Facilities & Services

'55 Exchange
Clemson’s famous student-produced ice cream and other Clemson items, including meat and organic produce, are available at the ’55 Exchange, located on the first floor of the Hendrix Student Center. This ice cream is also available for dessert at Seasons Restaurant in the Madren Center and for catered functions. Please contact Clemson Catering at 864-656-2058 if you have catering needs.

Agricultural Service Laboratory
Provides analytical and diagnostic testing of soil, feed and forage, plant tissue, irrigation water, animal waste, and compost.

animal waste | compost | feed & forages | irrigation water  |  plant tissue | soil testing  | solutions & other

Clemson University Arthropod Collection (CUAC)
The Clemson University Arthropod Collection (CUAC) supports the teaching, research, and extension activities of the University. The Collection consists of approximately 1.3 million specimens from Classes Insecta, Arachnida, Branchipoda, Copepoda, Diplopoda, and Chilopoda. The wet, alcohol-preserved collection is exceptionally rich, with over 1,000,000 specimens, nearly half of which are Trichoptera, or caddisflies, resulting from 40 years of work by Director Emeritus Dr. John Morse. The pinned, dry collection comprises only about 200,000 specimens, but also has strong regional representation of all the major orders.

Botanical Garden
The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a diverse 295 acres of natural landscapes, display gardens, and miles of streams and nature trails. Together with distinguished education and outreach programs, a nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection, and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, the SCBG is a premier site for experiencing nature and culture.

SC Crop Improvement Association
The South Carolina Crop Improvement Association cooperates with Clemson University, USDA, and other agricultural agencies and Experiment Stations in the development, testing, introduction, production, distribution, and use of superior strains and varieties of planting stock. We conduct a foundation seed program and make available foundation or registered planting stock.

The DuPont "Miracles of Science" Laboratory
The first step in creating new packaging is creating the materials. In the DuPont Lab plastics are extruded filled and sealed to create various forms of flexible packaging.

Experimental Forest
The Clemson Experimental Forest's 17,500 acres are dedicated to education, research and demonstration in order to better understand and manage forest resources for the benefit of society. These essential resources include clean air, clean water, pleasing aesthetic qualities, abundant wildlife, protection of species and habitat diversity, recreation opportunities, along with commodity products from the forest. The forest is managed strictly for perpetual sustained or improved yield of these products. The Clemson Experimental Forest personnel, equipment, supplies, roads, recreation facilities and maintenance are solely supported by revenue generated by the Forest.

Food Science Service Centers
The state-of-the-art culinary research laboratory facility contains the following areas: sensory analysis, consumer focus group, bench top laboratory for developing new culinary applications, animal co-products center, retail test market center, and regulatory approved pilot manufacturing for frozen products. The space is used for a variety of classes, labs, and student projects. The research kitchen is a key part of the Food Product Development class as well as the culinary and baking labs. It is also utilized by undergraduate students in specified Creative Inquiry teams as well as by graduate students working on projects with culinary or sensory applications. In the past, it has been used for culinary nutrition outreach programs for students and faculty within Clemson and outside parties, such as school food service management and cooking with a chef programming for college students.

Garrison Arena
The T. Ed Garrison Arena at Clemson University is recognized as one of the premier multi-purpose livestock facilities in the Southeast. The Arena is South Carolina’s only full service, public facility designed to promote the state’s billion-dollar livestock industry. Operated by the Cooperative Extension Service in the division of Public Service and Agriculture, the Arena provides opportunities for shows, sales, exhibits, and educational programs, which benefit those in agriculture and agribusiness and the youth of South Carolina.

The Clemson University Greenhouse Complex is a support facility for basic and applied plant research housed in the Biosystems Research Complex. The Greenhouse Complex is intended to provide varied levels of controlled environment for plant growth. The greenhouses include state-of-the-art research and growing areas. Two sections have been designated for teaching; the other sections are available for research.

Histology Core Facility
The Histology Core Facility provides histology services for researchers in the AVS Department, for researchers in other departments on the Clemson University campus and for researchers outside of Clemson University. Services include: tissue processing, sectioning, routine histological and specialty staining of tissues, immunocytochemistries, digital photomicroscopy, consultation, and advice on all histology inquiries. Samples may be submitted for processing by the Core Technician or researchers may choose to use Core Facilities and equipment independent of the Core Technician.

Home & Garden Information Center
The Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) provides research-based information on landscaping, gardening, plant health, household pests, food safety & preservation, and nutrition, physical activity & health. 

Meat Laboratory
The facilities include a cutting room, cookers, freezers, fresh meat processing facilities and cooked meat processing facilities, where students learn about processing and value-added further processing of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry meat products.

Multi-User Analytical Lab & Metabolomics Core
Multi-User Analytical Lab (MUAL) and Metabolomic Core is an analytical core facility in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences primarily aimed at assisting researchers to undertake complex analytical experiments in biology and related fields. The facility primarily focuses on mass spectrometry based experiments.

Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic
Provides diagnoses and management recommendations for plant problems, which include diseases, nematodes, weeds, and insect pests of plants. We also identify insects infesting structures, humans, pets and livestock.

South Carolina Commissioner's School for Agriculture
SCCSA is a premiere career and leadership development summer program. This program is designed to inform, inspire and challenge student participants to consider a career in the agricultural, natural resource and life science industries as well as to be model citizens of leadership and influence for these industries as they embrace an agriculturalist philosophy.

Transport Laboratory
The Sonoco Transport Package Testing Facility is equipped to conduct distribution packaging tests in accordance with the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Safe Transport Association (ISTA). We can work with you to select the right test protocol for your packaged product, or develop a test protocol to fit your specific needs. Our staff looks forward to working with you and your team to develop a better packaged product.