How big of a time commitment is CUBBS? Will I have time to fulfill the requirements and my course work?
In order to receive your CUBBS certification at the end of the year, you must participate in a select number of workshops, community service activities and tours. However, you will be provided with plenty of opportunities each semester to fulfill these requirements so you can select events that interest you and work best with your own schedule!
Is Benet Hall merely a study environment, or do the residents like to do social activities too?
Although a big emphasis is placed on learning, the community offers social activities and events to keep you entertained and informed on information and topics pertinent to the BBS majors.
Is Benet Hall located in a convenient place?
Yes, Benet Hall is very close to Harcombe Dining Hall, the football stadium and Fike Recreation Center. The building is also in close proximity to Sirrine Hall and Bracket Hall (the two buildings containing all BBS majors)
Why should I want to live in Benet over the high-rises?
The shoeboxes are nice because there are two walk-in closets and a sink in each room. Other rooms just have shelves or dressers for storage, and some do not have sinks. The shoeboxes are also very close to most of your classes, which means you only have to allow five to 10 minutes to get to class.
What makes being in a living-learning community different than a traditional residence hall?
While the living conditions are the same, a living-learning community offers many more opportunities to meet people with the same interests as you, as well as academic and emotional support exclusive to your program. In addition, residents take the same essential classes, resulting in study groups being readily available within the Benet Hall, allowing for less distractions during key study times during the semesters.
Will I be limited to participating in other organizations if I join CUBBS?
The CUBBS program requires each student to attend several academic workshops, community service events and social gatherings throughout the year. These events occur frequently each semester and are designed to work with students’ schedules. Outside of those requirements, students are free to rush a fraternity or sorority, join intramurals, student clubs, student government, etc. If anything, CUBBS only benefits your college experience and gives you a good foundation for the rest of your years at Clemson!
What types of workshops and activities will I participate in while in CUBBS?
CUBBS sponsors many workshops, tours and community service activities. Workshops range from general college help like exam preparation, stress management and alcohol information sessions while others are more formal like dinner with the faculty and career preparation workshops. CUBBS also allows opportunities to tour interesting parts of campus and help out our community through community service projects.