Parents and Families

Family Weekend 2015

Parent with the TigerClemson University Family Weekend is an annual tradition!

Please join us for the 2015 Family Weekend from September 11-13. This weekend combines a variety of social and educational opportunities throughout campus. Some of the things you will likely see at Family Weekend are a casual night out at Family Fest on our recreation beach, tailgating before the Clemson Tigers vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers football game, academic college receptions, open houses, drop-ins, educational sessions, full family photo ops and much, much more. This weekend has something for everyone! We hope to CU there!

NOTE:  Each person attending Family Weekend, including your Clemson student, will need a ticket to the events that include catered meals.


Highlighted Family Weekend events:

  • Friday September 11: Family Fest
    6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Snow Family Fitness and Wellness Center (formerly known as Campus Beach and Y Beach)
    Enjoy a beautiful fall evening outside with live entertainment, a gorgeous view, lakeside games and delicious southern cuisine.
  • Saturday, September 12: Family Weekend Tiger Tailgate
    9:30 a.m. - noon at Fike Recreation Center
    In light of one of Clemson's greatest traditions, we are offering a Tiger Tailgate party to get you amped up for a great Tiger football experience! Join us for great food, lots of orange spirit, games and photo ops before watching the Tigers play.
  • Saturday, September 12: Clemson Tigers vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers football
    12:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium
    Football tickets are purchased directly from Clemson Athletics; ticket sales for individual games (not season tickets) will be available in early July. You can reach the ticket office at or 800-CLEMSON.
  • Sunday, September 13: Farewell Brunch
    10 a.m. - noon at Hendrix Student Center
    Enjoy a morning with a delicious brunch; taste taste some of our famous Clemson Blue Cheese; hear some live music; and relax and reminisce about your Clemson weekend.

The events above are only a small portion of what will be offered at Family Weekend! Be sure to continue to check out this web page to see the full list of offerings. Events will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, and end by noon on Sunday, September 13.

Family Weekend Hotel

There is an official Family Weekend hotel - the Greenville Hilton located at 45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC, 864-232-4747. A limited number of rooms are available; the Family Weekend rate of $159 per night is available online through a special designated web page. Click here to reserve a room at the Greenville Hilton or call 1-800-HILTONS (promotional code CUF). Additional amenities include breakfast for two and free Wi-Fi.


Refunds may be requested prior to noon on September 4, 2015, by calling New Student and Family Programs at 864-656-0515. There will be no refunds provided for any purchase made after September 4, 2015.

Questions or Concerns

Questions or concerns? Please contact New Student and Family Programs at or talk with Paige Kegley, 864-656-0515.