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Student Leadership and Engagement


Spring Family Weekend - April 2023

Dates & details to be determined upon release of Clemson athletics schedule in early 2023.

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 2022.

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.

Parents and families of students entering Clemson in Spring 2023 are also welcome to attend Ready Set Roar in person orientation on January 10, 2023.

Student Virtual Orientation Experience

Our Virtual Orientation Platform which goes live May 11. 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

Welcome to Clemson, and Go Tigers!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the schedule for the weekend?

    We are still planning great events for you to attend. As events and activities are confirmed, they will be added to the weekend schedule. To access more information about the Family Weekend schedule, please download the Clemson Events app. The app is available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. Then search “2022 Clemson Fall Family Weekend”.

    Another option is to view the schedule in your web browser on your computer. It is updated often to provide you with the most current information. All registered participants in Family Weekend will also receive an email the week prior to the weekend with the final schedule, to assist you in planning your visit to campus.

  • What is the plan for parking during Family Weekend?

    There will be parking provided for our Family Weekend registered participants for the Friday and Sunday of the weekend, although we cannot guarantee proximity to the events. For game-day Saturday, you will need to follow the football parking guidelines provided by Athletics. Much of campus is reserved parking and not open to the general public for parking.

    General admission football parking is available in the C-1 parking lot on game day. Admission to the C1 parking lot is $30 per car and we encourage you to purchase your pass online through Clemson Parking and Transportation Services. If you have a rental car, type "RENTAL" in the space for the vehicle license plate number.

  • What are the options for someone with accessibility needs?

    The university recognizes a state-issued disability placard that is awarded to a person with mobility issues. On Friday and Sunday of the weekend, you should be able to find an ADA parking space; these spaces are found in multiple locations around campus. On game day, there are special accommodations for patrons with a valid ADA parking pass that also include a shuttle to and from the Memorial Stadium area.

  • What if there is inclement weather?

    Family Weekend events will take place rain or shine, except in the most severe weather conditions. In the event of rain, all activities will proceed as scheduled; we will advise if there is an alternate location. In the event of severe weather (such as lightning), the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement together with Clemson University and the Athletic Department may elect to delay or cancel any part of Family Weekend at any time. Due to the nature of event planning we will not offer any refunds, in full or in part, to any participant for cancellations due to weather. Should there be changes in the schedule, the 2022 Clemson Family Weekend schedule in the CU Events app will be updated for you.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact the Center for Student Leadership & Engagement at or 864-656-0515.

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