Samuel J. Cadden Chapel



Located near the heart of campus, the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel will be a quiet place for introspection and reflection for the Clemson University community. The Cadden Chapel and surrounding gardens will create a warm, inviting space for all people of any belief, or of no belief, to feel welcome and accepted. For guests, visitors and members of the Clemson Family, the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel will be a place to celebrate, meditate, worship and remember.

The warm and inviting character of the chapel will be realized through strong vertical lines with majestic windows, allowing for transparency and light. Using elegantly detailed, high-quality materials, the Cadden Chapel will add a radiant presence to our beautiful campus. The chapel will be a special place for our students to express their beliefs, to search within themselves or to have a safe place to go when they need to reflect. The surrounding gardens will provide a serene natural area for anyone who prefers to reflect outdoors in the midst of nature.

Ken and Mary Cadden made an initial $1.5 million pledge to build this beautiful chapel as a tribute to their beloved son and as a gift to the people of Clemson University. The Board of Trustees gave initial approval to move forward with the chapel's design at its February 2018 meeting. Click here to read more and for giving opportunities to the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel.


Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex



The Division of Student Affairs is committed to providing a top-tier student experience and the development of a unique location on campus is a critical step in reaching that goal. Dave and Lynette Snow recognized not only a need for new facilities, programs and services that would transform the recreational and wellness experience for Clemson students, but also a need for adequate space due to a growing campus community. It was the type of recognition that led to a major gift in the form of $2.4 million — the largest gift to the university from non-Clemson alumni — that set an ambitious, revolutionary project into motion in October 2014. The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center allows students to take advantage of a rare resource not often found on other college campuses, a beautiful lake. Not just a place to relax and socialize, the Snow Center provides students with opportunities to take part in experiential learning, competitive sports, student employment, lake activities such as kayaking and swimming, internships and leadership.


The Intramural and Club Sports programs can play late into the evening, providing students with more free time during the day for study, work or attending class. The Clemson Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) program offers additional services and modern facilities to host skills training, rental facilities and pre-trip meetings. With lights and up-to-date restroom accommodations at the Snow Complex, student organizations can host bonfires and other late-night, alcohol-free programming centered around student engagement and socialization. The LoConte Family Field opened in September 2015, giving Intramural and Club Sports a boost with its first synthetic turf space. In February 2019, Campus Recreation welcomed a new 140,000 square foot championship turf field and the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center — which covers 16,500 square feet — in January 2020.


The Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Complex will be a new and vibrant alternative for students to connect to campus and enrich their Clemson Experience. Click here for giving opportunities to the project.