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Residents in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Living-Learning Community

RISE is a living-learning community (LLC) for freshmen in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. It was one of the first such communities established on the Clemson campus. The popularity of the RISE program has led it to be the largest LLC at nearly 800 students.

Over 96% of RISE students report the program eased their transition to college and would recommend to a friend.

The RISE program is designed to ease student’s transition to college by promoting academic success, encouraging professional development, and providing opportunities to become engaged students.

group photo of RISE tutors

RISE incorporates a number of features seen in other living-learning communities including academic support through tutoring services, clustered courses, and increased opportunities for social interaction.

RISE program features

RISE Benefits

  • In-hall tutoring weeknights
  • Grouped courses with RISE students
  • Professional development via programs and advising
  • Specialized leadership development and service-learning opportunities


RISE Housing

Students who participate in the RISE program have the opportunity to live with their classmates and interact with faculty on a daily basis. For more information on how to be a part of this exciting program please visit the RISE web page.

Please note that Housing priority for all new students is based on the admissions application date (not commit date) to the University, not on the date you applied for housing.

Connect With Us

RISE regularly offers tours 2:30 - 4:30 PM on Friday afternoons during the school year. If you are unable to visit on a Friday, please contact us and we will set up a time Monday - Thursday. Our office is located right behind Hendrix Student Center, where you can find available parking.

RISE Visit Information

Location: 116 Lever Hall
Phone: 864-656-2103
Map Address: Rho Tau Service Dr



Rubillo testimony

Jeff Rubillo
Computer Science

RISE gave me the opportunity to see similarities between different majors and exposed me to a diverse student support group. Everyone wanted me to succeed and gave me the motivation to get through my first year as a STEM student.