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Events in 2006
- January 1: With change in state liquor laws, mini-bottles are no longer mandated by the Alcohol and Beverage Control rules, and local lounges switch to free-pouring drinks.
- January 5: The Tigers are ranked twenty-first in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches final season rankings following bowl win over the Colorado Buffaloes on December 27.
- January 11: The Union replaces the arcade room with an Xbox arena.
- January 13: Alan McCrary Johnstone, the last surviving charter member of IPTAY, dies in Orangeburg, South Carolina, age 96. A member of the Class of 1932, he received a degree in electrical engineering, and as a student, helped start the golf team.
- January 29: Fire occurs at The Summit, destroying four housing units with ten other units destroyed by water damage .
- February 3: The Clemson University Choral Ensembles hold their annual "Pops" concert at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Program is presented by the Clemson University Singers, Men's Glee, Women's Glee, Impulse, Southern Accent, TakeNote, and Tigeroar. General admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students.
- February 9: President James Barker warns in his annual State of Clemson address that the university is threatened by Govenor Sanford's budget cuts to higher education and his proposed cap on tuition.
- February 24-25: Nick's Tavern And Deli celebrates its 30th birthday.
- March: Construction for new Sonic Drive-In on former site of Death Valley Exxon on northwest corner of Tiger Boulevard and College Avenue may start as early as this month with razing of the former service station.
- March 17: Dr. Edward Grandpre', assistant professor of Educational Leadership, dies at his home after a short illness.
- March 22: Village Green Apartments located off Highway 123 catch fire, leaving thirty-two Clemson students homeless.
- March 27: Environmental and Engineering Professor Jim Navratil is honored as part of a team receiving a Nobel Peace Prize for research for the International Atomic Energy Agency, working towards the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
- April 2: Spring football practice begins.
- April 4: Author Ernest Gaines discusses his novel A Lesson Before Dying at 7:30 PM in the Strom Thurmond Institute, followed by a book signing and reception.
- April 5: University Provost Dori Helms names Lawrence R. Allen Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Development, and Kay Wall as Dean of Libraries.
- April 6: Clemson choirs present their Spring Concert in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. featuring Women's Glee, Men's Glee, and the CU Singers.
- April 7: 2006 Relay for Life held, raising more than $130,000 for the American Cancer Society.
- April 8: Orange and White Spring football game in Death Valley, 1 p.m.
- May 24: Clemson beats Wake Forest 13-1 in the first round of the ACC Tournament at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
- May 26: Clemson University student Tiffany Marie Souers, 20, of Ladue, Missouri, is found dead in her apartment at The Reserve, 118 Sumter Lane in Central. Pickens County Coroner James Mahanes reports that an autopsy performed the following day disclosed the cause of death was by strangulation. Central police are investigating the case as a possible homicide and with assistance from State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) officers.
- June 14: Dean Walter Cox falls while taking down Old Glory at his home on Folger Street at the end of Flag Day. Hospitalized, he fails to bounce back, and his final decline begins.
- June 28: Dean Cox dies in hospital in Greenville, age 87, from complications of injuries suffered on Flag Day.
- June 30: Target date for closing the Douthit Hills family housing complex. The hundred-unit complex was mostly erected in 1950 and the aging infrastructure no longer makes it cost-effective to maintain.
- July: Site preparation for new drive-in continues on now-empty lot where Death Valley Exxon stood.
- July 8: Clemson assistant men's track coach Jarrett Foster dies after suffering head injuries in a jet-skiing accident on Lake Keowee. Foster, 32, had just completed his seventh year as the field events assistant coach under Bob Pollock.
- August 24-August 26: Spittoono XXVI music festival scheduled for the National Guard Armory ballfield.
- September 2: The Clemson Tiger football team faces the Florida Atlantic Owls for the first time at the season opener in Death Valley.