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Graduate Student Orientation


Welcome to Clemson University! The graduate school orientation program at Clemson University provides the information and resources to ensure a successful transition to your graduate studies. The program promotes discussion on campus community and graduate education among all graduate students (masters, doctoral and post-doc) alongside faculty and staff. Each new degree-seeking graduate student is encourage to attend orientation.


2018 Spring Semester

New Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018 on the Clemson Main Campus. The session begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues throughout the afternoon; lunch is included. The day concludes with a reception from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. All new students are strongly encouraged to attend. If your program is on a satellite campus or online, there is a virtual ticket option; web streaming may be offered for portions of the program.

Orientation Registration

Online registration for orientation is required. The link to register for orientation is open now. After you register for orientation, you will receive a confirmation email in your Clemson gmail account.  Prior to the session, you will receive more information by email about session check-in, schedule details, parking and transportation.




International Orientation

This program is separate from new graduate student orientation, yet both are helpful for graduate students from outside of the United States. For more information and the schedule of International Orientation, please visit International Student Arrival Guide. There is important information for you on this page, including information about International Orientation.


For students entering Clemson in 2018 spring semester, international orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, at 4:30-8:30 p.m.


New Student To Do List

The graduate school has prepared a New Student To Do List of items to complete prior to coming to Clemson for orientation and items to complete as soon as you arrive on campus. Please visit Newly Accepted Students on the graduate school website to review the To Do List.


Any questions, please contact Student Transitions and Family Programs at 864-656-0515 or send an email to orientation@clemson.edu.