“Alexa, ask Clemson University…” • Clemson debuts new Alexa Skill

Alexandra Sebestyén, CCIT Communications
February 26, 2019

Have you ever wanted to know something about Clemson University but didn’t know who to ask? Now you can ask Alexa–whether you need to know how to pay your tuition charges, how to access iROAR, or just want to hear Tiger Rag.

“We’re proud to develop the official Clemson University Alexa Skill that answers real questions from students, employees and members of the Clemson community,” said Sam Hoover, director of CCIT’s Mobile Innovation Team. “This is also just the beginning, as we’re exploring future integrations, functionality and more uses for the Skill on campus.”

Three student workers on CCIT’s Mobile Innovation Team coded the entire Alexa Skill over the course of eight months. Ben Godfrey, Chris Lambert and Hayden Riewe helped work on the project as a three-student team.

“It was a great learning experience. It was my first time learning the Go programming language, which will help me in my career development as well,” Riewe said. “It’s also really cool to see your work published for everyone around the world to use.”

You can add Clemson University’s Official Alexa Skill to your Amazon device for free through the Skills Store. Search “Clemson University” or click here and enable the skill to your Amazon device for free. Though the Clemson University Alexa Skill will work anywhere, Amazon devices must be connected to the resmedianet network to function at Clemson. Instructions for connecting Amazon devices to resmedianet are available here.

Enabling this skill will allow you to ask your device questions geared toward Clemson University information. Ask questions about registration, weather, events, and more. See the following sample questions:

Weather

Alexa, ask Clemson University for the weather.

Tiger Rag

Alexa, ask Clemson University to play our song.

Events

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what is happening on campus tomorrow?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what is happening on campus Tuesday?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what is happening on campus this week?

News

Alexa, ask Clemson University for news.

Student Information

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what is Degree Works?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, who can use Degree Works?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, how do I know what classes I need to take?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what are time tickets?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, how many credit hours can I take each term?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what should I do prior to registration?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what is a registration PIN?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, when and how do I pay my tuition charges?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, where do I get in-state residency information?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, how do I receive a refund?

Faculty/Staff Information

Alexa, ask Clemson University, how do I get iROAR access if I am new faculty?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, how do I get iROAR access if I am new staff?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, when do I enter grades?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, where do I enter grades?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what if I missed the deadline to enter grades?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, what should I do if I want to add a student to my class after the last day to add?

Alexa, ask Clemson University, which class rolls reflect students’ preferred names?

 Notices

Welcome Back: Important IT Updates for Students

Welcome Back: Important IT Updates for Faculty and Staff

New Student Laptop Models Available for 2022-2023

Adobe Software is now available using your Clemson login

CCIT Chat Support is now Available

 System Status

View Status Page

Skip Twitter Feed
 Follow @ClemsonIT

Our CCIT Support Center is open this weekend if you need us! We are operating under regular hours Saturday and Sunday, with adjusted availability on Monday. We hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day! pic.twitter.…

Skip to Twitter Feed Start Skip Instagram Feed Skip to Instagram Feed Start