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Frequently Asked Questions

RISE exists to support first-year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) students. At this time, RISE supports the following disciplines—Engineering, School of Computing, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Biological Sciences, Genetics & Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, and Pre-Professional Health Studies.

You can sign-up to be in the RISE program by selecting RISE as your first choice on your housing application.

Yes. If you choose to live in a living-learning community, like RISE, you will be able to register for housing before students not selecting a living-learning community on the housing application. 2021-2022 Housing Application dates can be found on the Clemson Housing page.

Your Housing priority is established by the date you submitted your application to the University for admission. Students are encouraged to apply to RISE upon acceptance to their program of study.

You may select another first-year student as a roommate. If you request a specific roommate, your housing priority will be determined by the earliest admission application date. Both individuals must be ineligible RISE majors.

University Housing & Dining staff can be reached at 864-656-2295. You can also find more information about Fall 2021 housing rates, assignments, and contracts on the assignments portion of housing.

 Yes. Academics are critical to your success, and so is fun! Trivia nights, game nights, tailgates, intramural teams are just a few ways RISE students have fun and engage with their fellow peers.

 Yes. Honors students can participate in RISE as a first-time freshman. If you choose to be a RISE student you will live in Byrnes or Lever Hall in the Bryan Mall area. You will have the added benefit of having access to both Honors and RISE program services, events, and activities.

Yes. You can find RISE students in organizations all across campus—from athletics to orchestra to discipline-specific honors societies.

RISE offers a unique range of services and events. The fee helps cover the cost of in-hall tutoring services, workshops, industry tours and events, leadership development opportunities, special course offerings, faculty partnerships, and support staff. The $500 one-time fee is an all-inclusive fee for participation in the program.

Yes! CLEMSON RISE is dedicated to supporting all students. Needs-based scholarships are available – students must fill out an application. Applications for the fee waiver must be submitted by May 7th, and students will be notified on or before May 14th. Feel free to reach out to CLEMSON RISE staff with questions or to learn more – clemsonrise@clemson.edu.

Please fill out the Fee Waiver Application.

Contact Information

Please contact me for information on how you can be a part of RISE.

Harper Profile

Erica Harper
CLEMSON RISE Director
☏(864) 656-2103
✉ clemsonrise@clemson.edu


Undergraduate Admissions
☏ (864) 656-2287
✉ apply@admission.clemson.edu

Orientation
✉ orientation@clemson.edu
Student Orientation

Financial Aid
G-01 Sikes Hall
☏ (864) 656-2280

Housing
200 Mell Hall
☏ (864) 656-2295
 clemsonhome@clemson.edu

Paying Bills
Clemson Student Fees
G-08 Sikes Hall
☏ (864) 656-5592

Redfern Health Center
McMillan Road
☏ (864) 656-2283