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August Sessions

August Sessions


Welcome to Clemson University Orientation for 2017 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.


UPDATE:
  Online registration for orientation is now closed. If you are an accepted student for the 2017 fall semester and did not register for orientation, you are encouraged to attend orientation as a walk-in participant. Plan to arrive at session check-in at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center. Go directly to the Help Desk. Also please plan to pay the Orientation and Transitions fee at check-in; we accept payment by cash, check and credit/debit cards.


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


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 have been assigned on-campus housing for the fall semester, important information is provided for you below.

Be sure to review Tiger Transition: Kick-Off Clemson, the next part of your transition to Clemson. You will automatically be enrolled in CU 1000 and have access to the course in Canvas in early August shortly after you register for this orientation session.

As an August Orientation attendee, your Clemson fall semester tuition bill will be generated after you register for classes. Your bill will be due in full by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on August 22. Here are some things that may assist you in satisfying your student bill:

  • You can plan ahead and estimate what your fees may be by referring to http://www.clemson.edu/finance/student-financial/tuition-fees/. Please keep in mind that lab fees/course fees may apply and are dependent on your registration.

  • Financial aid awards for which all eligibility requirements (e.g., Terms & Conditions, SC Affidavit, Master Promissory Note, etc.) have been met will be credited to your student bill overnight after you register.

  • Clemson offers two different payment plan options if you need additional time to make your payment or if you have additional steps for financial aid. For more information, please see http://www.clemson.edu/finance/student-financial/billing.html. Sign up online through iROAR after you register for classes.

  • Representatives are available to assist you in Student Financial Services (billing/payment questions, payment plans, direct deposit, authorized users, etc.) and in Financial Aid (scholarships, loans) Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Keep in mind that email to the student's Clemson email address is the primary method of communications to the student. This communication often includes balance information, late fee notices, and financial aid information.

There is an orientation session scheduled for Thursday, August 17. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $250 for the student and $30 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. A general overview of the session schedule can be viewed here.


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 16-17. Place the pass on your vehicle dashboard. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Shuttle buses will bring you to session check-in. Refer to Campus Maps for details.


The common reading book, This I Believe by various authors, will be given to you at orientation during session check-in. Find out more information about the 2017 Common 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 & Dining at 864-656-2295. Identify yourself as a new transfer student attending orientation on August 17; this is a special option open to you.

  • Wednesday, August 16 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, August 17 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


You must get a TigerOne ID card before you can move into your residence hall; 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.

There is an orientation session scheduled for Friday, August 18. You need to register online for this session. The fee is $315 for the student and $35 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 includes lunch and dinner for the student (lunch only for registered guests). A general overview of the session schedule can be viewed here.

 

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 17-18. Place the pass on your vehicle dashboard. Plan to park in Lot C-1, near Hendrix Student Center. Shuttle buses will bring you to session check-in. Refer to Campus Maps for details.

 

The common reading book, This I Believe by various authors, will be mailed to you after you register for orientation. Find out more information about the 2017 Common 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 & Dining at 864-656-2295. Identify yourself as a new freshman student attending orientation on August 18; this is a special option open to you.

  • Thursday, August 17 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Friday, August 18 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 pm.

 

You must get a TigerOne ID card before you can move in to your residence hall; 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.

We are delighted that you are planning to attend new student orientation with your Clemson student. We recommend that a parent or legal guardian accompany the student to orientation. We offer a specific program, apart from the student program, for parents to learn about their student's academic path, meet other parents and learn more about campus and university resources.

The student will be able to add one-two guests when registering for their orientation session. There is no separate registration form for guests. The student will provide your email address and we will contact you directly with a confirmation of the guest registration.

Any person attending with the student, including parents and other family members, must be a registered guest of the new Clemson student for the orientation session.

  • There is a per-person guest fee. This fee covers the logistical aspects of the program, session materials and lunch.

  • The guest program is designed for parents and guardians. Sibling attendance is not recommended. Younger children may tire easily and get bored with the process.

  • Significant others are welcome. However, they will follow the guest program. They will not be able to tag along with the student in the student program.

The guest is responsible for obtaining and paying for their own accommodations and all other meals during the orientation session.

This program includes walking on campus. We provide shuttle bus transportation for portions of the program. All venues and transportation are ADA compliant.