Clemson offers a variety of events to our families including the annual Fall Family Weekend in the fall semester and Spring Family Reunion in the spring semester. These events also take place during an athletic weekend on campus. Our goal is to provide opportunities to help connect you to your students’ experiences, social, academic and cultural, at Clemson University.

We will provide more details about the specific weekend events, as they are confirmed. Make sure you have joined the Clemson Parent and Family Experience for up-to-date information regarding family events. Any questions, please email the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement at

2021 Parent & Family Orientation

The 2021 Parent and Family Orientation will consist of virtual elements over the summer followed by an in-person program in August.

Parent & Family Virtual Orientation

We will be posting relevant content, information, and resources in the Clemson Parent and Family Experience portal on a weekly basis beginning the week of May 9. Families will be invited throughout the summer to join the family portal or family members can create a free account here. Content will be posted in the 2021 Orientation Community in the portal. A full schedule of content posting in the portal can be found here.

We will also offer several live Zoom sessions known as Tiger Talks throughout the summer. Tiger Talks provide an opportunity for parents and family members to hear directly from campus experts, student services, and student leaders. Registration for Tiger Talks is required. You can find Tiger Talks schedule, details, and registration information here.

In-Person Parent & Family August Orientation

In-person Orientation for students and families will be held in August and the program will coincide with new student Move-In, which will be August 10-12. Please check the Clemson Home website for details on Move-In.

In-Person Parent and Family Orientation will be held on each evening of Move-In. For parents and family members of first year students who are living off campus, you will have the option to attend a session on August 10, 11, or 12. Parents and families will attend the session that coincides with their student’s Move-in Day. Registration for Parent & Family Orientation is required and will open on June 28, 2021. During the week of June 20, be on the lookout for a communication which outlines registration and the program schedule.

In-person parent and family Orientation for transfer students will be held on August 16.

Check back soon for registration information and a detailed schedule of events.

Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend Presented by Wells Fargo

Fall Family Weekend has been scheduled for Sept. 17-19, 2021. We’re excited about welcoming our families back to campus this upcoming fall. We are working on finalizing details and schedules and hope to share those later this summer. Please check back for details and updates.