Clemson Orientation

August Sessions

Clemson students

UPDATE:  Online registration is now closed. If you are an accepted student, please plan to attend the orientation session as outlined below. Ensure that you have obtained your username and set your password before coming to orientation. Orientation begins at 8 a.m. at the Hendrix Student Center; please visit us at the Help Desk to register on-site. We request that you plan to remit payment during on-site registration.

Welcome to Clemson University Orientation for 2015 fall semester. The complete orientation experience includes the August session and Clemson Connect, before classes start. Orientation is a series of integrated programs designed to assist new students in their successful transition to Clemson.

Information to Know

The schedule for orientation can be found in an app - Clemson Events. Select New Student Orientation. Visit the Apple App Store and search "Clemson Events" or find it here. You can also download the schedule in a web version for your computer - click here for the link.

The parking pass is available now to download and print. This pass will be valid for either the transfer session on Thursday, August 13 or the freshman session on Friday, August 14. Place the pass on your vehicle dashboard. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Refer to Clemson Maps for details. 

We look forward to seeing you at orientation. If you have any specific questions or need more information, please call New Student and Family Programs at 864-656-0515 or email us at orientation@clemson.edu. Provide your name and University XID number for our reference.

Transfer Students

There is an orientation session scheduled for Thursday, August 13. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $220 for the student and $25 for each guest. Any person attending orientation with the student must be a registered guest. FYI: The guest program is a parallel program; the guest will not follow the student program. The session begins at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center and includes lunch for all attendees. No housing through orientation is available for either students or guests during this session. Family members that may be accompanying you would need to make lodging arrangements in local hotels.

You will receive printed materials, including a schedule, at the orientation session. Also, review the New Student Checklist and FAQs for more info.

Parking will be available in Lot C-1 with the pass provided above. Shuttle buses will bring you to Hendrix Student Center.

Be sure and review Clemson Connect, the extended orientation program. You will automatically be enrolled in CU1000 and have access to the course in Blackboard in early August shortly after you register.

If you have been assigned on-campus housing for the academic year, you may move into your residence hall prior to your orientation session. Check-in times to pick up your key are as follows; check-in location is the front desk of the assigned residence hall:

  • Wednesday, August 12 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or
  • Thursday, August 13 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

You must get a TigerOne ID card before you can move into housing; you cannot pick up your fall assignment key without it. The TigerOne Card office is located in the Hendrix Student Center Center, open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Plan to stop by their office first.

Freshman Students

There is an orientation session scheduled for Friday, August 14. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $275 for the student and $25 for each guest. Any person attending orientation with the student must be a registered guest. It will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center and include lunch and dinner for the student (lunch only for registered guests.) No housing through orientation is available for either students or guests during this session. Family members that may be accompanying you would need to make lodging arrangements in local hotels.

You will receive printed materials, including a schedule, at the orientation session. Also, review the New Student Checklist and FAQs for more info.

Parking will be available in Lot C-1 with the pass provided above. Shuttle buses will bring you to Hendrix Student Center.

The summer reading book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, will be mailed to you after you register for orientation. Find out more information about the 2015 Summer Reading Program.

Be sure and review Clemson Connect, the extended orientation program. You will automatically be enrolled in CU1000 and have access to the course in Blackboard in early August shortly after you register.

If you have been assigned on-campus housing for the academic year, you may move into your residence hall prior to your orientation session. Check-in times to pick up your key are as follows; check-in location is the front desk of the assigned residence hall:

  • Thursday, August 13 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or
  • Friday, August 14 from 8 a.m. - 4:00 pm.   

You must get a TigerOne ID card before you can move in to housing; you cannot pick up your fall assignment key without it. The TigerOne Card office is located in the Hendrix Student Center, open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Plan to stop by their office first.

Helpful Contact Info

  • Orientation office at New Student and Family Programs 864-656-0515
  • University Housing and Dining 864-656-2295
  • TigerOne (Clemson ID card) office 864-656-0763