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Any faculty from Clemson University, upon retirement, is eligible to apply to receive the title of emeritus or emeritus faculty. These are regular members of the Emeritus College (EC).

Any faculty who have retired from another college or university and who has received the title of emeritus or emerita may apply to be an associate member of the EC.

Other individuals who support the purpose of the College may be invited by the Director (with concurrence of the Advisory Board) to become special members. Special members may participate in all functions of the College but may not vote or hold office.

How to Apply

Regular Members: By indicating to the Provost Office that you will attend the Spring University Meeting following your retirement, you will automatically be recognized as an Emeritus faculty and added to the membership of the Emeritus College. If you are not automatically awarded the title of Emeritus/a, please contact the Director of the Emeritus College.

Associate Members: Write a letter requesting membership to the Director of the Emeritus College. Indicate that you had emeritus/a status at your retiring college/university and include a copy of your CV.

Special Membership: Write a letter justifying and requesting membership to the Director of the Emeritus College. Include a copy of your CV/resume.

Benefits of Membership

Parking Passes

Parking decals for the current academic year should be ordered by mid-June to ensure uninterrupted parking privileges. However, the decal may be requested anytime throughout the year. Click here to download the emeritus parking application. Return the application to Parking Services (address in upper left corner). The decal will be mailed to your home address.


As a member of the Emeritus College, you are given access to many of the same computer services you had as a regular Clemson University faculty member. These include:

Tiger One Card

The TigerOne card is considered your Clemson ID. In order to receive a TigerOne card you must be listed as an emeritus faculty member. A TigerOne card is available to emeritus faculty at a cost of $30. Please bring your driver's license or government issued photo ID to pick up your card. It gives you access to features such as:

  • Cooper Library Privileges
  • Access to Dining Halls
  • Bookstore Discounts
  • Admission to Fike Recreation Center
  • General admission seating to Women's basketball and home baseball games
  • Funds may be added to the card to be used at any of our on-campus dining/retail locations and any participating off-campus merchants. In order to add funds onto your card, please visit the Online Card Office. TigerOne Card Services is located at the Hendrix Student Center: 111 Hendrix Student Center, 720 McMillan Road, Clemson SC 29634. Call 864-656-0763 or email us. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on weekends).

Emeritus Activities

To view information about emeritus-related activities, please see the Master Calendar.

  • Informal Social Activities
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson (OLLI) — Through the Content Activities Committee, EC members have access to continuing education programs that address issues of substance that are of general interest, including cooperative activities with OLLI and its board. The Koon lecture and Steadman summer reading during the summer of 2016 are two recent examples of this committee’s work.

Emeriti Awards

Distinguished Emeriti Award: The Kenelly-Voss Distinguished Emeriti Award recognizes an outstanding emeritus whose contributions to academia, the University, the community and mankind have continued beyond retirement. The award is presented annually at Emeritus Day in October of each year. Click here to nominate someone for this prestigious award.

Friend of the Emeritus College Award: This award is presented periodically to an individual, group or organization that has rendered extraordinary service to the Emeritus College. The 2016 Friend of the Emeritus College was awarded to the Joseph F. Sullivan Center for assisting with the wellness of our faculty.