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First-Year students are required to purchase an Unlimited meal plan for the Academic Year.
Housing is guaranteed and required for first year and Bridge to Clemson students. On-campus housing is prioritized for new-to campus students to support their transition to campus during that critical first year. Continuing students are offered housing as available.
Don’t worry! Housing is guaranteed for all first-year students. While late applicants will not be able to select roommates or participate in Priority Room Selection, we will offer rolling room selection later in the summer so you can still select your space.
Please be sure that you are in contact with your house manager (if in a fraternity or sorority) or coach (if an athlete) about your plans for housing in the fall.
A Living-Learning Community (LLC) allows you to pick your community rather than a building. We offer a wide selection of LLCs focused on a variety of topics, including Major, Identity, and Involvement-centered. Check out our LLC page for a full list of available communities.
General First-Year Housing allows you to select from any available non-LLC space in a First-Year residential community.
General Continuing Housing allows you to select from any available space in Douthit Hills West or Calhoun Courts.
General Bridge Housing allows you to select from any available space in Lightsey Bridge or Thornhill Village.
Residents will not be required to move out for Winter Break, but will not have access to their space during this period. Apartment residents may submit a Winter Break late stay request if there are extenuating circumstances.
Summer Start Community Housing allows you to choose one space and roommate within the Summer Start area in Calhoun Courts to stay in for both the Summer and Academic Year terms. This means you won’t be changing roommates or moving out at the end of the summer. Your roommate for Summer and Academic must be in the Summer Start programs as well.
Summer-Only Housing means you will be assigned to a Summer Start space (in Calhoun Courts or Mauldin Hall) and will select your roommate and any available space or Living-Learning Community for the Academic Year during room selection. All students selecting this option will be required to move out at the end of the Summer and will return during the regular move-in dates.
Bridge Summer housing will be in Lightsey Bridge I & Lightsey Bridge II
Clemson Summer housing will be in Mauldin Hall. Apartments may be available upon request.
Rental rates will be calculated on a daily basis. Students will be charged the per diem rate listed below for the room type and number of days indicated by the Move In and Move Out date specified on your contract.
The Fresh Food Company located in McAlister Hall will be open for the Summer. Hours of operation and additional locations will be posted at a later date.
|Summer Mini A||May 16-June 5||May 14||June 6|
|Summer I||May 16-June 23||May 14||June 24|
|Long Summer||May 16-Aug. 7||May 14||Aug. 8|
|Summer Mini B||June 6-June 26||June 4||June 27|
|Summer Mini C||June 27 -July 17||June 25||July 18|
|Summer II||June 28-Aug. 7||June 25||Aug. 8|
|Summer Mini D||July 19-Aug. 7||July 16||Aug. 8|
|May Term||May 11 – June1||May 7||June 2|
|Session A||May 15 – July 27||May 14||July 28|
|Session LBC||May 15 – July 12||May 14||July 13|
|Session B||May 15 – June 19||May 14||June 20|
|Session C||June 21 – July 28||June 18||July 29|
|Summer II||June 29 – Aug. 7||June 25||Aug. 8|
All Summer Start residents who do not sign up for Summer Start Community Housing will be required to move out at the end of the Summer session. Summer Start Community residents will be able to remain in their space through the Academic Year.
New Student Contract Open February 1 (at 8:30 AM ET) – May 15 (at 12:00 PM Noon ET)
Continuing Contract Open January 17 (at 8:30 AM ET) – January 31 (at 4:00 PM ET)
Summer-Start Contract Open March 1 (at 8:30 AM ET) – May 15 (at 12:00 PM Noon ET)
Summer Contract Open March 1 (at 8:30 AM ET)
Don’t worry! The Clemson Home Portal has a roommate matching option, so you will be able to create a profile, answer the lifestyle questions, and search for other students who may be a good fit as a roommate.
Whether you are trying to create a group with someone you already know or needing to use our roommate matching tools, you’ll simply need to visit the Roommate Groups section of the Clemson Home Portal and use one of the search options.
Search by details allows you to search by specific details such as name, keyword, state, Clemson username, and age.
Suggest roommates gives you a percent match based on your profile responses.
Search by Lifestyle Question allows you to filter profiles by specific responses to profile questions.
All students will select their own space, so you will still want to form a roommate group prior to the deadline. The Roommate Matching process in the Portal will provide suggestions for potential roommates and you can connect directly from there.
New Student Roommate Groups Open Feb. 1 (at 8:30 AM ET) – May 15 (at 12:00 PM Noon ET)
Continuing Roommate Groups Open January 17 (at 8:30 AM ET) – January 31 (at 4:00 PM Noon ET)
You will be emailed a specific timeslot during which you will select a space for you and your roommate(s) (if applicable).
You will receive an email with a timeslot. You will need to compare your timeslot with the other members of your roommate group. The roommate with the earliest time will need to select for the whole group. If you are in a group of 3 or 4, be sure that you have discussed with your roommates how the group will be split into the rooms in the suite. If there are no spaces available for your group size, you may need to split up and one person from each room or suite will need to select.
You will receive an email with a timeslot. If you have chosen to be part of a roommate group, each member of the group will receive the same timeslot and only one of you should log in to select a space. If you are in a group of 3 or 4, be sure that you have discussed with your roommates how the group will be split into the rooms in the apartment. If there are no spaces available for your group size, you may need to split up and one person from each apartment will need to select.
You will receive an email with a timeslot when your priority number is within the number of spaces available. For example, if there are 100 four person apartments available in a selection time and you are in a group of 4 with a Priority Number between 1 and 100, you will receive a timeslot and be able to select a space. If your Priority Number is 101 or higher, you will not receive a timeslot until more spaces are available in another selection.
Priority is based on your University application date as well as your community choice. Students who select a Living-Learning Community in the Community Choice section will only be able to choose spaces designated for their LLC. These students will receive timeslots on LLC days, based on their application date.
The size of your roommate group determines your sign-up priority. Groups of four receive the highest level of sign-up priority, followed by groups of three, then groups of two and finally singles. Time slots are randomly assigned to each group. Each student will receive an email with this timeslot, but only one of you will need to log in to select for the whole group.
You will be emailed a Priority Number. This number will be randomly assigned within each roommate group size. This means there will be separate priority lists for groups of 4, groups of 3, groups of 2, and singles. Since each group size will be limited to only spaces that will fit all members of the group (a group of 4 will only be able to select an apartment with 4 open spaces), groups of 4 will select first, then 3, then 2, and singles last. This allows apartments to be filled completely and provides the best chance for roommate groups to live together.
Your priority number is your place in line. If you do not get a timeslot to select housing in the first round of selection, you will just need to continue waiting in line. We will be doing a rolling selection process as spaces become available on Fridays throughout the Spring semester.
We will issue Room Selection timeslots for Fridays based on the next priority number for space available for the group size and gender, if applicable. These timeslots will be emailed by Thursday at noon for students who will be able to select a space the next day. For example – there is a single space available in a 4-person apartment with three women, so we would issue the timeslot to the next priority number for a woman without roommates.
You will receive regular communications to let you know where we are in the priority numbers. For example, a student with a priority number of 80 in a group of 4 will be notified that we are currently at number 77 for the weekly Room Selection.
We anticipate additional spaces becoming available around the following times: