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About this Project

Located at the entrance to Clemson University along SC Highway 93, the Douthit Hills Development project will provide approximately 1,650 new student beds and a mixed Retail and Student Amenities facility at its center. The project site is broken into the following Zones:

West Zone:

Part of the Douthit Hills Development will comprise of five and six-story residence halls with 870 beds for Upperclassmen. The new buildings will be a mix of studios and two and four-bedroom apartments in adjacent structures closest the campus.

Central Zone:

In addition to the residence halls, a new Student Center will offer a residential dining facility, a campus bookstore, a fitness center and other services for residents in the part of campus. The dining facility will serve also as a gathering space for student group study and meeting of student organizations. Retail and a cafe will ensure round-the-clock activity in the building.

East Zone:

Another group of four-story building will house 780 beds in traditional doubles for a select group of freshman who participate in the invitation-only Bridge to Clemson University program. These students begin their first year academic experience at Tri-County Technical College before transferring to Clemson to begin their sophomore year.

Design Features

This mixed use facility will include student housing, a residential dining center, bookstore, a new campus recreation center and retail spaces.


  • Upperclass Housing
    • 885 apartment-style beds
      • four person apartments
        • private bedrooms
      • two varying floor plans
  • Bridge to Clemson Housing
    • 780 traditional style double rooms
    • New-to-Clemson bathroom style called a “wet core”. Three locations on each floor hold a cluster of 3-4 bathroom modules that include a toilet, sink and shower behind a single closed door offering privacy within community.
  • Bridge Academic Success spaces
    • Classrooms
    • Study spaces


  • Dining Hall
  • Retail Dining

Project Profile

Construction Start: December 2014 (projected)

Constructions Completion: Summer 2018 (projected)

Occupancy: August 2018 (projected)

Approved Project Cost: $212,000,000

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