Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Campus Reservations and Events oversees ten reservable outdoor spaces. Whether it's a wedding, outdoor concert, or a tailgate, we have the perfect venue for you.


We highly recommend placing reservation requests for all outdoor spaces as soon as possible and up to one year in advance.


Bowman Field

The "front lawn" of Clemson's campus, Bowman Field, is a Tiger favorite for reading, volleyball, football, tanning, and traditional events! Located in front of Memorial Auditorium (at Old Main) and Military Heritage Plaza, Bowman features a wide expanse of grassy area for events like the Annual Welcome Back Festival, Homecoming Floats, ROTC drills, International Festival, and more. Due to the traditional nature of this space, reservation requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


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Carillon Gardens

The Carillon Gardens are more than picturesque, they are the perfect place for an enthralling outdoor event. From wedding ceremonies and receptions to student-led events, the Carillon Gardens provide hosts and guests alike with a unique opportunity to create a memorable and historic event on Clemson’s campus. Additional events held in the Carillon Gardens include cookouts, graduation parties and even laser tag.


The Carillon Gardens and historic bell were a gift of the Golden Anniversary Class of 1943, completed in 1993. Dedicated as a tribute to the entire class and those who lost their lives during World War II, the Gardens feature a lush grassy area and are in proximity to the Outdoor Theater, North Green, and Memorial Auditorium (at Old Main).


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Cox Plaza

Named for President Emeritus Walter T. Cox, this plaza is located in front of the Loggia entrance to the Edgar Brown Union. The plaza is a popular meeting spot, venue for organization fairs, and an approved location for non-affiliated free speech reservations.


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In addition to the indoor space, Memorial Auditorium (at Old Main) features an adjunct outdoor space which may fit a stand-alone event or something in coordination with an event indoors. Military Heritage Plaza features a picturesque outdoor space, with a patio or veranda-like feel and is traditionally used for military related events.


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North Green

The North Green is located between the Outdoor Theatre and Carillon Gardens, directly across from Brackett Hall. With Cooper Library as the backdrop and a perfect view of the reflection pond, this large open space makes for a stunning outdoor venue.

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Outdoor Theater (Amphitheater)

Below the Carillon Gardens and North Green is the Outdoor Theater. In the heart of campus and nestled between the Gardens, Reflection Pond and Cooper Library, the Theater is the perfect venue for your next outdoor event. The Theater seats approximately 2500 on grass and concrete-tiered seating levels. Seating for an additional 5000+ is available on the North Green.


There is space available on the surrounding sidewalks for concessions and merchandise, though the space is not necessarily desirable for ticketed events due to its open nature. The Theater has ample power and is a great location for movies and speakers.

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The Union Courtyard is located on the ground level of the Edgar Brown Union outside the rear entrance to Municipal Court, Parking Services, and the Underground Recreation Center.

Union Plaza

The Union Plaza is located at the Edgar Brown Union outside the Student Senate Chambers.

President's Rotunda

The President's Rotunda is located between the lawn of the President's home and Sikes Hall, and can be seen from Highway 93. It is a stunning venue for small gatherings and proposals!

Hendrix Breezeway

The Hendrix Breezeway is a well-traveled covered walkway leading into the rear entrance of the Hendrix Student Center that is frequently used for tabling.