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Student Orientation

Orientation is presented by Student Transitions and Family Programs as a first step to helping new undergraduate students have a successful transition and integration to college life at Clemson. The College of Business participates by providing an introduction to the college and its programs for students planning to major in any College of Business degree. We will provide academic advising and help students prepare for and register for their first semester of classes during the college meetings at orientation.

Need to register for orientation?

Student Transitions and Family Programs has compiled a New Student Checklist where you can find links to important tasks to be completed before, during and after orientation including a link to register for orientation.

Student FAQ

  • What will virtual orientation be like?
    While we regret that we can't welcome you to campus for orientation Summer 2020, virtual orientation will provide you with the information you need to prepare for your first term as a Tiger. Virtual orientation will include the following steps in this order:
    1. Register for an orientation registration time block. Orientation registration opens May 22.
    2. Review the material in the Canvas portal, including the Pre-Advising materials for your college and major. You must complete the Pre-Advising module before the next step can be initiated.
    3. Meet virtually with an advisor. After you complete the Pre-Advising module, the advising team will reach out to you to schedule your virtual one-on-one advising meeting. You will not have access to registration in the next step until you have met with an advisor.
    4. Register for classes. Details for course registration during your chosen registration time block will be provided by your advisor at the conclusion of your one-on-one advising meeting.

    If conditions allow, in-person orientation programming will be scheduled prior to the start of classes in the Fall.

  • Why am I a Pre-Business major?
    All incoming students planning to major in Accounting, Economics BS, Financial Management, Management or Marketing begin as Pre-Business majors for at least one semester.* Once a student completes the required Pre-Business courses (BUS 1010, ECON 2110, ECON 2120, ENGL 1030, MATH 1020 or 1060, MATH 2070 or 1080, and the Natural Science with a lab requirement) AND meets the required cumulative GPA requirement for their chosen major, they can complete the necessary forms to change their major. Marketing requires a 3.0 cumulative Clemson GPA and the other business majors require a 2.0 cumulative Clemson GPA. Graphic Communications majors and Economics BA majors do not begin in Pre-Business.
    *Exception: Bridge to Clemson students may move into their chosen business major for their first semester enrolled in Clemson courses if they complete the Pre-Business course requirements and meet the GPA requirements.
  • How do I change my major?
    You will be advised for classes for your assigned major at orientation so it is important that your assigned major matches your intended major, if possible. To change your major prior to orientation, you need to contact the Admissions Office at or 864-656-2287. Please note that some majors have requirements to change so not all requests can be fulfilled.
  • How do I send my AP, IB, Dual Enrollment and Transfer credits to Clemson for credit?
    It is important that you send all AP/IB/Dual enrollment/Transfer credits as soon as they are available. AP scores must be sent directly from the College Board. Your high school or previous institution cannot forward the scores. IB Higher Level scores must be sent directly from the International Baccalaureate program. Clemson does not accept standard level IB exams. Dual enrollment and transfer credits should be sent directly from the institution where you took the courses via an official transcript from that institution. Dual enrollment courses cannot be sent from your high school. If you have credits from multiple institutions, you must send official transcripts from each institution. Official transcripts for incoming students should be sent to
  • How and when do I register for classes?
    Instructions on how to register for classes will be provided in the Canvas orientation portal. You will register for classes during the registration time block you chose when you signed up for orientation. At the conclusion of your one-on-one advising meeting, your advisor will provide details for course registration.
  • How do I contact my academic advisor?
    Advisors will be assigned within one week of the start of Fall classes. You can find the name of your assigned advisor in iROAR through your Student Profile or Degree Works. Clicking on your advisor's name allows you to send an email to your advisor.
    Pre-Business students can schedule an appointment with their advisor using CU Navigate in iROAR.
    Economics BA students can schedule an appointment with their advisor via email.
    First-year Graphic Communications students can contact their advisor, Hanna Gardner, or schedule an appointment using CU Navigate in iROAR.
  • What are Gen Eds?

    General education requirements, or Gen Eds, refer to 31 credits included in the undergraduate curriculum such that arts and humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences and written and oral communication contribute to the holistic development of students. Details on these requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

    Pre-Business and Economics BA students meet the requirements as follows:

    • Communication - ENGL 1030 (3 credits); COMM 1500 or COMM 2500 or an approved cluster of courses for Military Leadership/Aerospace Studies (3 credits)
    • Mathematics - MATH 1020 (3 credits)
    • Natural Science with Lab (4 credits) - Student choice from university list.
    • Mathematics or Natural Science - MATH 2070 (3 credits)
    • Literature (3 credits) - Student choice from university list.
    • Non-literature (3 credits) - Student choice from university list.
    • Social Sciences - ECON 2110 (3 credits); PSYC or SOC 2010 (3 credits)
    • Cross-Cultural Awareness - HIST 1730 (3 credits)
    • Science and Technology in Society (3 credits) - Student choice from university list.

    Graphic Communications students meet the requirements as follows:

    • Communication - ENGL 1030 (3 credits); COMM 1500 or COMM 2500 or an approved cluster of courses for Military Leadership/Aerospace Studies (3 credits)
    • Mathematics - STAT 2300 or STAT 3090 or STAT 3300 (3 credits)
    • Natural Science with Lab - CH 1010 or CH 1050 (4 credits)
    • Mathematics or Natural Science - PHYS 1220/1240 or PHYS 2070/2090 (4 credits)
    • Literature (3 credits) - ENGL course from the University list.
    • Non-literature (3 credits) - Student choice from university list such that it also satisfies the Cross-Cultural Awareness requirement.
    • Social Sciences - ECON 2000 or ECON 2110 (3 credits) AND PSYC or SOC 2010 (3 credits)
    • Cross-Cultural Awareness (3 credits) - Student choice from university list such that it also satisfies the Non-literature requirement.
    • Science and Technology in Society - ENSP 2000 (3 credits)
  • How and when do I pay my bill?
    Once you have registered for classes at orientation and have a schedule for the Fall semester, your bill will be generated in iROAR. You can access and pay your bill online. If you have any questions about your bill, contact Student Financial Services at 864-656-5592 or Questions regarding financial aid can be directed to Financial Aid at 864-656-2280 or

Important Information and Resources

  • Terms to Know
    • Canvas - Canvas is a learning management system used by Clemson faculty and students. It is used to deliver and track course material, grades and other important information.
    • CU Navigate - CU Navigate is an interface between students and their advisors where students can schedule appointments with their advisor and refer to documentation from previous advising appointments. It is accessible through iROAR.
    • Degree Works - Degree Works is a web-based tool to help undergraduates and their advisors monitor progress towards completing a bachelor's degree.
    • Duo - As part of Clemson's commitment to protecting its community, the University has implemented two-factor authentication of various campus systems using Duo Security. Two-factor authentication requires individuals to approve a secondary confirmation of their identity at login using a physical device in their possession, primarily a mobile phone. You must have DUO set up before you can access iROAR, Canvas and CU Navigate.
    • iROAR - iROAR is the online system providing students access to registration, CU Navigate, Canvas, unofficial transcripts, billing information, parking fees and more.
    • TCEL - TCEL (Transfer Course Equivalency List) is a database containing the Clemson University course equivalencies for approximately 1200 accredited colleges and universities nationwide. Course equivalencies are evaluated through the Office of Admissions. TCEL is only a history of how courses have transferred to Clemson and does not represent a comprehensive list of transferable coursework for any school.
  • Academic Resources
    • Academic Calendar - The academic calendar provides important dates for each semester including the start of classes, holidays, course withdrawal dates and more.
    • Academic Success Center (ASC) - The ASC provides students with a great deal of help to be successful in their classes including free tutoring, PAL (peer-assisted learning) sessions, and academic coaching.
    • Undergraduate Catalog - The Undergraduate Catalog is a comprehensive source of information on all academic policies, regulations and requirements including curricula for each major, course descriptions, minors and much more.
  • Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
    • College of Business Student Organizations - View our College of Business Student Organizations to find student-led organizations within your business major.
    • Internships - Internships provide excellent opportunities for students to get work experience outside of the classroom and to gain an understanding of just what their major looks like on the job. Clemson's #1 ranked Center for Career and Professional Development and the College of Business Student Enrichment office are a source of help in seeking out and preparing for internships.
    • Student Enrichment - Student Enrichment provides resources (workshops, networking receptions, industry trips, etc.) for undergraduate business students in the areas of career preparation, internship opportunities, mentoring and international program participation.
    • Study Abroad - Clemson offers hundreds of opportunities for students to take their studies abroad. Clemson Abroad and Student Enrichment are excellent resources for students to explore and take advantage of these opportunities.
  • Clemson Community - Get Involved and Find your Fit
    • Leadership and Community Engagement - The College of Business supports leadership opportunities for students. In addition, University Student Leadership and Community Engagement provides outlets for student leadership and service.
    • Tiger Quest - TigerQuest is your online gateway to involvement with student organizations at Clemson University. Once you log into TigerQuest, you can browse over 500 student organizations to find ones with interests and values you'd like to explore. You may access TigerQuest if you are a Clemson University student, faculty, staff or alumni with a valid CUID.
    • U-NITES! - U-NITES! organizes social activities for students at the Barnes Center on campus.
  • College of Business Resources
  • Other University Resources