Welcome Week Schedule

Clemson's Welcome Week is the exciting time when new students are arriving on campus for the start of their first semester. The programs and events in Welcome Week 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. At the heart of this program are Clemson’s core values: integrity, honesty and respect.


Honors College Students – Check the Honors College Welcome Events Schedule! for event specific to Honors College.

 


Event marked * are Required for Students


 

Color Code

Color Code
Color Meaning
First Year Students Only
Transfers Only
Class of 2024 Only (2nd Year Students)
Open to all Students

 

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
Event Time Location
New Student Move-In 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Various Locations
Orientation Check-In
Stop by after you move in to pick up important Orientation materials. You will receive a nametag, further instructions for Friday’s In-Person Orientation Day 1, as well as some free gifts from us to you! Find the table nearest where you live!
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

West Campus Check-In Location
Cox Plaza, outside of the Edgar A. Brown University Union
This is your check-in location if you live in any of these Residence Halls: Benet, Cope, Cribb & DesChamps, Geer, Gressette, Holmes, McCabe, Mickel, Sanders, or Young.

East Campus Check-In Location
Hendrix Student Center 2nd Floor
This is your check-in location if you live in any of these Residence Halls: Barnett, Byrnes, Calhoun Courts, Douthit Hills, Lever, Manning, Mauldin, or Smith.

Campus Community Showcase
Open to all Clemson Students, Parents and Family members, this showcase will feature many of our on-campus offices and departments, as well as many of our Clemson Community partners. Walk around and meet Clemson staff, ask questions, and learn about opportunities for involvement while here.
4-6 p.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Union Underground
Come check out our Underground Recreation Center and try Bowling, Billiards, Ping-Pong, Arcade Games and more!
8-11 p.m. Union Underground
Paint Night
Join U-NITES! at this first-year painting event!
9-11 p.m. Barnes Center
Movie on the Lawn
Join us at the center of campus and take in a Movie on the Lawn, brought to you by TigerLive!
Tonight's Showing: Pitch Perfect
9 p.m. Amphitheater & North Green

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021
Event Time Location
New Student Move-In 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Various Locations
Orientation Check-In
Stop by after you move in to pick up important Orientation materials. You will receive a nametag, further instructions for Friday’s In-Person Orientation Day 1, as well as some free gifts from us to you! Find the table nearest where you live!
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

West Campus Check-In Location
Cox Plaza, outside of the Edgar A. Brown University Union
This is your check-in location if you live in any of these Residence Halls: Benet, Cope, Cribb & DesChamps, Geer, Gressette, Holmes, McCabe, Mickel, Sanders, or Young.

East Campus Check-In Location
Hendrix Student Center 2nd Floor
This is your check-in location if you live in any of these Residence Halls: Barnett, Byrnes, Calhoun Courts, Douthit Hills, Lever, Manning, Mauldin, or Smith.

Graduate Student Orientation & New Graduate Student Convocation
Join your fellow Graduate Students at Littlejohn Coliseum for new student Convocation and a day with the Graduate School.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Campus Tours
New to campus? Take a tour led by our amazing Tour Guides! There is limited space, sign up now!
Various Locations
Campus Community Showcase
Open to all Clemson Students, Parents and Family members, this showcase will feature many of our on-campus offices and departments, as well as many of our Clemson Community partners. Walk around and meet Clemson staff, ask questions, and learn about opportunities for involvement while here.
4-6 p.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Union Underground
Come check out our Underground Recreation Center and try Bowling, Billiards, Ping-Pong, Arcade Games and more!
8-11 p.m. Union Underground
Paint Night
Join U-NITES! For an evening of fun with Paint Night!
9-11 p.m. Barnes Center
Movie on the Lawn
Join us at the center of campus and take in a Movie on the Lawn, brought to you by TigerLive!
Tonight's Showing: Spiderman – Homecoming
9 p.m. Amphitheater & North Green (Rain location: Memorial Auditorium in Tillman Hall)

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
Event Time Location
New Student Move-In 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Various Locations
Orientation Check-In
Stop by after you move in to pick up important Orientation materials. You will receive a nametag, further instructions for Friday’s In-Person Orientation Day 1, as well as some free gifts from us to you! Find the table nearest where you live!
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

West Campus Check-In Location
Cox Plaza, outside of the Edgar A. Brown University Union
This is your check-in location if you live in any of these Residence Halls: Benet, Cope, Cribb & DesChamps, Geer, Gressette, Holmes, McCabe, Mickel, Sanders, or Young.

East Campus Check-In Location
Hendrix Student Center 2nd Floor
This is your check-in location if you live in any of these Residence Halls: Barnett, Byrnes, Calhoun Courts, Douthit Hills, Lever, Manning, Mauldin, or Smith.

Campus Tours
New to campus? Take a tour led by our amazing Tour Guides! There is limited space, sign up now!
Various Locations
Campus Community Showcase
Open to all Clemson Students, Parents and Family members, this showcase will feature many of our on-campus offices and departments, as well as many of our Clemson Community partners. Walk around and meet Clemson staff, ask questions, and learn about opportunities for involvement while here.
4-6 p.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Union Underground – Glow Bowling
Come check out our Underground Recreation Center and try Glow Bowling, Billiards, Ping-Pong, Arcade Games and more!
8-11 p.m. Union Underground
Glow in the Dark Skating Rink
Join us in the C-2 Parking Lot to enjoy some Glow in the Dark Skating!
9-11 p.m. Parking Lot C-2
Glow Silent Disco
Join us for Silent Disco both inside and outside the Barnes Center.
9-11 p.m. Barnes Center
Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf
Glow in the Dark Mini-Golf will be a blast! Join us for this free event in the HSC!
9-11 p.m. Hendrix Student Center

Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Event

Time Location
Orientation Check-In
Orientation Check-In for Commuter Students and any Residents who have not yet checked in. Stop by before Orientation begins to pick up your nametag and Orientation items.
8-9 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum

First-Year In-Person Orientation & New Student Convocation – Group A*

9-11 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)

Small Group Meeting – Group B*

9-11 a.m. Assigned Classroom Location
Lunch – Group B* 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Assigned Dining Location

Small Group Meeting – Group A*

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Assigned Classroom Location
Lunch – Group A* 12:30-2 p.m. Assigned Dining Location

First-Year In-Person Orientation & New Student Convocation – Group B*

1-3 p.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Dinner 5-7 p.m. Various Dining Halls
Tiger Traditions
Brought to you by Central Spirit, this fun and interactive event will teach you everything you need to know about Clemson Traditions!
7 p.m. Amphitheater / North Green
Union Underground
Come check out our Underground Recreation Center and try Bowling, Billiards, Ping-Pong, Arcade Games and more!
8-12 p.m. Union Underground
Chill Out
Relax after a day of Orientation and events by listening to music, getting pictures in our photo booth, and getting to know your fellow students.
9 p.m. ’55 Exchange Patio
Movie on the Lawn
Join us at the center of campus and take in a Movie on the Lawn, brought to you by TigerLive!
Tonight's Showing: A Quiet Place Part II
9 p.m. Amphitheater / North Green (Rain location: Memorial Auditorium in Tillman Hall)

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021

Event

Time Location

First-Year In-Person Orientation Day 2 – Group A*

9-11 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)

Small Group Meeting – Group B*

9-11 a.m. Assigned Classroom Location
Lunch – Group B* 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Assigned Dining Location

Small Group Meeting – Group A*

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Assigned Classroom Location
Lunch – Group A* 12:30-2 p.m. Assigned Dining Location

First-Year In-Person Orientation Day 2 – Group B*

1-3 p.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Dinner 5-7 p.m. Various Dining Halls
Welcome Rally & Rec Event
One of the largest and most fun events all week, our Welcome Rally will guide the entire entering incoming class of Tigers across campus to the Fike Recreation Center. Listen for our Welcome Leaders outside your Residence Halls, and follow the crowds!
7-9 p.m. Intramural Fields 1 & 2
Moonlight Breakfast
Brought to you by TigerLive – Music and a Mechanical Bull will keep you entertained while enjoying pastries and breakfast treats before heading in for the night!
9 p.m. Lever Beach

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021

Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021

Event

Time Location

Clemson Leader Day Group A*
Clemson Leader Day will teach Clemson Tigers how to contribute to campus, the community, and how to get involved in a meaningful way while attending the University. It sets the stage for students to make an impact over the next four years and beyond!

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)

Clemson Leader Day Group B*
Clemson Leader Day will teach Clemson Tigers how to contribute to campus, the community, and how to get involved in a meaningful way while attending the University. It sets the stage for students to make an impact over the next four years and beyond!

1-4:30 p.m.

Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)

Transfer Student Campus Tours
Take an in-person tour of Clemson’s campus, led by a student tour guide, to learn more information about our facilities, student life, campus culture, and get a better feel for the university!
4 p.m. - Transfers (140 person cap) Various Locations
Welcome to the Palmetto State
This event is designed for Out of State Students and will welcome you to your new home in South Carolina! You will learn about its history and traditions, and then connect with other students who are from the same region ad you!
6-7:30 p.m. Hendrix Student Center
Transfer Beach Day
Start the semester off with an evening on Lake Hartwell! Bring friends, play games, and hang out with other transfer students. You can also enter in our raffle to win one of three awesome prizes, including wooden corn hole boards, an RTIC cooler, and a portable, outdoor rocking chair! Snacks and drinks will be provided.
6-8:30 p.m. Snow Family Outdoor Fitness & Wellness Complex

Monday, Aug. 16, 2021

Monday, Aug. 16, 2021

Event

Time Location
Transfer Student In-Person Orientation*
Join your fellow incoming Tiger Transfer Students at New Student Convocation and a word from Transfer Support staff. An official start to the academic year!
9-11 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Transfer Resource Fair*
Are you curious about student life? Interested in internships and study abroad? Need to speak with an academic advisor? Get your questions answered, make a connection or two, and grab some free merch and swag at the Transfer Resource Fair! Over 20 on-campus offices and departments will be ready to connect with transfer students and answer your questions. They are excited to tell you about what they do and how they can help you succeed during your time at Clemson!
9:30-11 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
Tiger Prowl - Annual Involvement Fair
Tiger Prowl is Clemson University’s largest student organization and involvement fair where students can explore and connect with a multitude of extra- and co-curricular opportunities.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)
Fair @ the Library
Learn about one of the places you will spend a lot of time in! Cooper library has much to offer you as a Clemson Student, join your fellow students in learning about how to take advantage of the resources available. Our friendly and knowledgeable Library staff will show you strategies on how to succeed, and how feel comfortable navigating the Clemson University Library System!
3-5 p.m. Cooper Library
Study Abroad Student Panel: "A World of Possibility"
Are you interested in travel? Are you looking for a unique way to gain academic and professional skills outside the traditional classroom? If so, have you considered studying abroad? Please join the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad on Monday, Aug. 16, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., to hear about students’ study abroad experiences first-hand!
3:30-4:30 p.m. Online via Zoom

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021

Event

Time Location
Jumpstart Workshops 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., & 10:45 a.m. Academic Success Center & Zoom
CANCELLED

 

Athletic Event & T-Shirt Distribution
Join our Tiger Band and Head Athletic Coaches in Littlejohn Coliseum for an energetic welcome to campus! *Don’t miss out! Shirts for the Class Photo will be given out during this event.*
11-11:45 a.m. Littlejohn Coliseum (Clear Bag Policy in effect)
POSTPONED

 

Class Photo*
Join your fellow First-Years in creating the Tiger Paw on the field! Led by the Tiger Band, you will be guided through taking part in this Clemson tradition!
11:45 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)
President's Cookout*
Enjoy a meal with President Clements, President of Clemson University directly following the Class Photo!
12:30-2:30 p.m. Schilletter Dining Hall and the Hub at Douthit Hills Dining Hall
CANCELLED

 

College of Education Meet and Greet
Drop-in for some refreshments, to meet your Academic Advisor, and to explore the College of Education.
2:30-4:30 p.m. 1st Floor of Tillman Hall (Old Main)
POSTPONED

 

2nd Year Social – At the Beach
Attention all 2nd years! We welcome you to campus too! Meet other members of the class of 2024 and have fun on the lake! We will see you there!
6-8 p.m. Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021

Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021
Event Time Location
Ask Me Tables
Happy first day of Classes! Stop by for directions or to get help from our amazing Faculty and Staff!
7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Sirrine Corner
  • North Green
  • Bryan Hall
Kick-Off CAFLS
Welcome back event for students in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS). Come out for a fun event featuring clubs and organizations, an opportunity to visit with your advisor, meet the staff within the Bookhart Student Services Center, and enjoy a cold treat!
3-5 p.m. Life Sciences Facility
Glowga (Yoga at night!)
Back by popular demand, this new glow-in-the-dark Clemson tradition will help you relax after a long day of classes. The first 500 participants will receive a free Yoga Mat, sponsored by Coca-Cola!
8-10 p.m. Intramural Fields 1&2
2nd Year Social
Class of 2024, come meet other rising sophomores in our Union Underground!
8-12 p.m. Union Underground

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021
Event Time Location
Ask Me Tables
Happy first day of Classes! Stop by for directions or to get help from our amazing Faculty and Staff!
7:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Sirrine Corner
  • Bryan Mall
  • North Green
Grill & Greet
Mix and mingle with other students while learning about Clemson’s multicultural student organizations through resource tables and showcases.
6 p.m. Amphitheater/North Green (Rain location: Hendrix Student Center Ballrooms)
U-NITES Event: Trivia Night! 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Barnes Center

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021
Event Time Location
U-NITES Event: Build a Plush 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Barnes Center
Veterans Cookout
All new and returning student veterans are welcome to join the Veterans Fall Cookout to plug into the Clemson veteran community and resources. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Families and fur-babies are welcome, too!
5-7 p.m. Abernathy Park (207 Keowee Trail)

Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021

Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021
Event Time Location
2nd Year In-Person Orientation
Class of 2024, during this event you will receive your entering year 2020 pin, hear from our campus administration, and meet your 2020 Orientation Ambassadors. We hope you will join us to be officially welcomed to our great University!
5 p.m. Brooks Center Auditorium

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021
Event Time Location
Welcome to Materials Science and Engineering! 4–6 p.m. Olin Lobby and Courtyard

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
Event Time Location
2nd Year Class Photo
Make-Up Class Photo! The Class of 2024 never had the chance to take a Class Photo on the field, this is your chance! Join us at Death Valley to create the Class Photo!
TBD Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our Orientation team in the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement by email at orientation@clemson.edu or by phone at 864-656-0515.