Campus Living Guide
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From the Director
Welcome to Clemson University
housing! The staff of the University 2 Where Do You Fit In?
Housing office is committed to doing
4 The Big Move
9 The Clemson Family
ble to make your
11 You Can Count on Us
13 Hall in a Day’s Work
the best they can
be. Please call on 15 One Clemson
us if we can help 16 Roommates: Respect Is
in any way. the Key
19 At Your Service
Doug Hallenbeck, Ph.D. 24 Food for Thought
Executive Director of Housing 26 Beds Aloft?
27 Fish Tales
29 Play It Safe
University Housing Mission
33 That’s the Rule
The mission of University
37 Coming to Campus
Housing is to provide students with
40 Campus Map
safe, clean, well-maintained, reason-
ably priced housing where academic 44 Call Us!
success and personal growth are pro- Back cover Checklist
Additional information is available
at our Web site:
Keep this guide in a handy place!
You’ll want to bring it to campus
when you come.
Where Do You
College may seem like a mystery to you right
now. But remember, it’s brand new for everyone else
in your class, too. You’re about to join a great group
— the Clemson family! And you’ll have the time of
your life as you find your place in the Clemson com-
If you’re nervous about having a roommate,
don’t worry. Some students have never shared a
room with anyone, but it’s not as hard as you may
think. You can have a great time! At Clemson, you’ll
get to know many different kinds of people — that’s
a good thing. Learning to live with other students is
as much a part of your college education as anything
you’ll learn in the classroom.
We’ve included your housing assignment in this
package with the name and address of your room-
mate. You may want to contact him or her before
you arrive at Clemson. Students tell us that the
phone calls and emails they exchanged before com-
ing to campus took a lot of pressure off their first
day here. So, start getting to know each other and
then relax. We know you want to fit in here. And, at
Clemson, we’re in it together!
All new students (those who have never attended Clemson University) may
move in beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2009. All returning students
may move in beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Arrivals prior to these
dates and times are NOT possible because residential areas are still being prepared, and
staff are not yet in place.
We want to make things as easy as possible for you and your parents, so we’ve set up
this suggested schedule for Saturday and Sunday to help minimize long lines and traffic
jams. We strongly recommend that you try to arrive according to this schedule.
If your last name begins It’s a good idea to pick up your key
with: Try to move in: as soon as you get on campus. Just go to
A-I 8:00-9:00 a.m. or the front desk of your assigned residence
12:30-1:30 p.m. hall or apartment to get it. Be sure to
J-R 9:30-10:30 a.m. or have a picture ID with you.
S-Z 11:00 a.m.-noon or Ship Shape
3:30-4:30 p.m. If you want to ship trunks or large
boxes, send them to University Station,
We know that everyone may not be Clemson University, Clemson SC 29632.
able to follow this plan because of travel Your name and box number must appear
or other complications, but using this on all items. Pickup hours are from
schedule will help. You can check in 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The
each day until 10:00 p.m. If you want to Clemson University Post Office is on the
avoid the biggest crowds, you might con- lower level of the University Union. For
sider moving in on Monday or Tuesday. your convenience, the University Post
For the spring semester, residence Office will be open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
halls and apartments will open on both days of move-in weekend, August
Sunday, January 3, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. 15-16, 2009.
Get Ahead of the Pack Keep It Legal!
If you live fairly close to campus Be sure to carefully review your
(within a two- to three-hour drive), it’s copy of the University Housing Con-
best to pack only the things you really tract for all applicable rules, regulations
need, including clothes to last 14 days. and policies concerning your new home
After a couple of weeks, you can go and community. Many of these are also
home and get the rest of your belong- discussed in this guide on pages 26-36.
ings. By then, you’ll have a better idea Remember, the contract you signed is for
of what you need and what will fit into the entire academic year (both fall and
your room. spring semesters).
What a Load!
President and Mrs. Barker
When you move in, we’ll have cer-
volunteer at move-in.
tain areas that you can use to unload
your things, but you can’t leave your car
or truck unattended in these spots. After
unloading, please move your vehicle to
a nearby parking lot. If it rains, we’ll
change the plans to allow residents to
put their things in the nearest dry area
(such as a porch or lobby). If you have a
hand truck, bring it with you.
The Personal Touch season. Remember that you have to find a
Just picture it — a place that shows off place for whatever you bring to the room.
your personal taste and interests. It’s a little Soft luggage can be folded and easily stored,
bit of “you.” That’s what your room will be, and many students find that footlockers
once you and your roommate dress it up. are easy to use for transporting and storing
Remember, it won’t look that way when things in the room.
you first walk in! Most residence halls have refrigerators
A lot of our students get in touch with and microwave ovens available for your use,
their roommate before they come to cam- either in the hall kitchen or lounges. You
pus so they can start the decorating process might also want to consider renting a
together — color schemes, posters — what- Microfridge (combination microwave/
ever it takes. Talking together ahead of refrigerator-freezer). If so, see the “Cool It!”
time also helps you decide what to bring so section on page 7. Some other things you
you don’t end up with two stereos and no may want to bring include the following:
• Iron and portable ironing board
Bring It! • Desk lamp (not halogen)
Pack up your computer, television,
VCR, stereo, CD player and radio! • Alarm clock
You can bring all of those things with • Clothes hangers
you. Keep a level head, though. You want • Mattress cover (extra-long)
to be comfortable, but you probably won’t • Bed linens (extra-long)
have space for everything you own because • Surge protector (see your contract for de-
you’ll be living in a room, not an entire tails on this power strip)
house. Closets and dresser space are limited, • Towels
so bring only the clothes you need for a
• Small vacuum cleaner carpet from home because these areas are
• Trash can not carpeted. You can also buy a remnant
(See complete list on back cover.) at numerous local stores. Be sure to check
out the room measurements and floor plans
DIRECTV online at www.clemson.edu/housing.
Basic DIRECTV service is available in
all housing areas, and it’s already included Cool It!
in your semester housing fee. If you’re a re- You can keep a refrigerator in your
ally big movie fan, you can buy additional room if it’s no larger than 3.6 cubic feet. A
premium packages directly from the combination Microfridge multipliance is
DIRECTV company at 1-800-610-0797. also available for rent. This unit includes
a microwave (the only microwave allowed
Bring Your Laptop in residence halls), a refrigerator and a
Internet access can put you in touch zero-degree freezer. New and used units are
with the four corners of the earth, and available. Student Government and Col-
Clemson University can take you there legiate Concepts provide this service, and
from the comfort of your own room! All of they can have it delivered to your room.
our residence halls and apartments are fully Just go online to www.collegefridge.com or
wired through a campuswide network. Each call 1-888-929-0806 for more informa-
student has a dedicated, high-speed data tion or to place an order. All University
port, which is separate from the phone line. apartments have full-size refrigerators, and
As an added bonus to living on cam- microwaves are also available in Lightsey
pus, all residence halls have wireless access Bridge I and II.
in all the common areas. This means you
can use your laptop while doing laundry or
just sitting around waiting on your friends.
The freshman halls have wireless cyber
lounges that give you a place to sit and
work in comfort or you can meet with other
students to work on group projects. These
cyber lounges also have Ethernet hookups.
All incoming freshmen are required to
have a laptop. For more information on this
requirement or for information on purchas-
ing a laptop, please visit www.clemson.edu/
Roll Out the Carpet
If you want the feel of carpet between
your toes and you plan to live in Johnstone,
Benet, Young, Cope, Geer or Sanders, you
may want to consider bringing room-size
Making a Call?
If you would like telephone service in We also have a few rules to help protect
your room or apartment, you may contact the room and walls from interior decorators
the Telecommunications Office to have the who get carried away —
service connected. For more information,
email the Telecommunications Office at • Posters should be hung with white “plas-
TelecomService-L@clemson.edu. Remember tic tack.” No tape, nails or tacks can be
to bring your own telephone. Telecommuni- used on the walls.
cations will service your telephone line but • All lofts and any other personal furniture
not your telephone. must be “free-standing” and must not be
attached in any way to the walls, ceiling
Leave It at Home! or other room fixtures.
We want to keep the residence halls as
Many areas have bed frames that can
safe as possible, so there are some things we
be bunked or lofted, but check with your
just can’t allow in your room:
RA first to see if your beds are bunkable
• Candles (not even as decoration) and how they work. Keep in mind that ev-
• Halogen lamps ery few weeks your room will be inspected.
• Microwave ovens/cooking appliances The date and time of these inspections will
(except Microfridges, thermostatically be posted 24 hours in advance.
controlled percolators and hot-air pop-
• Electrical fixtures such as ceiling fans or
• Parachute canopies on the ceiling
• Pets (except fish in a 10-gallon tank or
One of the unique things about Clemson is that even though it’s a large university, it feels
more like a family. Becoming a Clemson Tiger is an experience that will stay with you for a life-
time. There are a lot of activities going on at Clemson and plenty of different people to enjoy
them with you.
Think of the residence hall as your “neighborhood” and the University as your “town.” In
addition to groups and organizations for a number of different social concerns, political causes,
religions, hobbies, sports and special interests, the University offers educational activities such as
stress management, résumé-writing workshops, Black History Month, Alcohol Awareness Month
and AIDS Awareness Day. Take your pick, or help plan your own!
Clemson is well-known for its mission of service to the people of South Carolina, and stu-
dents are right out front with participation in blood drives, events for local charities, recycling,
clothing and food drives, and many other projects. You can learn something and have fun in
hundreds of activities — and it’s a great way to meet people with the same interests.
We’ll make sure you have all the help you need to settle into your new Clemson life. The
University Housing office employs close to 600 people to assist you in day-to-day living. Best of
all, you can get help with a lot of your questions or problems from someone right on your floor!
Your RA can either answer your questions or refer you to someone who can.
Count on Us
RAs management of the residence halls or apart-
Resident assistants (RAs) are undergradu- ment communities, assist with roommate
ate students who live within each community. conflicts and serve as your connection to cam-
University Housing employs one (or more) pus resources.
RAs for each floor or area. Their No. 1
priority is to help you make your Clemson ex- ACs
perience the best it can be. RAs give advice, Area coordinators (ACs) are full-time,
keep you informed and help you learn what’s professional Housing employees who live in
what at Clemson. And sometimes, your RA is the various residential communities, supervise
just someone to listen when you need to talk. the RDs and have responsibility for adminis-
trative duties in your area.
Resident directors (RDs) are graduate
students who live in each housing area and
supervise the RAs and desk assistants in that
area. They are responsible for the overall
Clemson University Police Department staff members by their uniform. If you need to
The Clemson University Police Depart- request maintenance services, fill out a Main-
ment (CUPD) is a 24-hour law enforcement tenance Request Form at the front desk; call
agency with sworn police officers certified by (864) 656-5450; or go online to www.clemson.
the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and com- edu/housing. Occasionally, contractors will
missioned by the governor of South Carolina. perform specialized maintenance services. For
Officers are committed to your well-being and emergency maintenance service, contact your
encourage you to take an active role in your RA or RD.
Desk Services Although you’re responsible for keeping
A “control” desk is the main operations your room clean, University Housing em-
center for a given housing area. Student desk ploys a custodial staff to clean all common
assistants (DAs) staff these control desks for areas such as lounges, hallways and communal
the residence halls and apartment areas. They bathrooms. You’ll see the same face on a regu-
greet guests, issue keys, take maintenance lar basis because one custodian is assigned to
requests and answer the main phone. Take your area. Take the time to meet your hall/
a moment to learn where your area desk is area custodian. He or she is an important part
located. of your community.
If custodial services are needed in your
building, call (864) 656-5450. For emergency
University Housing employs a full-time
custodial services, contact your RA or RD.
staff for maintenance in all residential areas.
We appreciate your assistance in keeping your
You can easily recognize the maintenance
common areas clean.
All for One
in a Day’s Work
Residence Hall Association own residence hall or apartment complex.
The Clemson University Residence Hall The Area Council is made up of elected or
Association (RHA) is right at home work- appointed representatives from every hall
ing for you! RHA is the student voice for and apartment complex. The Area Council
housing concerns, programming and leader- organizes programs and makes recommenda-
ship opportunities. We invite all students to tions on housing policies. Contact your RA
participate in this group. Log on to www. or RD if you’re interested in serving. Get
housing.clemson.edu/rha for more information. involved!
RHA funds are raised through linen/
comforter sales, final exam kits and several Student Employees
other fundraising programs. The sale of lin- You may be able to find a job right in
ens is handled by a national company called your own residential area. University
On-Campus Marketing. To find out more or Housing hires enrolled students as front-desk
to place an order, just go online to www.rhl. assistants, office workers, student program
org/clu or call 1-800-957-4338. assistants, weekend custodians, maintenance
assistants and resident assistants. Talk to your
Area Councils RA about job opportunities with University
If you’re looking for a group to join, you Housing if you’d like more information.
don’t have to look any further than your
Hall Meetings schedules. Residence halls are closed between
Your resident assistant wants to keep you the fall and spring semesters, from the morning
informed, so sometimes all the residents in a after December graduation until early January.
hall or area will meet to hear what’s up or to Look for information related to holidays in the
discuss things. Your RA will put up posters to Clemson Home newsletter, which will come to
let you know when a hall or area meeting is you through your RA and by email.
scheduled. If you can’t make the meeting, check
with your RA to catch up. Visitation
The times that members of the opposite
Student Judicial Boards sex can visit your room are designated as either
Sometimes, the University has to step in “standard” or “self-regulated” visitation, depend-
to uphold Clemson’s core values — integrity, ing on where you live. Check with your RA
honesty and respect. Student peer review boards to be sure. In the residence halls, you have to
hear cases of alleged misconduct that occur escort your guest to and from the room, and
within and outside of University housing. These you must be in the room during the visit. If
boards are made up of students, and they work you’d like to have some of your old friends (or
in cooperation with Student Government and a brother or sister) hang out with you for the
the Office of Community and Ethical Standards. weekend, be sure to talk to your roommate first
If you’re interested in serving on one of these and see if the visit fits with his or her plans.
boards, call the Office of Community and Ethi- However, overnight visits by members of the
cal Standards at (864) 656-0510. opposite sex are not permitted in halls with
communal baths. If you want to have a guest
Holiday Breaks for more than two consecutive nights or a guest
Sometimes it’s impossible or impractical who visits frequently, you’ll need to obtain writ-
for our students to travel home during breaks. ten permission from your RD or AC. Please
Residence halls and apartments are open over see your University Housing Contract for more
spring and fall breaks as well as the Thanks- details on Clemson’s visitation policies. The
giving holiday. There are fewer staff members bottom line is mutual respect for everyone.
around, but security officers keep their regular
At Clemson, there are students from all Challenging yourself.
over the United States and 80 other countries. (Get to know people who are different from
Regardless of where our students come you.)
from, they have many of the same goals and Asking questions.
ideals — they want a great educational experi- (Don’t be afraid or embarrassed. People wel-
ence and a chance to grow as members of the come questions.)
global community. We believe our strength as a
Clemson “family” comes from sharing different Accepting that your values may conflict
ideas and experiences that broaden our view of with another’s values.
the world. In University Housing, we support (You can accept others’ values without
this educational process. We are personally and agreeing with them.)
professionally committed to encouraging accep- Attending diverse University events and
tance and celebrating these differences within Housing-sponsored programs.
our communities. (Education doesn’t stop inside the class-
Each unique aspect of yours and your room, and it can be FUN!)
neighbor’s is valuable — whether it’s political
Inappropriate behaviors or acts of intoler-
affiliation, regional ties, race, ethnicity, cultural
ance will be confronted. Any action that stifles
or national origin, religious beliefs, sexual ori-
another person’s responsible expression of
entation, gender, age, mental and/or physical
his/her individuality interferes with everyone’s
challenges, socioeconomic class, academic class,
opportunities for growth. Join us in maintain-
personality types, etc. We encourage you to get
ing your right to be yourself and to learn by
into the spirit of the Clemson community by —
interacting with others. When you protect the
Keeping an open mind. rights of one, you advance the primary goal of
(Don’t make assumptions about others. You all — education! Here at Clemson, it’s all for
could be wrong.) one and one for all!
Respect Is the Key
Living with a roommate doesn’t have to be a “big deal.” The most important thing is that you
keep an open mind and learn to respect each other. Get to know your new roommate the same as
you would any other new person. You already know that both of you want a Clemson education! So,
just take it from there.
Talk About It
Want to know how to get along with room-
mates? Talk to them! It’s the most important
thing you can do in a relationship. If something
is bothering you, the sooner you talk about it,
the sooner you’ll be able to work it out. After
all, no one can read your mind, and you can’t
read anyone else’s!
Lend an Ear
Sometimes, it’s just one of those days. Try
to understand why your roommate may have
reacted a certain way. It may have nothing to
do with you. Maybe he or she is having a tough
time and just needs someone to listen . . . may-
be your roommate can do the same for you.
Take a Breather
Everyone needs a little space occasionally
— time to be alone and just think things out.
Keep that in mind, and give each other time
for privacy. You can fill your need for peace and
quiet while your roommate is in class or at a
Be User Friendly
We each have our own ideas about sharing
our things. Take the time to ask before you bor-
row things that belong to your roommate. It’s
an even better idea to talk this out up front and
agree on what’s community property and what’s
Share Your Neat Ideas
You may have your own version of a clean
room, but make sure you share that “vision”
with your roommate. The two of you should
decide together what’s a comfortable level of
Think About It • How do you want to handle visits by boy-
There are lots of things you should discuss friends/girlfriends?
with your roommate as soon as you get settled • Will you be around on the weekends? What
in. For example: are your expectations about those times?
• Do you expect the room to be more of a Of course there’s more you need to talk
social space where friends can hang out or about, but you get the idea. Talk about your
more of a study space where you can concen- concerns before they become issues.
trate on class work?
• Are you a night owl or an early bird? How
late may guests stay?
Find It on Campus
The Clemson campus “community” has and your parents can make direct deposits into
most of the things you need for day-to-day your account. Dollar-bill change machines are
living right on campus. If you don’t see the ser- located in the Dillard Building and are in most
vice you need listed below, your RA can point of the residence halls and apartments. In ad-
you in the right direction. dition, Carolina First Bank has a full-service
branch on the lower level of the Hendrix Center.
Carolina First, Wachovia, BB&T and TigerStripe Accounts
Bank of America all have 24-hour automated The TigerStripe Account program lets
teller machines adjacent to the Dillard Build- you deposit money into an account and use
ing (near the Holmes/McCabe area and the the Tiger 1 Card as a prepaid debit card on or
Shoeboxes). Bank of America and the State off campus. You can use it at the Bookstore,
Credit Union have ATMs behind Byrnes Hall; the laundry and the dining facilities. You can
Wachovia has one in the Hendrix Center; and even buy your concert tickets with it. In fact,
First Citizens has one in the University Union there are over 300 locations on and off campus
loggia. If your home bank has VISA/Master- that accept the Tiger 1 Card! Visit www.tiger1.
Card, Cirrus, AFFN, Honor or Plus System clemson.edu for more details about the benefits
bank cards, you can access funds from home, offered by your Tiger 1 Card.
The Center of Attention
The Hendrix Student Center has lots of at-
tractions for busy, active students, and it’s a great
place to meet and mingle. The center is named
for Clemson alumnus and life member of the
Board of Trustees, Leon J. Hendrix, and is located
on East Campus next to Schilletter Dining Hall,
near the residence halls and apartments.
The center includes a student lounge, meet-
ing rooms, a bagel shop and a five-vendor food
court. You can also take in a movie in the 154-
seat theater, and two ballrooms accommodate
functions for student organizations and confer-
ences. The Hendrix Center is also the home to
the University Telecommunications Office, the
University Bookstore, the Student Union admin-
istrative offices, the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt
Intercultural Center and the Michelin Career
Getting Hungry? Center, as well as a full-service branch of Carolina
When your appetite takes over, you’ll find First Bank.
several spots on campus to tame your hunger. The
Canteen in the University Union and the Fernow Check It Out!
Street Café, located between Riggs and Freeman Cooper Library, one of the most popular on-
halls, are convenient places to go for a quick campus spots for students, is open 24 hours a day
meal. Paw Mart in the University Union is also from Sunday at 10:00 a.m. until Friday at 10:00 p.m.
a handy refreshment stop for snacks and drinks. Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There’s also Chili’s Too located next to the Har- Not only can you find books, articles, DVDs
combe Dining Hall. And, be sure to check out the and more, you can get research help at the Refer-
food court and Einstein Bros. Bagels in the Hen- ence Desk, by phone (656-3024) or by Instant
drix Center and the Java City coffee shop in the Messenger. Just make clemsonrefdesk your buddy.
Cooper Library. Cornershop in the Hendrix Cen- At Cooper, you can meet with your study
ter is another stop for a tasty snack. Schilletter group in a private study room or on the balcony.
Dining Hall is behind the Hendrix Center, and At Java City, the coffee shop on the fifth floor,
the Clemson House Dining Hall is across from you can buy coffee and snacks. One Wednesday
Bowman Field. Snack & Stax in Cooper Library a month, you can hear live music performed by
features convenience store items, a selection of campus groups in the lobby.
beverages and a variety of snacks. If you’re look- Cooper Library also has a convenience store,
ing for a special place to dine with friends, don’t scanners, a fax machine, photocopiers and laptops
forget about Seasons by the Lake at the Madren you can check out. For more information, go to
Center. www.lib.clemson.edu or call (864) 656-1557.
The Architecture Library in 112 Lee Hall
is also open 24 hours a day from Monday at 7:30
a.m. until Friday at 5:00 p.m. The library is closed Take a Ride
on Saturday, but it is open on Sunday from 2:00 Clemson Area Transit (CAT) provides fare-
until 10:00 p.m. For more information, go to free service on and off campus. CAT has received
www.lib.clemson.edu/gunnin or call (864) 656- recognition from the S.C. Department of Trans-
3933. portation for being “Best Transit System” in the
state. Each CAT bus has a bike rack on the front
Getting Around and is wheelchair accessible.
With Clemson’s mild climate, biking is a
popular means of transportation. Bike racks are CAT Bus Hours
located outside the residence halls. You’ll need a The CAT bus runs seven days a week during
lock to secure your bike to the racks, and it should the fall and spring semesters. Summer and holiday
be registered with Clemson University Parking hours and all route information are available at
Services. Bikes may be kept inside only if they are www.catbus.com. If you have questions, please call
in your individual room or apartment. Mopeds (864) 654-CATS (2287). The CAT office is lo-
may be parked in outdoor bicycle racks but may cated at 1200 Tiger Boulevard, Suite 2.
not be brought inside.
Cars, motorcycles, mopeds and motor scoot- You’ve Got Mail
ers must have a parking permit, which is available Each student will need to rent a post office
from Parking Services, and they must be parked box at the University Post Office, located in the
in appropriately marked spaces. If you’re bringing University Union. You can sign up for a post
a vehicle to campus, don’t forget to apply for a office box online when you pay your fees. The
parking permit! You must purchase your parking University will send you an email with your as-
permit online at www.clemson.edu/parking. signed box number and other information. Post
Remember, mopeds may not be brought office boxes are rented from August to August.
inside any building, and riding is prohibited on In the summer, mail is forwarded to your home
sidewalks. All walkways are also off limits to address. If you have questions, please call (864)
skateboards, bicycles, rollerblades, skates or similar 656-2351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washers and dryers are provided on the ground
level of each residence hall in Bryan Mall. Calhoun
Courts Commons, Lightsey Bridge Commons and
Thornhill Village Commons also have laundry
facilities. Clemson House has washers and dryers
available in the basement. Students who live in the
shoeboxes or Johnstone have washers and dryers in
each building. The basement of Holmes Hall and
the first floor of Stadium Residence Hall have laun- Emergency transportation is provided by the
dry facilities. Washers and dryers are also available Clemson University ambulance, which is staffed
in all the residence halls in Fraternity and Sorority with licensed EMTs 24 hours a day, seven days
Housing on the Quad. Don’t forget to bring your a week. After-hours health care providers avail-
own iron and ironing board. able (at your expense) include AnMed, Clemson
Health Center (a private, urgent health care facil-
The Healthy Way ity), Palmetto Baptist Medical Center, Greenville
Not feeling well? Take a trip to the Student Memorial Medical Center and Oconee Memorial
Health Services Redfern Health Center. Redfern Hospital.
consists of three departments: Medical Services, You already know that college is a big step in
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) your life. If you’re having trouble adjusting, help
and Health Promotion. All students who take is here. Counseling and Psychological Services
seven or more credit hours during the fall and (CAPS) provides mental health services for issues
spring semesters are required to pay a health fee of such as depression, anxiety, stress management,
$131 per semester. If you register for three or more anger management, relationship violence, sexual
credit hours during each summer session, you must assault and addictions.
pay a health fee of $47 per summer session. The Depending on the concern, you may be seen
health fee provides for the professional services in a group, as a couple or individually. Groups are
of the physicians, nurse practitioners and mental offered throughout the semester to help you learn
health professionals, and for reduced costs of lab, specific skills such as stress management and asser-
X-ray and pharmacy services. The health fee also tiveness. Other groups allow for personal growth
provides a secondary urgent-care insurance benefit and integration. Treatment of eating disorders
that pays up to $500 per incident for expenses provides integration of medical, nutritional and
incurred in the treatment of urgent problems that psychological services. The Lifestyles program
arise when Redfern Health Center is closed. assists students with substance misuse/abuse con-
Primary health care services are available cerns. After an evaluation, students are placed in
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. You can be interventions. Each semester on a first-come first-
seen throughout the day by appointment at (864) served basis, CAPS conducts a limited number of
656-1541. The Nurses Clinic is available if you psychological evaluations for learning disorders.
don’t have an appointment. At this clinic, you’ll be An on-site psychiatrist evaluates and monitors
assessed by a nurse and receive care. After hours, if students’ medication regimens as needed. All ser-
you have questions about your health care needs, vices are confidential.
you can call the Nurse Line at 1-888-525-1333.
The preferred way to schedule CAPS is reduce high-risk drinking, and overall health and
through CU Now walk-in clinic. Students are safety.
seen on a first-come, first-served basis for a brief Peer Health Education is a three-credit-hour
consultation and are assigned to a counselor academic course (ED C 390, section 1) offered
thereafter. CU Now operates 10:00 a.m.-2:30 within the College of Health, Education and
p.m.; CAPS is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 Human Development. Students are trained in
a.m.-5:00 p.m. For information, call CAPS at listening, communication and presentation skills
(864) 656-2451. Mental health crisis assistance and on health topics that impact college students
and consultation are available 24 hours a day. most.
After hours and on weekends, contact the on- TAAP facilitators are trained in the basic
call counselor through University police at (864) principles of the alcohol skills training program
656-2222. Most services are free to students; as well as in brief motivational interviewing tech-
some require a reduced fee. Students who pay the niques. They earn three credits in Peer Health
health fee may receive up to 10 individual ses- Education (ED C 390) level 2. Participants learn
sions per semester at no charge. There is no limit skills to recognize and avoid high-risk drinking.
for group sessions. There are charges for Lifestyles Another program, Healthy Campus Initiative,
(except for self-referrals), psychiatric services and focuses on connecting health, wellness, sustain-
psychometric testing. All services are provided by ability and social justice.
duly licensed or certified mental health profession-
als. Trainees work under close supervision. Student Disability Services
CU CARES is a program provided through Students who used Section 504 or IEP ser-
CAPS. It is an intervention and prevention pro- vices in high school may want to avail themselves
gram for students affected by relationship and/or of academic accommodations available through
sexual violence. CARES is an acronym for the Student Disability Services (SDS). SDS coor-
services students receive, which include counsel- dinates the provision of accommodations for all
ing, advocacy, referrals, education and support. students with documented disabilities in compli-
Services such as counseling and crisis interven- ance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
tion are provided for students who are affected of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
by interpersonal violence such as rape, sexual of 1990. Reasonable accommodations are indi-
harassment, stalking, and verbal and/or physical vidualized, flexible and confidential, and are based
abuse by a partner. CU CARES seeks to educate on the nature of the disability and the learning
students on risk reduction and safety techniques. environment.
For information or an appointment, call (864) Students must provide appropriate, current
656-1294. documentation of the disability and must request
The Student Health Services Health Pro- accommodations. Variations in housing arrange-
motion Department is committed to promoting ments for students with disabilities must be
healthy lifestyles. Through training and outreach coordinated through the SDS office. Contact SDS
programs, Health Promotion staff, student volun- in room G-20 of Redfern Health Center, sds-l@
teers and peer educators emphasize and promote clemson.edu, (864) 656-6848.
sexual responsibility, tobacco cessation, nutrition
and healthy eating, risk-reduction strategies to
Food for Thought
Meal Plans efits as their counterparts with one big difference.
Busy students need lots of “fuel.” That’s why They add Paw Points to your TigerStripe Ac-
Clemson offers seven meal options to satisfy dif- count, which can be used the same as cash at any
ferent eating habits. Unlimited Access allows dining facility on campus. The Plus Commuter
you to go to the dining halls as often as you like 75 plan is also available. For upperclassmen, the
anytime they’re open. If you want anything from plan includes 75 meals per semester in the dining
three meals a day to unlimited snacking, this is halls and $300 in Paw Points. Check the Dining
the plan for you. On the Any-Fifteen Plan, you Services Web site at www.clemson.edu/dining for a
can choose 15 of the 21 meals offered each week. complete list of places to eat.
If you have a hectic schedule or like to grab a bite
here and there, the Any-Ten Plan lets you choose Dining Halls
10 of the 21 meals offered each week. All meal plans can be used in Harcombe Food
The Plus Unlimited Access, Plus Any Ten Court, Schilletter Dining Hall or Clemson House.
and Plus Any Fifteen plans offer the same ben- Harcombe and Schilletter serve all day, so no
matter what your schedule, you’ll find food when Clemson House
you find the time. All dining halls are “all-you- Monday-Friday
can-eat” locations. Breakfast: 7:00-9:30 a.m.
Harcombe Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Breakfast: 7:00-10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-4:25 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Dinner: 4:25-8:00 p.m. (Sun.-Thurs.)
Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
4:25-7:00 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.)
Dinner: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Cookie Break: 9:30-10:30 p.m. (Sun.-Thurs.)
Saturday Brunch: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:00-10:45 a.m.
Dinner: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-4:25 p.m.
Dinner: 4:25-7:00 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:00-10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-4:25 p.m.
Dinner: 4:25-8:00 p.m.
(Schilletter is closed on weekends.)
Breakfast: 7:00-10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-4:25 p.m.
Dinner: 4:25-8:00 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.)
4:25-7:00 p.m. (Fri.)
What’s a loft? It’s a raised frame built up
Second, if you want to rent or purchase a loft,
from the floor to hold a bed. Students like them we suggest you use one of the services provided by
because they provide more floor space for things either the University Bookstore or Student Gov-
such as futons and TVs. ernment. To rent lofts from Collegiate Concepts
However, using a lofted bed means that you (sponsored by Student Government) visit www.
may be sleeping as much as five feet off the floor, loftconcepts.com or call 1-888-929-0806. Collegiate
and that’s a long way down! Because of these Concepts offers a pre-arrival delivery service so the
safety concerns, our enthusiasm for lofts is limited. loft can be delivered to your room (unassembled)
Many factors are involved in designing a safe loft, before you arrive. The University Bookstore has
and there are significant risks involved in using an literature available on a company called Timbernest,
improperly designed or constructed loft. Conse- or go online to www.timbernest.com for more infor-
quently, we strongly discourage the construction mation on their lofts. Clemson’s college code for
and use of “homemade” lofts. But, we provide Timbernest is CF74. Details on pricing, delivery and
two options as alternatives to building your own pickup are available from each company.
loft. However, if you still intend to build your own
First, much of the bed furniture that we loft, we insist that you use specific construction
provide is modular and already designed to be guidelines, which are available on our Web site at
bunkable and/or loftable. This furniture has been www.clemson.edu/housing. Printed copies are also
properly engineered and built with strength and available from the University Housing office. These
safety in mind. Your RA can show you how it are strict construction guidelines — and for your
works and provide you with any special con- safety and the safety of others — they are not nego-
nectors needed for lofting or bunking. This is tiable.
definitely the preferred way to go, from the stand- Lofts may be used in most traditional resi-
point of safety and convenience. dence halls. Outside lofts (purchased, rented or
constructed) are NOT allowed in any of the
What’s In and Out
apartment areas, Fraternity and Sorority Hous-
ing on the Quad, the Clemson House or any of
the suite-style buildings. However, all of these
areas are furnished with modular furniture that is
bunkable and/or loftable.
Leave “Fluffy” at Home!
Unless “Fluffy” is the name of your fish,
you can’t bring him to live in your room! The
only pets you may have in the residence halls
or apartments are fish (tank size limited to 10
gallons or less). That means no dogs, no cats,
no lizards, no snakes, no frogs, no monkeys, no
birds! Campus life just doesn’t suit having a pet.
Many of your fellow students are allergic to ani-
mals, and most animals carry parasites such as
fleas, ticks and mites.
One of the saddest things on campus is the
growing number of stray cats and the wild kittens
they produce. Some strays are here because soft-
hearted students saw the cute little kittens and Bugging Out
took them back to their room, only to be cited If you’re from a colder climate, get ready for
for a rule violation and charged $50. There are a shock. If you’re from the South, you’ve seen
also students who abandon their pets at the end them before . . . bugs! We love South Carolina’s
of the school year. It is sad to see these strays, mild winters, but so do the bugs. These pests
but keep in mind that when you feed them, they can be aggravating, but if we work together, we
will start to depend on you for their meals. So can control the problem. The University has
if you truly love animals, don’t become a part of a contract with a privately owned pest control
the problem. company. Buildings are inspected monthly and
When you see an abandoned animal, con- treated as needed.
tact a Housing representative. We’ll try to find it You can also help fight these little invaders.
a good home, or it will be taken to a local shelter Be aware of how pests enter your room. Some-
for adoption. times they come in with items that have been
stored outside or in a book bag that was left in
Wild Things the grass with food inside. Or they might venture
Parts of the University are in wooded areas, in through opened doors or windows. Once in-
where many woodland creatures make their side, they’ll find food and water, and you’ll have
home. You’ll see an occasional squirrel scamper- bugs for roommates. These are some additional
ing around, and sometimes even catch a glimpse things you can do:
of a skunk or opossum. However, if an animal be-
comes confrontational, stay calm, leave quickly • Report sightings of pests to the Housing Main-
and report it to the nearest Housing official. tenance Office at (864) 656-5450.
• Keep all opened food items sealed in plastic con-
• Keep all makeup and toiletry containers closed.
• Keep your room clean.
• Empty your trash can daily.
• Work to reduce pest entryways.
• Turn in maintenance problems promptly.
• Wipe up spills as they occur.
• Clean the refrigerator regularly (and in apart-
ments don’t forget the stoves, sinks and
Be a Tiger Conservationist
When you live in University housing, we ask
you to practice good environmental and conser-
vation habits. Make efficient use of all resources.
Conserving water and electricity are two of the most
important things you can do to make a positive im-
pact, such as not letting the water run in the sink
while you brush your teeth or shave.
Always put trash in its proper place. Littering
(inside or outside the buildings) is not permitted
under any circumstances. In short, take responsibil-
ity for your own actions. If you make a mess, please
clean it up.
We also ask you to reduce, recycle and reuse
materials whenever possible. The University has an
award-winning recycling program in which all fac-
ulty, staff and students make a difference. University
Housing also promotes the Lighten Your Load pro-
gram at the end of the spring semester. This program
allows students to donate unwanted items to local
charities, which decreases the number of things they
have to take home or store. It’s also a worthwhile
opportunity to help others.
As you spend your time in University build-
ings and around campus, look for ways to support
sustainable living, and get involved in helping to
conserve our precious natural resources.
Safety Rules at CU
Safe University has invested heavily in improved light-
Although the Clemson University campus and ing, emergency telephones and security-conscious
surrounding city are relatively safe, they are still landscape design and maintenance. In other words,
vulnerable to criminal activity. Educate yourself Clemson University is committed to providing a
about the resources available to you and the ways safe and secure environment for students, faculty
you can help protect yourself. and staff.
Even before passage of the “Student Right The prompt reporting of crimes is encouraged.
to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990,” If you have a problem at Clemson, we want to
Clemson voluntarily reported its crime statistics to know about it. And, we work hard to make sure
the FBI and has done so since 1980. “the system” will be responsive to your needs.
Clemson also has a staff of student life pro- Additional information on security policies
fessionals who are continually trained in crime is contained in the Student Handbook and in the
prevention, building security, personal safety, Campus Safety Report, which also contains statis-
counseling, victim assistance, student discipline tics on crime at the University and in the city of
and other areas. They ensure that the policies, Clemson.
procedures and educational programs are in place
to educate students about personal safety and to A Word About Alcohol
respond quickly and effectively to problems in cam- We want our students to have fun and enjoy
pus housing and elsewhere. themselves, but we take a strong stance against not
The campus and its physical facilities are main- only the use of illegal drugs, but also against under-
tained with safety in mind. In recent years, the
age drinking and the abuse of alcohol by those of any • Walk in well-lighted, well-traveled areas.
age. • Make sure someone knows where you are and when
The legal drinking age in South Carolina is 21. you expect to return.
Consequently, the possession or consumption of alco- • Dress for freedom of movement — don’t wear con-
hol in any form by anyone under age 21 is against the fining or uncomfortable clothing.
law and is, therefore, prohibited on the Clemson • After dark, have your keys ready before you get to
University campus. Violations of this law and related your room, apartment or car; park in a well-lighted
University policies are considered very serious offens- area.
es, and the penalties can be significant. • Always look into the back seat of your car and un-
We say this to you, our new students, because we der your car before getting in. Also, lock your doors
want you to be successful in every way here at while driving.
Clemson. Experience has shown us that many students • Always lock your room/apartment door at night or
ignore or trivialize the issue of underage drinking. while sleeping.
Please don’t make that mistake! This is a serious issue • If you receive annoying or obscene phone calls,
with serious consequences. hang up and report the call to the CUPD.
Sure, you can have fun. But, use your head. Have • Always find out who is on the other side of the
fun legally, and use good judgment. That way, every- door before you open it.
one wins! • Take note of where the outdoor campus phones are
Hall Security and Card Access • For your safety, when a temporary key is issued and
University Housing has a perimeter card access not returned by the deadline, your room or apart-
system installed in all campus residence halls. Perim- ment locks will be changed (recored). This may
eter card access is a system that allows you to use your result in a $50 fine.
student ID card to enter certain exterior doors of the
residence halls. The system is designed to deny en- What You Need to Know About Physical and
trance into the residence halls by people who do not Sexual Assault
have permission to enter. In order for this system to These strategies also have been found to help
work, we need your help. Please don’t allow anyone to avoid or prevent assaults:
follow you in a door; don’t allow anyone to use your • Be on the alert; be aware of danger early.
ID card; and never prop open a door for any reason. • Yell, flee, kick.
• Display outrage rather than fear.
Your Personal Safety
• If your life is in danger, use passive resistance (vom-
We make every effort to maintain a safe campus
it, urinate, tell the attacker you are diseased).
for all students. However, there are some things you
can do for your own safety:
Emergency Telephone Numbers
• Walk in groups of two or more after dark.
University Police Department 911
• Never hesitate to use the CUPD’s (Clemson
University Police Department’s) free Escort Ser- Fire Department 911
vice. Call (864) 656-2222. Redfern Health Center 656-2233
• Ride the free Clemson Area Transit (CAT) bus ser- Ambulance 911
vice. Rape Crisis Hotline 442-5500
suspicious acts or persons to CUPD at (864) 656-2222
(or 911). More information about your safety will be
available when you arrive on campus. For additional
information about staying safe, keeping your things
safe and getting a list of safety tips, visit www.clemson.
edu/cupd or www.clemson.edu/cusafety.
Keeping Your Things Safe
• Before coming to campus, have identification num-
bers engraved on your valuable belongings such as
laptops, bikes, stereos, etc., and register them with
• Examine your parents’ homeowners policy, and be
sure your personal property is insured.
• Always close and lock your doors and windows
whenever you go to bed and whenever you leave
your room or apartment, even if you’re just going
away for a few minutes. Never loan out your key,
and report a lost key immediately to your RA. If
you can’t find your key, see your RA about a recore.
(See Key Policy on page 35.)
• Don’t keep a lot of cash in your room.
If you are a victim or know a victim of an assault, • Follow all visitation and escort policies.
follow these guidelines: • Register your property with the Police Department
• Call police (911). Get medical attention immedi-
• Keep all outside doors locked. Propping outside
ately. At a health care facility you will be seen by a
doors for easy re-entry makes the entire building
physician, and you can talk with an assault special-
less secure and is considered a very serious violation
ist. (Your identity will be protected at all times.)
• Report the crime to the CUPD. Even if you choose
• Keep your room door locked.
not to press charges, you may save another victim
• Report all suspicious activities and individuals to
from the same fate. If you think you’re going to
the desk staff, night security officers and the police.
press charges, do not bathe or destroy any evidence
• Always lock your car, and never leave valuables in
such as clothing.
• Try to get an accurate description of the assailant’s
• Park your car in the designated lots if you leave it
appearance, what was said or any other information
on campus during breaks.
that will assist police.
Visit www.clemson.edu/cupd for additional infor-
“Date rape drugs” are present on most college mation.
campuses, and they have been found in Clemson. Do
not take a drink from an open container or from a
drink not prepared in your presence. Never leave a
drink unattended. Know who you are with. Report all
Fire Safety • Do not overload circuits by plugging too many ap-
Fire safety in a residence hall or apartment is pliances into one outlet. If two or more appliances
everyone’s responsibility. It’s important that you not with a combined wattage of more than 1,500 watts
only follow fire safety procedures, but report all viola- are used, you must have an Underwriter Laboratory-
tions or fire hazards to your RA immediately. approved power strip with a built-in circuit breaker
• Smoke only in designated areas . . . NEVER IN (15 amp or less).
BED. • Extension cords shall not be used as a substitute for
• Turn off electric blankets, irons, lamps and curling permanent wiring.
irons right after use. • Extension cords must not be used in succession or in
• Never cover lamps with any material for any rea- conjunction with power strips.
son. • If you see a fire, immediately move to a safe area, and
• Candles and other open flame devices are not call 911 to report the fire.
allowed in residence halls or apartments (not even • If your clothing catches on fire, drop to the floor, and
for decoration.) roll back and forth until the flame is out.
• Halogen lamps are not permitted in residence • ALWAYS take fire alarms seriously, and leave the
halls or apartments. building by assigned routes.
• Check the smoke detector in your area weekly. • Gas grills may not be used or stored in any residential
Go to your hall or apartment front desk for re- area (including apartments).
placement batteries. If you have a fire extinguisher • All curtains, decorations or displays used in windows
in your area, check it, too. must be made of flame-resistive materials.
• Keep hallways and exit paths clear at all times. • Do not tamper with or remove any fire detection de-
vice, and do not hang anything from a sprinkler head.
• Portable electric space heaters are not permitted in
residence halls or apartments.
Since you’re new here, you probably have a lot
of questions about living on campus. This section
Annex, Benet, Young, Geer, Sanders, Byrnes, Lever, Man-
ning, Smith, Barnett, Mauldin and Holmes. For detailed
information concerning the consumption of alcohol in
will give you a better idea of your rights on campus as University housing, contact your RD or area housing of-
well as Clemson University’s regulations put in place fice. Also refer to your Student Handbook.
for your safety and well-being. Our policies are cre- The Medical Alcohol Amnesty Policy (MAAP)
ated to make an atmosphere that helps all students is one component of the University’s comprehensive
approach to reducing harmful consequences caused by ex-
enjoy and benefit from their university experience. cessive alcohol consumption.
Anyone who receives emergency medical attention
Alcohol Policy for alcohol consumption or seeks assistance for someone
The University’s policies on the possession and in an alcohol-related emergency will not be charged with
consumption of alcohol are the same as the municipal violations of University alcohol-related policies. Protec-
ordinances and state and federal laws. For students of legal tion under this policy is applicable only once in a two-year
drinking age, the University does not restrict the posses- period for those receiving the medical assistance. A repre-
sion or consumption of alcohol in your private residence sentative of an organization holding an event is required
(your room or apartment) except in certain residence halls to promptly seek medical assistance in an alcohol-related
designated as alcohol-free. However, in public areas outside emergency. No organization may receive protection under
of your residence, you may not have an open container the new policy more than once a year.
of an alcoholic beverage of any kind. Public areas include This new policy does not exempt students from arrest
residence hall lobbies, utility/study rooms, hallways and or criminal prosecution for violating alcohol- or drug-relat-
areas immediately outside residence halls and apartments. ed laws. It applies only to enforcement of the University’s
Possession, consumption or display of alcohol or alcohol student conduct code.
containers is not permitted in any area designated as
alcohol-free. A number of residence halls are designated
as totally alcohol-free. These include Johnstone Main and
Asbestos Room Property Certificate
Some areas of University housing have asbestos-contain- The Room Property Certificate is the document that
ing materials present. A licensed asbestos abatement team each resident is required to review and sign online during the
manages these materials. Students, especially those erect- first 24 hours after moving into University housing. It’s very
ing and using lofts, should use caution and not disturb any important that you review the room/apartment items carefully
sprayed-on ceiling materials. Any questions concerning the and work with your RA if you have any issues. If you don’t
asbestos materials, locations and hazards should be referred to complete the process, at the end of the year you could be held
the Housing Facilities Office or the Asbestos Abatement Program responsible for anything wrong with your room or apartment
director at (864) 656-0242 for further clarification. regardless of its condition when you moved in.
Banners and Signs Cooking
Hanging banners on residence halls is a good way to cam- Housing has restrictions against cooking in residence hall
paign for office, announce an event or show your school spirit. rooms (not apartments) for a couple of reasons:
But before displaying your sign, check with your RA or RD to 1) Fire safety
find out where signs may be displayed. If you put up a banner, 2) Sanitation
you’re responsible for taking it down no later than 24 hours Anything you can prepare in a thermostatically con-
after it’s “old news.” Be sure all the tape remains are removed, trolled percolator or a hot-air popcorn popper is legal. You
too. may also use the combination microwave/refrigerator-freezer
(Microfridge) available for rent from Student Government.
Candles, Incense, Fireworks, Firearms, Any other type of cooking equipment must be stored and used
Inflammables and Explosives in your residence hall kitchen, not in your room. Violations
Due to concerns for fire safety and personal safety, having of this policy will result in a $50 charge. Grills of any kind,
or using any items that might be classified under these head- propane gas tanks and gas or charcoal grill supplies cannot be
ings is strictly forbidden in University housing. Violations stored within or outside any campus residential area (including
of this policy could result in suspension from the University, apartments).
eviction from University housing and/or separation from the
University. Damages, Communal Property
Grills of any kind, propane gas tanks and gas or charcoal Your contract explains that when hallways, bathrooms,
grill supplies cannot be stored within or outside any campus elevators and other public areas in a residence facility receive
residential area (including apartments). undue abuse, we expect the assistance of the residents of that
area in finding the person(s) responsible. When the person(s) Housing Contract
cannot be identified, all residents will be required to pay a pro- You are required to sign a University Housing Contract
rated share of repairing such damages. each year when you reserve a room or apartment, and it’s
important that you read your copy carefully. Be sure you un-
Damages, Rooms or Apartments derstand that the contract is binding for an entire academic
As your University Housing Contract explains, you’re year. You can’t move off campus after first semester unless
responsible for any damages that happen in your room or you meet very specific conditions outlined in the contract. If
apartment while you live here. If damages are accidental, you you’re thinking about moving off campus, talk with someone
must still pay repair costs. When damages are the result of in University Housing before you make your plans.
vandalism, the person(s) responsible must not only pay for re-
pairs, but may also face disciplinary proceedings. Incident Reports
Resident/apartment assistants and resident directors are
Drugs charged with the responsibility of confronting and working
All University officials, including Housing officials, will with students who break University or Housing policies. Such
assist and cooperate with law enforcement personnel as they violations are documented through incident reports, which
perform their duties in controlling the possession and use of are completed and submitted by RAs and RDs. Once a stu-
illegal substances on campus. Students convicted of violations dent violates a policy and an incident report is completed,
of state or federal laws are subject to further disciplinary action a Housing administrator decides how the infraction is to be
by the University. handled. Violations of policy may be dealt with administra-
tively or through the Office of Student Conduct.
On-campus residents can help keep their homes and their Key Policy
neighbors safe from fire by following all Housing regulations When you first report to your room or apartment, you’ll
concerning candles, fireworks, explosives, halogen lamps, be issued one key free of charge. If you lose your key and need
the use of electrical equipment and general safety standards. a temporary replacement, you may check one out from the
Any student who willfully compromises the safety of fellow desk for your area. If you don’t find your lost key within 24
residents by tampering with fire safety equipment or sounding hours or if you fail to return a temporary key by the stated
false alarms will be subject to criminal prosecution, eviction deadline, your lock must be changed and new keys cut. The
from University housing and/or separation from the Univer- resulting cost is $50. When you check out of University hous-
sity. Students who fail to evacuate when an alarm sounds are ing, your key must be returned or rekeying will be necessary,
also subject to disciplinary action. and you will be charged for the service. Room and apartment
keys may be possessed only by the student assigned to the
Furniture Removal space. Giving or lending a key may result in a student conduct
Every piece of furniture in your room or apartment at the code violation.
time you move in must stay in the room/apartment for the
entire time you live there. You may not remove, store or trade Ledges, Roofs, Attics and Equipment Rooms
furnishings. There is an automatic $50 charge for violating The University Housing Contract expressly describes
this policy. these areas as “off-limits.” In the interest of your personal
safety, we expect your cooperation in this matter.
See “Candles, Incense, Fireworks, etc.” Lofts
Lofts may be used in most traditional residence hall
Harassment rooms. See page 26 for more details on lofts. Lofting is NOT
It is the policy of Clemson University to conduct and permitted in Holmes, McCabe or the Stadium Residence
provide programs, activities and services to students, faculty halls; the Clemson House; the Fraternity and Sorority Hous-
and staff in an atmosphere free from racial or sexual harass- ing on the Quad; or any of the apartment areas.
ment. Harassment is any behavior that would verbally or
physically threaten, torment, badger, heckle or persecute an Lounges
individual because of his/her race or gender. Harassment of Many residence hall lounges are open for use by all resi-
University faculty, staff, students or visitors is prohibited and dents on an unlimited basis. Others, however, may be reserved
shall subject the offender to appropriate disciplinary action. for private gatherings of residents or student organizations
Students who feel that they have been subjected to racial or through the appropriate area office.
sexual harassment should seek advice from the Office of
Quiet hours are in effect from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.,
meaning there should be no disturbing noise in the residence
halls and apartments. At least one week before final exams
and through the examination period, strict quiet hours are to
be observed 24 hours a day.
See “Ledges, Roofs, Attics, etc.”
Room and Apartment Changes
No room or apartment changes may be made unless a
formal request has been submitted to the Housing office and
approval has been received. Performing an illegal room change
carries an automatic charge of $50. Questions about changes
may be directed at any time to the associate director of
assignments and marketing at 200 Mell Hall. Call (864) 656-
2295 to make an appointment.
Sales and Solicitation
To protect your right to privacy in your residence hall
room or apartment, the University has strict guidelines on
fund-raisers, promotions or sales on campus. Also, if your right
to privacy in your hall or apartment is ever violated by a door-
to-door canvasser, please report it immediately to the RA or
RD for your area.
Members of the opposite sex are not allowed to use the
shower facilities of the residence halls that are served by com-
All residence halls are designated as totally smoke-free
areas. Apartment areas are self-regulated in regard to smoking.
Members of the opposite sex are allowed in rooms and
apartments every day, based upon the visitation for that area.
You can review the visitation policies for residence halls, suites
and apartment areas at www.clemson.edu/housing.
All curtains, decorations or displays used in windows must
be made of flame-resistive materials.
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Fraternity and Sorority Housing on the Quad
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27. Simpson South
28. Hendrix Student Center
31. Clemson House
Campus Entry A
From Anderson on Highway 76: Pass
the S.C. National Guard (on right); at stop-
light, turn left onto Silas Pearman Boulevard
(Perimeter Road). From Easley/Greenville on
Highway 123: Turn left onto Highway 76 at
the Ramada Inn. Go under Highway 93 (do not
exit); at stoplight, turn right onto Silas Pearman
Boulevard (Perimeter Road, the next road to
the right). From Central on Highway 93: Exit
onto Highway 76 toward Anderson. Stay right;
at stoplight, turn right onto Silas Pearman
Boulevard (Perimeter Road).
Campus Entry B
From Anderson on Highway 76: Exit onto
Highway 93, Clemson University Exit. From
Easley/Greenville on Highway 123: Exit onto
Highway 93 at Clemson University Exit. From
Seneca on Highway 123: Follow Highway
123. Turn right on Highway 76. Turn right onto
Highway 93 at Clemson University Exit. From
Central on Highway 93: Go straight onto cam-
Campus Entry C
From Seneca on Highway 123: Bear right
onto Highway 93 to Clemson University. Go
across bridge; turn right onto Silas Pearman
Boulevard (Perimeter Road).
Campus Entry D
From Seneca on Highway 123: Bear right
onto Highway 93 to Clemson University. Go
across bridge; pass Silas Pearman Boulevard
(Perimeter Road); turn right at next stoplight
onto Williamson Road.
Lightsey Bridge Calhoun Courts
From Anderson, Easley/Greenville and Central: Follow directions to Campus Entry B. Turn at first left
Follow directions to Campus Entry A. You are on Silas onto Newman Road. Go through Thornhill Village; turn
Pearman Boulevard (Perimeter Road). Pass Fire Station; right onto Morrison Street. Park and walk to Calhoun
turn right onto Lightsey Bridge Road. Courts Commons Building to check in and get your key.
From Seneca: Follow directions to Campus Entry C. You may then move your car to the street near your apart-
You are on Silas Pearman Boulevard (Perimeter Road). ment to unload.
Pass football stadium, Strom Thurmond Institute, Cherry
Road and Resident Parking Lot; turn left onto Lightsey Clemson House
Bridge Road. Report to desk at Lightsey Bridge Commons Follow directions to Campus Entry B. Follow Highway
Building to check in and pick up your key. 93 to first stoplight; turn right onto North Palmetto Bou-
levard. You can follow that road to the front of Clemson
Thornhill Village House or turn right immediately on Lee Street and turn
Follow directions to Campus Entry B. Turn at the first left on Daniel Drive. Pick up your key at the front desk.
left onto Newman Road. Park near assigned apartment; You may park in any marked space to unload.
report to Thornhill Village Commons Building to check in
and pick up key. Residents may leave cars parked in adja-
cent resident spaces after unloading.
Bryan Mall Johnstone Hall
Byrnes, Manning, Lever, Smith, Barnett and Sections A and A Annex
Mauldin Halls From Anderson, Easley/Greenville, Central, Seneca:
From Anderson, Easley/Greenville, Central: Follow Follow directions to Campus Entry B. Follow Highway 93
directions to Campus Entry A. You are on Silas Pearman to the second stoplight; veer left toward Tillman Hall. You
Boulevard (Perimeter Road). Pass Fire Station; turn right will approach Tillman Hall. You can either park on the
at Cherry Road. Turn left into Bryan Mall at stop sign. street near Tillman or behind Tillman. You may pick up
If parking is full, you may park in the green spaces along your key in the University Union loggia.
From Seneca: Follow directions to Campus Entry C. Holmes and McCabe Halls
You are on Silas Pearman Boulevard (Perimeter Road). From Anderson, Easley/Greenville, Central: Follow
Pass football stadium and Strom Thurmond Institute; turn directions to Campus Entry B. Follow Highway 93 to the
left onto Cherry Road. Enter Bryan Mall by turning left second stoplight; veer left toward Tillman Hall; turn left at
at stop sign. If parking is full, you may park in the green Calhoun Drive; and turn right at Fort Hill Street.
spaces along Cherry Road. Pick up your key at the front From Seneca: Follow directions to Campus Entry D.
desk of your assigned hall. Turn right onto Williamson Road and left onto Fort Hill
Street. Park in any available space, and pick up your key
The Stadium Residence Hall and the Shoeboxes at the front desk of your assigned hall.
Cope, Benet, Young, Geer and Sanders Halls
From Anderson, Easley/Greenville, Central: Follow
directions to Campus Entry A. You are on Silas Pearman
Boulevard (Perimeter Road). Pass Fire Station; go through
traffic signal at Cherry Road; pass Strom Thurmond
Institute and turn right onto Williamson Road. Follow
Williamson Road to stop sign. Continue straight after stop
sign; turn right on South Palmetto Boulevard, and im-
mediately turn left into Sirrine parking lot, or go straight
on Williamson Road until Fort Hill Street; turn right and
park behind Geer or Sanders halls.
From Seneca: Follow directions to Campus Entry C.
You are on Silas Pearman Boulevard (Perimeter Road). Go
past the football stadium (on your left) and turn left onto
Williamson Road. You can then either turn right onto
South Palmetto Boulevard and immediately left into the
Sirrine parking lot, or you can take a chance on finding
a slot in the loading docks behind the halls by continu-
ing on Williamson Road and turning right onto Fort Hill
Street. Pick up your key at the front desk of your assigned
Barnett Hall Lightsey Bridge I Apartments
Desk: 656-2130 Desk: 656-1150
RD Office: 858-4230 RD Office: 656-0422
Benet Hall Lightsey Bridge II Apartments
RD Office: 656-2410 858-8861 Desk: 656-1150
RD Office: 656-7022
Desk: 656-2140 Manning Hall
RD Office: 656-0420 Desk: 656-2311
RD Office: 656-0522
Calhoun Courts Apartments
Desk: 656-2341 Mauldin Hall
RD Office: 656-0421 RD Office: 656-0670
Clemson House McCabe Hall
Desk: 656-2057 RD Office: 858-8448
RD Office: 656-1841
Cope Hall RD Office: 656-2410 858-8861
RD Office: 656-2410
Fraternity and Sorority Housing on the Quad RD Office: 858-4230
Stadium Residence Hall
RD Office: 656-7578 Desk: 656-4800
656-0703 RD Office: 656-4817
Geer Hall Thornhill Village Apartments
RD Office: 656-2410 Desk: 656-1256
RD Office: 656-1258
Desk: 656-1767 Young Hall
RD Office: 656-4386 Desk: 656-2410
RD Office: 858-8614
RD Office: 858-8822
RD Office: 656-0419
Additional University Equal Opportunity in Programs and Activities
Phone Numbers Federal laws prohibit discrimination under programs and activ-
Admissions 656-2287 ities receiving federal financial assistance. The statutes listed below
are applicable to Clemson University and provide in part:
Bursar’s Office 656-2321 Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Career Center 656-6000 “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race,
Counseling and Psychological color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any
program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Fike Recreation Center 656-2315
Financial Aid 656-2280 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Graduate Admissions 656-3195 “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be sub-
Honors College 656-4762
jected to discrimination under any education program or activity
ID Services 656-0763 receiving Federal financial assistance.”
and Services 656-3614 Rehabilitation Act of 1973
IT Help Desk 656-3494 “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the
United States, … shall, solely by reason of their disability, be
Library 656-3027 excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be
Maintenance and Custodial 656-5450 subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving
Parking Services 656-2270 Federal financial assistance.”
Pest Control 656-5450
Post Office 656-2351 Underage Drinking and Social Host Liability
In South Carolina, it is unlawful for persons to transfer or give
Registrar 656-2171 alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21. Violations con-
Student Disability Services 656-6848 stitute criminal misdemeanors punishable by fines or imprisonment
Student Government 656-2195 and may result in civil liability as well.
Tiger1 Card Services 656-0763
Clemson University Statement Regarding
Visitors Center 656-4789
Clemson University does not discriminate against any indi-
Main Housing Office vidual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability,
(864) 656-2295 gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or vet-
FAX: (864) 656-7615 eran’s status.
Additional information is available at our Web
Clemson University conducts its programs and activities
involving admission and treatment of students, employment, teach-
ing, research and public service in a nondiscriminatory manner as
prescribed by federal law and regulation.
Inquiries concerning the above may be addressed to:
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
Office for Civil Rights
Department of Education
Washington, D.C. 20201
Don’t Leave Home It
Here’s a checklist of things to consider bringing for your room or
❒ Alarm clock ❒ *Laptop
❒ Bathrobe ❒ Laundry supplies (detergent, laundry basket, hangers)
❒ *Blankets ❒ *Mattress cover (extra-long for a twin bed)
❒ Book bag/backpack ❒ *Pillows
❒ Can opener ❒ Plastic storage containers
❒ Cleaning supplies ❒ Radio
❒ Coffeepot/hot pot ❒ Raincoat
❒ Desk lamp (not halogen) ❒ Room decorations (no candles or incense)
❒ Electrical surge protector ❒ School supplies
❒ Fan ❒ *Sheets (extra-long for twin bed)
❒ First-aid supplies ❒ Shower caddy
❒ Flashlight ❒ Television with cable cord
❒ Hairdryer ❒ Toiletries
❒ Hot-air popcorn popper ❒ *Towels
❒ Iron ❒ *Trash can
❒ Ironing board ❒ Umbrella
❒ Lap desk ❒ Vacuum cleaner
200 Mell Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-4075
FAX: (864) 656-7615