How do I register for Leisure Skills courses?
Clemson University students can register for Leisure Skills courses using the Tiger Web system just like you register for other Clemson courses. All Leisure Skills courses begin with the code LS.
Can I audit Leisure Skills courses?
No, Leisure Skills courses cannot be audited. All participants must be registered for the course.
Can I take a Leisure Skills course more than once?
You can only receive credit for the same Leisure Skills course once. For example, if you take LS145 (Camping and Backpacking) in Spring 2012 and successfully complete the course, you cannot receive credit for LS145 again in any subsequent semester. You can enroll in the course if you choose, but be aware you will not receive credit.
How come all of the Leisure Skills courses are full?
Despite the fact that we offer over 100 sections of Leisure Skills courses each semester, space in our courses does tend to fill up quickly. This is especially true during the initial registration period each semester and for our more popular courses. We recommend you check out our new courses (LS100) or other LS courses, as you can find space in a new, exciting leisure skill.
Is it possible to get into full Leisure Skills courses?
Our courses fill up quickly, particularly during the initial registration period each semester. We suggest you check back often, especially in the week before and first week of classes as we have considerable turnover during those time periods. Further, we suggest you add yourself to the waitlist for your desired course. Finally, you are welcome to contact the instructor to see if he or she is willing to accept an extra student.
I’ve discovered that I need an additional credit past the typical registration period. Can I register for Leisure Skills courses at any time?
Just like other courses, Leisure Skills courses typically cover a good deal of material/skills in the beginning of the semester; therefore, Leisure Skills courses follow the deadlines set by the Registrar’s Office. There are some courses (especially those involving outside of the class trips) whose attendance expectations do not allow for registration past the first two or three weeks. The best bet is to check with the instructor of the course to ensure that a late registrant could be successful in the course. Finally, in the Spring semester we do offer LS101 (Challenge Recreation) that does not start until the middle of Spring semester, making late registrations possible.
Do I have to have previous experience in the leisure activity to enroll in a Leisure Skills course?
No, you don’t have to possess prior experience in the leisure activity to enroll in a Leisure Skills courses. Our courses are a great fit for beginners, for novices, and for seasoned veterans – there’s always a chance to learn something new. We do offer a few advanced/intermediate courses for those who have either taken a Leisure Skills course before or have other previous experience in the leisure activity.
Can graduate students take Leisure Skills courses?
Yes, graduate students can enroll in leisure skills courses.
What are the LS 100 courses all about?
Our LS100 courses are how we introduce new courses to the Leisure Skills curriculum before making them permanent courses. The LS100 course offerings are different every semester and offer students a great chance to try out a new activity. Since these courses do not have official course descriptions, we encourage you to check out our course profiles page to see descriptions of our LS100 courses.
Why should I take Leisure Skills courses?
The Leisure Skills Program aims for its courses to act as an introduction to new activities that could lead to our students finding a lifelong leisure activity. Previous leisure skills students have found our classes to be a way to incorporate activity into their rigorous academic schedule at Clemson. Further, they’ve found Leisure Skills courses to be a way to meet Clemson students outside their own major. Every student finds different benefits from Leisure Skills courses, making them a great addition to your Clemson course schedule.