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Orientation Session Dates

2018 Summer and Fall Semesters

Below are the dates for orientation sessions for new undergraduate students entering Clemson in 2018 summer and fall semesters. Online registration for an orientation session is open now; visit the webpage, Register for Orientation.

June 11-12


June 13-14


June 15

Bridge-Crossers and Student Veterans

June 18-19


June 20-21


June 22

Transfer, Bridge-Crossers and Student Veterans

June 25-26


June 27-28


June 29


July 2-3


July 9-10


July 11-12


July 13


July 16-17


July 18


Things to know for the summer orientation sessions

  • Before registering for an orientation session, you must first pay the Admissions deposit.

  • All students are encouraged to attend any open session that best fits their summer schedule.

  • Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis by academic major. There are also overall session capacities in place.

  • During online registration, all open sessions for you will appear as choices. There are no waiting lists for closed sessions. We encourage you to be as flexible as possible with your availability. 

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: One common misperception is that students who attend later orientation sessions will have significant difficulty registering for classes. In reality, seats in the most common first-year courses are released for each orientation session. You will register with the assistance of your academic adviser, the Registrar's Office and the staff of Student Transitions and Family Programs. It is our goal that you leave orientation with a full schedule of classes to put you on a path to timely degree completion.

  • Freshman students accepted into the Calhoun Honors College are requested to attend one of the following sessions - June 11-12, June 13-14, June 18-19, June 20-21, June 27-28 or July 2-3.

  • Transfer students: We invite you to participate in Explore Clemson Transfer Trek, an engaging and informative program designed specifically for transfer students. The program is an optional add-on before the transfer orientation sessions on June 22, June 29, July 13 and July 18 (includes an overnight stay). Visit Explore Clemson Summer Programs to learn more.

  • Any person attending the orientation session with the student needs to be a registered guest.

  • Your session date is not confirmed until you have completed online registration, including payment, and received the confirmation email. We recommend you wait and make your travel plans after you receive the confirmation email to avoid any additional transportation charges.


  • You must attend an orientation session.  Please contact us at orientation@clemson.edu to review alternate dates, if needed. Provide your XID so that we may access your student record.

  • You will also attend a second orientation session for international students only, once you arrive on campus. To learn more, visit International Services or call their office at 864-656-3614


This program is for undergraduate students. To learn more about the orientation scheduled for you, visit Graduate School Orientation.