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Tiger Transition: Kick-Off Clemson

Kick-Off Clemson is the exciting time when new Clemson students are arriving on campus for the start of their first semester. The programs and events in Kick-Off Clemson are an integral part of your transition to Clemson life. These activities and programs occur during your first week on campus to help you make academic and social connections, which will contribute to your success here. At the heart of this program are Clemson’s core values: integrity, honesty and respect.

NOTE: Kick-Off Clemson events are for students only.

Tiger Transition: CU 1000 is the next step in your transition as a new Clemson student. It is a pass/fail no-credit course you are taking your first semester. The course requirements include both online and in-person presentations/events. You can review more information by visiting the Academic Success Center website on the page, Tiger Transition: CU 1000.

Kick-Off Clemson Schedule for 2020 Fall Semester

Kick-Off Clemson in-person/on-campus events will begin before classes start and continue through your first semester.

The Kick-Off Clemson event schedule will be posted in August; please download the Clemson Events app. Visit the app store for your smartphone and search "Clemson Events" or find it here. Then search 2020 Freshman or Transfer Orientation Guide. This is the same guide you use during the orientation session. It is updated often to provide you with the most current information.


Volunteer as a Kick-Off Captain

Are you are a current Clemson student looking for a great Clemson experience and a way to give back to the university? Apply to be a Kick-Off Captain and lead new students through their first days on campus in August.  Learn more here.



If you have any questions, please contact Amber Whitaker at Student Transitions and Family Programs by phone, 864-656-0515, or email at

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