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Back to School, Back to Clemson

Jul 28, 2021
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It's time to start planning for the new school year, and we are so ready to welcome new and returning Tigers and their families.

Even with school back in session, there is still plenty of beautiful weather to enjoy here. Get the family together for some pool time, grab some dinner at Traditions on the Lake, or gather around the fire pit for a bonding session before the kids go back to the dorms.

Feel like exploring Lake Hartwell or the areas around campus? Check out some of Clemson’s offerings:

  • Clemson Farmers Market -Every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. through September, find fresh fruits and veggies to take back home from the area’s farmers and growers. The Market is located at Patrick Square Village Green, 578 Issaqueena Trail.
  • The South Carolina Botanical Garden is a 295-acre garden located on the campus of Clemson University. Once you enter through the Fran Hanson Visitor's Center, you’ve got access to numerous different gardens, including the Camellia Garden, Wildlife Habitat Garden, Xeriscape Garden, Hosta Garden, 70-acre Schoenike Arboretum, Heritage Gardens, and nature trails.
  • Another popular attraction on campus is the Bob Campbell Geology Museum, which houses more than 10,000 minerals, rocks and fossils, as well as a wide variety of geological and paleontological exhibits. You’ll see one of Clemson’s first “tigers” - a Saber-tooth Tiger named Smiley, and the skull of a T-rex.
  • At the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, see world-class professional dance, music, and theater performances in the large facility with numerous theatre spaces. Find out what performances are scheduled on the website.
  • The Clemson Marina offers boat rentals for short trips around Lake Hartwell, as well as boat sales, storage, and access to the members-only Freedom Boat Club.
  • Prefer a day at the park? Clemson’s largest is Nettles Park, with baseball, soccer, and softball fields, as well as tennis courts and a dog park. It’s located at 102 Nettles Park Rd.
  • Twelve Mile Recreation Area offers 26 acres of picnic sites and shelters, boat launches, playgrounds, and a beach. It’s a nice place for a large family gathering before saying "goodbye" to your Clemson student.


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