Undergraduate Students


Welcome to Clemson University!


New Student Orientation Overview


Clemson University’s New Student Orientation experience consists of the following components:

  • Orientation Sign-Ups

  • Virtual Orientation Modules

  • Virtual Academic Advising Appointment

  • Course Registration

  • Welcome Week Activities


The New Student Orientation program at Clemson University is the first step in ensuring that new undergraduate students have a successful transition and integration into college life. The program promotes discussion among parents, new students, continuing students, and faculty and staff on the expectations and experiences of the campus community.


The following is important information regarding registering for New Student Orientation. Please review the following carefully.


Orientation Sign Ups

Orientation Sign Ups will open Wednesday, April 27 at 9 a.m. You will sign up through the Admitted Student Portal.


After you have signed up for Orientation, you will receive an email that will outline your next steps to complete the virtual component which includes preparing for academic advising, selecting courses, and preparing for student life at Clemson. It is imperative that you monitor your CLEMSON EMAIL for this and other important communications.


You must complete the onboarding process to set up your Clemson username, password and Clemson email address before accessing the New Student Orientation Virtual Platform. Please follow the instructions on the Next Steps tab in your Admitted Student Portal.


Student Transition and Support Fee (Non-Refundable)

The student transition and support fee supports several programs and services outside of the Orientation program that students utilize throughout their time at Clemson. In addition to Orientation, the fee supports Welcome Week, transition and engagement programs, academic advising, retention, academic success, and campus connection initiatives, transfer student services, and family programs including parent and family orientation. The fee is non-refundable.


Fee Breakdown:

  • First-Year Students - $315
  • Transfer Students - $250

Virtual Orientation

Our Virtual Orientation platform is designed to teach you about life at Clemson, walk you through Academic expectations, and connect you to campus.


Virtual Orientation will be available on May 11, 2022.


After that date, and once you complete the Orientation sign-up process, you will receive a confirmation email (to your CLEMSON email) which will include a link to the Virtual Orientation program.


Students are encouraged to complete all seven Modules; however, Module 2: “Academics” must be completed before an Academic Advising appointment can be scheduled.


Academic Advising

After completing Virtual Orientation Module 2: “Academics”, you will be instructed on how to set up an academic advising appointment. These appointments will be conducted virtually.


Course Registration

The Virtual Orientation modules, as well as your academic adviser, will help you prepare for Course Registration. Course Registration will take place virtually. Staff will be available via Zoom for assistance. Summer Registration Dates will be posted soon.


Course registration will take place during the following two weeks: June 20-24, and July 18-22. Your specific date and time will be determined following your Academic Advising meeting.


Transfers and Bridge-Crossers (Students who are completing Bridge)

Transfer Students and those completing the Bridge program, please follow the instructions above as well. Your new student orientation experience will be the same as all other students coming into the University, including the Sign-Up, meeting with an Adviser, and Course Registration for Fall classes.


READY, SET, ROAR!

We invite you to participate in Ready, Set, Roar! an optional 2-day campus experience in June and July. This experience is an opportunity for new Tigers to visit campus and build connections with each other, faculty and academic staff, as well as Clemson itself. Orientation Ambassadors will guide you through the program as you hear from campus administrators and representatives from your academic college/major and participate in exciting activities designed to enhance your transition to college.


Fee to Attend

The fee for students to participate in this program is $60, which includes lodging and meals.


Ready, Set, Roar Schedule

Date Schedule
June 7-8
July 7-8
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
June 9-10
July 5-6
College of Science
June 13-14
July 11-12
College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, College of Education, and College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
June 15-16
July 13-14
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
June 27 Summer Start
June 28-29
July 25-26
College of Business

Ready, Set, Roar General Schedule


Day One

Day One

Time Event
7:30-8:30 a.m. Housing Check-In
8-8:45 a.m. Program Check-In
9-9:15 a.m. Program Welcome and Introduction
9:15-9:50 a.m. Starting and Staying Strong in Your College Academic Journey
9:50 a.m. Orientation Ambassador Introductions
9:50 a.m. Orientation Ambassador Introductions
10:20 a.m. Student Small Groups
10:20 a.m. Guest Tiger Talk
11 a.m. Student Lunch
12:15 p.m. Student Tiger Talk
12:15 p.m. Guest Lunch
1:30-3 p.m. Campus Community Showcase
2:30 p.m. Student Veteran Meeting
3-5 p.m. Late Housing Check-In
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7-8:30 p.m. Student Life Performance
7-9 p.m. Parent/Guest Social
8:30-10 p.m. Student Social

Day Two

Day One

Time Event
7:30-8:30 a.m. Early Housing Check-Out
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Small Groups
9:40 a.m. Academic College Time
Noon Downtown Lunch on Your Own
Noon-3 p.m. Housing Check-Out

What to Expect at Ready, Set, Roar!

  • Welcome from Administration

  • Shaping your Academic Identity

  • Tiger Talks (Student and Guests)

  • OA Small Group Time

  • Campus Community Showcase

  • Interest Sessions

  • Student Life Performance

  • Parent & Family Social

  • Evening Student Social

  • Meals in Schilletter Dining Hall

  • Overnight stay in Byrnes/Manning

  • Academic College Time

  • Clemson Family Advisory Board

  • Campus Errands Time


Orientation Checklist

  • Sign up for Orientation and pay the Student Transition and Support Fee (see details above). Sign up for orientation through the Admitted Student Portal.

  • Check your CLEMSON EMAIL for instructions on how to access Student Virtual Orientation.

  • Complete Virtual Orientation. You can complete Virtual Orientation at your own pace, but you should complete the "Academics" module before you attend academic advising with your adviser.

  • Continue to monitor your CLEMSON EMAIL for communications from your academic advisers – this may not be right away, as advisers will contact students in the order of their advising blocks. Do not attempt to schedule an advising appointment on your own, further instructions for scheduling an academic advising appointment will be shared via email.

  • Register for your courses during your course registration time block this summer.


SUMMER 2022 FAQs

The student transition and support fee supports several programs and services outside of the Orientation program that students utilize throughout their time at Clemson. In addition to Orientation, the fee supports Welcome Week, transition and engagement programs, academic advising, retention, academic success, and campus connection initiatives, transfer student services, and family programs including parent and family orientation. The fee is non-refundable.


  • First-Year Students - $315
  • Transfer Students - $250

Orientation Sign Ups will open early May, 2022.

After you sign up for orientation you will be emailed a confirmation to your Clemson email address which will outline your next steps including how to access Virtual Orientation. If you have signed up for Orientation and have not received this confirmation email, then please email us at orientation@clemson.edu for further assistance. Please be sure you are checking your Clemson email address regularly.


Please note: Access to Virtual Orientation will begin on May 11, 2022.

Course registration will take place during the following two weeks: June 20-24, and July 18-22. Your specific date and time will be determined following your Academic Advising meeting.


Summer 2022 Course Registration Dates will be posted soon.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at orientation@clemson.edu. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the Clemson Family!


Go Tigers!