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New Student Orientation - Undergraduate Students

New Student Orientation Overview

Welcome to Clemson University!

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.

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

  • 1. Orientation Sign Ups

    Sign Ups for New Student Orientation for students starting in the FALL 2024 semester will open on May 15, 2024, and will be in your Clemson admissions portal.

    Student Transition and Support Fee (Required, 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.

  • 2. Virtual Orientation Modules

    All incoming new students are expected to navigate through our Virtual Orientation modules, which also open on May 15, 2024. There are seven modules in total, you are expected to finish Module 2: "Academics" before meeting with an academic adviser. Watch for a confirmation form on the very last page of Module 2!

    The remaining 5 modules should be completed before starting class in August. 

  • 3. Academic Advising

    All new students will meet with an academic adviser after completion of Module 2: "Academics". These advising appointments will take place virtually.

    Important: Check your CLEMSON email for communication from your adviser after completing the virtual orientation modules. This is the only form of communication you will receive from your adviser. 

  • 4. Course Registration

    Course Registration is when new students log into iRoar and sign up for FALL classes. After meeting with an adviser you will reserve your date and time to register.

    Fall 2024 course registration will take place during the weeks of June 17-21 and July 15-19. The following is a breakdown of which student populations will register when:

    June 17 - Honors 

    June 18-20 - First-Years

    June 21 - Transfers

    July 15-17 - First-Years

    July 18-19 - Transfers


    Please note:

    • Registration Coordinators distribute class seats equally between all dates shown. Seat availability in classes will be the same on June 17 as on July 19. 
    • Summer Start, Golbal Start and STEM Start students are encouraged to register during a June date. Please proceed through the sign-up process and virtual orientation as quickly as possible to make that happen. 
  • 5. Ready, Set, Roar!

    Our 2024 Ready, Set, Roar! program is an optional in-person Orientation experience on campus. It is designed to connect students and guests to campus, to their academic programs, and to other incoming Clemson Tigers. 

    After attending Ready, Set, Roar! last summer:

    • 96% of students and guests felt like a member of the Clemson Community
    • 97% of students felt prepared to invest in their experience at Clemson 
    • 95% of students Agree/Strongly Agree that Ready, Set, Roar! was worth their time
    • 98% of students said their Orientation Ambassador made them feel welcome

    Each Ready, Set, Roar! Orientation session is linked to an academic college.

    Not sure what college is yours? Check out Clemson's list of degree programs here.

    Our Summer 2024 session breakdown is below:

    • June 3-4 - Business
    • June 6-7 - Education, Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Architecture, Art and Construction, Arts and Humanities, and Undeclared
    • June 10-11 - Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
    • June 13-14 - Science
    • June 24-25 - Summer Start & STEM Start
    • June 27-28 - Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
    • July 1-2 - Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
    • July 8-9 - Global Start, Business
    • July 11-12 - Education, Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Architecture, Art and Construction, Arts and Humanities, and Undeclared
    • July 22-23 - Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
    • July 25-26 - Science


    Space is limited! Sign up using your Clemson admissions portal after you sign up for Orientation!

    Click here to see why students recommend attending Ready, Set, Roar!

  • 6. Ready, Set, Roar! — General Schedule, Summer 2024

    Our Summer 2024 General Schedule is below. For details specific to your college's session, check out our Ready, Set, Roar! Guidebook. This guide includes a fully detailed schedule, in addition to parking and transit information, on-campus resources, and other key info that will be pertinent to your time on campus. Be sure to download the guide using the CU Events App before arriving on campus!

    Day One

    Ready, Set, Roar — General Schedule — Day One
    Time Event
    8-9 a.m. Check-In
    9-9:15 a.m. Program Welcome
    9:15-9:55 a.m. A Holistic Approach to Student Success
    10-10:10 a.m. Orientation Ambassador (OA) Introductions
    10:15-11:15 a.m. Guest Tiger Talk
    10:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Student Small Group One
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Guest Lunch
    12:30-1:30 p.m. Student Lunch
    12:40-1:40 p.m. Guest Clemson Family Ambassador Board (CFAB) and OA Panel
    1:45-3 p.m. Campus Community Showcase
    2:45-4:30 p.m. Interest Sessions
    3:30-5 p.m. Housing Move-In
    5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
    6:45-7:45 p.m. Student Small Group Two
    7-9 p.m. Guest Social
    8-10 p.m. Student Social

    Day Two

    Ready, Set, Roar — General Schedule — Day Two
    Time Event
    7:30-8:30 a.m. Early Housing Check-Out
    7:45-8:45 a.m. Honors Breakfast
    7:45-9:30 a.m. Breakfast
    8:45-9:30 a.m. Guest Tours
    8:45-9:30 a.m. Student Small Group Three
    9:40 a.m. - Noon Academic College Time
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Housing Check-Out

Orientation Checklist

  • Sign up for Orientation and pay the Student Transition and Support Fee (see details above) starting on May 15, 2024 at 9 a.m. Sign up for orientation through the Clemson admissions 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 the weeks of either June 17 or July 15. 

  • Attend Ready, Set, Roar! - our HIGHLY RECOMMENDED experience on campus. See above for more details. 


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