Parents and Families

Involvement Opportunities

There are numerous ways to get involved and meet other Clemson parents through the Parents' Council. Review the volunteer opportunities listed below and let us know your interests by completing the Volunteer Form. Your information will be forwarded to the committee chair.
  • Back-to-School Socials
    This group hosts socials during the later part of July and early August. The socials assist new students and families with their transition to Clemson and allow new students to meet others from their area.

  • Career Development Opportunities
    This program provides parents and alumni with the opportunity to assist current students in one or more of the following ways: provide career guidance by sharing information about your career, sponsoring internships or hosting a co-op student.

  • Family Weekend
    Volunteers assist with the planning and implementation of the annual Family Weekend activities.

  • High School Contact
    Volunteers serve as local Clemson University ambassadors to students and their families who live outside South Carolina. Parents' Council members will positively represent Clemson at high school college fairs in their home states. These volunteers are given guidance re how to answer typical questions, explain admissions requirements, follow protocol guidelines and share their own Clemson experiences.

  • Letter-Writing Campaign
    Volunteers write letters to accepted students encouraging them to enroll at Clemson. This is a personal touch where you can share your own student's experience at Clemson. The addresses and sample letters are provided.

  • New Student Orientation
    Volunteers help with the new student orientation sessions by distributing Parents' Council literature to parents, answering questions and welcoming parents to Clemson.

  • New Student Receptions
    Parents’ Council hosts receptions for accepted students who are considering Clemson. The receptions are held in a Clemson family's home and are typically hosted in out-of-state areas where there are numerous students who have been accepted to Clemson. Last year, we hosted eleven receptions throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas.

  • Student Life
    Volunteers assist Parents' Council Advisory Board members in reviewing student life issues on campus.