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 taking place before classes start to help you make academic and social connections, which will contribute to your success here. At the heart of this program are Clemson’s core values: integrity, honesty and respect.
Clemson Connect contains CU 1000, a pass/fail zero-credit course that all new Clemson students are required to take. Each new student will register for CU 1000 during orientation course registration.
The required components of CU 1000 for 2014 spring semester are:
- Convocation and Mission: Transition are the formal beginning of Clemson Connect and the academic year. At Convocation, University administrators and student leaders welcome you to Clemson. Following this program, you will participate in a transition program presented by Undergraduate Studies Transfer Programs and Transfer Council.
- Library Tutorial is a series of online research tutorials which introduce students to available library services and resources.
- New Student Dialogue Workshops are workshops comprised of 25 students, where students explore and process the significance and salience of social identity.
- MetaTiger is an online tutorial that shows the connection between development of metacognitive skills and academic success, and how to construct your ePortfolio.
- Aspire is a peer-led health and safety-focused dialogue presented by Healthy Campus facilitators. The dialogue covers three areas key to maintaining a safe campus: alcohol misuse, mental health and sexual victimization in adherence with Title IX. Approximately 40 undergraduate and graduate students serve as program facilitators each semester.
Clemson Connect activities will occur on-campus, Tuesday, January 7; attendance is mandatory:
- Convocation and Mission: Transition - 2:00-3:15 p.m., Brackett 100
- New Student Dialogue workshops - 3:30-5:30 p.m., location TBA
After orientation, you will be able to access Blackboard to find the CU 1000 course, including tutorial sign-up and assignment details.