COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Stories by John Gouch

  • Keep fit while staying home with help from Campus Recreation

    March 31, 2020

    Campus Recreation is posting resources online to help faculty and staff exercise without leaving their homes due to COVID-19 concerns. The Virtual Fitness routines are online at They include: A Facebook page with instructions for such routines as the Home Workout Series, which has eight exercises that require no equipment; An Instagram account with […]

  • Specialized COVID-19 mental health and stress relief resources

    March 31, 2020

    Faculty and staff who are feeling depressed or stressed during this unprecedented pandemic can get help from several resources on the COVID-19 website. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), normally associated with students, also has help for faculty and staff on its mental health website, including: Everyone with a email address has access to CAPS’ online program […]

  • Photo of Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick Jr. seated

    Emeritus Trustee Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick Jr., 86, passes

    March 12, 2020

    Clemson University Emeritus Trustee Dr. Fletcher C. Derrick Jr., 86, died Monday, March 9, 2020. A native of Johnston, Dr. Derrick graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medicine in 1954. In 1958, he earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • Campus officials continue preparations, response for COVID-19

    March 4, 2020

    Clemson University officials continue to monitor coronavirus disease 2019 — better known as COVID-19 — which first appeared in the United States in the state of Washington on Jan. 21, 2020.

  • Timely medical care for employees, right here on campus at the Sullivan Center

    March 4, 2020

    Employees who are feeling sick, need a flu shot or routine medical care can turn to the Joseph F. Sullivan Center in Edwards Hall, which often can get them in to see a nurse practitioner on the same day.

  • Map of McMillan Road closing for utility construction

    Construction and reduced hours or access to facilities during Spring Break

    March 4, 2020

    Spring Break means a week off for students, but for employees who remain on Clemson’s main campus, it means construction might affect getting around campus and some facilities are closed or open on limited schedules. Facilities will take advantage of the week to work on some projects that could disrupt travel, including: The intersection at […]

  • WalkSC logo

    ‘Walk’ across South Carolina in the 12-week WalkSC step challenge program 

    March 3, 2020

    WalkSC is a 12-week program beginning next week encouraging you to walk the equivalent of the length of South Carolina without actually making the trip. Based on a step challenge, and developed by Clemson Extension, participants who sign up gain access to a private Facebook group and receive a two-to three-minute video each week about a diet or exercise topic and flier with nutrition, exercise and health tips

  • Eric Lapin participating in a video interview

    Eric Lapin is using his PLI experience to incorporate arts into Clemson’s larger mission

    March 3, 2020

    Eric Lapin sees his participation in this year’s President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) as a natural extension of the work he was doing to earn his Clemson Ph.D. He is using his PLI experience to find ways to incorporate the arts into the larger mission of Clemson University.

  • Photo of Philip H. Prince

    Former Clemson President and Trustee Phil Prince dies

    February 29, 2020

    Former Clemson University President and Trustee Philip Hunter Prince, 93, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

  • Members of MBSA at a group social event.

    Outstanding students: Leaders in Clemson’s Minority Business Student Association

    February 27, 2020

    Tevej Rhodes understands the hurdles a person of color can face in the business world. “From pronouncing my name wrong” – it’s pronounced “Tuh-vaye” – to “worrying about my physical presentation (how my hair looks, how my nails look), I think it can get into my head and even affect my mental well-being. I don’t […]

  • Open forums for associate provost and Graduate School dean

    February 19, 2020

    Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the two remaining open forums for Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. Please mark your calendars to attend. To facilitate those interested in attending the open forums, the following calendar links will schedule the event directly to your Outlook calendar. Please follow the steps below to add these events. Aondover Tarhule, Feb. 24 […]

  • New resource provides updated reporting form for discrimination, harassment and retaliation 

    February 17, 2020

    Clemson University strives to provide a welcoming and safe campus and as part of that effort there is an updated reporting process for discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation. Employees, students and visitors at Clemson University now have access to an online knowledge center containing resources for identifying and reporting discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation. The knowledge center includes an […]

  • Photo of Mattie Lee being crowned Miss Clemson University

    Miss Clemson University Pageant gives back to the community

    February 14, 2020

    On Friday, Jan. 31, the Student Guide Association’s Mattie Lee was named Miss Clemson University after competing with 15 contestants from other on-campus organizations. After taking the crown, Lee, a communication major from Charlotte, talked about the importance of this annual competition. “Even though it’s titled a pageant, it is a philanthropy event at the end of the day,” she said.

  • Donated canned goods line the shelves at the pantry.

    Clemson’s student-run Paw Pantry assists students facing food insecurity 

    February 10, 2020

    Tucked away in Suite 704 of the University Union, student beneficiaries enter a safe and relieving space. Filled with supplies of food and hygiene products, students sign in and begin browsing the shelves. While some grab cans or boxes of food, others select personal products like shampoo, all for free.

  • University’s Marketing and Communications receive accolades

    February 5, 2020

    Clemson University received awards from several professional organizations recently. The MarCom awards, one of the largest, most-respected creative competitions in the world, recognized Clemson University work from among approximately 6,000 print and digital entries from dozens of countries. Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, the awards honor excellence in marketing and communication while […]