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Opening Doors for STEM Students

Residents in Science and Engineering (RISE) is a unique living-learning environment created for first-year students to excel in their chosen STEM discipline at Clemson University.

Find your fit

What if your freshman year on campus felt a little more like home? Familiar faces. Friendly spaces. Open doors and supportive mentors. What if your first day of class in a science or engineering course was full of people you met on move-in day, and class was just a walk downstairs from your residence hall room? Or if finding a study group was as simple as stepping outside your door?

Co-ed Residence Hall

CLEMSON RISE is a co-ed residence hall where students enjoy a high rate of success, academically and socially.

  • Nearly 800 STEM students will call RISE home their freshman year
  • RISE students are twice as likely to interact with faculty outside the classroom and to be involved with their resident community programs
  • More than 96 percent of RISE students reported RISE eased their transition to college and would recommend the program to a friend.

Space is limited in our two, centrally located residence halls: Lever and Byrnes. Sign-up through your First-Year Student Housing Application!

All freshman STEM majors in the Colleges of Science and Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences can sign-up by selecting the RISE Living-Learning community as their first choice on their housing application. A one-time program fee is required for participation.