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IMPACT is a four-day experience where incoming freshmen and transfer students are met with the opportunity to explore leadership and community engagement.  Participants will spend time learning through community service, team initiatives, small group conversations, and reflection and interaction with campus leaders. The vision of IMPACT is that incoming students engage with each other and the community to create a positive, sustainable change… making an impact on others.


IMPACT is held yearly, the week before the fall semester begins.


Students who participate in IMPACT:

  • Recognize Clemson campus resources that will facilitate an effective transition to college life

  • Explore their personal leadership style and how the leadership process is used to create change

  • Explore ways to make a community impact through civic engagement

  • Develop friendships with peers and upper-class mentors


2017 Program Dates:


Program dates for 2017:

  • Move-in:  Morning of August 16th

  • Explore your Impact program: August 16th at 1 pm- August 19th at 1 pm


*IMPACT participants are required to attend all scheduled sessions each day.

IMPACT Application Information:

Explore Your Impact is free to all invited participants; however, participation is limited and students are selected by an application process. Housing, all materials and most meals are provided for the participants. 

Students are accepted on a rolling basis.  

  • Students who apply by June 16th will be notified of their application status by June 20th.

  • Students who apply by July 7th will be notified of their application status by July 14th.

  • Students who apply by our final deadline of July 23rd will be notified of their application status by July 25th.

This year’s application can be found at: https://stuaff.clemson.edu/forms/index.php?code=YkbKIOUKiZuJuMS 


For more information, contact Whitney Brown at 864-656-0243.