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Family Weekend 2017

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Clemson University Family Weekend is an annual tradition!

We hope you are planning to join us for 2017 Family Weekend on September 22-24. This weekend combines a variety of social and educational opportunities throughout campus. Some of the things you will see at Family Weekend are tailgating before the Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College Eagles football game, open houses, drop-ins, educational sessions, full family photo ops and much, much more. This weekend has something for everyone!

General Info about Ticketing

FOOTBALL GAME TICKETS:  Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College Eagles football tickets will be available for purchase directly through Clemson Athletics for Family Weekend guests. More information about purchasing tickets for the game on Saturday September 23 will be posted here soon. We expect ticket sales to open in mid-July. You may also find tickets for this game on sale with independent agencies, such as Stub Hub.

  Registration for scheduled Family Weekend events (other than the football game) will be available in an online registration program beginning in late July. The link to register will be posted on this page.

Family Weekend Hotels

There are three official Family Weekend hotels. There are a limited number of rooms available at the special rates for this weekend. 

  • Courtyard Greenville Downtown, 50 West Broad Street, Greenville, SC 29601. (864) 451-5700. Rate is $199 per night and available through August 31 or until sold out. Stay where the Tigers roam in the heart of downtown Greenville. The Tiger faithful are known to rest and relax at the Courtyard Greenville Downtown while feasting on a variety of fine-dining and casual restaurants, as well as a wide array of big-city entertainment and attractions for young and old alike. Whether it is before the big game or after, the Courtyard Greenville Downtown has a little something to offer everyone in your pride. CLICK HERE to book your special rate for Courtyard Greenville Downtown for Clemson Family Weekend.

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, 250 RiverPlace, Greenville, SC 29601. (864) 263-4800. Rate is $209-229 per night and available through August 31 or until sold out. Located along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Greenville, the Embassy Suites RiverPlace provides guests with exceptional access to hundreds of shops, restaurants and the award-winning Falls Park. Make yourself at home in a comfortable studio suite or two-room suite with spacious living area. Each suite features complimentary WiFi, a mini-refrigerator, microwave, wet bar, sofa bed and work desk. You can start every day the right way, with the free cooked-to-order breakfast. Enjoy drinks and snacks at the complimentary evening reception. Visit the unique rooftop restaurant and bar which offers hand-crafted cocktails, delicious local cuisine and spectacular rooftop views. CLICK HERE to book your special rate for Embassy Suites for Clemson Family Weekend.

  • Hampton Inn and Suites Greenville-Downtown-RiverPlace, 171 RiverPlace, Greenville, SC 29601. (864) 271-8700. Rate is $194-214 per night and available through August 31 or until sold out. The Hampton Inn and Suites Greenville-Downtown-RiverPlace is located in the heart of Greenville's vibrant Downtown RiverPlace business, entertainment and dining district. Downtown RiverPlace is about life and energy, and this hotel is the perfect place to stay, whether you come for business or pleasure. CLICK HERE to book your special rate for Hampton Inn and Suites for Clemson Family Weekend.

Family Weekend Game-Day Shuttle Bus

We know parking and traffic can be a challenge on game-day at Clemson University. We have a solution to erase that potential stress! When you register for Family Weekend events, you will have the option to purchase a seat on a shuttle bus from downtown Greenville (one of our designated Family Weekend hotels listed above) to campus on game-day Saturday. The shuttle bus makes one trip only to and from campus on Saturday. Things to know:

  • You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to purchase a seat on the shuttle bus. Parking at the designated hotel will be available.

  • The shuttle bus will depart downtown Greenville approximately four hours prior to kick-off on Saturday.

  • The bus will leave campus approximately 60 minutes after the game.

  • More details about this shuttle service, including the per-person cost, will be provided soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • DOES MY STUDENT NEED A TICKET? Yes. Each person attending a Family Weekend ticketed event, including your Clemson student, will need a ticket.

  • WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIFIC DIETARY NEEDS? When you register for Family Weekend events, there will be a section where you can indicate any dietary needs. The menus will be posted for each event featuring food so you may review them before you purchase a ticket.

  • WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND? We are still planning great events for you to attend. As events and activities are confirmed, they will be added to the weekend schedule. To access more information about the Family Weekend schedule, please download the Clemson Events app. Then select Family Weekend 2017 (available this summer). It is updated often to provide you with the most current information. All registered participants in Family Weekend will also receive an email the week prior to the weekend with the final schedule, to assist you in planning your visit to campus.

  • WHAT DO WE DO FOR PARKING DURING FAMILY WEEKEND? There will be parking provided for our Family Weekend participants for the Friday and Sunday of the weekend, although we cannot guarantee proximity to the events. For game-day Saturday, you will need to follow the parking guidelines provided by Athletics. Much of campus is reserved parking and not open to the general public. Click here to visit Clemson Tigers Football website for parking information. There is great information on this website; take a look at the interactive maps. Note that free parking is provided in specific areas and two paid lots are available with one-day permits available for purchase in advance through Parking & Transportation website. Click here to learn more about advance purchase of a parking permit. FYI: If you plan to drive a rental car, you may type "RENTAL" in the space for the vehicle license plate number.

  • WHAT IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER? Family Weekend events will take place, except in the most severe weather conditions. In the event of rain, all activities will proceed as scheduled; we will advise if there is an alternate location. In the event of severe weather (such as lightning), the Office of New Student and Family Programs together with Clemson University and the Athletic Department may elect to delay or cancel any part of Family Weekend at any time. Due to the nature of event planning we will not offer any refunds, in full or in part, to any participant for cancellations due to weather. Should there be changes in the schedule, the Family Weekend 2017 app will be updated for you.

Questions or Concerns?

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