Time to give thanks
Clemson students have a lot to be thankful for: a winning football team, a friendly student body, hard-working and caring professors, orange and purple sunsets … the list goes on. As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we are reminded of why we are lucky to be at Clemson. So we polled our fellow Tigers and asked what they are thankful for here at Clemson. Take a look:
A caring student body
Clemson is one of the friendliest colleges in the nation! The Huffington Post recognized the University for students’ approachable, supportive and charitable nature, along with our deep love for other students.
“I am thankful for how welcoming the student body is at Clemson. Being a transfer student, I initially had apprehension about what it would be like coming into Clemson as a sophomore. But, my transition was made smooth by how inviting everyone at Clemson was. I am truly thankful for how happy, down to earth, and welcoming students are here, and I think that is why Clemson is such a wonderful school.”
— Hannah Rabon, senior English major
Clemson’s ideal location
The sandy beaches and smooth waters of Hartwell Lake combine with the Upstate’s rugged mountains to create the perfect campus backdrop. Located near larger cities like Greenville, Charlotte and Atlanta, Clemson provides all kinds of adventures that await students.
“I’m thankful for the location. We’re five minutes from the mountains, campus is set on a lake and we’re thirty minutes from a metropolis. It’s the perfect setting.”
— Darin Faller, senior chemistry major
The beautiful campus
Clemson was recently ranked among the top 14 most scenic college campuses in the U.S. by Bing Travel. The campus sits at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with peaceful Hartwell Lake minutes away. Clemson’s campus also conserves its unique history by maintaining historic landmarks.
“I’m especially thankful that Clemson is placed in such a beautiful setting where I can see breathtaking mountain and lake views just seconds away from the University. Nothing beats seeing Death Valley at sunset when crossing Hartwell Lake.”
— Katie Queen, food, nutrition and culinary science graduate student
Traditions and rituals create a sense of family among all Tigers. A sense of spirit connects students, alumni, faculty, staff and the greater Clemson community.
“I love Clemson’s traditions such as the Rock, the Hill, Bowman Field and how everyone just comes together on game days.”
— Ashley Grooms, parks, recreation and tourism management junior
A wealth of resources
Clemson professors take the time to get to know their students and are personally committed to each student’s success. Programs like the Academic Success Center and the Writing Center offer workshops and tutoring tailored to each student’s needs. And, opportunity awaits students outside the classroom with Clemson’s nearly 400 student clubs and organizations, 50 club and intramural sports, and six student-run media organizations.
“I’m thankful for Clemson’s immense resources and readily available professors and assistants.”
— Jonny Witte, packaging science junior
— Written by Laura Good and Victoria Witte, senior English majors | Office of Creative Services
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