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Freshman Students

August Sessions


Welcome to Clemson University Orientation for 2016 summer and fall semesters.

Things to Know

Orientation for you is a two-day program. The student Orientation and Transition Fee is $275, nonrefundable. This fee provides for the complete orientation experience, which includes the summer orientation session and the extended orientation program in August before classes start. The program in August is a continuation of orientation with integrated programs designed to assist new students in their successful transition to Clemson.


Day 1 begins with check-in at 8 a.m. in the Hendrix Student Center; Day 2 concludes by 2 p.m. after course registration. Meals are included - lunch and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2.


Students are provided housing in Manning Hall for the night of Day 1; it is included in the fee. Room includes a pillow, linens and shower towel. We recommend that you pack light. Students are required to leave Manning Hall and return their room keys/fobs by no later than noon on Day Two. There is no storage space available for luggage, backpacks or other personal items. Housing options are available for you during online registration - note the additional cost:


  • You may add pre-orientation housing for the night before Day 1 at an additional cost of $20. 

  • You may add post-orientation housing for the night of Day 2 at an additional cost of $20. NOTE: No housing is available for the night of July 15 (Day 2 of last session).


IMPORTANT: If you choose to sign in and pick up your key the night before your session, you will automatically be charged the additional $20, whether or not you stay in the room.



Orientation housing roommates for students in Manning Hall are assigned randomly, as each student signs in and picks up their key. If you want to room with a particular person, the two of you would need to sign in at Manning Hall at the same time and request the same room.


How to Register a Parent or Guest

During online registration, you may add one or two guests. Any person attending orientation with you, including your parents, must be a registered guest. The fee for each guest is $25; this fee covers their materials, the program and lunch on Day 1. Guests are responsible for their own accommodations and travel. Guests will attend their own orientation program, which does not follow the student program at times. Please visit the page, Parent and Guest Info, for more information about their program and guest housing options.


Questions and More Information

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.


Contact our office with any questions you may have about orientation. You can reach us at 864-656-0515 or orientation@clemson.edu. We look forward to seeing you on campus this summer!