What’s Happening at Clemson

August 18-26, 2018

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Saturday (Aug. 18)

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: President Jim Clements will be among the volunteers helping first-year students move into residence halls. He will start at 8:30 a.m. at Core Campus, followed by Byrnes, Manning and Lever halls, they wrap up before 1 p.m. at Lightsey Bridge 1. For information, contact Amber Dees (adees@clemson.edu, 864-656-3623).

Monday (Aug. 20)

Clemson University’s academic year will officially begin at 10:30 a.m. at the University Convocation in Littlejohn Coliseum. Students, faculty and staff and community members are invited to the ceremony and to hear remarks from Tom F. Chapman (‘65), retired chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc., and Clemson President James P. Clements. For information, contact Tara Romanella (tromane@clemson.edu, 310-869-5530).

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: The annual Welcome Back Festival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Clemson. Sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Council, the festival will feature more than 80 local vendors offering a variety of merchandise and food. President James P. Clements and Clemson Mayor J.C. Cook will speak and the Tiger mascot will be there along with a Clemson Spirit Squad. For information, contact Stewart Summers (ssummer@clemson.edu, 864-656-5653).

Tuesday (Aug. 21)

The Clemson University Nursing building, a $31.5 million education and research facility housing an expansion of Clemson’s baccalaureate nursing program at Greenville Health System (GHS), will officially open at noon with a ribbon-cutting at 605 Grove Road, Greenville. Clemson President James P. Clements and GHS President Spence Taylor will be among the speakers. A collaborative effort between GHS and Clemson, the building will help the two entities meet a growing need for nurses and bolster health innovation and research efforts in the Upstate. The building features state-of-the-art simulation equipment for nursing education including high-fidelity human simulators, and is adjoined to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville by a two-story connector as part of an initiative to foster interdisciplinary education. For additional information about the event and close-access parking, contact Frances Parrish at fparris@clemson.edu or 864-616-4836 or Sandy Dees at sdees@ghs.org or 864-303-4115.

More than 400 student organizations will be in the north and south concourses of Memorial Stadium from 2 to 5 p.m. for Tiger Prowl, the annual event to recruit members and volunteers. For information, contact cuorgs@g.clemson.edu or 803-767-6440.

Wednesday (Aug. 22)

Fall semester classes begin.


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