COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Stories by John Gouch

  • Alanna Landreth (standing) shows Vicki Roberts how to log an incoming work request for Oconee County Emergency Services. The two are among 40+ employee volunteers from Clemson University aiding Seneca tornado victims.

    Clemson employees lend a helping hand to Seneca tornado victims

    April 29, 2020

    Twenty-three tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in the state of South Carolina on the morning of Monday, April 13, leaving behind significant damage to more than 1,500 homes. About 15 percent of those homes were in Oconee County, just miles from Clemson University’s main campus. The storm devastated many Seneca residents. Several university […]

  • Clemson Family steps up to support employees, students with COVID-19 emergency funds

    April 15, 2020

    The Clemson Family is stepping up to help employees and students who face financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Jim Clements announced the creation of the employee and student emergency funds Friday in message to students, faculty and staff. He also announced that donations to support the funds could be made through the […]

  • Clemson labs come through with difficult-to-find safety supplies for those at risk

    April 14, 2020

    Before March, few people outside the health and safety fields had heard of PPE or realized how important ­– and difficult to obtain – it would become as COVID-19 spread across the country. Clemson University’s COVID-19 Emergency Operations team (EOC) knew obtaining PPE – personal protective equipment – would be critical to protect the University’s […]

  • Clemson Votes: Teaching students to engage in the democratic process

    April 14, 2020

    Since last year, a group of faculty, staff and students has been working to increase Clemson University students’ engagement with the nation’s democratic processes. They want to encourage them to respond to the Census 2020 campaign, register to vote and actually turn out to vote this November. While data show Clemson students have registered to […]

  • 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 […]