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Veteran and Military Connected Students

Military Appreciation Week 2020

 Clemson University thanks you for your service and is grateful to be your home or future home for your academic pursuits. Clemson has a long, proud military heritage and your academic pursuit with us enhances our community. You will find our staff and faculty sensitive to your needs and supportive of your success. We encourage you to self-identify as a veteran on all Clemson Admissions documents or through the Registrar’s office,so we may better serve your needs as a student veteran.

Community Achievement and Student Empowerment (CASE)provides a number of services to support student veterans in attaining their educational goals and developing a sense of belonging to and within Clemson:

  • Clemson Veteran Center
  • Student Veteran Association
  • Military-and veteran-related events
  • Individualized support from staff


Applying to Clemson

Veterans looking to apply to Clemson University as freshmen or transfer students should review the Veterans Undergraduate Admissions Page for information on reduced transfer credit requirements and application fee waivers.

New Student Orientation is a mandatory program to ensure new students have a successful transition and integration into college life.The Center for Student Leadership and Engagement coordinates this experience. You can visit the Tiger Transition: New Student Orientation page for more information on dates for sessions and how to register.

During session check-in at each Orientation session, there is a Veterans and Veterans Benefits meeting. This is a special meeting introducing student veterans’services and resources. Any veteran or dependent who will utilize Post 9/11 Chapter 33 benefits and other VA benefits will hear the steps required to verify your status for VA benefits and financial aid.

Prospective new graduate students seeking general admissions information, please visit the Graduate School Admissions page. To begin the application process, you will need to create an account with the university; there is an application fee.

Orientation for graduate students is conducted through the graduate school and is typically the Monday before classes start. More information will be posted on the Graduate School Orientation Page prior to the start of the semester.Additionally, the Graduate School requires completion of the Graduate School Onboarding Program and your academic department may also have an orientation or onboarding experience.

The Veterans Emergency Fund provides one-time financial assistance to verified student veterans enrolled at Clemson University who are facing unforeseen financial hardship or needs not associated with tuition. Disbursement of these funds align with the guidelines of the Clemson University Student Emergency Fund. If you would like to meet with the Director of Military & Veteran Engagement to discuss additional resources, please email him at bjbeck@clemson.edu.