Let’s take a minute to celebrate all the great things that happened this year.

Two students bend over, working on a robotic arm.

Clemson students work on advance manufacturing technology at the Vehicle Assembly Center in Greenville.
Image Credit: Clemson University Relations

Whether it was U.S. News & World Report naming Clemson a top-25 public institution for the 11th consecutive year, the groundbreaking discovery of all the starlight ever produced or announcing workforce development initiatives around the state, this year has been full of achievements for this university thanks to the hard work of our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.

Our community’s commitment to innovation, engagement and excellence makes achievements like these possible and creates momentum to continue moving Clemson forward into 2019 and beyond.

To recognize the great work we’ve achieved together, here are some of the year’s greatest accomplishments.

Read on, and let’s get ready to tackle 2019.

Our Research

From renewable energy testing to Russian meddling, 2018 was another banner year when it came to groundbreaking research.

This year, our faculty:

These are just some of the amazing stories from this year that speak to why Clemson is leading the nation in research. Click here to see more.


Our Students

Every Tiger has his/her own journey to and through Clemson, but each is working to make South Carolina a better place.

In 2018, we watched our students:

Click here to see more of the phenomenal successes our students achieved this year in the classroom, lab and community.


Our Alumni

Vanessa Wyche stands behind a podium, speaking. A large screen is on the stage behind her.

Vanessa Wyche, deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, visited campus in February.
Image Credit: Clemson University Relations

Even after leaving campus, our alumni continue to inspire.

This year, we saw our alumni:

Click here to see more accomplishments from our distinguished alumni.


Our campus

A sign indicating you've arrived at Greenville Health System and the Clemson University Nursing facility in Greenville, S.C. The facility is seen in the background.Since first opening our doors in 1893, Clemson has continued to meet the changing needs of our community. This year was no exception.

In 2018, we celebrated the opening of:

And there are more projects coming in the years ahead.

In February, the Board of Trustees approved a new child care facility, the expansion and renovation of Daniel Hall, an Advanced Materials Science Complex and the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel.

Clemson is moving forward in so many ways, and these exciting physical changes to our campus will help further support where future generations of Tigers live, earn and lead at the highest levels!

Are you ready?