Clemson Orientation

Explore Clemson Summer Programs

Explore more of Clemson University this summer. Explore Clemson is a series of optional pre-arrival programs which give first year students a unique opportunity to enhance their transition to Clemson and to college life. Each Explore Clemson experience will consist of small group activities centered on a theme of outdoor, wellness or civic engagement.

As an added bonus to Explore Clemson, all participants will complete at least one of the CU 1000 requirements, as part of the experience. Students will learn more about CU 1000 and its components during orientation. CU 1000 is required for all new students; visit the Clemson Connect web site for current information.

Learn more about these programs planned for 2016 summer and join in!

Explore Clemson Transfer Trek

Transfer students - get more out of your orientation experience by attending Explore Clemson Transfer Trek. Explore Clemson Transfer Trek is offered once during the summer; it is an overnight program the afternoon and evening before an orientation session. You will have the opportunity to interact with current transfer students in a relaxed, informal setting and get your questions answered. You check in early and receive your orientation materials; dinner and breakfast are included; and you spend the night in residence hall.  There is also a social that evening and the opportunity to explore a different part of campus (TBA). The additional fee is $55; you can select Explore Clemson Transfer Trek during online registration. Currently this program is for students only, no guests.

Explore Adventure

Join fellow incoming freshman and the staff of the Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) program for a summer adventure. You will have the opportunity to make new friends, learn new outdoor skills, and discuss concerns and goals for your first year at Clemson University. The adventure may offer a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and white water rafting. Your trip leaders are current Clemson undergrads who can tell you all about their experiences as students at Clemson.

These adventures are in the planning stages.  The inclusive fee includes all transportation (to/from Clemson University and activity site), equipment, camping fees and meals. Visit the CORE website for more information.

Explore Your Impact

Explore Your Impact is a four-day experience where incoming freshman and transfer students are met with the opportunity to explore leadership and community engagement. Participants will spend time learning through community service, workshops, small group dialogue, a challenge course, reflection and interaction with campus leaders. The vision of Explore Your Impact is that incoming students engage with each other and the community to gain the necessary tools to create a positive, sustainable change, making an impact on others.

Students who participate in Explore Your Impact will gain:

  • Recognize Clemson campus resources that will facilitate an effective transition to college life
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a new paradigm philosophy of leadership
  • Explain where they have made a community impact in their service experience
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the components of Civic Engagement
  • Practice dialogue as a form of communication.
  • Define at least 3-5 social identities
  • Articulate how they personal identify related to a particular social identity
  • Identify the connection between a social concern and a social issue

Explore Your Impact is free to all invited participants; however, participation is limited to approximately 30 students selected by an application process. Housing, all materials and most meals are provided for the participants. For more information visit Explore Your Impact at Leadership Learning at Clemson website or contact Whitney Brown at 864-656-2582.