An Overview of Campus Life at Clemson University
This article was written based on the information and opinions presented by Amanda Poore, an Admissions Counselor at Clemson University, in a CollegeVine livestream. You can watch the full livestream for more info.
Located in Clemson, South Carolina, Clemson University is a big college with much to offer. In this post, we discuss the different clubs and organizations, athletics, and school culture and spirit at Clemson. For more information about Clemson, check out our post on applying to Clemson.
There are more than 550 clubs or organizations on campus, so if you can think of it, Clemson probably has it. You’ll have no problem finding other people who share your interests, so you’re not going to be bored here.
About 25% of the student body is involved in Greek life. It’s prominent at Clemson, and many members of sororities and fraternities love their experience. But if you don’t want to join Greek life, you don’t have to; there are many other ways to socialize at the university.
These include multicultural organizations, religious groups, club and intramural sports, and much more. If you love the outdoors, you’ll have many opportunities to explore the surrounding area. The landscape is beautiful, and great hiking spots with stunning waterfalls are within an hour of campus. There is a lake close by, and you can rent recreational equipment for activities like paddleboarding. You can also relax on the beach.
Athletics at Clemson
Clemson is famous for its school spirit, and it comes out at different sporting events. Sports are big at the school; in addition to the many club and intramural sports you can play, there are 19 different NCAA Division I athletic teams.
Clemson football is a big deal in the fall. Many students go to every single home game and close rival road games. There are student deals on tickets, which can sometimes be hard to come by given their popularity at Clemson. Students have a lottery system for tickets, with seniority at the school giving you a better chance of scoring a seat. There are also season tickets available for students, with prices varying depending on the level of the seats.
There are also pages online for ticket purchasing, such as StubHub and Ticketmaster. Facebook groups can provide another route for cheaper tickets; some season ticket holders won’t be able to attend games and resell their tickets online.
Watching the Clemson Tigers play a football game is an amazing experience for many students, but football isn’t the only sport that’s a big deal on campus. The men’s soccer team recently won the national championship. If you’re a fan of basketball, baseball, tennis, or the many other sports offered by the university, you’ll have a great time cheering on your school.
Diversity at Clemson
Students at Clemson strive to be inclusive of everybody. The surrounding area is more conservative, but Clemson students come from everywhere and are eager to learn from each other.
The Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center is a great resource that runs many diversity initiatives and assists students from diverse backgrounds. The center runs programs and events that help to educate students and celebrity diversity in many forms, from international festivals to LGBTQIA+ programs.
There are many different clubs and organizations at Clemson, and these can help you to find your people. Students are made to feel like they belong. They know that the Clemson campus has a reputation for building a family atmosphere, and everyone is welcome.