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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.


UPDATE RE PARKING ON CAMPUS FOR ORIENTATION: There are many activities occurring on campus on August 11-12. Your assigned parking lot is C-1, near the Hendrix Student Center. To avoid common areas of traffic congestion, we recommend you access this parking lot from Perimeter Road, not Highway 93/Cherry Road. View the Campus Parking Map to learn more.


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.

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.

Tuition Update for August Orientation Attendees

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. on August 16. 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.

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.


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

  • Financial Aid 864-656-2280

  • Student Financial Services 864-656-5592