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Clemson Military and Veterans Engagement


Clemson Military Appreciation Week

Monday, Oct. 28-Saturday, Nov. 2


Monday, Oct. 28, 5:30-6:30 P.M.
100 Vickery Hall

Helping Heroes Veterans Panel: Please join us to learn about resources for veterans in the Upstate as well as their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This event will feature a versatile panel from the Greenville Vet Center, Clemson Student Veterans Association, Upstate Warrior Solution, Anderson Veterans Affairs and Clemson Military & Veteran Engagement!

TUESDAY, OCT. 29, 9-11 A.M.
Vickery Hall

Military Appreciation Brunch: All Clemson faculty, staff and students with current or former military service are invited to drop in to meet other Clemson veterans, receive a gift of appreciation, enjoy a complimentary meal and connect to veteran resources. Remarks by Chief of Police Gregory Mullen will begin at 9:30 a.m. Presented by Staff Senate with support from Faculty Senate, Office of Human Resources and Military & Veteran Engagement.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 1:30-3 P.M.
201 Vickery Hall

Clemson Green Zone Training: This 90-minute workshop provides faculty, staff and students with updated and relevant research and resources to build advocacy and understanding in supporting student veterans in higher education. Participants will receive a Green Zone Training sticker and a veterans resource guide upon completing the workshop. Register here.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30, 5-7:30 P.M.
Memorial Auditorium
at Tillman Hall

Surviving Home Viewing: Public viewing of the documentary “Surviving Home” focused on the trials and triumphs of transitioning military veterans, featuring Clemson graduate student veteran Tracey Cooper-Harris. Following the film, Tracey will join the director and producer of the film, Matthew Moul, for a Q&A panel discussion. All are welcome to attend; just be seated by 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 3:30-4 P.M.
Memorial Auditorium
at Tillman Hall

Medal of Honor recipient retired Maj. Gen. Pat Brady will be speaking to Army and Air Force ROTC cadets and student veterans.

FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 6-7:30 P.M.
Memorial Auditorium at Tillman Hall (social at 8 p.m. at Military Heritage Plaza in Tillman Hall)

Jared Lyon Keynote Address and Social: Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America, the nation’s largest student veteran organization, will be addressing the Clemson campus on the importance of veteran integration and inclusion in higher education. Focus will be on the value student veterans bring to campus when they are properly supported with staff and resources. An open social event will follow the address inviting individuals to network with Lyon and other veteran stakeholders in the Clemson community. Food and beverages provided.

GAME DAY EVENTS

FRIDAY, NOV. 1
1 P.M.
SCROLL OF HONOR

Flag Exchange Ceremony: Pershing Rifles will change out the flag flown at the Scroll of Honor.

FRIDAY, NOV. 1
4 P.M. UNTIL KICK-OFF

SCROLL OF HONOR

Pershing Rifles 24 hour vigil: To learn more click here.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2
9 A.M. UNTIL 3 P.M.

BOWMAN FIELD

Air Force and Army ROTC and Marine Corps recruiting tents

Local National Guard unit equipment displayed

USO tent

SATURDAY, NOV. 2
12:30 P.M.; PROGRAM STARTS AT 1:30 P.M.

CARILLON GARDENS

Military Appreciation Day Football Tailgate: This joint tailgate features Clemson student veterans, ROTC cadets and cadre, Clemson Corps alumni, and friends and family as we celebrate Clemson’s Military Appreciation Football Game. RSVP is requested.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2
2:30 P.M.

AMPHITHEATER

Tiger Band Performance: Come listen to the band play their pregame concert.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2
3:40 P.M.
PRE-GAME

Families of fallen recognized

Parachutists and military aircraft flyover (weather permitting)

SATURDAY, NOV. 2
KICK-OFF 4 P.M.
IN-GAME PRESENTATIONS

Veteran shoutouts

VIPs recognized at end of first quarter

Hero of the game

SATURDAY, NOV. 2
HALFTIME

Veterans will again be invited to come down to the West End Zone (WEZ) during halftime. Announcements will be made during the game on exactly when veterans need to proceed to the WEZ. Veterans in the upper decks will have to go through security as they enter Gate 10 and wait in the Visitors Tunnel, so they will potentially miss a large part of the second quarter. Also, only veterans or a caregiver if needed will be allowed to enter Gate 10 or come down onto the field from the WEZ stands portals “X” and “W.” All other family and friends who are not veterans are kindly asked to remain in their seats. For those veterans unable or not wanting to miss watching part of the game, there will be a time during the halftime show where you will be invited to stand to be recognized as your service song is played. Veterans who come down to the field will participate in the halftime show with the band as we honor our 394 alumni on the Scroll of Honor and the eternal sacrifice they made in defense of our country.

Ranger Club conducts a Fallen Soldier Cross

Pershing Rifles conducts a 21-gun salute

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Hero of the Game: Throughout the season, Clemson University Athletics will spotlight Heroes of the Game. Anyone can go to clemsontigers.com to nominate someone.

Donate your tickets for active-duty military or veterans, so they can watch the Tigers play: clemsontigers.com/militarytix

Purple Out game to honor our military: T-shirts on sale at local vendors; proceeds support the Clemson ROTC departments and Clemson Student Veterans. Visit clemsontigers.com for more details.


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Upstate Warrior Solution
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Clemson University Commission on Accessibility
Clemson University Commission on Latino Affairs
Clemson University Commission on the Black Experience
Clemson University Commission on Women
Clemson University LGBTQ Commission
Clemson University Veterans Commission