Clemson Orientation

August Sessions

Info for all students: The parking pass is available now to download and print. This pass will be valid for either the transfer session on August 15 or the freshman session on August 16. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Refer to Clemson Maps for details. UPDATE RE PARKING LOT C-1: Due to construction, the entrance to Lot C-1 from Cherry Road is closed. There is a driveway to the parking lot off Perimeter Road, between Cherry Road and Theta Kappa Street, across from the Botanical Garden.

Transfer Students

There is an orientation session scheduled for Thursday, August 15. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $220 for the student and $25 for each guest. It will begin at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center. No housing 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.

Parking will be available in Lot C-1 with the pass provided above. The schedule of events will be available soon.

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 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 14 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or
  • Thursday, August 15 from 8 a.m. - 6:00 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 16. 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. No housing 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.

Parking will be available in Lot C-1 with the pass provided above. The schedule of events will be available soon.

The summer reading book, The Iguana Tree by Michel Stone, will be mailed to you after you register for orientation. Find out more information about the 2013 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 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 15 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., or
  • Friday, August 16 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
  • Housing and Dining 864-656-2295
  • TigerOne (Clemson ID card) office 864-656-0763