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Welcome to ClemsonLIFE

Hilary with her co-workers at Edgar's Student Union taking a break from work. Students at the Legacy Day event meeting Thomas Green Clemson. Students playing sand volleyball with RAs and friends. Students participating in cooking class with Creative Inquiry students.

ClemsonLIFE Commencement Ceremony

The Students and Staff of ClemsonLIFE cordially invite you to attend their Spring Commencement Ceremony at Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium, Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. View the full invitation.

Ruby's Rainbow LogoRuby's Rainbow Scholarship Opportunity

Ruby's Rainbow grants scholarships to adults with Down syndrome 18 years of age and older for post-secondary education, vocational or enrichment classes. Please visit to apply or for more information. The application deadline this year is June 6th, and Ruby's Rainbow will grant the scholarships by the beginning of July.

Want to give to ClemsonLIFE?

ClemsonLIFE is supported by student tuition and donations. Find out more.

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Now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 School Year.

About Rion's video

Thanks for your kind words and good wishes for Rion Holcombe, whose video about being accepted into ClemsonLIFE has become a viral sensation. Your support for Rion and all of our students has been heartwarming. See many more of the great stories about Rion's video!

Please call, write, or email us!

Clemson University
201E Godfrey Hall 
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-0501

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Learn about our program and see our students in action!

A college experience is a part of growing up...

The ClemsonLIFE program at Clemson University is designed for students with intellectual disabilities who desire a postsecondary experience on a college campus.

We Believe...

  • That all young adults go through a similar development process that requires certain activities, experience and support. 
  • That all young adults must develop skills and an understanding about themselves and the world around them in order to fully participate in society and to become successful, contributing adults. 
  • That higher education is a vehicle for self-empowerment and access to social networks, employment, and independence. 
  • That group membership provides essential motivation and support for learning and participation in community life.

Our Mission...

The mission of the ClemsonLIFE Program at Clemson University is to provide a coordinated course of study that includes career exploration and preparation along with self-awareness, discovery, and personal improvement through a framework of courses, job internships, and community participation.