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Health and Wellness

Exposure or potential exposure to COVID-19 should be taken very seriously. If you are feeling sick or suspect you may have been exposed, visit the COVID-19 Medical Reference for next steps.

Clemson University is committed to the health and well-being of its students, faculty and staff as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together. Stress and anxiety can be typical reactions during this unprecedented time period. The resources on this page are designed to provide members of the university community with information, tips and strategies for effectively managing physical, mental and emotional health.

Campus Recreation

Virtual Programming

Click on the Campus Recreation text above to see everything we have to offer virtually. Follow us on social media, where workouts and other engagement opportunities are posted.

Inclusion and Equity

Summer 2020 COVID-19 Series

Explore a series of virtual workshops to help faculty, staff and students explore the crisis from various perspectives.

Mental Health and Well-Being

Campus and Local Resources

Managing Stress

Signs of distress range from excessive fear and worry to using substances to deal with feelings. Harvard Business Review – That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

Why Working from Home is Exhausting — And How to Reinvigorate (source - Forbes)

Tips for effectively managing mental health (source - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention):

  • Separate what is in your control from what is not
  • Do what helps you feel a sense of safety
  • Get outside in nature while avoiding crowds
  • Challenge yourself to stay in the present
  • Stay connected and reach out for support

Online tips for mental health:


Healthy Campus offers Koru online training for students, faculty and staff.

  • Headspace meditation
  • Relaxation and sleep
  • Aesthetic relief

Student Health 101

Wellness Wednesdays

  • Any Tiger is invited to participate in Healthy Campus’ new wellbeing series! Each Wednesday from 10-10:30 a.m., come learn about various ways to enhance your wellness during COVID-19. Email Kristi Bussell ( for Zoom info.
  • View past Wednesday Wellness sessions on the Healthy Campus page.

Employee Support


A virtual exercise and nutrition program is available through Clemson Cooperative Extension.

Employee Assistance Program

Visit Clemson’s EAP site for resources for faculty and staff.

Financial Stress

Numerous resources have been provided during the COVID-19 outbreak to help successfully manage your finances:


Visit #CUStayConnected for weekly resources and tips related to personal development and wellness.

Virtual Social Events and Activities


  • Virtual museum tours
  • Animal web cams
  • Group activities
  • Online cooking classes
  • Books and reading
  • Live streams and virtual concerts