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2018 Fall Family Weekend

2018 Fall Family Weekend

Clemson University Fall Family Weekend is an annual tradition!

We hope you are planning to join us for 2018 Fall Family Weekend on September 14-16. 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. Georgia Southern University 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

Fall Family Weekend has two separate registration processes.

  • If you are planning to attend the football game, you may purchase tickets directly through Clemson Athletics or through an authorized vendor such as Stub Hub. Single-game tickets go on sale through Athletics, beginning July 16. More information about purchasing tickets through Athletics is stated below, in the section "Clemson Tigers Football".

  • There will also be many events taking place on campus and the surrounding area throughout the weekend. If you are planning to visit Clemson campus for Fall Family Weekend, be sure and take a look at our schedule of events for Friday as you make your travel plans. There will be multiple events beginning mid-day on Friday, including events hosted by the academic colleges at 2:00 p.m. Events for the weekend will end by early afternoon on Sunday.


To access more information about the Fall Family Weekend schedule, please download the Clemson Events app. The app is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. Then search 2018 Clemson Family Weekend. Another option is to view the schedule in your web browser; click here to access the 2018 Clemson Family Weekend schedule on your computer.

We recommend that families arrive on campus by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, in order to participate in as many of the weekend events as possible.

Clemson Tigers Football

We hope you will join us on Saturday, September 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Stadium to cheer the Clemson Tigers against Georgia Southern Eagles. You are welcome to double-check with the Clemson ticket office, but it is our information that the game is sold out (as of August 6).

  • You can reach the ticket office online at www.clemsontigers.com.

  • You can also call the ticket office at 800-CLEMSON.

You may want to consider authorized third-party vendors for purchasing tickets, such as Stub Hub. Click here to access the Stub Hub page with Clemson football ticket info.

Q&A: Should you buy a football game ticket for your student? Students will receive information in their Clemson email regarding how to obtain their tickets to football games. Reminder - student tickets are for seats in a designated student section; they will not be able to sit with you. If you want your student to sit with you during the game, you will need to buy them a ticket. Some families choose to buy an extra ticket for their student; other families learn that their student would prefer to sit with their friends in the student section.

  • Online registration for Family Weekend events will remain open through noon EDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

  • All merchandise (t-shirts and game-day clear tote bag) is available for purchase through noon EDT on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

  • To cancel all or part of an order and request a refund, please call Student Transitions and Family Programs at 864-656-0515. We can process refunds through noon EDT on September 4, 2018. There will be no refunds processed for any purchase after this date.

  • Payment may be made with Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit/debit cards.

  • You do not need to print any tickets to the Family Weekend events. We will provide all tickets and items you have purchased to you at the check-in locations during Family Weekend.

  • Reminder: Each person attending a ticketed event, including your student, will need a ticket.

  • Please register for any of the free events that you would like to attend. Your registration will allow us to plan and be ready for your visit.

  • A pre-arrival email will be sent to you prior to the weekend confirming check-in details and locations.

  • UPDATE: We have been advised that the hotels have reached capacity for the Family Weekend rooms. Additional hotel information may be found on the Clemson University Visitor Center's info, Area Accommodations; click the link "View Local Lodging" on that page. You are always welcome to check with the hotels listed below to see if space opens due to cancellations.  

  • We encourage you to take a look at the nearby towns and cities to Clemson for lodging. Also you may want to consider home-share options or a house/rental on Lake Hartwell; both options are popular among our visitors.

  • We secured special Family Weekend rates at select hotels in Greenville, South Carolina. These rates will be available through August 14 or until sold out. If you are planning to bring a vehicle, please check the individual hotel for their parking policies and fees. Click on each hotel name to access the reservation website.

  • 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 to campus on game-day Saturday. The shuttle bus makes one trip only to and from campus on Saturday.

  • The bus will depart/return to the Hampton Inn and Suites Greenville-Downtown-RiverPlace, one of the designated Family Weekend hotels.

  • You do not need to be a guest of the hotel to purchase a seat on the shuttle bus. Parking for a fee will be available in the area.

  • The shuttle bus will depart downtown Greenville at 10:30 a.m., prior to kick-off on Saturday.

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

  • The fee is $25, per person, for this shuttle.

  • 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. The app is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. Then search 2018 Clemson Family Weekend. Another option is to view the schedule in your web browser; click here to access the 2018 Clemson Family Weekend schedule on your computer. 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 IS THE PLAN FOR PARKING DURING FAMILY WEEKEND? There will be parking provided for our Family Weekend registered 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. Find the tab, Inside Athletics, and then click on Memorial Stadium Fan Guide. There should be 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 ARE THE OPTIONS FOR SOMEONE WITH MOBILITY RESTRICTIONS? The university recognizes a state-issued disability placard that is awarded to a person with mobility issues. On Friday and Sunday of the weekend, you should be able to find a disability parking space; these spaces are found in multiple locations around campus. On game day, there are special accommodations for patrons with a valid disability parking pass that also include a shuttle to and from the Memorial Stadium area.

  • 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 Student Transitions 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 2018 Clemson Family Weekend schedule in the app will be updated for you.

Questions or Concerns?

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