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Campus Reservations and Events

Outdoor Spaces

Campus Reservations and Events oversees ten reservable outdoor spaces. Whether it's a wedding, outdoor concert, or a tailgate, we have the perfect venue for you.

We highly recommend placing reservation requests for all outdoor spaces as soon as possible and up to one year in advance.

You can learn more about our outdoor venue options in the drop-down menu below.

  • Bowman Field

    The "front lawn" of Clemson's campus, Bowman Field, is a Tiger favorite for reading, volleyball, football, tanning, and traditional events! Located in front of Memorial Auditorium (at Old Main) and Military Heritage Plaza, Bowman Field features a wide expanse of grassy area for traditional events such as the annual Homecoming Floats, ROTC drills, International Festival, and more.

  • Carillon Gardens

    The Carillon Gardens are more than picturesque, they are the perfect place for an enthralling outdoor event. From wedding ceremonies and receptions to student-led events, the Carillon Gardens provide hosts and guests alike with a unique opportunity to create a memorable and historic event on Clemson’s campus. Additional events held in the Carillon Gardens include cookouts, graduation parties and even laser tag.

    The Carillon Gardens and historic bell were a gift of the Golden Anniversary Class of 1943, completed in 1993. Dedicated as a tribute to the entire class and those who lost their lives during World War II, the Gardens feature a lush grassy area and are in proximity to the Outdoor Theater, North Green, and Memorial Auditorium (at Old Main).

  • North Green

    The North Green is located between the Outdoor Theatre and Carillon Gardens, directly across from Brackett Hall. With Cooper Library as the backdrop and a perfect view of the reflection pond, this large open space makes for a stunning outdoor venue.

  • Outdoor Amphitheater

    Below the Carillon Gardens and North Green is the Outdoor Theater. In the heart of campus and nestled between the Gardens, Reflection Pond and Cooper Library, the Theater is the perfect venue for your next outdoor event. The Theater seats approximately 1206 on grass and concrete-tiered seating levels. Seating for an additional 1500 is available on the North Green.

    There is space available on the surrounding sidewalks for concessions and merchandise, though the space is not necessarily desirable for ticketed events due to its open nature. The Theater has ample power and is a great location for movies and speakers.

  • Hendrix Breezeway

    The Hendrix Breezeway is a well-traveled covered walkway leading into the rear entrance of the Hendrix Student Center that is frequently used for tabling.

  • Military Heritage Plaza

    In addition to the indoor space, Memorial Auditorium (at Old Main) features an adjunct outdoor space which may fit a stand-alone event or something in coordination with an event indoors. Military Heritage Plaza features a picturesque outdoor space, with a patio or veranda-like feel and is traditionally used for military related events.

  • President's Rotunda

    The President's Rotunda is located between the lawn of the President's home and Sikes Hall, and can be seen from Highway 93. It is a stunning venue for small gatherings and proposals!

  • Cox Plaza

    Named for President Emeritus Walter T. Cox, this plaza is located in front of the Loggia entrance to the Edgar Brown Union. The plaza is a popular meeting spot, venue for organization fairs, and an approved location for non-affiliated free speech reservations.

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