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UPDATE 3/19: Clinton College Online Learning Extended

March 19, 2020

To remain in compliance with the recommendations and guidelines set by the CDC and the state of South Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic, Clinton College has decided to extend the period of online teaching and learning for the remainder of the Spring semester.


The decision to complete the Spring 2020 Academic term online means several traditionally on-campus events will be postponed. The baccalaureate and commencement exercises scheduled for May 1stand May 2nd have been rescheduled for December; details on specific dates and times will be forthcoming. Students expecting to graduate in May will have the option of having their diplomas mailed to them or participate in December.


As students complete their spring studies, more details will be forthcoming on how they will be able to access Student Support Services for tutoring, advising and mental health counseling.


The checkout process includes removing all personal belongings from your assigned room, returning all room keys to a residence life staff member and completing all departure documents.

Checkout Dates for Cauthen Hall and Marshall Hall

Students must choose one of the following dates, which is in alignment with your last name, to return to campus, remove all personal belongings, and complete the Residence Life checkout process.

March 30, 2020

Last Name Time for Checkout
A-I 9:00am – 12:00pm
J-R 12:00pm – 3:00pm
S-Z 3:00pm – 6:00pm

April 24 – May 1, 2020

Last Name Dates of Checkout Time for Checkout
A-I April 24 – 26 9:00am – 6:00pm
J-R April 27 – 29 9:00am – 6:00pm
S-Z April 30 – May 1 9:00am – 6:00pm

The health, safety and well-being of our students, parents, faculty and staff remain the top priority of Residence Life. Therefore, in an effort to ensure the safety of everyone on campus, the Department of Residence Life’s checkout policy and procedures for Spring 2020 will be in alignment with that of the national government health agency.

COVAID 19 Safety Precautions:

  • A limited number of people will be allowed in the residence hall at one time
  • Gloves and hand sanitizer will be available during the checkout process
  • Social distancing will be observed
  • Residence Halls are sanitized daily during the checkout process

Checkout Procedures:

  1. Only arrive at the appropriate date and time for your check-out as indicated above
  2. Return all room keys to Residence Life staff member (Refer to Residence Life contract for failure to return key)
  3. Return Surface Pro to IT staff which will be on-site at the Residence Life Checkout (See details of Surface pro contract)
  4. Remove personal belongings from your room (Clinton College is NOT responsible for any remaining personal items)

Again, to ensure the safety of all students, parents, faculty and staff of Clinton College and operate efficiently, all of the stated guidelines and procedures will be strictly enforced.

For further information about the Spring 2020 Residence Life checkout process please contact Director of Residence Life by email or office phone (803) 909-8183

Note: The college is reviewing the procedure to handle any possible prorated housing refunds and will notify students.


Lastly, we are asking alumni and friends to support our students by giving to the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. Click here to donate and read how your generosity will directly benefit Clinton students during this uncertain time.

Again, Clinton College thanks its students for being flexible and understanding. Clinton College looks forward to seeing each of you again in Fall 2020 to continue your educational journey.