Perfect for Fall Break or Long Weekends!
The leaves are changing, and the weather is getting cooler. The good news for college students? Fall break is just around the corner.
From October 9 to 12, Clemson students are free to explore the upstate — the perfect opportunity for a classic college road trip. However, road trips aren’t always as simple as they seem. Between travel, meals and fun, it can turn into a pricey excursion. The good news? There are plenty of ways to plan road trips on a budget. From afternoon escapes and day trips to a full-on weekend in another city, we’ve got your fall break road trips covered, complete with money-saving tips.… Continue reading
Get excited: college football season is just around the corner! If you’ve ever been to a college football game, you know the excitement surrounding the event. In the south, and at Clemson in particular, gameday is all about the events before, during and after the game. You might be a seasoned pro (maybe an alumni or upperclassman) or a newbie (welcome freshmen!!) — either way, here are seven Clemson gameday tips to help guide you through this football season.… Continue reading
You’re heading off to college—how exciting! Or perhaps you’re transitioning from the dorms to your first apartment.
In a year full of changes and new experiences, one will stand out from the rest—living with a roommate.
While we all start with the very best intentions, things can get a little rocky as you both adjust to the late nights at the library (or parties). According to research from Boise State University, 25 percent of students surveyed reported having problems with their roommate.… Continue reading
It’s time to prep for your college move in! 🎉 Whether you’re moving into a dorm or shared apartment, there’s lots to do to get ready for the big day. The good news is that with a little planning and organization, the process doesn’t have to be stressful! We’ve polled our EPOCH Tribe and residents and shared the best tips to make your college move-in simple and fun.… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
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?… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading