Clemson Agricultural College formally opened as an all-male military school in July 1893 with an enrollment of 446. It remained this way until 1955 when the change was made to “civilian” status for students, and Clemson became a coeducational institution. In 1964, the college was renamed Clemson University.
Ranked as the 21st best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. The research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by our faculty and students are driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.
With an emphasis on research and economic development, Clemson is strongly focused on collaboration and encouraging faculty, students and economic partners to embrace and pursue bold ideas. Teaching, research and outreach are driving development and improving the quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.The research and economic development centers support a knowledge-based economy and are focused on advanced materials, automotive and transportation technology, biotechnology and environmental sustainability.
The Center for Career and Professional Development was created through the merger of the Cooperative Education Program and The Michelin Career Center. In addition, the UPIC Program was created to manage and facilitate our extensive on-campus internship and cooperative education program. The career center offers many unique services, such as career workshops, on-campus interviewing, experiential education opportunities (co-op program and internship programs), and others.
When becoming a full-time student at Clemson University students will probably encounter some new technical terms and procedures. To help with them this process, the CCIT Customer Support Center has compiled this summary of some of the things they need to know.
When students come to Clemson, they expect the best in both academics and campus life. The University offers great housing, dining, transportation, health services, activities — everything that makes Clemson feel like home away from home.University Housing is pleased to offer an array living options that will suit a variety preferences, making life on campus convenient and comfortable option while being centrally located.First-year students should search the different types of residence halls, noting the location on campus of each hall and the type of space. Upper-class students may look at any of the remaining locations for their options.
The Clemson University Libraries serve as the portal to scholarly information and discovery. With electronic access to thousands of journals and books, growing digital media collections, printed materials, maps and audio/visual recordings, the library provides access to collections that support research, innovation and learning.
Clemson University offers on-campus internet connectivity to all faculty and staff. In addition, guest visiting Clemson can gain access to the internet via Clemson Guest network or Eduroam.Internet connectivity is provide to all users when on campus. However, registration of all devices accessing Clemson network must be go through the 'NetReg" process.
The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services provides comprehensive Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance service to the campus of Clemson University. Service is also provided to the surrounding community through mutual aid when requested. Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians provide 24 hour a day, year round response, assessment, treatment and transportation services.
When students live on campus, the entire campus is their home away from home. The best part is, they don’t have to leave Clemson Home to experience some of the best things Clemson University has to offer.The backyard is where the Tigers play. Whether it’s Death Valley, Littlejohn Coliseum, Doug Kingsmore Stadium or the Walker Golf Course, there’s always something exciting going on in backyard.
Originally built in 1930 as the Clemson Field House, Swann Fitness Center is the main fitness building on Clemson's campus. Across its area of 175,000 sq ft., the Swann Fitness Center houses state of the art facilities including:
There are plenty of student organizations in different domains:
The Clemson Air Rifle Club was established in 1991 to provide the Clemson community with quality marksmanship instruction, firearm safety training, and an outlet for competition.
Clemson University Minority Recruitment Team (CUMRT) is a student organization that aims to increase diversity and multicultural awareness at Clemson University by attracting minority high school students.
Clemson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the bachelors, masters, education specialist and doctoral degrees.