LETTER FROM THE DEAN
OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Dear Graduate Students,
On behalf of the Graduate School, I would
like to exte...
WELCOME TO CLEMSON!
Congratulations and welcome to the Clemson
Family! To help you get started, we have created
this guide...
GETTING
STARTED
AT
CLEMSON
UNIVERSITY
EMAIL
Your published email address, which is the address
that Clemson University will use to send you email, is
Username@c...
admission. This email will provide the necessary
instructions for accessing your Clemson Username, setting
your password a...
GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS
Many graduate students work as graduate assistants
(GAs). These positions can be more specifically...
TIGERSTRIPE MERCHANTS
Dining
- 3 Spoons Yogurt
- Bojangles
- Brioso Fresh Pasta
- Chipotle
- Domino’s
- Firehouse Subs
- F...
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
For those students who enjoy being in the middle of all the
action, have you considered living on campus...
YOUR
GUIDE
TO
CLEMSON
UNIVERSITY
OUR HISTORY
Clemson University founder Thomas Green remarked in
the post-Civil War days of 1865, “This country is in
wretc...
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
The Graduate School at Clemson University was
formally recognized in 1964, and offers 102 graduate
deg...
EXPLORE
UPSTATE
SOUTH
CAROLINA
THE UPSTATE AT A GLANCE
MAJOR EMPLOYERS
POPULATION TRANSPORTATION
INTERSTATES
RAILWAYS AMTRAK STATIONS Charlotte
Spartanbu...
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Graduate School Guidebook

  1. 1. LETTER FROM THE DEAN OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL Dear Graduate Students, On behalf of the Graduate School, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of you as you begin your graduate studies at Clemson University. As a former Clemson Universi- ty graduate student, I can assure you that the experience will offer you many amazing opportunities. You will have the chance to in- teract with a diverse array of individuals and your graduate experience will be much richer if you are open to these new opportunities. Take advantage of this and learn from them; the friends and colleagues that you develop in graduate school will be lifelong supporters and friends. Be sure to explore beyond the bounds of your own program and fully cap- italize on this wonderful experience. I look forward to welcoming you in person. Best wishes from Martin Hall! Karen J. L. Burg Karen J. L. Burg, Ph.D. Interim Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
  2. 2. WELCOME TO CLEMSON! Congratulations and welcome to the Clemson Family! To help you get started, we have created this guide to provide you with information that is relevant to graduate students. If you are a new student, we hope you will attend the various Orientation events that are scheduled, particularly the new Graduate Student Orientation on Sunday, Aug.18, 2013, from 1–4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. New international stu- dents are also required to attend International Student Orientation on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in Tillman Hall Auditorium. GETTING STARTED 09  Email, Usernames, and XID 10  iRoar and Registration 13  Graduate Assistantships 13  Paying Your Tuition and Fees 14  TigerOne Card 16 Housing GUIDE TO CLEMSON 20 History 22  The Graduate School 23  Student Code of Conduct ##  Student Life ##  Student Services ##  Health Care and Insurance ##  Parking and Transportation UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA ##  Clemson and Surrounding Areas ## Anderson ## Greenville ##  For Partners, Spouses, and Children
  3. 3. GETTING STARTED AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
  4. 4. EMAIL Your published email address, which is the address that Clemson University will use to send you email, is Username@clemson.edu. This address will automatically deliver emails to your Clemson Google Apps for Education account, otherwise known as your Clemson Gmail, which is Username@g.clemson.edu. To access your Clemson Gmail go to g.clemson.edu. Your initial temporary password for your Clemson Gmail is ‘cu##xxxx’. The number ‘xxxx’ is the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) or your International Number System number if you’re an International Graduate student. For example, if the last four digits of your SSN or INS are 9999, then your temporary password is cu##9999. USERNAMES Your Username is the combination of letters and/or numbers that is used for authenticating several Clemson systems including webmail, iRoar, Library systems and many others. Your Username is also the beginning to your email address for Clemson. XID Your XID is your unique student ID number assigned to you upon your admission and confirmation to attend the University. The XID begins with C followed by eight digits (i.e., C12345678). As a new graduate student you should have received your XID number in an email from the Graduate School, once you have accepted Clemson University’s offer of FIRST THINGS FIRST Clemson University  9
  5. 5. admission. This email will provide the necessary instructions for accessing your Clemson Username, setting your password and registering for classes. For questions regarding your XID or Admissions to the University please call Graduate Admissions at 864-656-3195. IROAR iRoar is the online student portal for personal academic information including course registration, grades, financial aid, University account and bills, unofficial transcript, degree progress report, optional fee items and address update. Visit iroar.clemson.edu to access iRoar. You should have received an ‘Activation Code’ and link from the Graduate School to log in for the first time to iRoar. Once you log in for the first time you will be prompted to create a password for your Username. Subsequent log-ins follow ‘Current Students, Faculty and Staff’ using your Clemson Username and password. REGISTER FOR CLASSES To register for classes use the ‘Registration’ module within iRoar. Your adviser should be suggesting courses for which you should register for. To be considered a full-time graduate student you must register for at least nine credit hours. Additionally, to have an assistantship you must be enrolled for nine credit hours. Clemson University  1110   Graduate Student Guidebook
  6. 6. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS Many graduate students work as graduate assistants (GAs). These positions can be more specifically subcategorized into teaching assistants (TAs) or research assistants (RAs). Graduate assistantships typically allow students a reduction in their tuition or complete coverage of their tuition. PAYING YOUR TUITION AND FEES Student bills are posted mid-July, or once classes have been registered. If you have an assistantship or are participating in an online program you still may have fees to settle. Using iRoar, follow the ‘Student Financial Services’ module at the top. Payment deadlines and tuition rates can be found on the Student Financial Services website: clemson.edu/cfo/student-financials. Clemson University  1312   Graduate Student Guidebook
  7. 7. TIGERSTRIPE MERCHANTS Dining - 3 Spoons Yogurt - Bojangles - Brioso Fresh Pasta - Chipotle - Domino’s - Firehouse Subs - Friar’s Tavern - Moe’s - Panera - Papa John’s - Pizza Hut - Starbucks - Taco Bell - TD’s Food & Drink - The Burger Joint - The Pita Pit - Tony’s Pizza TIGERONE CARD The TigerOne Card is your official ID card and a vital part of every day campus life. Always remember to carry it at all times. You will need it to verify your identity and to acquire certain services and benefits provided by the University and its partners. The TigerOne Card also becomes your personal debit card or declining-balance card when you open a TigerStripe account. The TigerStripe account allows you to draw upon predeposited funds for the purchase of products and services throughout campus. There are a number of on-campus and off-campus merchants that accept TigerStripe payments. For a full list, visit: clemson.edu/campus-life/campus-services/tigerone/ usingyourcard/usetigerstripe.html Grocery Stores - Bi-Lo - Food Lion Stores & Services - Bronze Tiger Tanning - CVS Pharmacy - Jade’s Salon - Seneca Cinema 8 - Ultratan Clemson University  1514   Graduate Student Guidebook
  8. 8. ON-CAMPUS HOUSING For those students who enjoy being in the middle of all the action, have you considered living on campus? Graduate students can live on campus at Thornhill Village (two bedrooms and two people per apartment). Clemson no longer offers housing for married students and families. Space is often limited, so graduate students interested in on-campus housing should contact the University Housing Assignments Coordinator, Darlene Mahaffey, immediately upon acceptance to the University. Specific information can be found at the Central Housing Office, located in 202 Mell Hall, or by calling 864-656- 2295. OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING There is a wide variety of housing available to Clemson students. Graduate students can find housing to fit just about any budget and square footage needs. Large homes and residential areas are as plentiful as apartments and residence halls. Some of the property management groups available to students include Burton Properties, Barefoot Properties and Tiger Rental. Clemsonoffcampus.com is a tool that can help you find a place to live based on the number of bedrooms and the price you want to pay. When you enroll at Clemson University, you will most likely want to live in Pickens, Oconee, Anderson or Greenville county (they are the closest to campus and other University resources). 16   Graduate Student Guidebook
  9. 9. YOUR GUIDE TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
  10. 10. OUR HISTORY Clemson University founder Thomas Green remarked in the post-Civil War days of 1865, “This country is in wretched condition, no money and nothing to sell. Everyone is ruined, and those that can are leaving.” At his death on April 6, 1888, he bequeathed in his will the Fort Hill plantation and a considerable portion of his personal assets for the establishment of an educational institution that would teach scientific agriculture and the mechanical arts to South Carolina’s youth. Clemson Agricultural College formally opened as an all-male military school in July 1893 with an enrollment of 446. In 1955 students were given “civilian” status and Clemson became a coeducational institution. The college was renamed Clemson University In 1964 when the South Carolina Legislature formally recognized the school’s expanded academic offerings and research pursuits. More than a century after its opening, the University provides diverse learning, research facilities and educational opportunities not only for the people of the state, as Thomas Clemson dreamed, but for thousands of young men and women throughout the country and the world. ABOUT CLEMSON Clemson University  2120   Graduate Student Guidebook
  11. 11. THE GRADUATE SCHOOL The Graduate School at Clemson University was formally recognized in 1964, and offers 102 graduate degree programs in 66 fields of study that include 37 doctoral, 65 masters, and one educational specialist program. Since its inception approximately 25,000 graduate degrees have been awarded. The Graduate School has approximately 864 enrolled students from 77 nations. Clemson University is academically divided into the following five colleges: Architecture, Arts and Humanities Business and Behavioral Sciences Engineering and Science Health, Education and Human Development Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT Clemson University believes you, the student, are the product of your own experiences, and you should assume certain responsibilities for your own conduct and that of your fellow students. These regulations should be interpreted broadly and are not designed to define prohibited conduct in exhaustive terms. Since Clemson University cannot foresee every circumstance that may arise, all may not be included herein. As such, you may be subject to disciplinary action when such behavior is deemed detrimental or disruptive to the mission, purposes and/or goals of the University. For the purpose of this policy, a “student” is defined as any person who is admitted, enrolled or registered for study at Clemson University for any academic period. Student Code of Conduct clemson.edu/administration/student-affairs/student-hand- book/code-of-conduct/stu-dent-conduct.html Student Handbook clemson.edu/student-affairs/student-hand-book Clemson University  2322   Graduate Student Guidebook
  12. 12. EXPLORE UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA
  13. 13. THE UPSTATE AT A GLANCE MAJOR EMPLOYERS POPULATION TRANSPORTATION INTERSTATES RAILWAYS AMTRAK STATIONS Charlotte Spartanburg, SC Greenville, SC Clemson, SC Toccoa, GA Gainesville, GA Atlanta MAJOR AIRPORTS Charlotte Douglas International Greenville-Spartanburg International Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AUTOMOTIVE: BMW of North America Bosch North America Michelin of North America FINANCE: Toronto-Dominion Bank SunTrust MEDICAL: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Greenville Health System Mary Black Health System TECHNOLOGY: Charter Communications GE Power Systems IBM Microsoft Greenville 467,606 Laurens 66,223 Greenwood 69,756 Oconee 74,627 Anderson 189,355 Cherokee 55,662 Abbeville 25,101 Union 28,252 Spartanburg 288,745 Pickens 119,670 7th Fastest Growing Metro Area in U.S*. Interstate 85 Interstate 26

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