Other Campus Activities while at Clemson University

Tours and Activities

To add even more fun to your trip to Clemson University, consider also visiting one of these locations after your lab. Please make your own arrangements in advance by following the information provided on their websites. 

  • Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History  The Bob and Betsy Campbell Museum of Natural History contains over 20,000 mammal, bird, amphibian, reptile, and fish specimens, as well as a plethora of taxidermy mounts and articulated skeletons, it also houses an herbarium that boasts the largest plant collections in the state. Driven by a passion to engage and educate our community, this small but extraordinary museum offers personalized behind-the-scenes guided tours in addition to off-campus outreach activities designed to instill a sense of respect and understanding of the natural world.   Contact Melissa Fuentes to arrange a tour or for additional information.
  • South Carolina Botanical Garden The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. Together with distinguished education and outreach programs, a nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection, and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, the SCBG is a premier site for experiencing nature and culture.
  • Fran Hanson Discovery Center  Gateway to the South Carolina Botanical Garden!  Today it serves as the Fran Hanson Visitor's Center, welcoming Garden and Museum visitors and showcasing destinations throughout the Upstate.
  • Planetarium
  • Tour Historic Properties  Fort Hill, Hanover House, Hopewell Plantation
  • Explore ClemsonInformation on departmental tours (links in left margin) and a detailed list of iconic places in and around campus to explore

Walking tour of campus:  Reserve a spot for our guided walking campus tour through the Class of 1944 Visitors Center.  High schools with groups of 10+ may reserve in advance a limited number of student-guided tours through Tracey O'Kelley at cuvisit@clemson.edu or 864-656-4789. If you can’t make a guided tour, we offer a self-guided walking tour of our campus using the University’s Walking Tour App, available on the Web (no download required).  Access the tour from clemson.edu/campus-map/tour.

High School Juniors - Visit the Clemson University Honors College!  High School juniors can schedule a meeting with one of the honors staff and potentially with one of our honors student ambassadors.  Appointments must be made one week in advance - See http://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/prospective-students/admissions/visit.html .

Check out the Clemson University Master Calendar for any special events or displays occurring on the same day of your visit to the Life Sciences Outreach Center.  Go to www.clemson.edu and click on the calendar link in the top right corner.

Dining Options 

Details below pertain to the academic year....summer has a much more limited schedule. 
Eating lunch on campus? There are LOTS of options!  If you pack lunches from home, you are welcome to eat in our private lunchroom in Jordan Hall (equipped with microwave, sink, refrigerator and ice machine). See all options/locations on a map.

On campus Dining Halls:  Schilletter or the Fresh Food Company (in Core Campus buildings)
See http://clemson.campusdish.com for complete menus and maps.

  • Dining Services requests that you notify them in advance if you have a very large group (50 or more) so they can plan appropriately.  Please contact Aramark Office Manager, Teresa Moore, at least one week prior to your trip with group size, planned dining location, and anticipated meal time.  Any questions about eating in the dining halls or paying for your meals should be directed to Teresa.  (864) 656-2120  Moore-Teresa@Aramark.com

  • To expedite entry, have one person pay at the door for your entire group (not required, however). Visa and Mastercard, as well as checks and cash, are accepted.

  • The current cost for lunch at the dining hall is $12 plus tax (likely to increase each fall – contact Teresa Moore to be sure).

  • The dining halls are a fun experience, but they will be crowded and busy! More than likely, you will not be able to sit together as a group. Plan accordingly (arrange a meeting time/place, etc. for your group to reconnect)

  • The dining halls will not be as crowded after 12:45 pm – consider having a late lunch if your schedule allows it.      

Hendrix Student Center (Hendrix Food Court and Einstein Bros Bagels )

  • Subway, Tiger Grill and Panda Express
  • 55’ Exchange – a student-run enterprise serving Clemson ice cream, shakes, smoothies and coffee chillers

Core Campus - Starbucks, Which Which, Raising Cane’s, Twisted Taco

Wendy’s – located right outside Schilletter Dining Hall, on the Mauldin Hall (dormitory) side

Fernow Street Café (between Riggs Hall and Freeman Hall): Chick-fil-A