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Military & Veteran Engagement

About Us

About M&VE

M&VE Mission Statement:

  • To Serve and Support the Clemson Military-Connected Community through Engagement, Enrichment, Empowerment, and Education.

  • Engagement: Meet the students where they are and bring them into a successful transition via relevant programming and resources

  • Enrichment: Uplift and honor our students by recognizing their military service and academic accomplishments

  • Empowerment: Push our students toward success by challenging and supporting them in achieving their goals

  • Education: Build a supportive college campus through programming and instruction about the military and student veterans with the goal of increasing empathy and understanding while reducing stereotypes and prejudices 

M&VE Vision Statement:

  • TIGERS: Teamwork, Inclusivity, Growth, Excellence, Responsibility, Support


Programming, Services, and Events

Military and Veteran Advising

Military & Veteran Engagement Advising provides one-on-one advising opportunities for enrolled student veterans and military-connected students to discuss various topics related to their successful transition and adjustment to Clemson University and civilian society. First-semester students and those below the GPA requirement to graduate are strongly encouraged to participate; however, any students can engage for an advising session. M&VE serves as supplemental advising to academic advising provided by students’ academic advisers and covers various topics such as academic support, career preparedness, physical and mental health, financial stability, goal-setting, community resources, social engagement, resiliency and mental toughness, and more.

New Student Military Onboarding 

Military Onboarding will be held at the beginning of each semester. Information relevant to their military experience and support on campus will be presented. This is a great opportunity to learn about various on-and off-campus resources for veterans and military-connected students. Watch your student inbox for an email notification of this event, or simply check our updated monthly newsletter.

Military Appreciation Day Events

Clemson is proud to honor military service members and veterans at annual Military Appreciation Day (MAD) sporting events. Clemson usually hosts MAD Events for Football and Soccer in the Fall and Basketball and Baseball in the Spring. Student veterans are an important focus of every MAD event. Information to participate and be recognized is included in the monthly Paws and Stripes newsletter.

Veterans Graduation Recognition 

Every May and December, prior to the university commencement ceremony, we host a Veterans Graduation Recognition, a free celebratory event for graduating veterans to recognize the military service and academic accomplishments of our students. Graduating veterans will receive their red, white, and blue veteran graduation cord, a Clemson veteran challenge coin, a letter signed by Clemson University President, Dr. James Clements, and a letter congratulating and inviting them to join the Clemson Corps alumni group. Graduating veterans will be invited by email in their final semester. August graduates are invited to participate in the May graduation event.

For additional information, please contact Military and Veteran Engagement or, at 864-656-2982.

Military & Veteran Engagement
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