Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER)

Prospective Student Programs


A one-day introduction to life at Clemson, jointly sponsored by PEER and WISE.

During the day you will:

  • Attend classes with a current student
  • Have lunch with your undergraduate host
  • Tour the College of Engineering and Science departments
  • Attend a student-run Majors Fair
  • Hear from representatives of the Admissions and Financial Aid offices

For information on the next STEM Day event, email

Sneak Preview

Do you want to see what it's really like to be an engineering or science major at Clemson? Do you want to talk to minority engineering or science freshmen? Go to some classes? Stay in a dorm? Eat in the cafeteria? Meet current students? Then Sneak Preview is your opportunity to have these experiences.

Sneak preview is a free three day event open to high school juniors and seniors. This event allows students to fully experience the life of a Clemson engineering or science student.

Do you have to pay anything?

No! Clemson Sneak Preview is absolutely FREE!

What goes on at Sneak Preview?

Thursday evening - You'll come to campus to attend an evening reception. There you and your parents will meet other high school seniors, your Clemson hosts, and the PEER office staff. After the reception, you'll go back to your host's room to talk and (eventually!) to sleep. Bring a sleeping bag; you'll probably have to camp out on the floor.

Friday - You'll do just what your host does -- go to his or her classes, eat meals in the cafeteria, meet your host's friends, and use the recreational facilities if you wish. You'll experience a typical day as a college student. In the late afternoon, we'll have a campus tour and an information session featuring speakers from admissions, financial aid, and some student groups. You'll rejoin your host for dinner, and then attend a social activity. Afterwards, you'll retire to your host's room to sleep.

Saturday - The cafeteria is open for brunch, and your parents are welcome to pick you up any time that morning. (Preferably before noon -- your host needs time to study!)

How do I sign up?

Local high school guidance counselors receive an invitation to nominate juniors each spring and seniors each fall to participate in Sneak Preview. The counselor will distribute applications to all underrepresented students in local high schools who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and an interest in science and engineering. Selected candidates will be contacted by mail or phone.

High school doesn't regularly send students to Sneak Preview?

If you are qualified, but your high school doesn't regularly send students to Sneak Preview, please e-mail the director, Sue Lasser, and she will make sure you are informed of the next Sneak Preview event.

What Should I bring?

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Umbrella
  • Casual clothes (jeans and t-shirt are fine)
  • Toiletries (cosmetics, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)