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Clemson Families,
It is an exciting time of year for our staff in University Housing & Dining. We are in the midst of the October housing signup period for the 2019-2020 academic year. We are pleased to continually offer an array of living options, amenities and staff support, ensuring your student’s campus experience is nothing short of amazing.
We also want to utilize this space to recognize and offer solutions and resources for resolving any potential roommate conflicts during this time of year. Each year, residents agree on ways to hold each other accountable through the completion of a roommate agreement. In the event of a conflict or issue, this agreement is reviewed by all parties and their respective resident assistant (RA).
When conflicts arise, the RA will reserve a neutral, private space to host a meeting with all participants. The goal of mediating a conflict or issue between roommates is to share concerns or clarify issues occurring within a particular community. Residents will confront each other about issues negatively impacting the community, review the roommate agreement and take steps to revise the agreement and determine how to hold each other accountable to it.
Roommate issues are not uncommon. As is critical whenever any problem arises, the key to a quick and positive resolution is effective communication. The RA will act as a conversation facilitator between all parties, allowing roommates time to share thoughts without interruption. From there, the parties collectively develop an action plan in response to the presented concerns and issues. Positive and constructive ways to resolve conflict are brainstormed, and any necessary modifications are made to the roommate agreement. While it may be stressful, please know roommate conflicts are a completely normal part of campus life. Our staff is well trained to handle these situations and consider this an opportunity to assist your student in developing valuable life skills.
If your student has not yet signed up for 2019-2020 on-campus housing, there is still time! If you are reading this before Oct. 18, you can click here to start the process and select your preference. We also will have opportunities to sign up later in the academic year and select from spaces that become available as plans change. We have a number of great options for upperclassmen, including Calhoun Courts, Douthit Hills, McCabe Hall, Stadium Suites and Thornhill Village.
Kathy Bush Hobgood
Kathy Bush Hobgood
Asst. Vice President | University Housing & Dining
Spring and Summer Course Registration
Advising 101 Video
Now is the time of year your students register for spring and summer courses. Be sure to remind them to check their emails regularly, so they don’t miss important messages about registration. Check out some great tips from Clemson advisors on how to support your students as they prepare for their appointments.
FAFSA Now Open
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Your student can complete the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool with the appropriate year's tax information.
Parent Plus Loan
Parent Plus Loan
If you are planning to apply for the Parent Plus Loan for the spring semester, the priority date is Nov. 1. Parents of dependent undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (six hours) and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Financial need is not necessary, but the FAFSA is required.
Spring Billing
Spring Billing
Spring bills will be available in November. Keep an eye on due dates and deadlines by becoming familiar with the Student Financial Services website.
Fall Semester Strech
Fall Semester Stretch
The semester is more than halfway complete. Explore some useful tips and strategies from a fellow Tiger on how your student can finish the semester off strong.
Upcoming University Holidays
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming days your student will not have classes. Fall Break will take place Nov. 5-6, and the Thanksgiving holiday will occur Nov. 21-23. Be sure to utilize the academic calendar throughout the year to plan for your student to visit home.
Clemson Ring Ceremony
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The Clemson Ring Ceremony is a longstanding tradition for students who have earned 90 credit hours or more. If your student is planning to participate in this event, please read through the helpful planning information to ensure a great experience!
Kick-Off Clemson Student Job Opportunity
Kick-Off Clemson Job Opportunity
Is your student interested in working with incoming students, developing their creative skills or gaining experience managing events? We are searching for students interested in applying for a dynamic leadership role with our Extended Orientation program, Kick-Off Clemson. For information about serving with Kick-Off Clemson, please visit the Kick-Off Captains and Coordinators page on Tiger Quest.
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