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Orientation Session Dates


2018 Spring Semester

If you are accepted to the 2018 spring semester, there will be two orientation sessions held prior to the start of classes. The session dates are Thursday, January 4, and Friday, January 5. Each session will begin at 8 a.m.; required components of the session will conclude no later than 5:30 p.m. that day. We will provide more information about these sessions on our website by November 1, including how to register online, the Orientation & Transition fees, parking and session check-in.

2018 Summer and Fall Semesters

Below are the dates for orientation sessions for new undergraduate students entering Clemson in 2018 summer and fall semesters.


June 11-12

Freshman

June 13-14

Freshman

June 15

Bridge and Student Veterans

June 18-19

Freshman

June 20-21

Freshman

June 22

Transfer, Bridge and Student Veterans

June 25-26

Freshman

June 27-28

Freshman

June 29

Transfer

July 2-3

Freshman

July 9-10

Freshman

July 11-12

Freshman

July 13

Transfer

July 16-17

Freshman

July 18

Transfer


Things to know for the summer orientation sessions

  • Before registering for an orientation session, you must first pay the Admissions deposit.

  • All students are encouraged to attend any open session that best fits their summer schedule.

  • Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis by academic major. There are also overall session capacities in place.

  • During online registration, all open sessions for you will appear as choices. There are no waiting lists for closed sessions. We encourage you to be as flexible as possible with your availability. 

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: One common misperception is that students who attend later orientation sessions will have significant difficulty registering for classes. In reality, seats in the most common first-year courses are released for each orientation session. You will register with the assistance of your academic adviser, the Registrar's Office and the staff of New Student and Family Programs. It is our goal that you leave orientation with a full schedule of classes to put you on a path to timely degree completion.

  • Freshman students accepted into the Calhoun Honors College are requested to attend one of the following sessions - June 11-12, June 13-14, June 18-19, June 20-21, June 27-28 or July 2-3.

  • Transfer students: We invite you to participate in Explore Clemson Transfer Trek, an engaging and informative program designed specifically for transfer students. The program is an optional add-on before the transfer orientation sessions on June 22, June 29, July 13 and July 18 (includes an overnight stay). Visit Explore Clemson Summer Programs to learn more.

  • Any person attending the orientation session 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. We recommend you wait and make your travel plans after you receive the confirmation email to avoid any additional transportation charges.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • You must attend an orientation session.  Please contact us at orientation@clemson.edu 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. To learn more about the orientation scheduled for you, visit Graduate Student Orientation.