Parents and Families

Parent Communication

Family Cast - a podcast series just for you

We encourage parents to stay connected and learn more about your Clemson student through our online podcasts, Family Cast. Listen and learn about the student experience regarding their studies, life on campus and new interactions with their families.

Parents' Planning Calendar

The annual Parents' Planning Calendar, Welcome to Parents' Council, is available each year in June. There is valuable information included about the Clemson academic deadlines, as well as tips and CU Facts. Parents can obtain a copy during all summer orientation sessions and from our office on campus. There is a $5 shipping and handling fee to mail it to you. You may remit payment by check, payable to Clemson University, mailed to New Student and Family Programs, 902 University Union, Clemson, SC 29634-4005. Or use the convenient online store with the link below to order and pay by credit/debit card.

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Clemson Family Press - parent newsletters

Clemson is ready to provide parents with information about upcoming events on campus, important dates and deadlines as well as campus news. The Clemson Family Press is an electronic newsletter distributed throughout the year; the current schedule is two in the spring semester, one each in summer and fall semesters. The sender of these emails is "Clemson Family Programs". These newsletters will keep you updated about on-campus events as well as transitions your student may be experiencing during that time. Information will be included for parents of all students, freshmen to seniors.

Parents of new students can expect to start receiving the newsletter by the end of their student's first semester. 


For your reference, here are recent issues:



Clemson Orientation Family Handbook

Download a copy of the 2015 Family Handbook. This is the same guide we provide to new incoming families during their orientation sessions in the summer of 2015. Lots of great information for you.

If you have any questions, contact New Student and Family Programs at 864-656-0515 or by email to