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Emeritus College

Welcome to the Clemson University Emeritus College. Please use our website to explore the many ways that Clemson’s dynamic and illustrious contingent of emeritus faculty continue to serve the University while enjoying a rich and engaged retirement. The decades of service to Clemson students, South Carolina and the nation have imbued Clemson emeriti with dedication and an appetite for continuing involvement. I am proud to serve as the Director of the Emeritus College!

Dr. Debbie Jackson, Professor Emerita
Director, Emeritus College

  • Guidebook for Transitioning into the Emeritus College

    To ease the transition for retiring faculty, HR has partnered with the Emeritus College to create this guidebook documenting the steps needed to start the retirement process. View and Download the Guidebook (PDF)

  • Life After Retirement

    Clemson University emeritus faculty are busy with many interesting and purposeful activities after dedicating many years to the University. In many cases, this life stage is filled with meaningful and important work, and the CU Emeritus College web is a perfect place to inform others about “Life After Retirement”.

    Click here to read more about Life After Retirement and see what Clemson Emeriti are up to!

  • Distinguished Emeriti Award

    Distinguished Emeriti Award Recipient Dr. Beyerlein, Clemson UniversityThis year's Distinguished Emeriti Award was presented to Dr. Cecil O. Huey.
    To read more, click here.

    The Kenelly-Voss Distinguished Emeriti Award will recognize an outstanding emeritus whose contributions to academia, the University, the community and mankind have continued beyond retirement. The award will be presented annually at Emeritus Day. Click here to view a list of past award recipients. To nominate someone for this prestigious award, click here.

  • Emeritus Award for Community Service

    This award was established by the Emeritus College Advisory Board to recognize emeritus faculty members who provide extraordinary service to the community or their professions outside the university and Emeritus College. The award will be presented in odd-numbered years.

    To nominate someone for this award, click here.

  • Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship

    Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship, Dr. John MorseThis year's Emeritus Award for Research and Scholarship was presented to Dr. John Morse.
    To read more, click here.

    This award was established by the Emeritus College Advisory Board to recognize emeritus faculty members who continue to produce extraordinary research and scholarship, either in their discipline or in a new field. The award will be presented in even-numbered years.

    To nominate someone for this award, click here.

  • Mentoring International Students

    The Emeritus College provides emeriti faculty the opportunity to be a mentor in the CIS program. The College is currently in need of CIS mentors for the spring, summer, and Fall semesters. Now is a great time for interested emeriti to volunteer. The program helps international graduate students improve their English speaking communication skills and learn about the American culture. All international graduate students may participate in the program but the majority of the students participate to improve their fluency sufficiently to pass the Clemson English Speaking Proficiency (CESP) test. It is a one-on-one mentoring program in which the emeriti faculty meet with the student weekly for about one hour. The program is flexible in that the student and mentor decide on the time and place to meet. The mentor and student design the program according to the student’s needs or expectations.

    The CIS program has been very successful. The program fills a very real university and the students appreciate the one-on-one interaction with emeriti who have had long careers as university faculty. If you are interested in volunteering for this program contact Adolph Beyerlein, Chair of the Emeritus College Curriculum Committee at or cell 864-643-9047.

  • Volunteers Needed for CESP/CIS

    Emeriti are needed to help grade the CESP (Clemson English Speaking Proficient) test the first of each semester. This test assesses international graduate students’ readiness to serve as TA’s in the classroom. Emeriti are also needed to work one-on-one with international students through the Conversation with International Students (CIS) program. This requires about an hour each week and is a most rewarding undertaking. Download program brochure for more information. To participate in either of these programs, contact Adolph Beyerlein, Chair of the Emeritus College Curriculum Committee at or cell 864-643-9047.

  • Emeritus Parking Decal

    Parking decals for the current academic year should be ordered by mid-June to ensure uninterrupted parking privileges; however, the decal may be requested anytime throughout the year. Click here to download the emeritus parking application. Return the application to Parking Services (address in upper left corner). The decal will be mailed to your home address.

  • Seminars and Events

    To learn about past and upcoming Emeritus College seminars, check out the blog. For other upcoming Emeritus College happenings and events, visit our events page.

  • Emeritus College Gallery

    Who would have imagined a world-class art gallery in the heart of Clemson’s CAT Building in Pendleton? Currently, the Emeritus College walls display 22 works by seven artists with more to come. Read more about the gallery on the Emeritus College blog!

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