Clemson Orientation

Orientation Session Dates

UPDATE: We welcome all newly accepted students for 2016 spring semester at Clemson University. Please plan to attend orientation on Monday, January 4, 2016. There is more information on the web page, January Orientation.

Below are the dates for orientation sessions for new students entering Clemson in 2016 summer and fall semesters. Online registration opens in April 2016.

June 13-14 Freshman
June 15 Bridge and Student Veterans
June 16-17 Freshman 
June 20-21 Freshman
June 22 Transfer
June 23-24 Freshman
June 27-28 Freshman
June 29 Transfer
June 30-July 1 Freshman
July 7-8 Freshman
July 11-12 Freshman
July 13 Transfer
July 14-15 Freshman

Things to know:

  • Before registering for an orientation session, you must first pay the Admissions deposit. NOTE: There is no Admissions deposit required for 2016 spring semester.
  • Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis by academic major.
  • During online registration, all open sessions for you will appear as choices.
  • All students are encouraged to attend any open session that best fits their schedule.
  • FYI: Freshman students accepted into the Calhoun Honors College are requested to attend one of the following sessions - June 13-14, June 16-17, June 23-24, June 27-28 or July 7-8.
  • Any person attending with the student needs to be a registered guest.
  • Your session date is not confirmed until you have completed online registration, including payment, and received the confirmation email.


  • You must attend an orientation session.  Please contact us at to review alternate dates, if needed. Provide your XID so that we may access your student record.
  • You will also attend a second orientation session for international students only, once you arrive on campus. To learn more, visit International Services or call their office at 864-656-3614. 

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.