National Scholars Program

Calendar: Fall 2005

August
17 Move-in for new Scholars, beginning at 8 am
17-19 New Scholars Retreat
19 Early move-in for veteran National Scholars volunteering on Saturday Move-In Crew
20 Residence Halls Open for New Students
22 Calhoun Honors College Freshman Meeting (mandatory)
9-10 am - Brackett Hall Auditorium
22 Scholar Schedule Swap
Bring your Fall schedule (and an appetite), and several of the veteran National Scholars will be available to give the new Scholars last minute advice on courses, sections, course load, etc.
12-1 pm - NSP Office
24 Classes Begin
24 First Freshman Seminar Meeting
6:30-9 pm - NSP Office
30 Last day to add a class
September
6 Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W"
9 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Roberts confirmation hearing
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
16 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
19 StrengthsQuest workshop
7-10 pm - E-305 Martin Hall
22 Lecture and Exhibition: Minikoda Reviitsed
Eric Muller, George R. Ward Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
6:30 pm - 111 Lee Hall
23 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: The week in nuclear programs (N. Korea and Iran)
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
26 New Scholar Portraits
Littlejohn House (114 Daniel Drive)
9-10 am, 1-2 pm, OR 3-4:30 pm
30 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Intelligent design in the courts
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
October
6 Book Discussion
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
6:30-9 pm - 213 Brackett
7 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: The week in Washington (Miers Supreme Court nomination, DeLay indictments)
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
14 Last day to drop a class or withdraw from Clemson without a final grade
17-18 FALL BREAK: No Classes
21 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Iraq
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
28 Weekly Current Events/NY Times Discussion
Topic: Plame investigation and indictments
1:15-2:15 pm - NSP Office
November
1 Scholar Pre-Registration Schedule Swap
Lunch will be provided during this session. Come get and share wisdom on planning your Spring, May and Summer 2006 schedules.
11:30 am-1 pm
7 Registration for Spring, May and Summer 2006 begins
10 Book Discussion
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
7-9:30 pm - NS Office
14 Fall Honors Convocation
Speaker: Dr. Richard Kadison
Author of College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do About It
5 pm - Strom Thurmond Institute
23-25 THANKSGIVING—No Classes
December
tbd Book Discussion
Book, time and location TBD
8 Holiday Reception at President's House
(For first-year Scholars)
Hosted by Pres. and Mrs. Barker
5-6 pm
10-17 Final Exams
22 Graduation