First Year Residential Staff

The first year (FY) staff is available whenever you need assistance. They have several responsibilities including maintaining a safe living-learning environment, providing educational opportunities and services, serving as a knowledgeable campus resource and making sure your needs are being met.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper class mentors and role models that live with residents in each residential community.  RAs are here to support you at any point in your Clemson experience, whether you are transitioning as a new student, evaluating your major and choice of career, seeking out opportunities for involvement on-campus, or preparing for an internship or study abroad experience.

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants in University Housing and Dining work in a variety of roles to support your residential experience. 

Community Directors and Graduate Community Directors

Community Directors (CDs) are full-time professional staff who have completed a Masters degree in a graduate preparation program and have previous experience working with college students.  Graduate Community Directors (GCDs) are graduate staff who are currently enrolled in the Masters of Education in Student Affairs at Clemson.

Assistant Directors and Associate Directors

Assistant Directors are responsible for providing a higher level of support and direction for Residential Life communities and initiatives.  Associate Directors also serve in specialized roles to provide leadership for residential areas and/or Residential Life initiatives.

Campus Resources

We also utilize the assistance of Clemson University Police, control desk assistants, student patrol, maintenance staff, custodial staff, and much more.  Let us know how we can help you build your individual Clemson Experience.