What’s Happening at Clemson

August 17-25, 2019

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Saturday (Aug. 17

Fall semester students are moving into campus housing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Students will move in to Douthit West, Manning, Mauldin, Cribb, DesChamps (formerly Core Campus), McCabe, Shoeboxes, Lightsey Bridge and Calhoun Courts Saturday. For information, contact Philip Sikes (philips@clemson.edu, 864-525-4889).


  • 9 a.m. – President Jim Clements will be helping move students into many communities on campus, beginning with Douthit Hills West (B building)

Monday (Aug. 19)

The academic year officially begins at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Convocation in Littlejohn Coliseum. Among the speakers will be President James P. Clements, academic cornerstone partner Joe Erwin and undergraduate student body President Logan Young and graduate student body President Miles Maynard. The event will be streamed live online. More information about Erwin and Convocation is in this article. For information, contact Philip Sikes (phlips@clemson.edu, 864-525-4889).

Tuesday (Aug. 20)

More than 65 Clemson University students will present at the Summer Creative Inquiry and Undergraduate Research Showcase at the Watt Family Innovation Center Tuesday. The event gives undergraduates a chance to show their Creative Inquiry research work and features digital and paper posters in two different sessions; at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Learn more in this article or contact Cora Allard-Keese (callara@clemson.edu, 864-656-0721).

The President’s New Student Picnic in partnership with Clemson Athletics and IPTAY will be held in Littlejohn Coliseum at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. Freshmen, transfers and new graduate students will be treated to a catered lunch and hear from President James P. Clements, IPTAY CEO Davis Babb and coaches from every varsity athletics team. The event will also feature music from DJ Sha and Tiger Band, as well as performances from the cheerleaders and Rally Cats.

PHOTO/VIDEO OP: Following the picnic, students will make their way to Memorial Stadium to gather at midfield for a class photo, followed by the TigerProwl club and organization fair underneath the concourse. For information, contact Philip Sikes (philips@clemson.edu, 864-525-4889).

Clemson’s annual Welcome Back Festival will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Clemson. Sponsored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Council, the festival will feature more than 80 local vendors offering merchandise and food. The money raised will go to the Student Alumni Council Scholarship Endowment Fund. Last year, the festival raised more than $18,000 for the fund. 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).

Wednesday (Aug. 21)

Fall semester classes begin.


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