What can the Clemson Alexa Skill do?

SUMMARY

The Clemson Alexa skill has many useful features for students, faculty, staff, and other Clemson affiliates. Below is an index of all currently available features. 

If you need information on setting up the skill, these articles can help:

 

TIGER RAG

Play the song that shakes the Southland - the 'Tiger Rag'!

Try asking:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to play the Tiger Rag.


WEATHER

This feature allows you to hear the weather forecast for the Clemson University campus.

Try asking:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University for the weather.


NEWS

This feature allows you to hear the latest updates from the Newsstand and find out what exciting things fellow Tigers have been doing!

Try asking:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University for news.


EVENTS

This feature allows you to find out about events happening on Clemson's campus.

Try asking:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University what is happening on campus [time period]?

When you make your request, fill in the following:

  • time period: The time period to search for events in.
    (ex. today, tomorrow, Wednesday, Friday, next Monday, this week, etc.)


CAMPUS RECREATION COUNTS

This feature allows you to gauge the live availability and usage of campus recreation facilities.

Try asking one of these:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University what campus recreation facilities are there?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University what areas are available at [facility]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University what equipment is available at [facility]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University how busy is [facility]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University how busy is the [area] at [facility]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University how busy is the [equipment] at [facility]
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University how many people are using the [area] at [facility]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University how many people are using the [equipment] at [facility]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University are there any [equipment] [availability] at [facility] right now?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University is the [area] at [facility] [availability]?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University is the [area] [availability]?

When you make your request, fill in the following:

  • facility: The campus recreation facility to retrieve information about.
    (Fike/Douthit/Snow)
  • area/equipment: The campus recreation area/equipment to retrieve information about.
    (ex. cardio area, steam room, lap pool, rental kayaks, etc.)
  • availability: Whether the area is open or closed or if equipment is available.
    (open/closed/available)

CLEMSON ALERTS (Clemson Login Required)

This feature allows you to receive my.Clemson alerts using your Alexa-enabled device.

Try asking one of these:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to [subscription mode] to [category] [channel].
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to [subscription mode] from [category] [channel].
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to stop sending alerts.
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University what subscriptions do I have?
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to read my alerts.
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to read my old alerts.
  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to clear all of my alerts.

When you make your request, fill in the following:

  • subscription mode: Whether you want to subscribe or unsubscribe.
    (subscribe/unsubscribe)
  • category: The name of a notification category.
    (parking/transit)
  • channel: The name of a notification channel.
    (ex. east resident, employee, apartment, research park, red route, etc.)


CAMPUS DINING

Wondering what's on the menu at campus dining locations or what's open? Just ask Alexa!
TO USE ANY DINING FEATURES YOU MUST ENTER DINING MODE FIRST! You can trigger dining mode using the first example below.

Try asking one of these:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University to start dining.
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what dining locations are there?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - is [location] open?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - is [location] open [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - is [location] closed?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - is [location] closed [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - when does [location] open?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - when does [location] open [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - when does [location] close?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - when does [location] close [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what meals is [location] serving?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what meals is [location] serving [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what's on the menu?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is [location] serving?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is [location] serving during [meal period]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is [location] serving during [meal period] on [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is the [station] serving?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is the [station] at [location] serving?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is the [station] at [location] serving for [meal period]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what is the [station] at [location] serving for [meal period] on [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - list dining stations
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what stations does [location] have?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what stations does [location] have [date]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what stations does [location] have during [meal period]?
  • (while skill is in dining mode) - what stations does [location] have during [meal period] on [date]?

When you make your request, fill in the following:

  • date: The day you want the menu/schedule for.
    (ex. today, tomorrow, last Wednesday, next Monday, December 20th 2019, etc.)
  • location: The name of a campus dining location.
    (ex. Schilletter Dining Hall, Fresh Food Company, Community Hub Smokehouse, Chick-fil-A, Raising Cane's, etc.)
  • meal period: The meal period you would like the menu for.
    (ex. breakfast, brunch, lunch, lite lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, etc.)
  • station: The name of the dining station you would like the menu for.
    (ex. grill, soup, mongolian, allergen station, dessert bar, deli, etc.)


ASK THE REGISTRAR

Have a question about academic policies and procedures? Ask the registrar!

Try asking:

  • Alexa, ask Clemson University Registrar [question].

When you make your request, fill in the following:

  • question: The question you would like to ask to the registrar.
    (ex. what are time tickets, how do I pay my bill, where do I enter grades, etc.)
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