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The influence of Clemson University on the overall character
                                                                                                    and living experience of the City of Clemson is evident year-
                                                                                                    round, especially during seven weekends during the fall when
                                                                                                    tens of thousands of orange-clad Clemson football fans descend
                                                                                                    upon the City to support their Tigers.

                                                                                                    The inhabitants of the University and the City benefit from
                                                                                                    their cooperative relationship in many ways. In addition to
                                                                                                    its array of athletic programs, Clemson University’s Brooks
                                                                                                    Center for the Performing Arts offers music performances, art
                                                                                                    exhibits, student theater productions, and film screenings to
                                                                                                    enhance the community living experience. The South Carolina
                                                                                                    Botanical Garden on campus attracts locals and visitors to its
                                                                                                    acres of blooms and green space. Another wonderful asset is
                                                                                                    the City’s fare-free transit system, CATbus, that offers public
                                                                                                    transportation to students, faculty, staff, residents, and visitors
                                                                                                    traveling in and around Clemson.

                                                                                                    Both the University and the City enhance the area’s sense of
                                                                                                    community through events and activities. The City supports such
                                                                                                    events as ClemsonFest (returning in 2022), a Chamber and
                                                                                                    community Independence Day celebration, the Downtown
                                                                                                    Trick or Treat, and the Holiday Parade each December, the
                                                                                                    Clemson Farmers Market, Camp Clemson, and a variety of
                                                                                                    recreational sports programs. Some of the University-sponsored
                                                                                                    events include the student-organized First Friday Parade in
           Close-knit Communities                                                                   August, Military Appreciation Day during a Clemson football
                                                                                                    game, and the floats on Bowman Field and Tigerama to kick-off
                                                                                                    Homecoming weekend.
           of the Clemson Area

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                              hile visitors love exploring the

                            wonderful assets of this beautiful

                                                    The largest of the four communities served
                                    region all year long, residents will
                                                    by the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce,
                                  tell you the Clemson Area is also
           a great place to live. With the Blue Ridge   Clemson has a population of more than 18,000
                                                    permanent residents, augmented for ten months
           Mountains and an abundance of waterfalls   of the year by more than 25,000 students who
           nearby, large lakes for outdoor enthusiasts, four    attend Clemson University. However, the
           hospitable seasons, the vitality of the University    University is considered a municipality of its own
           scene, and four welcoming communities, the   and is therefore officially separate from the City
           Clemson Area offers spirited culture, superior   of Clemson. The two entities cooperate to serve
           quality of life, scenic beauty, and a population   the Clemson community and are regarded as an
           of folks who are genuinely happy to see you.  exceptional example of town and gown relations.

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