Clemson Orientation

August Sessions

Clemson students

Welcome to Clemson University Orientation for 2014 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.

NOTE: The parking pass is available now to download and print. This pass will be valid for either the transfer session on August 14 or the freshman session on August 15. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Refer to Clemson Maps for details. 

UPDATE: Online registration is now closed. If you are a new student for 2014 fall semester and did not pre-register online, we encourage you to attend the appropriate orientation (Transfer on August 14; Freshman on August 15). You can register as a walk-in participant that morning; please arrive in the Hendrix Student Center by 8 a.m.

Transfer Students

There is an orientation session scheduled for Thursday, August 14. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $220 for the student and $25 for each guest. FYI: The guest program is a parallel program; the guest will not follow the student program. It will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center and include 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.

The 2014 Transfer Online Pre-Guide to Clemson University is available for your reference. This pre-guide has information to help you prepare for the orientation session on campus. We do not recommend that you print the pre-guide. You will receive printed materials 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 13 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or
  • Thursday, August 14 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.

Any questions, please contact New Student and Family Programs at 864-656-4402 or send us an email.

Freshman Students

There is an orientation session scheduled for Friday, August 15. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $275 for the student and $25 for each guest. It will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center and include lunch and dinner for the student (lunch only for the 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.

The 2014 New Student Online Pre-Guide to Clemson University is available for your reference. This pre-guide has information to help you prepare for the orientation session on campus. We do not recommend that you print the pre-guide. You will receive printed materials 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, Machine Man by Max Barry, will be mailed to you after you register for orientation. Find out more information about the 2014 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 14 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or
  • Friday, August 15 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.

Any questions, please contact New Student and Family Programs at 864-656-4402 or send us a an email.

Helpful Contact Info

  • Orientation office at New Student and Family Programs 864-656-4402
  • University Housing and Dining 864-656-2295
  • TigerOne (Clemson ID card) office 864-656-0763