Obvious to anyone who visits Clemson, life here revolves around the school. The towns of Anderson and Seneca are only short drives away, but few find them to be more interesting than the university atmosphere at Clemson. Some students say there isn't much to do in or around Clemson, while other, more adventurous ones say they can't get enough of the outdoor activities the region has to offer. If nothing else, Clemson has a golf course and an enormous man-made lake on the outskirts of campus.
When students and alumni talk of the "Clemson Experience," they aren't talking about sitting in a classroom five days a week. The "experience" comes from exploring the area in and around Clemson and taking part in every opportunity to wear something orange. Even if you don't like football (which is life at Clemson), the school and the surrounding area offer limitless opportunities if you're willing to do a little searching. Greenville and Atlanta are great for the club/bar scene, and the Appalachian Mountains offer everything from camping to water skiing.