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Move-In Weekend

Packing List-Do’s and Don’ts

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Move-In Appointment

New this year! All new students will need to sign up for a move-in appointment.

In order to reduce vehicular traffic and move-in lines, student arrival times for move in will be staggered. All residents who plan on moving in on Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19 must schedule a move-in appointment. Residents checking in after these times do not need to schedule an appointment and have until the first day of classes to check in. Move-in appointments are organized by community so ensure you select your specific residential community. Also, there will be enough timeslots for all residents of a particular building to move in on August 18 or 19 if they choose to do so.

Freshman Students

Transfer Students

Move-In Weekend

Packing Tips

We highly recommend that you label every bag, box and bin, so volunteers can better assist while unloading your vehicle. To make this easier for you, we’ve created a label template (shown below). Download this PDF document, type in your information, and print onto Avery (r) Template 5164/8164; alternatively, you can use regular printer paper and tape it to all of your items.

Move-In Weekend-Box Label

Student P.O. Box Assignment and Mail

If you need to ship items in advance to your P.O. Box, send them to:

Student’s First and Last Name

(Box Number) University Station

Clemson, SC  29632

Information regarding your P.O. Box  assignment will be sent your Clemson University email account later this summer. Please do not ship anything until you receive your P.O. Box assignment.

Package Pickup at Student Post Office

  • Friday, August 18
    • 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (EST)
  • Saturday, August 19
    • 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. (EST)
  • Sunday, August 20
    • 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. (EST)

For more information about mail services, please click here to be redirected to their website.

Move-In Weekend Info to Know

Click here for details about move-in weekend including hours of operation, schedule of events and much more.

Move-In Schedule

Move-In Weekend occurs from Friday, August 18 – Sunday, August 20. We encourage you to review the following information for your specific move-in process and email us at with any questions you may have prior to your arrival.

Friday, August 18

Women participating in CPC Recruitment will be able to move in between 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please complete your registration on the recruitment webpage. After completing your registration, you will be provided with a sign-up link for your move-in appointment.

First year students may move in by move-in appointment between 12 – 5 p.m. Please refer to your Clemson Home email regarding your assignment information and sign up via your provided move-in appointment link.

Saturday, August 19

New students (first year and transfer) may move in by move-in appointment between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please refer to your Clemson Home email regarding your assignment information and sign up via your provided move-in appointment link.

Sunday, August 20

Continuing students may move in between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (A move-in appointment is not required.)

Early Arrival

Early move-in is possible but requires an approved early-arrival request. Individual students should make a request based on a specific need. After June 1, click here to complete your request for early move-in. University approved groups such as Tiger Band do not need to submit a request; your information will be submitted through the sponsoring department.

Arriving On Campus

Driving Directions

In order to optimize the flow of traffic on campus, Clemson Home and the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD) have worked together to create specific driving directions for each residential community. Even though you may be very familiar with campus or prefer to use a GPS, we have adjusted normal traffic patterns to be the most effective for Move-In Weekend Traffic. We will also have Police and Parking Officials stationed around campus directing traffic to move students in as quickly as possible. If you try to come in from a different direction, it could delay getting checked in to your new Clemson Home or you could be rerouted all the way around campus. Also, thank you for following all posted traffic signage during Move-In Weekend.

Please click on your building/community below for driving directions! A large map and highlighted route should appear – for written directions and a smaller map, click “List all steps” on the left side. To see the street-view of each turn, click “Preview steps” and use the arrows to navigate.


Clemson Home and CUPD will allow you to park close to your community while unloading. To prevent delays, you will need to complete and print the unloading pass prior to arriving on-campus.

It is important that you follow the guidelines listed below:

  • Each vehicle must have a completed unloading pass displayed so our staff and CUPD Officers can view the contact information.
  • A driver will need to remain with the vehicle until all items are unloaded.
  • As soon as the vehicle is unloaded, then move the vehicle to a designated parking location. On the back of the unloading pass is a map along with information about designated parking lots for move-in weekend.
  • If you are a resident who will have a car on-campus throughout the academic year, you will need to purchase a parking permit from Parking and Transportation services. See links below in the parking permits section.

Parking Permits

Moving Into Your Community

Please read the list below to learn where to check in for your key once you arrive on campus.

Residential Community Check-In Location
 Barnett Hall  Manning Hall
 Benet Hall  Young Hall
 Bowen Hall  Norris Hall
 Bradley Hall  Norris Hall
 Byrnes Hall  Byrnes Hall
 Calhoun Courts  Calhoun Commons
 Cope Hall  Young Hall
 Core Campus A  Core Campus C
 Core Campus C  Core Campus C
 Core Campus D  Core Campus C
 Donaldson Hall  Norris Hall
 Geer Hall  Young Hall
 Holmes Hall  Holmes Hall 
 Johnstone Hall  Johnstone Hall
 Lever Hall  Lever Hall
 Lightsey Bridge I  Lightsey Commons
 Lightsey Bridge II  Lightsey Commons
 Manning Hall   Manning Hall
 Mauldin Hall  Manning Hall
 McCabe Hall   Holmes Hall 
 Norris Hall  Norris Hall
 Sanders Hall  Young Hall
 Simpson North Hall  Norris Hall
 Simpson South Hall   Norris Hall
 Smith Hall   Manning Hall
 Stadium Suites  Stadium Suites
 Thornhill Village  Calhoun Commons
 Wannamaker Hall  Norris Hall
 Young Hall  Young Hall

Move-In Volunteers

We are excited to welcome you! Clemson Home recruits volunteers to assist new students with move-in. Volunteers will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 to help unload your vehicle, carry boxes and direct you to parking. Move-In Volunteers will be specifically identified with Clemson Home wristbands and easy for you to spot. Also, look for volunteers wearing orange shirts featuring our new volunteer tagline, “You Bring It. We’ll Move It.” This year’s t-shirt will also feature the Bryan Mall/Horseshoe community (picture below). Note: Volunteers have been instructed not to assist with parking cars or assembling lofts.

Volunteer T-Shirt for Move-In Weekend

If you’re an upper class student and have an interest in volunteering, please email Paige Zoltewicz at for more information.

Upcoming Events

Kickoff Clemson

Family Weekend

  • September 22-24, 2017
    • Click here for more information about this fun filled weekend with your family.
    • In town on Friday, September 22? Then join us for a guided tour of Douthit Hills. Registration is required so click here to sign up for this unique opportunity.


  • Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Break

  • October 16-17, 2017

Winter Break

  • Begins Saturday, December 16, 2017

Our Favorite Sustainable Move-In Tip

As you plan to pack for your move to campus, remember “less is better”!

  • Contact your roommate(s) prior to move-in to avoid duplication of items.
  • Consider bringing items according to the season, then change out your wardrobe during Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks!

Dining Plans & Wellness

Hours of Operation:

Are you a first-year student living in University Housing? Make sure you select one of the Unlimited meal plans (Unlimited 300, Unlimited 200 or Unlimited 100) for your first two semesters. Your meal plan will be uploaded to your student bill on July 24. If you wish to make any changes after your student bill is published in iROAR, you should do so through iROAR optional fees prior to making any payment toward your bill.

Want to learn more about healthy eating at Clemson? Have questions about a specific dietary need? Click here for general information, or reach out to our registered dietitian, Martha Green at

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