As we close the book on 2018 in the Division of Student Affairs, we felt it would be worthwhile to look back before the calendar officially flips to a new year. It’s been a busy, exciting time throughout Student Affairs, and many of the individuals and groups responsible for enhancing the Clemson Experience are included in the visual recap below. Images provided by University Relations and Student Affairs Publications are broken down into four important categories symbolic of the Clemson Experience: campus life, students, facilities and staff.

Douthit Hills West, home of upperclassmen at Clemson.

One of the top highlights of 2018 was the opening of Douthit Hills, Clemson University’s newest on-campus residential community.
Image Credit: Clark Nexsen, Inc.

Some of the highlights of the past year include:

  • Douthit Hills opened as an on-campus residential community option for both freshmen and upperclassmen; its centralized Hub offers residents and guests expanded retail dining options, as well as a new campus bookstore and fitness center.
  • Vickery Hall became the new home of an expanded, more flexible Student Veteran Center in the fall.
  • The majority of work was completed by year’s end on the new championship turf field for Intramural and Club Sports at the Snow Family Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center. The field will open in the spring of 2019, while work recently began to the new Outdoor Education Center as well.
  • Clemson Miracle, a student-led organization, raised over $230,000 through its annual dance marathon to support the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital.
  • Clemson Hope, another student org, delivered more than 1,100 holiday gifts to Title I area elementary schools in Walhalla and Westminster.
  • Additional pillar donors, including Ashley Johnson, came forward in support of the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel. To date, nearly $7 million has been raised privately to build the chapel on Clemson’s campus.
  • Clemson University Police and Fire/EMS came together and performed Katy Perry’s hit single “Roar” as part of the Lip Sync Challenge which gained popularity over the summer. The video registered well over 1 million views over Clemson’s social media channels.
  • Tom, Kathy and Matt Reed were named Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of the Year. Tom and Kathy are part of the Vice President’s Executive Council and pledged to name a future softball field at the Snow Family property, while Matt graduated in December 2018.
  • Greg Mullen was named new chief of police at Clemson and also assumed the title of associate vice president for public safety, further strengthening Vice President Almeda Jacks’ executive team.

the best of 2018