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Fall Family Weekend – September 15-17, 2023


You’re invited to join us for Fall Family Weekend on September 15-17, 2023. 

This weekend is a chance to reconnect with your student and offers a variety of social activities and events throughout campus. Family Weekend events include tailgating before the Clemson vs. Florida Atlantic University football game, academic open houses, family socials, and much, much more. This weekend has something for everyone! 

Be sure to check out our schedule of events on the website and keep an eye out for more details as we approach the fall. There will be multiple events beginning on Friday; weekend events will end by noon on Sunday.


Fall Family Weekend has two separate registration processes. The first is to register for Fall Family Weekend and the second is to purchase Clemson football tickets if you’d like.


Registration for Fall Family Weekend is now open!  

You may register through the Clemson Family & Parent Experience Portal.  

Registration Period: June 21 through September 1 at 11:59 P.M. (EST) 

Cost: Varies depending on which ticket package you choose. Each person attending will need to be registered. Children under 5 years old are admitted free (for non-Athletic events only).  


Family Weekend Ticket Packages 

This year, we are excited to offer Fall Family Weekend participants new package options. When you arrive at check-in for Fall Family Weekend, you will be given a lanyard and badge that corresponds to the package you purchase. This will serve as your credential for the weekend and will give you access to each of those events! Please read the package descriptions below carefully! 



Includes admission to all events, including our traditional signature events, the Tiger Family Tailgate and Family Farewell Brunch. All In Package participants also receive admission to our general admission events including Academic Open Houses, Tiger Family Trivia, Botanical Gardens, Game Day Festivities, and more.  

  • Tiger Family Tailgate, Saturday, September 16  
    • One (1) ticket to the Tiger Tailgate from 3:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. 
    • Includes a classic football game tailgate complete with food, drinks (non-alcoholic), music, yard games and more!

  • Farewell Brunch, Sunday, September 17 
    • One (1) ticket to the Farewell Brunch from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 
    • A classic buffet brunch on the South Green before heading home!  

The All In Package also includes one Family Weekend t-shirt per package purchase; please see those details on the Fall Family Weekend Registration Page and select your t-shirt size! 



Includes admission to all General Admission events: Academic Open Houses, Tiger Family Trivia, Botanical Gardens, Game Day Festivities, etc. This package does not include admission to the Tiger Family Tailgate or Family Farewell Brunch. The General Admission Package does not include a Family Weekend t-shirt purchase; if you would like to purchase a Family Weekend t-shirt separately, you may do so as part of your Fall Family Weekend Registration. 



We hope you will join us on Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Stadium to cheer on the Clemson Tigers against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Our Fall Family Weekend Tickets are SOLD OUT, however you may purchase secondary tickets on Ticket Master. All questions related to football tickets can be directed to

 Should I buy a ticket for my student? 

Yes, if you want your student to sit with you during the game, you will need to buy them a ticket. Some students prefer to sit with their friends in the student section. However, student section tickets are not guaranteed, and students will not know if they have received a ticket for the student section until much closer to the date of the game. 


Fall Family Weekend Schedule 

Check out the full schedule of free and ticketed events on our Fall Family Weekend website.


More Details 

You can find more details by visiting our Fall Family Weekend website including parking information, a detailed schedule, and more. 

We look forward to seeing you at Fall Family Weekend! If you have any questions, please contact us at or 864-656-0515. 

Clemson Families at Fall Family Weekend Tailgate 2022

Family Orientations

The Center for Student Leadership & Engagement is responsible for coordinating the Orientation program as well as a variety of other family programs including Fall and Spring Family Weekends. We recently opened sign-ups for students and have communicated to them their Orientation process. Like the student experience, we will be offering Parent and Family Orientation in a hybrid format consisting of online elements and an optional in-person experience over the summer. The following outlines our Parent and Family Orientation experience for Summer 2023.



As part of this year’s Family Orientation, we will be offering several live Zoom Webinars known as Tiger Talks throughout the summer. Tiger Talks provide an opportunity for parents and family members to hear directly from campus experts, student services staff members, and student leaders.

Tiger Talk: Supporting Your Student’s Transition into Clemson

June 20 – 6 p.m.

This session will feature campus experts whose work centers around helping your first-year or transfer student transition into Clemson successfully. Panelists include representatives from University Housing & Dining, Transfer Student Services Office, Parking & Transportation Services, and Advocacy & Success.

Tiger Talk: Navigating Student Life at Clemson

July 11 – 5 p.m.

Hear from student life experts who will discuss the numerous involvement opportunities available to students. Our panelists will include representatives from the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement, Campus Recreation, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and the Gantt Multicultural Center. Their shared information and resources will help you as family members support your student’s co-curricular experience of Clemson University. 

Tiger Talk: Family to Family Panel

July 18 – 6 p.m.

Members of the Clemson Family Advisory Board will share their experiences as parents and guardians of current Clemson students. Presenters will share advice and tips, as well as important resources available to you as Clemson families. Their shared experiences can offer a road map as you continue to support your student’s Clemson experience. 

Tiger Talk: Next Steps for Success

August 1 – 5:00 p.m.

As we begin the month of August and approach the official start of your student’s first semester, we want to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful. This session will feature an overview of Welcome Week, academic expectations and resources, and internship opportunities. Staff members from the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement, the Academic Success Center, University Ombuds, and the Center for Career & Professional Development will share key dates, deadlines, and opportunities to help your student be successful in and outside the classroom. 

Clemson Parent & Family Experience Portal

Our staff will engage with parents and families online over the summer through our family portal called the Clemson Parent and Family Experience. You should have already received an email inviting you to join the Clemson Parent and Family Experience. I would encourage you to join; creating an account is free. During your student’s time at Clemson, this portal will be your one-stop shop for helpful resources, campus news and important announcements from the university.

Ready, Set, Roar!

We invite you to participate in Ready, Set, Roar! —an optional two-day campus experience in June and July. This experience is an opportunity for new students, parents and families to visit campus and build connections with each other, faculty and academic staff, as well as Clemson itself. Orientation Ambassadors and Clemson staff members will guide you through the program as you hear from campus administrators and representatives from your student’s academic college/major and participate in exciting activities designed to enhance the transition to college. There is a student and guest fee associated with this program and space is limited.

Your student will receive information on how to sign up for this experience in their Clemson email account. If you wish to attend this experience along with your student, be sure your student registers you as a guest. Visit the New Student Orientation Page for more information.

Student Virtual Orientation Experience

Our Virtual Orientation Platform is now live. This module-based platform includes all information critical to your student’s success at Clemson, from campus life and traditions to academics and major-based information. The Virtual Orientation features videos from faculty and staff members, includes quizzes to track students’ comprehension, and is the only required portion of new student orientation.

As a family member, you can also participate in your own track within the Virtual Orientation, which includes much of the same information your student sees, in addition to key events, resources, and tips and tricks relevant to parents & families specifically. You are welcome to do so by clicking “Guest Login” and creating an account at Virtual Orientation Portal.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your student to the Clemson Family! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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