The Sonoco Institute

The Sonoco Institute was created to exploit the synergies that exist between the graphic communications and packaging science departments. It is the only university program in the country with this one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary approach to packaging as a core competency.


Clemson University is located in South Carolina halfway between Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, N.C.

The closest airport is Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP), 50 miles from Clemson. The Atlanta airport (ATL) is 140 miles southwest, and the Charlotte (CLT) airport is 130 miles northeast. Click HERE for information on the Airport Shuttle Service from all local airports around Clemson University. 

By car: From Interstate 85, take exit 19, travel west toward Clemson on S.C. 28/U.S. 76 for 10 miles until S.C. 93. Turn left onto S.C. 93 and follow the signs to Clemson University.

The James Martin Inn is located on the Walker Golf Facility and Hartwell Lake, minutes away from the Sonoco Institute and Clemson University. The Martin Inn has provided Sonoco Institute guests with the reservation code SONOCO for a discounted rate of $120. You can reach the Martin Inn online or at 864-654-9020.

Other recommended Clemson hotels include:
Hampton Inn, 864-653-7744
Sleep Inn, 864-653-6000
Holiday Inn Express,  864-654-9410
Courtyard by Marriot,  864-654-8833

Click the links below for driving directions from major airports to the Harris A. Smith Building and to the Martin Inn.

GSP to the Sonoco Institute, GSP to the Martin Inn (from I-85 heading south)

CLT to the Sonoco Institute, CLT to the Martin Inn (from I-85 heading south)

ATL to the Sonoco Institute, ATL to the Martin Inn (from I-85 heading north)

Airport Shuttle Providers: