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RiSE exists to support first year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) students. At this time, RiSE supports majors at Clemson University in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences and the College of Science.

Eligible STEM Disciplines:

  • General Engineering, Bioengineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science, and Computer Information Systems
  • Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics
  • Preprofessional Health Studies, Prepharmacy, Prerehabilitation Sciences, and Geology

After formal admission to Clemson University you can apply to the RiSE program by selecting RiSE as your first choice on your housing application. We encourage you to apply to the RiSE program early. After acceptance to RiSE, program participants should expect to fill out a supplemental information form by June 18. Upon acceptance applicants will be emailed the supplemental information form.

Students interested in living in RiSE and participating in the CONNECTIONS program may contact Deonte Brown, Assoc. Director for New Student and Family Programs at

Please become familiar with the new student housing application process.

University Housing & Dining staff can be reached at 864-656-2295. You can also find more information about Fall 2017 housing rates, assignments, and contracts here

Additional Considerations

**RiSE is dedicated to supporting all students. Needs-based scholarships are available for eligible applicants. To learn more please e-mail
Early scholarship deadline: May 3rd
Final deadline: June 10