We all know there’s something special about coming back to Clemson.
Sure, campus has changed. The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business and the new Samuel J. Cadden Chapel are breathtaking. There are new athletic fields and facilities scattered across campus (and this Columbus resident particularly relishes a few of the Ohio State tombstones in the football “graveyard”). But when you get to experience moments with old friends in a place full of memories, time stands still, and your world does a little, too.
Enter Clemson Alumni Spring Break 2022. The weekend of March 25-27 was packed with campus tours, activities, a golf outing, and a concert that featured Clemson favorites Rough Mix and Cravin’ Melon. Alumni traveled from all over to take in the sights and the sounds of their favorite town and reminisce with old friends and classmates.
On Friday night, this Tiger walked into Tiger Town Tavern and found the same large friend group sitting in the same spot where we used to meet in 1985. Memories flow easily at an event like this. And from a distance, you’d think you were watching just a bunch of college kids enjoying a night on the town. You were, but the kids were a little older, their experiences a bit greater.
For a weekend, time turned back. Dear old Clemson greeted us with open arms and made us feel like we were home. It was a fantastic stroll down memory lane and a perfect three-day opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some really great new ones. You can bet I’ll be back next year and every single year after.