New to Clemson?

Welcome to the Clemson Family! We’re excited for you to join us. To help make your transition as smooth as possible, we’ve provided the following information about housing options, Clemson University, the greater Clemson area, and life in upstate South Carolina.

About Clemson University

“Ranked as the 24th best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.”

Check out this page to find out more information about all things Clemson: our history, traditions, and some interesting facts.

About the city of Clemson

“In Season, Every Season” is the Clemson city motto and it’s true—from hiking the trails of the beautiful foothills to spending time on Lake Hartwell, Clemson is a wonderful place to explore. Check out this page to find out about all that Clemson has to offer!


When moving to the Clemson area, there are many options for housing. This page will provide you with information about renting and owning in Clemson and the surrounding areas.


When relocating to a new area, it is always important to have a handle on local crime statistics and overall safety concerns. For more information, visit this page.