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Tiger Transition: Kick-Off Clemson

Kick-Off Clemson is the exciting time when new Clemson students are arriving on campus for the start of their first semester. The programs and events in Kick-Off Clemson are an integral part of your transition to Clemson life. These activities and programs occur during your first week on campus 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.

NOTE: Kick-Off Clemson events are for students only.


You will be assigned a Welcome Leader, a current undergraduate student who can answer your questions and provide guidance and support during this week of events and activities. 

Tiger Transition: CU 1000 is the next step in your transition as a new Clemson student. It is a pass/fail no-credit course you are taking your first semester. The course requirements include both online and in-person presentations/events. The in-person components begin during Kick-Off Clemson and are included in the schedule below. You can review more information by visiting the Academic Success Center website on the page, Tiger Transition: CU 1000.


The schedule is listed below; for easier access, download the Clemson Events app. Then select Kick-Off Clemson 2017. It is updated often to provide you with the most current information. Required components of CU 1000 are marked. You can also download a lock screen for your smartphone with the Kick-Off Clemson schedule - click here for more details about this lock screen.


  • New student move-in to residence halls, noon - 5:00 p.m.

  • New student move-in to residence halls, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Laptop workshops, Martin Hall, noon and 2:30 p.m.

  • Dinner in the Dining Halls, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Welcome Rally, 6:30 p.m.

  • RecFest, Fike Recreational Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Move-In & Groovin' and Paint Party, Lower Intramural Fields, 9:00 p.m.

  • Laptop workshops, Martin Hall, noon and 2:30 p.m.

  • CU 1000 - Freshmen only: Clemson Education Profile (CEP), various locations, 1:00-4:20 p.m.

  • President's Picnic, President's Home, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Residential Community Meetings, Residence Halls, 7:15-9:15 p.m.

  • New Student Homeroom, various locations, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

  • CU 1000 - All New Students: University Convocation, Littlejohn Coliseum, 10-11:45 a.m.

  • Lunch, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • College Events: Solar Eclipse beings at 1:08 p.m., various locations, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Laptop workshops, Martin Hall, 5:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE Beach Bash, Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center, 6:00 p.m.

  • Jumpstart workshops, various locations, 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

  • Laptop workshops, Martin Hall, 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  • Lunch in Littlejohn and Class Photo, Littlejohn Coliseum, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

  • Tiger Prowl, Memorial Stadium, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE and RHA outdoor movie, Amphitheatre, 9:00 p.m.

  • Directions and Donuts, various locations, 7:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Welcome Back Festival, Downtown Clemson, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE Future Cast (VR Experience), Hendrix Ballrooms, 7:00 p.m.

  • Directions and Donuts, various locations, 7:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Grill & Greet, Carillon Garden (North Green), 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • U-Make Friday, Hendrix Student Center, Lever Beach & The Barnes Center, 10:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact Student Transitions and Family Programs at 864-656-0515 or kickoff@clemson.edu.

Kick-Off Clemson