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Clemson University Board adopts policy governing future interments at Woodland Cemetery


The Clemson University Board of Trustees on Friday adopted an updated policy establishing criteria for future interments at Woodland Cemetery. The policy applies the guiding principles that existing interments will be preserved, and an historic preservation plan put in place that honors and respects all who are buried here.

Since July 2020, ground-penetrating radar has revealed a significant number of unmarked graves, all pre-dating the formal establishment of Woodland Cemetery in 1924.

“This is an important moment in the history of Clemson University as we honor the lives of those who are interred and those whose final resting place will be at Woodland Cemetery,” said Board Chair Kim Wilkerson. “The Board deeply appreciates the understanding of families of modern burials and the descendant community as we conducted research to establish a preservation plan that respects all who are buried at Woodland Cemetery.”

Please direct questions to cemetery@clemson.edu or (864) 656-8719.