Summer Start

Summer Start offers students an engaging summer experience through the completion of two courses, community building, connection to staff, and campus resources. Students are offered this opportunity during the admissions process.

All Summer Start students must sign up for Academic Year Housing and Summer Housing. These are two separate applications that you must complete.

Sign-Up Requirements

  • Acceptance to Clemson University
    • Each newly accepted student can locate their CUID number in their Admitted Student Portal.
      • You will need your CUID number to complete the sign up processes
      • You must create your username before you are able to log in to sign up for Housing & Dining
      • For assistance with your CUID, username and password, contact CCIT by phone at 864-656-3494
      • After identifying your CUID, username and password, log in to the University Housing & Dining portal using your Clemson University credentials
  • Record of Enrollment Deposit
    • Allow two to three business days for the record of payment to update in our system. If paying by check, you must allow additional time for the funds to be received and processed.
  • FAQs

Academic Year Housing

First-Year Contract

Feb. 1 (at 8:30 AM ET) – May 16 (Noon at 12:00 PM ET) Visit the Clemson Home Portal to sign up for Academic Year Housing and Dining.

  • Select a Term
    • If you plan to begin classes in Aug. 2022 – select Academic Year 2022-23
  • Payment
    • Pay the $150, non-refundable, housing contract fee
    • This one-time fee is only assessed when you initially sign up for on-campus housing
    • Pay by credit card; the University accepts any major credit card as a form of payment
  • Contract & Addendum
    • Carefully review and electronically sign the contract and addendum
    • The contract and addendum are legally binding upon acceptance of the terms and conditions
    • We highly recommend you retain a copy of the Clemson University Housing Contract and Addendum. While on this page, you will have the options to save and/or print
  • Select Your Dining Plan
    • Unlimited + 300
    • Unlimited + 200
    • Unlimited + 100
  • Consider Your Community Choices
    • Select a specific Living-Learning Community or First Year

*After May 16? Don’t worry! Housing is guaranteed for all first-year students. Late applicants will not participate in room select and will be assigned to a space.


May 18th

  • Time Slot notifications sent early evening to student’s Clemson University email account

Summer Housing

Summer Start Contract

March 1 (at 8:30 AM ET) – May 16 (Noon at 12:00 PM ET) Visit the Clemson Home Portal to sign up for Summer Housing and Dining. The location for Summer Start housing is Lever and Mauldin.

Summer Start students will participate in room selection on June 3 to select their summer assignment. Timeslots for selection will be sent June 1 and will be assigned based on application date to the University and roommate group size, with groups of two receiving priority.

No housing will be available between the end of Summer Session Housing and the start of fall housing, but a Fall 2022 Early Arrival Request will be available starting June 1 for students to request to move directly to their Fall housing assignment. Approvals will be very limited based on availability.

Summer IIJune 29 – Aug. 8June 26Aug. 9
Clemson Summer Start Dates

Rental Rates

Per Diem/Per Day


Post Office Box

Summer Semester Dining

Meal Plans

  • Summer 20
    • Block 20 Meals
    • 100 Paw Points
    • Cost: $329
  • Summer 40
    • Block 40 Meals
    • 200 Paw Points
    • Cost: $622
  • Unlimited Plan: Summer Sessions 1 or 2
    • No Paw Points
    • Cost $705

Summer Dining Hours

  • 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.

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