COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Student Affairs


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    University implements new Title IX regulations for employees, students

    August 14, 2020

    Clemson University has implemented procedures for employees and students in accordance with new regulations required by the U.S. Department of Education through Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a gender equity law prohibiting discrimination based on gender in education programs and activities receiving federal funding. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual […]

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    COVID-19 testing plans finalized for students

    August 7, 2020

    With the guidance and expertise of internal and external public health experts, Clemson officials have established procedures and guidelines for testing students prior to their return for the Fall semester. The overarching priority of the University’s reopening plan remains the health and safety of the Clemson community. The accepted method of testing for students is a negative polymerase chain […]

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    Clemson announces standardized test optional applications policy for Fall 2021 admissions

    July 30, 2020

    The University will temporarily waive standardized test scores as a requirement for applicants for the 2021-22 academic year in recognition of the challenges presented to prospective students and their families by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Student government leaders take part in virtual town hall

    July 30, 2020

    Leaders from Clemson University’s undergraduate and graduate student governments took part in a 90-minute virtual town hall on Wednesday, July 29. Jonathan Gundana (Clemson Undergraduate Student Government President), Hunter Bond (Clemson Undergraduate Senate President) and Kaitlyn Samons (Clemson Graduate Student Government President) were among 70 participants who heard from University leaders on a number of […]

  • Class of 1967 Endowment provides $100,000 in support of veterans resources

    July 23, 2020

    CLEMSON — The Class of 1967 Endowment for Veterans Resources met its goal of raising $100,000 by July 1, Clemson University announced today. The endowment was established in 2015 through the Clemson University Foundation to honor the class’s 50th anniversary and to ensure future veterans receive care and support through intentional resources and programs. “We’re serving […]

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    Reggie Hawthorne joins Community Foundation board, adding to his service work

    July 21, 2020

    Reggie Hawthorne, director of custodial and building support for University Facilities, has been named to the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Clemson. He’s also the president of the board of the Littlejohn Community Center and is a member of the board of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. While he may sound […]

  • Partnership with MUSC aims to further enhance student health care, provide COVID-19 testing for students

    July 16, 2020

    Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have teamed up with the goal of creating a national model for student health care and well-being initiatives, focused not only on the immediate needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic but also the ongoing health demands of the Clemson student population.

  • John Gressette, pictured alongside President Jim Clements and his parents from Move-In Day 2017, currently serves as president of the Interfraternity Council at Clemson.

    Student Affairs Talk: John Gressette

    July 9, 2020

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. Our next guest in the summer 2020 series is John Gressette, a senior from Columbia, South Carolina. — John Gressette applied to other […]

  • American dreamers: Immigrant mother sees all three children graduate from Clemson

    July 7, 2020

    Isabel Newton knew she wanted a better life as soon as she became pregnant with her daughter. Anaisa Figueroa was born in the small coastal mountain town of Tepic in Nayarit, Mexico, during a time of increasing hardship for residents of that area. Newton saw what life was like for the other children in the town and became determined to provide something better for Anaisa and any future brothers or sisters she might have. Now, all three of her children are Clemson graduates.

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    Clemson alumnus becomes first Marine fighter pilot to graduate TOPGUN in F-35

    July 3, 2020

    U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Derek “Shootsbe” Heinz, a 2007 Clemson University alumnus, has graduated the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) course in the nation’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35C. The Navy announced Heinz became one of the first two F-35 pilots to graduate from the TOPGUN course flying the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.

  • Trinity Scott, a 2019 Orientation ambassador.

    Student Affairs Talk: Trinity Scott

    July 1, 2020

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. Our next guest in the summer 2020 series is Trinity Scott, a senior who serves as an Orientation team leader. — Trinity Scott […]

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    Student Affairs Talk: Brooke Beidler

    June 25, 2020

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. Our next guest in the summer 2020 series is Campus Recreation’s Brooke Beidler, assistant director for integrated fitness. — In just two years, […]

  • Housing and dining staff preparing for Fall 2020

    June 24, 2020

    As the University has continued its laser focus on a return to campus for Fall 2020, Clemson Home has been hard at work re-envisioning the residential and dining components that will need to shift due to COVID-19. “Our mission has always been to create supportive and challenging environments that enrich and nourish lives,” said Assistant […]

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    Unique council maximizes impact of inclusive excellence efforts

    June 23, 2020

    Amid the unrest sweeping over the nation this year, the University is leveraging a unique and effective coalition council to include voices from every corner of campus and the greater Clemson community to guide Clemson toward a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment.