Have a Question about BYDTC? Check out some FAQs here!
What are the days and times of this event?
BYDTC is held annually the weekend after Mother’s Day.
The dates for 2019 are May 17th – 19th.
You can either check in on Friday, May 17th between 5 and 9pm, or on Saturday, May 18th between 7 and 9:30am. The event runs roughly until 12pm on Sunday, May 19th.
Is there any free time allowed throughout the weekend?
Absolutely! If you arrive on Friday, you will have plenty of time to explore Clemson on your own time. Saturday afternoon between 4 and 7pm is also free time (great time for downtown shopping!)
Do my daughter and I get to choose what activities we do each day?
Activity preferences are selected during the online registration process on March 1st. You will list your preferred activities and then will be assigned based on availability. If you have attended BYDTC before, we will do our best to accommodate by assigning as many new activities as we can.
What age children are able to register for this event?
Girls MUST be at least 6 years of age in order to attend this event. All girls between 6 and 18 years old can attend.
What am I supporting by paying the registration fee?
Your registration fee helps cover all housing, dining, and campus activities. Any monies remaining go directly towards supporting Clemson Women’s Alumni Council’s scholarship fund with the University.
How do I register?
Registration is online only and will go live on March 1st at 12:00pm (noon). We recommend setting a reminder for this date and time, as spots fill up extremely fast. Last year spots were filled in a record 3 MINUTES!
Do you have to be a Clemson alum to attend with your daughter?
Absolutely not! We welcome all Tiger fans! J
What are some examples of activities held?
We try to provide both fun and educational activities throughout the weekend in order to show all that Clemson has to offer. Educational activities will be assigned to attendees based on age, and other activities will be a mix of all ages. For example, last year’s events included topics on architecture, printmaking, bees & honey making, nursing simulation, aerospace, and digital media. Tour options included Fort Hill, Fike, Tillman Bell Tower, Horse Farm, Military Tour, Watt Center, and Athletics. Prior evening activities consisted of a nighttime cemetery tour, bowling, Fike relay games, and self-defense class.
We welcome approximately 225 attendees every year.
Can I bring more than one daughter?
Yes you can! However, we ask that there be no more than two girls per chaperone.
Can Dads bring their daughter(s)?
Of course they can!! Clemson girls love their dads!
Where will my daughter and I stay for this event?
All attendees will stay on campus in a suite-style dorm (no hall bathrooms, don’t worry!). The dorm will be in close walking distance to Clemson’s newest dining hall.
What can I do to help make sure I am able to register?
Calendar reminders everywhere! The registration link will go live on our website (https://womensalumni.clemson.alumnispaces.com/) and on our Facebook page (Clemson Women’s Alumni Council) on Friday, March 1st at 12:00pm (noon).
What is Clemson WAC?
The Women’s Alumni Council was founded on April 7, 1990 and became a constituency board for the Alumni of Clemson University. The Council was created to provide quality programs and services for Clemson alumna, students and friends. Our purpose is to enable women alumni and friends to remain involved and connected to Clemson.
What is a typical weekend schedule for this event?
If you check-in on Friday, the evening is very relaxed with lots of free time. You have the option to eat at the CORE campus dining hall, and later that night a movie and sweet treats social will be held in the dorm common area. Saturday starts off with photos in front of Tillman Hall, followed by a welcome session to go over what to expect during your time on campus. After the welcome session, it’s an assigned tour (many options available- not just a campus tour!), lunch, two afternoon activities, a scavenger hunt, dinner, and an evening activity. If your daughter is a high school student, you both will have the chance to meet with an admissions counselor, and later that night your daughter will be invited to a panel discussion with current Clemson students to find out what college is really like! Sunday wraps up with our “Breakfast of Champions” featuring a guest speaker and award presentations. The weekend concludes with pictures at Howard’s Rock and a run down “The Hill!”
Do I need to stay both Friday and Saturday nights?
Nope, that is completely up to you! You have the option to either check in Friday evening or early Saturday morning. Your registration fee will reflect the number of nights you choose to stay.