Graduate Students



The in-person Graduate School orientation for students accepted into the fall 2022 semester is scheduled for Wed., Aug. 17, 2022, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Attendance is not required, but new students are strongly encouraged to attend.


Orientation Overview - 2022

The in-person Graduate School orientation will be Wed. Aug. 17, 2022, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Clemson's main campus. Check-in is from 8-9 a.m.

Registration will open July 8, 2022. You may register at Graduate Orientation Fall 2022.

You are not required to attend the in-person orientation. However, we strongly encourage attendance if you are in the Clemson, SC area.


All new degree-seeking graduate students are required to complete the Graduate Virtual Orientation program. (The Graduate Virtual Orientation is separate from the in-person orientation.) More information about the Graduate Virtual Orientation can be found at the bottom of this web page. Details for the Graduate Virtual Orientation program will also be emailed to you. Please check your Clemson email for more information.

If you are in the Clemson, SC area and would like to attend you are more than welcome to.


All new degree-seeking online graduate students are required to complete the Graduate Virtual Orientation program. (The Graduate Virtual Orientation is separate from the in-person orientation.) More information about the Graduate Virtual Orientation can be found at the bottom of this web page. Details for the Graduate Virtual Orientation program will also be emailed to you. Please check your Clemson email for more information.

First of all, we want to welcome you to Clemson University. You’ll hear from our President, Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and your Graduate Student Government President. The rest of the day will consist of informational and navigational sessions that focus on transitioning to grad school, professional development, health & wellness, inclusive excellence and more! Current grad students and faculty will provide greater insight through panel discussions and resource tables will be available to learn more about essential items (parking permits, health insurance, etc.). Additionally, lunch will be provided and allow you time to network with fellow students, and staff.

The Graduate School orientation is free to attend.

If you are starting your graduate program in the spring 2023 semester, please register for the spring 2023 in-person orientation that will take place in Jan. 2023. Date, times and location TBD. Registration will open in early November.



Graduate Virtual Orientation

The Graduate Virtual Orientation is an engaging and interactive online tool that will introduce you to resources, inform you of important policies and procedures, and help you become familiar with campus. After completion, you may access the Graduate Virtual Orientation as often as you like. All degree-seeking graduate students are required to complete the Graduate Virtual Orientation.


Click here to begin your Graduate Virtual Orientation Program .