August 17

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August 17

  • August 13-August 18, 1951: Farmers' Week Exhibition held on Bowman Field.
  • August 16, 1967-August 17, 1967: The Clemson University YMCA hosts its annual Freshman Camp at Camp Greenville, South Carolina. The "Y" Camp offers new students an opportunity an opportunity to meet faculty, administration, and student leaders in an informal atmosphere in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Activities include speakers from various organizations and institutions, orientation programs, and question-and-answer periods to acquaint incoming students with Clemson campus life. Featured among student leaders who will address the campers are Student Body President Edgar McGee of Orangeburg, "Y" Cabinet President Bruce Kavan of Garden City, New York, and The Tiger Editor-in-Chief Harry Tinsley of Rock Hill. The $12 registration fee covers transportation to and from Clemson, meals, and housing. Due to the overwhelming early response of students desiring to attend the camp, all available lodgings are filled and registration is closed. (Whitney, Robert K., "YMCA Camp Begins 'Y' Yearly Activities", The Tiger, 7 August 1967, Volume LXI, Number 1, page 1.)
  • 1967: An incoming freshman class of 1,750 arrives. All new students must report to Tillman Hall soon after arriving on campus. Matriculation begins at Tillman Hall from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, August 17. Academic requirements, regulations, and details concerning scheduling of classes and grading will be issued during these periods. (The Tiger, "Orientation - Long Lines And Even Longer Hours", 7 August 1967, Volume LXI, Number 1, page 1.)
  • 1975: The planned repainting of the paws project by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is cancelled after publicity back-fires, state highway department forced to adhere to laws as written which forbid such activity on state roads, even if Highway Commissioner and Clemson grad Silas Pearman (1955) is actually sympathetic. Previously they had "looked the other way." Paws on campus are renewed, however.
  • 1980: Dormitories open.
  • 2000: Clemson named Public College of the Year by Time magazine.


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