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Welcome

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'd 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?

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 early to ensure your spot in RISE!

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