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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.

Learn more about these programs planned for 2018 summer and join in! As other summer programs are confirmed and announced, we will provide more details here.

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 multiple times 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 and other incoming 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 the residence hall. The program also includes social activities. Explore Clemson Transfer Trek starts the afternoon before your scheduled orientation session. The additional fee is $55; you can select Explore Clemson Transfer Trek during online registration. Currently, this program is for transfer students only, no guests. The schedule will be posted on the New Student Orientation app.

Explore Adventure

Join fellow incoming freshman students and the staff of the Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) program for a week long summer adventure trip. 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. This trip offers a variety of activities including hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking and white water rafting. Your trip leaders are current Clemson undergrads who can tell you all about their experiences as students at Clemson.


The inclusive fee includes transportation to/from Clemson University and the activity site, equipment, camping fees and meals. Visit the CORE website for more information; details will be posted in the summer.