union, Clemson, SC 29634-5124, 864-656-0515
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