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Preparing for the new year

The start of the fall semester is upon us! As you prepare to send your student to Clemson, we have gathered some info that we think will be helpful as your student looks forward to coming to campus.
Inside this Issue
Family Weekend – Save the Date!
Get Involved
Preparing for Move-In
Support Your Tigers!
Financial Aid Reminders for the Semester
How to Pay the Bill
CAFLS Bash at the Barre
Update SDS Forms
Healthy Practices
Living Off Campus?
Returned Home from Studying Abroad
Mark Your Calendar
Family Weekend
Family Weekend — Save the Date!
Family Weekend is right around the corner on September 11–13! We have a lot of new and exciting opportunities added to our events that we hope you will enjoy!

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Tiger Prowl
Get Involved
Tiger Prowl is the largest involvement opportunity of the year! Featuring 400+ registered student organizations, including fraternity and sorority life. The event will provide opportunities for students to get involved and make connections.
Preparing for Move-In
Are you preparing for move-in day? Be sure to check out the move-in-weekend tab on the housing and dining website for reminders, including information about where to ship boxes, the move-in-weekend schedule, parking and traffic plans, important dates, etc.
Athletic Tickets
Support Your Tigers!
To purchase tickets to athletic events (single-game and/or season tickets), visit and click on “Tickets” on the top menu. Alternatively, you can also call 1-800-CLEMSON or visit the Athletic Ticket Office at Memorial Stadium.
Financial Aid
Financial Aid Reminders for the Semester
Financial aid awards (including scholarships, grants and loans) cannot be credited to a student’s bill until he/she accepts the Terms and Conditions in iROAR.

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How to Pay the Bill
How to Pay the Bill
Your student has received an email alerting them that bills are available. The fall bill must be satisfied by the payment due date of August 13, 2015. Learn how to gain access to your students' bill information here!
CAFLS Bash at the Barre
If your student is in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS), please encourage them to join us for a welcome back event that will focus on highlighting our major specific clubs and organizations to new students! This event will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 3–5 p.m. at Barre Hall, outside of the parking loop (120 McGinty Court).
Update SDS Forms
Update SDS Forms
Student Disability Services (SDS) is preparing for the school year ahead! Students with documented disabilities seeking accommodations for the first time should contact 864-656-6848 to schedule a meeting with one of our specialists. Students already registered with our office may need to submit updated annual documentation based on their diagnosis. Please review our documentation guidelines on our website: SDS is located in Suite 239 of the Academic Success Center Building.
Healthy Practices
Healthy Practices
Students are excited to make new friends and reconnect with old ones as they arrive on campus. At times students explore their independence in different ways in college. It is important to have conversations with them about topics such as alcohol and drug use, and encourage them to be safe and responsible. Please visit Healthy Campus’ website and view our new resource, A Guide for Families: Talking With College Students About Alcohol and Other Drugs.
Off Campus Living
Living Off Campus?
The Dean of Students Office at Clemson University serves as a trusted place for care, advocacy and referrals to campus and community partners for all students. If you are moving off campus we have beneficial information for you on our website! Also, be sure to update your personal information and local address on iROAR.
Returning Home
Returning Home
If your student returned home from a summer program abroad there could be some “reverse culture shock” as they get used to life in the States again. To learn a little bit about reverse culture shock visit this website. You will also want to be familiar with our transcript and specific credit information on the Study Abroad website.
We like to keep our families in the loop of some of the great events happening at Clemson. Please be sure to encourage your students to engage in some of the academic and social opportunities here! To see more information on any of the dates listed below, please visit our Clemson University full calendar.

Aug. 13 – Bills are DUE!
Aug. 15 – Freshman Move-in Day
Aug. 15 – RECFEST
Aug. 16 – Last day to register for CPC recruitment
Aug. 16 – Returning Students Move-in Day
Aug. 17 – Welcome Back Festival
Aug. 17 – Beach Party
Aug. 18 – CPC recruitment orientation
Aug. 18 – Meet the Greeks
Aug. 18 – Musical Performance
Aug. 19 – CAFLS Bash at the Barre
Aug. 21 – Last day to register for IFC recruitment
Aug. 22 – IFC recruitment orientation
Aug. 22-31 – CPC Recruitment
Aug. 29-September 3 – IFC Recruitment
Sept. 6 – NPHC Orientation

Have things you would like to see in future issues? Please contact the New Student and Family Programs office at 864-656-0515 or by email at

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