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Tiger Transition: Kick-Off Clemson

Kick-Off Clemson is the exciting time when new Clemson students are arriving on campus for the start of their first semester. The programs and events in Kick-Off Clemson are an integral part of your transition to Clemson life. These activities and programs occur during your first week on campus to help you make academic and social connections, which will contribute to your success here. At the heart of this program are Clemson’s core values: integrity, honesty and respect.

NOTE: Kick-Off Clemson events are for students only.

Tiger Transition: CU 1000 is the next step in your transition as a new Clemson student. It is a pass/fail no-credit course you are taking your first semester. The course requirements include both online and in-person presentations/events. The in-person components begin during Kick-Off Clemson and are included in the schedule below. You can review more information by visiting the Academic Success Center website on the page, Tiger Transition: CU 1000.

Kick-Off Clemson Schedule for 2018 Fall Semester

The schedule is listed below, by date. These events begin as soon as you move in to your residence hall in August. Each new student will be assigned a Welcome Leader, a current undergraduate student who can answer your questions and provide guidance and support during this week of events and activities. 


The general schedule is listed below; for easier access, download the Clemson Events app. Then search 2018 Freshman or Transfer Orientation and Transition Guide. This is the same guide you used during your orientation session. It is updated often to provide you with the most current information. Required components of CU 1000 are marked.


  • New student move-in to residence halls, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • New student move-in to residence halls, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Laptop workshops, Martin Hall, noon and 2:30 p.m.

  • Dinner in the Dining Halls, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

  • Welcome Rally, 6:00 p.m.

  • RecFest, Fike Recreational Center, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE presents Paint Party, Lower Intramural Fields, 9:00 p.m.

  • Laptop workshops, Martin Hall, noon and 2:30 p.m.

  • CU 1000 - Freshmen only: Clemson Education Profile (CEP), various locations, 1:00-4:20 p.m.

  • President's Picnic, President's Home, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Residential Community Meetings, Residence Halls, 7:15-9:15 p.m.

  • Kick-Off Kick Start meetings, various locations, 8:30-10:00 a.m.

  • CU 1000 - All New Students: University Convocation, Littlejohn Coliseum, 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Lunch, Noon-1:30 p.m.

  • College Events, various locations, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Welcome Back Festival, Downtown Clemson, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE presents outdoor movie-Black Panther, Outdoor Amphitheater, 9:00 p.m.

  • Jumpstart workshops, various locations, 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

  • Lunch in Littlejohn, Littlejohn Coliseum, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

  • Class Photo, Memorial Stadium, 1:15-1:45 p.m.

  • Tiger Prowl, Memorial Stadium, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Student Veteran Orientation, Hendrix Student Center-Peebles Room, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

  • International Student Orientation, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE presents Life's A Beach, Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center, 5:00 p.m.

  • Welcome to the Palmetto State (out of state students), various locations, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Directions and Donuts, various locations, 7:30-11:00 a.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE presents Welcome Back Festival, Library Bridge, Noon-3:00 p.m.

  • Direction and Donuts, various locations, 7:30-11:00 a.m.

  • Grill & Greet, Carillon Garden (North Green), 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Student Veterans Welcome Back BBQ, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

  • CLEMSONLiVE presents Aca-All In Concert, Tillman Hall Memorial Auditorium, 8:00-10:00 p.m.

  • Tiger Connect, Hendrix Student Center, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • First Friday Parade

  • Clemson Tigers vs. Furman Paladins football game, Memorial Stadium, 12:20 p.m.


Kick-Off Clemson