Welcome Leaders

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The office of New Student and Family Programs is excited to announce that 2015 Welcome Leader registration forms are now open! We are looking for more than 500 Welcome Leaders this year; tell your friends, classmates and organizations to register! If we meet our goal of 500 volunteers, there is a likelihood Welcome Leaders will be paired together. To help us out, please note in the registration form your preferred partner for pairing.

Welcome Leaders are essential to Clemson Connect and provide support and guidance to incoming freshman and transfer students during their first six weeks on campus. Students are strongly encouraged to register who are eager to create new connections, help new students transition to Clemson and create memorable experiences. More information is available in the registration links below!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, April 6, 2015


  • A desire to be part of a team, make a positive influence on new Clemson students, and take pride in Clemson University
  • Must have completed at least one full academic semester at Clemson University
  • A minimum GPR of 2.0 is required (prior semester and cumulative)
  • Must attend Clemson in 2015 fall semester
  • Be currently free of any academic or disciplinary probation as set by the Student Code of Conduct, the Academic Integrity policy and the Housing Contract (verified through the Office of Community and Ethical Standards)


  • Positively impact the transition of new students to campus
  • Develop a broad understanding of Clemson University
  • Create lasting relationships with fellow Welcome Leaders and new students
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent experience for your résumé
  • Opportunity to share your love and excitement for Clemson
  • Great way to give back to Clemson University


  • Facilitate a small group (15-20) of new Clemson students during 2015 Clemson Connect
  • Serve as a resource for your student group throughout Clemson Connect and into the fall semester
  • Volunteer at Move-In Weekend and help facilitate and participate in Clemson Connect activities and evening events
  • Be knowledgeable of the Clemson Connect schedule and student requirements for CU 1000
  • Attend the Welcome Leader Leadership Development Series meetings throughout the spring in addition to summer training

Important Dates

  • April 28: Welcome Leader Introduction Meeting
  • mid-August: Early move-in to on-campus housing is an option
  • August 12-14: Welcome Leader and Clemson Connect training (on campus)
  • August 15: Welcome to Clemson Flash Mob
  • August 15-16: Move-in Weekend, President's Picnic and Clemson Connect events
  • August 16-19: Clemson Connect programming
  • September 25: Fall Festival
  • Fall Semester: Continue to support and mentor new students

How to Register?

Registering to be a Welcome Leader is an online process. We invite you and/or your entire student organization to participate in this engaging and exciting program. Welcome Leaders for 2015 Clemson Connect will be selected this spring. Please review the registration links for more information:

Questions? Please contact Michael Wallace at New Student and Family Programs, telephone 864-656-0515.