Clemson breaks ground on new Alumni and Visitors Center


Clemson University broke ground on construction of its new Alumni and Visitors Center on February 1. Construction on the approximately 100,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2024.

The Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center will bring together every generation of Tigers while also addressing the critical needs of the University. The Center will be home to some of the University’s most crucial partners and programs, including the Clemson Alumni Association, Class of 1944 Visitors Center, the Board of Trustees office, Advancement, Clemson University Foundation, Admissions and the Michelin Career Center, as well as a new golf pro shop and grille.

This building will be what many people experience as their first impression of Clemson University. It shows the dedication and commitment that Clemson has in connecting our Tigers throughout their Clemson Experience and throughout their lifetime.


Rendering by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood

Located adjacent to the Clyde V. Madren Conference Center and John E. Walker Sr. Golf Course, the new Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center will overlook the 18th green and the shores of Lake Hartwell, standing as Clemson University’s front door — inviting prospective students to explore campus and welcoming past generations back home.

Each year, approximately 70,000 individuals walk through the Class of 1944 Visitors Center. The Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center will be a welcoming first stop and memorable first impression for prospective students. The Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center will help students confirm that they are making the best decision to come to Clemson and that they are making a sound investment in their future.

A rendering of the Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center, from this angel walls of windows are separated by bricks columns. One end of the building is distinguished by balconies on different floors with overlapping rooflines. This overlapping roofline feature is mimicked in another rectangular section of the building. With all its angels and rooflines, the building is very modern and streamlined, but the brick ties into other buildings throughout Clemson's main campus.
Rendering by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood

The award-winning Michelin Career Center supports students with career counseling and assessments, resume and cover letter reviews, information workshops and job search advice. Additionally, the new Center will provide even greater opportunities for employers to effectively connect to students, more easily identify potential candidates and greatly increase their company’s visibility.

The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization that exists to connect alumni to each other and their alma mater. Through a variety of programs and services, the Clemson Alumni Association enhances the lifelong Clemson Experience by serving, involving, informing and engaging our alumni, current and future students, and friends of the University. Providing Clemson alumni with an updated space will be the growth and development that the University requires to remain one of the nation’s leading alumni networks.

The new Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center will create a special gathering place that will be an invaluable asset for the Alumni Association in executing our mission of providing a lifelong connection to Clemson University.


The Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center will impact every member of the Clemson Family. To learn more on how you can support the Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center and help build this amazing new home for the Clemson Family, please visit



Architect: Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood in conjunction with Cooper Carry

Consultants for the design team:
RMF Engineering
Michael M. Simpson & Associates
Smoke Landscape Architecture
Bright Tree Studios
Jack Porter
Tipton Associates

Construction Manager: Brasfield & Gorrie

A rendering of the Clemson Alumni and Visitors Center from the front. The center almost appears to be a combination of three rectangular buildings: walls of windows framed by brickwork on the left and right, which are separated by a courtyard entrance that leads to the middle or main building that features walls of windows framed by limestone blocks. There are three flat rooflines of different heights.
Rendering by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood
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