Do I have to live on campus and purchase a meal plan?
First-Year & Bridge Requirement
All first year and Bridge students are required to live on-campus. This policy is intended to support your college transition and help to ensure your engagement and success during your first year. Only students who live at home with their parent or guardian in one of the three counties surrounding Clemson University (Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee) are exempt from this requirement.
Bridge Students are required to purchase a minimum of a Bridge Block 100 meal plan or Unlimited plan for the Academic Year.
Is housing guaranteed for me?
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.
What if I miss the deadline?
First-Year Late Applicants
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.
Sign Academic Year Contract
- Select a Term – Academic Year 2023-24 will begin in August 2023.
- Pay the $150 one-time non-refundable contract fee – only assessed on first housing contract & must be paid with credit card.
- Review, sign, and print/save contract & addendum – legally binding upon acceptance.
- Select Your Dining Plan – First-Year students must select an unlimited plan
What are my Academic Year housing options and rates?
General Bridge Housing allows you to select from any available space in Lightsey Bridge or Thornhill Village.
What are my Academic Year dining options and rates?
When will I move in and out?
- 2023 Move-In will occur August 16-19
- Housing will close for Winter Break Dec 16
- Housing will reopen January 7
- 2024 Move-Out will occur May 4
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.
New Student Contract Open February 1 (at 8:30 AM ET) – May 15 (at 12:00 PM Noon ET)
Create Academic-Year Roommate Group
- Create your profile in the Clemson Home Portal
- Create your roommate group prior to the deadline.
- Select one, two or three roommates
- Four is the maximum group size
What if I don’t know who I want my roommate to be?
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.
How Can I Search For 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.
What if I want a random roommate?
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)
Select Your Academic Year Space
You will be emailed a specific timeslot during which you will select a space for you and your roommate(s) (if applicable).
- May 22 – Time slot notifications sent in early evening to Bridge student Clemson email accounts
- June 1 – Room Selection by Timeslot
- All students will need to log in to the Portal to select their own move-in appointments after being assigned to a space.
How will I know when I can select my housing
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.
How does priority work?
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.