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Tiger Transition: New Student Orientation


Welcome to Clemson University! New student orientation program at Clemson University is the first step in ensuring that new undergraduate students have a successful transition and integration into college life. The program promotes discussion among parents, new students, continuing students, and faculty and staff on the expectations and perceptions of the campus community. By attending orientation students will:

New Student Orientation

  • Complete a class schedule in their chosen major

  • Attend an academic advising session

  • Acquire more knowledge about student support services, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Clemson academic experience

  • Gain a better understanding of the personal and financial responsibilities of attending college

  • Reduce anxiety about the transition to collegiate life

  • Understand the necessity of students taking ownership and academic responsibility in their educational process

Your transition to Clemson is a process and incorporates many great programs and events.  New Student Orientation occurs during the summer, it all starts here! When you come to campus for your first semester, you will participate in Kick-Off Clemson.

Parents and family members are encouraged to learn more about Clemson University and the resources available by visiting the Parents website.


GRADUATE STUDENTS: This program is for undergraduate students. Please visit the Graduate School website to learn more about the orientation scheduled for you at Graduate School Orientation.


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