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Topic: What is your favorite thing about Clemson in the summer?
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What is your favorite thing about Clemson in the summer?

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:17 PM
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Without the students in town between May and August, the area takes on a different kind of vibe. Traffic is lighter, restaurants are slower, and the campus is much quieter. Obviously without the students Clemson would be nothing like it is, but as a graduate who has stayed in the area I always enjoy late May, June and July (sans the heat!).

What is everyone’s favorite thing about Clemson during the summer? I enjoy grabbing a few drinks downtown and taking a walk around campus at dusk when it is deserted, great to reminisce!

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The quietness and emptiness is indeed nice for a couple

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:21 PM
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of months


45 Minutes to Highlands and

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:23 PM
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temps that are 20 degrees cooler.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:34 PM
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the anticipation of the upcoming football season,not just this year,but every year.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:37 PM
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This is true, once baseball season ends its a nice break and then a build back up to that first kick in August

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I miss Keith st pub

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 1:39 PM
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My name was immortalized on the wall there. ??


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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 2:11 PM
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$4 car bombs at TTTs, $0.50 wings and $0.25 PBR drafts at Tony's pizza.

Or at least that was my favorite when I was a student and staying over the summer in walking distance to downtown


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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 3:15 PM
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Car bombs are $5 now, still not a bad deal though.

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Used to go to great off campus parties where I met tons

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 2:18 PM
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of people.

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I liked that it was so small that pretty much everyone there

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 2:19 PM
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went out and hung out with each other. Didn't matter what fraternity, sorority or other group you were in. There weren't enough people to only hang within your normal group. I got to meet and know a lot of good people I likely would not have met otherwise during the regular school year.


As a Newspring offering collector, its nice to have a break


Posted: Jun 19, 2018 2:23 PM
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from counting all the cash donations.

Sometimes we need a wheelbarrow.

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I haven't been on campus during the summer in over a decade

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 3:26 PM
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Which is an egregious wrong that I must correct soon, but anyway.

My favorite thing to do is just to walk around and notice how quiet it is. It gives the university this feeling of...hibernation, almost. Like it's anticipating something great. I really do love it there in the summer.


Road Construction.***

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 3:33 PM
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i was gonna say #######***

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 4:02 PM
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Happy Hour on Hartwell!


Posted: Jun 19, 2018 4:06 PM
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It has been a few decades, but I grew up in Clemson and graduated from Clemson. One of the best things about the summer was taking the boat out on Lake Hartwell after the summer job during the week. Hardly any other boats around. If not stormy, it was like skiing on a sheet of glass. The cooler with some beverages (and ice from the Esso Club) helped a little.

Helped that the parents had a boat at the Seneca Marina. I did pay for gas.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 5:23 PM
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Best thing in summer is all the beautiful shade trees on campus. Hope they don't cut them down what with all the building improvements.


the apartment complex pools

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 5:29 PM
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For all the "sightseeing" and the drink specials downtown


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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 5:38 PM
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The Clemson Forest.

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40 or 50 years ago, it was

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 7:08 PM
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the Y Beach, co-eds, bikinis

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Re: 40 or 50 years ago, it was

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Posted: Jun 20, 2018 12:32 AM
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Ybeach and .... my time, seems like "not long ago".


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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 7:19 PM
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A lot less traffic and cold beers on the lake.

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Great Post!! As I now am in the Brown State of Cali

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 7:25 PM
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I miss the lush green beauty of campus, Issaqueena Forest, etc.. Fireflies in August, thunderstorms, and the sense of a calm stillness. I miss that place.

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Yes, But

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 7:29 PM
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think of all the new homeless friends that you're meeting now in California.


That I'm Fortunate Enough to Reside In Clemson

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 7:26 PM
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Same applies to the other seasons of the year. I particularly enjoy walking downtown during Christmas break knowing that basketball season is in full swing and that Clemson is going to the CFB playoffs.


In the spring the women take off their winter clothes.


Posted: Jun 19, 2018 8:54 PM
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In the summer they wear even less.

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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 9:43 PM
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I spent many summers there as an under grad and grad. Totally different vibe in the summer. Think lake, beer, heat, beer, short school sessions, beer, fewer people in the bars, beer. It really is nice. Very casual, as we used to say in the late 80s.


Re: What is your favorite thing about Clemson in the summer?


Posted: Jun 19, 2018 9:43 PM
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I spent many summers there as an under grad and grad. Totally different vibe in the summer. Think lake, beer, heat, beer, short school sessions, beer, fewer people in the bars, beer. It really is nice. Very casual, as we used to say in the late 80s.


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Posted: Jun 19, 2018 11:34 PM
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Always enjoyed summers as a grad student. My young daughter and I would hit golf balls on the cg Field (anyone remember that?). Good meals at Capri’s. Picking up burgers and watching Tiger Band practice for football season. Good memories !!

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Re: What is your favorite thing about Clemson in the summer?


Posted: Jun 20, 2018 12:12 AM
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Point ..... for posing an interesting question . .....

The relative quietness , living with the love of my life in the romantic prefabs , spending time on the lake , anticipation of a new football football season, and the birth of my first little Tiger . (1975 )

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Re: What is your favorite thing about Clemson in the summer?


Posted: Jun 20, 2018 7:46 AM
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I've only heard of the romantic prefabs, never got to see them, they were over next to the Jervey offices / baseball field area right? Or were they up next to 93 north of where Calhoun Courts is now? I've heard both...

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Re: What is your favorite thing about Clemson in the summer?


Posted: Jun 20, 2018 8:11 AM
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The prefabs were in a couple of locations. Hubby and I had the very first prefab on jersey lane right across from the P&A building in 1966. (I think the Brooks Center in that area now) They were building the new library in front of us. Yes, very romantic and so much fun. All the free football tickets and no need to find a parking space, we just strolled to the games from our tiny home.


less need of a leash for the pup

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Posted: Jun 20, 2018 12:07 PM
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cuz less concern of traffic. Always worried about that squirrel/bird/chipmunk/pine cone across the road

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Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


reduced traffic is nice


Posted: Jun 20, 2018 4:05 PM
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but all the construction...dampens it a bit...

the one-lane/one-way Highway 93 is a pain in the ####

reduced crowd in Fike gym is also very pleasant


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Posted: Jun 20, 2018 4:10 PM
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Nicks
Y Beach
Issaqueena


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