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Best Hotel for Clemson Summer Programs

It’s almost summer here in the South Carolina Upcountry, but that doesn’t mean Clemson University goes into hibernation mode—not by a long shot! Among its seasonal goings-on is a fabulous tradition introducing keen youngsters to campus life and studies: the Summer Scholars program, a unique opportunity to (in Clemson’s own words) “try on” the university.

If your middle- or high-schooler will be participating in one of the Summer Scholars 2023 sessions, we invite you to enjoy our incredibly convenient accommodations a mere two miles from campus and offering the utmost in modern-style Southern hospitality.

Summer Scholars at Clemson University: “Trying On” Tigerdom

Seventh- to 12th-graders enrolling in the Summer Scholars program get to spend a week calling a Clemson residence hall home, taking their meals in the dining hall, and filling their days and evenings with both high-caliber learning and the all-out fun of campus socializing, exploration, and recreation.

The program is divvied up by field of study, with “hands-on, immersive courses” in participants’ chosen discipline—everything from Bioengineering and Virtual Reality Design & Research to Vet Camp—led by Clemson University instructors.

Then there are the campus tours, one-on-one interfacing with university representatives, ice-cream socials, planetarium shows, Bowman Field games, Q&As and counseling with current Tigers, and all the other good stuff that goes into the Summer Scholars experience.

It all adds up to a singular opportunity to get a taste of Clemson University: everything from its academic rigor to basic campus layout and student life.

Summer Scholars 2023 Sessions

Enrollment for this year’s Summer Scholars program kicked off back in January, and as of this writing, some of the field-of-study sessions are full (with waitlists available) or nearly so. You can take a look at the full list right here, but these are the weekly timetables:

  • Session 1: 6/4-6/9
  • Session 2: 6/11-6/16
  • Session 3: 6/18-6/23
  • Session 4: 6/25-6/30
  • Session 5: 7/9-7/14
  • Session 6: 7/16-7/21
  • Session 7: 7/23-7/28

Lock Down a Boutique Room or Suite at The Inn at Patrick Square for Clemson University’s Summer Scholars

Turn dropping off or picking up your Summer Scholars student into your own opportunity to soak up some Upstate vibes—and enjoy premier boutique hospitality—by staying with us here at The Inn at Patrick Square! Our hotel, set on the charming Patrick Square Village Green, makes an elegant and welcoming home base just a hop, skip, and a jump from Clemson University’s main campus.

Now’s the time to book your room or suite with us around one of this year’s Summer Scholars sessions!

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