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Visit Clemson University

Clemson University is located in Upstate South Carolina. Main campus encompasses 1,400 acres of forest, lake and farmland in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Student tour guide addresses her tour group while standing in front of Clemson's academic buildings.

Experience Campus

At Clemson, we know how valuable the campus tour experience is to the college search process. We are excited to offer limited capacity in-person visit opportunities. Clemson University continues to be under a modified operation plan in response to COVID-19. Visitors to campus must adhere to all guidelines during their time in the community.

We are also excited to continue offering a variety of virtual engagement opportunities that we hope will give you the information you need as you continue your college search. We encourage you to watch our virtual tour video to see our beautiful campus, and join us for a virtual visit led by current Clemson student tour guides to learn more about life as a Clemson Tiger.

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Aerial shot shows campus, Lake Hartwell and the areas surrounding Clemson, SC. Aerial shot shows campus, Lake Hartwell and the areas surrounding Clemson, SC.


The nearest airports to Clemson can be found in Greenville, Atlanta and Charlotte. Clemson is a one-hour drive from Greenville and a two-and-a-half hour drive from Atlanta and Charlotte.

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Shaoni Dasgupta’s Visit to Clemson

Student Shaoni Dasgupta, wearing a white sweater and jeans, sits on a chair in a student lounge with her laptop on her lap.

“My very first visit at Clemson, I had the opportunity to speak to some professors and got the feel that they really, genuinely care about their students. Everyone at Clemson truly wants you to succeed and are willing to go the extra mile to help you — that’s not something you can find at every school.”

Shaoni Dasgupta
Biological Sciences ’21
Student tour guide leads a tour group through campus, walking a tree-lined path.

Tour Guide Spotlight

A large group of student tour guides pose together, wearing varying shades of orange in a shaded spot beside Lake Hartwell.
Catherine Chapman gives a tour of Clemson University to prospective students. In the background is Sikes Hall.

“On my tour, one of the guides started talking about Joe Sherman’s quote ‘There’s something in these hills.' And that’s when it started to click for me. That’s when I realized there was something special right here.”

Catherine Chapman
Psychology ’21

Contact the Visitors Center

Visitors Center staff are happy to answer any questions related to tours, visitor parking and accommodations. The Visitors Center can be contacted by phone at 864-656-4789 or by email at

Video Transcript


A white Tiger Paw is in sharp focus with an aerial view of Clemson’s reflection pond and Cooper Library behind. The Tiger Paw expands and disappears, then the aerial view of campus comes into focus. The aerial view moves toward Cooper Library.


Silver letters spelling “Robert M. Cooper Library” are affixed to the windowed front of the building.


Inside the library, groups of students sit at long tables and in nooks with couches, working on their laptops as the sun illuminates the study space through a wall of windows.


Looking out at campus from the top of Cooper Library, you can see many students walking across Library Bridge in front of the reflection pond quickly, as if in a time lapse. This bridge becomes crowded throughout the day as students walk between academic buildings for class.


From above, new residence and dining halls in west campus are shown. Bright yellow umbrellas denote outdoor eating areas, and small groups of students walk along a sidewalk between Fresh Food Company and Holmes Hall.


Inside a cozy dorm room, one female student studies at her desk while her roommate works on her laptop while sitting on her bed. The room features two beds, two desks with chairs, a window and a mini refrigerator with microwave on top. This is a customary first-year student dorm room, and they’ve decorated with a rug, matching bedding and large gold monograms on the walls.


Inside Fresh Food Company, Clemson’s newest dining hall, students sit at long high tables, eating and talking.


A male tour guide wearing an orange polo stands on a bench outside Watt Innovation Center and speaks to his tour group.


A diverse group of four students sit together on a curved bench in Watt Innovation Center, collaborating on a project as sunlight streams in the wall of windows behind them.


A female student wearing an orange face mask and black gloves uses a 3D printer to create an orange product.


An aerial view rises over tall magnolia trees to show the student-only fitness center, dining hall and retail space in Douthit Hills and four of the new Douthit Hills residence hall buildings standing tall on a grassy plain in northeast campus.


Three members of Clemson’s Latino fraternity Lambda Theta Phi sit together in Starbucks, talking and wearing jackets with their organization’s Greek letters.


In east campus, Clemson’s LEED-certified Life Sciences Building stands in the sunshine, providing top-tier laboratories and harnessing solar power for sustainable energy inside.


A Black female student wearing gloves inspects a small test tube with her professor in a lab with computers and technical equipment lining shelves on the wall to her right.


A male student wearing a lab coat and gloves focuses intently as he measures liquid from a syringe into a beaker. A variety of medical devices line shelves behind him and on the table where he works.


From above, six brick residence halls in the Greek quad are seen at sunrise. The aerial shot moves forward, revealing more residential buildings: Johnstone, Holmes, McCabe, McAlister, Cribbs and Deschamps halls. In the distance the Blue Ridge Mountains peek over the tops of large green trees on campus.


Three male and one female Clemson student walk a shaded path outside Fike Recreation Center with blooming crepe myrtles in the background.


Silver letters affixed to the brick in front of the exercise facility spell “Fike Recreation Center.” This is the view students have as they walk up the steps into the fitness center.


A male student smiles while climbing the rock wall in Fike Recreation Center.


An aerial view shows the clock tower of Tillman Hall, large green trees, the green expanse of Bowman Field and downtown Clemson in the distance.


Four students pass a frisbee in the sunshine on Bowman Field.


An aerial view shows Clemson’s quaint downtown sitting just across the street from campus.


A mural on the side of a brick building downtown says “Greetings from CLEMSON.” Scenes from campus fill the bold letters that spell out CLEMSON in front of a blue mountain range that fades into an orange sunset.


The mural view fades as a white Tiger Paw comes into focus in the center of the screen. The video concludes.