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August Sessions

August Sessions


Welcome to Clemson University Orientation for 2016 fall semester. The complete Tiger Transition experience includes the August orientation session and Kick-Off Clemson before classes start. Tiger Transition is a series of integrated programs designed to assist new students in their successful transition to Clemson.

Information to Know

To access more information about the orientation session schedule, please download the Clemson Events app.  Then select New Student Orientation. It is updated often to provide you with the most current information. You can also access the schedule/app on your computer - click here for a direct link to New Student Orientation information.


NOTE: No housing through orientation is available for either students or guests during the August sessions. Your guests would need to make lodging arrangements in local hotels. If you-the student has been assigned on-campus housing for the fall semester, important information is provided for you below.


TUITION UPDATE: Your Clemson fall semester tuition bill will be created immediately after you register for classes at the orientation session. In order to comply with University policy, this tuition payment is then due and payable within 24 hours. If you have questions or need more information, please visit the Student Financial Services website or contact them at 864-656-5592 or studentbillquestions@clemson.edu.

Be sure to review Tiger Transition: Kick-Off Clemson, the next part of your transition to Clemson. You will automatically be enrolled in CU1000 and have access to the course in Blackboard in early August shortly after you register for this orientation session.

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 11. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $220 for the student and $25 for each guest. Any person, including parents, 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.


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


The parking pass is available now to download and print. This pass will be valid for August 10-11. Place the pass on your vehicle dashboard. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Shuttle buses will bring you to Hendrix Student Center. Refer to Campus Maps for details.


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 listed; check-in location is the front desk of the assigned residence hall. If you have any further questions about your access to the residence hall, please contact University Housing at 864-656-2295. Identify yourself as a new student attending orientation on August 11; this is a special option open to you.


  • Wednesday, August 10 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, August 11 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 12. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $275 for the student and $25 for each guest. Any person, including your parents, 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).


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


The parking pass is available now to download and print. This pass will be valid for August 11-12. Place the pass on your vehicle dashboard. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Shuttle buses will bring you to Hendrix Student Center. Refer to Campus Maps for details.


The summer reading book, One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni, will be mailed to you after you register for orientation. Find out more information about the 2016 Summer Reading Program.


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 listed; check-in location is the front desk of the assigned residence hall. If you have any further questions about your access to the residence hall, please contact University Housing at 864-656-2295. Identify yourself as a new student attending orientation on August 12; this is a special option open to you.


  • Thursday, August 11 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Friday, August 12 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.


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