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COVID-19 Updates and Response

 September 10, 2020  |  

COVID-19 Updates and Response

Updated September 10, 2020.

As we navigate the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to ensure we are all doing our part to mitigate the spread to keep ourselves, roommates, family, and friends healthy and safe.  In order to support this effort, here are the current protocols to be followed at EPOCH Clemson.

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Making the Most of Your Summer: 5 Things to do in Clemson, SC

 May 29, 2021  |  

Making the Most of Your Summer: 5 Things to do in Clemson, SC

Due to continued COVID-19 safety precautions, Clemson University isn’t hosting its traditional summer orientation for new incoming students. (Instead, there will be virtual events this summer, and orientation will be combined with move-in week in August). However, future students and their families are still more than welcome to visit and explore Clemson, SC, this summer.

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How to Afford an Apartment: Budgeting and Making it Work

 March 20, 2021  |  

How to Afford an Apartment: Budgeting and Making it Work

Moving into a new apartment as a college student is an exciting time. Maybe it’s the new space, having your very own rooms to decorate or the feeling of freedom—whatever you’re most stoked about, it just feels good to make the move. However, the road to finalizing a lease agreement and understanding how to afford an apartment can be tricky, especially for first-timers. You’ll need to do some preparation to ensure you’re ready to take on a larger financial commitment. There are several factors to consider beyond just the rent.

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11 Local Businesses to Support in Downtown Clemson, SC

 January 20, 2021  |  

11 Local Businesses to Support in Downtown Clemson, SC

It is easy to #LoveWhereYouLive when you call Clemson home. The city has so much charm and the spirit of a college town. Not to mention, there are tons of amazing small businesses to support, knowing your money is going right back into the community and helping your fellow neighbors. Here are eleven options for local businesses worth supporting in downtown Clemson, SC.

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How to Make a Difference in Light of COVID-19

 January 5, 2021  |  

How to Make a Difference in Light of COVID-19

In the midst of many challenges during the previous year, it’s been the people around us—family, friends, fellow students and teachers—who’ve shown us how to make a difference. As we look ahead to the future, we challenge our residents to “leave it better.” In other words, strive to make the world a kinder, healthier and better place through your presence and support.

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Stop Doomscrolling: Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts for Good News and Encouragement

 November 23, 2020  |  

Stop Doomscrolling: Follow These 10 Instagram Accounts for Good News and Encouragement

Just recently, the Oxford English Dictionary announced its 2020 Words of the Year, and to the surprise of almost nobody with a smartphone, “doomscrolling” made the list. This refers to the overconsumption of bleak, alarming news on social media—and since it’s 2020, there’s no shortage of this content. But how do you stop doomscrolling through the bad and depressing news?

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Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude in College

 October 26, 2020  |  

Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude in College

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “have an attitude of gratitude” before—and while it may seem cliché, it’s actually an effective method of improving your general happiness and mental wellbeing. Especially for college students, it’s important to practice gratitude to reduce stress levels throughout the day (we know those exams aren’t easy). If you’d like to learn how to practice gratitude, try the following tips to embrace a new outlook.

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6 Examples of SMART Goals for College Students

 September 30, 2020  |  

6 Examples of SMART Goals for College Students

Your college years are all about expanding your horizon, using education to explore the topics and fields that interest you, as well as evolving into an adult. Part of that journey is related to setting the right goals. Goal-setting in college helps you enjoy short-term success as well as learn how to determine and accomplish the right goals in your post-grad life—a useful skill to have!

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4 Things Every Freshman Should Take Advantage of at Clemson

 August 15, 2020  |  

4 Things Every Freshman Should Take Advantage of at Clemson

Starting college is one of the most exciting times of your life. Between new friends, a new campus, and adjusting to your new social life, there’s plenty of things to sink your teeth into. However, you might be nervous and ready for a few tips for freshmen year.

Clemson has one of the most unique campuses in South Carolina. With mountains, the lakes, and down-home southern culture right on your doorstep, it’s full of new experiences. 

So, where should you get started? From hiking trips and hangouts to Zoom office hours and part-time jobs, we’ve got you covered when it comes to TigerTown. Take a look at our best tips for freshmen below.

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