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Ryan Hockstra

Name:  Ryan Hockstra

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Accounting

Favorite place for lunch on campus or in town: Solé on the Green!

Favorite spot on campus: Rowing Dock Dykes

Favorite question on a tour: Why did you choose Clemson? In high school, I told my family there was no way I’d go to Clemson because it was “just a big football school.” It wasn’t until my parents made me visit that I saw how wrong I was. The community of people, opportunities for involvement and school spirit is unmatched.

Clubs and Organizations you are involved in on campus: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spiro Center for Entrepreneurship, Tiger Ties Mentoring

Hobbies: Running, Hiking, Skiing, Surfing, Traveling to new places!

Advice for jumping into college life: Checkout every club/activity/organization that strikes your interest and see what sticks, no matter how intimidating it may be at first. Stay consistent, and don’t be afraid to reach out to peers. You never know who could end up being one of your closest friends!

Advice on how to choose a college: What experience do you want to look back on college with? Wherever you attend, you’ll learn similar material and obtain a similar degree. Go to the school that provides the best opportunity to have a holistic experience you will look back fondly on. For me, there was truly no school like Clemson.

Fun fact about yourself: I was an extra in the Clemson Disney Movie “Safety”