Do you want to see
what it's really like to be an engineering or science major at Clemson? Do you
want to talk to minority engineering or science freshmen? Go to some classes?
Stay in a dorm? Eat in the cafeteria? Meet current students? Then Sneak Preview
is your opportunity to have these experiences.
Sneak preview is a
free three day event open to high school juniors and seniors. This event allows
students to fully experience the life of a Clemson engineering or science
Do you have to pay anything?
No! Clemson Sneak
Preview is absolutely FREE!
What goes on at Sneak Preview?
Thursday evening - You'll come to campus to attend an
evening reception. There you and your parents will meet other high school
seniors, your Clemson hosts, and the PEER office staff. After the reception,
you'll go back to your host's room to talk and (eventually!) to sleep. Bring a
sleeping bag; you'll probably have to camp out on the floor.
Friday - You'll do just what your host does -- go to his or her
classes, eat meals in the cafeteria, meet your host's
friends, and use the recreational facilities if you wish. You'll experience a
typical day as a college student. In the late afternoon, we'll have a campus
tour and an information session featuring speakers from admissions, financial
aid, and some student groups. You'll rejoin your host for dinner, and then
attend a social activity. Afterwards, you'll retire to your host's room to
Saturday - The cafeteria is open for brunch, and your parents are
welcome to pick you up any time that morning. (Preferably before noon -- your
host needs time to study!)
How do I sign up?
Local high school
guidance counselors receive an invitation to nominate juniors each spring and
seniors each fall to participate in Sneak Preview. The counselor will
distribute applications to all underrepresented students in local high schools
who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and an interest in science and engineering.
Selected candidates will be contacted by mail or phone.
High school doesn't regularly send
students to Sneak Preview?
If you are qualified,
but your high school doesn't regularly send students to Sneak Preview, please
e-mail the director, Sue Lasser, and she will make
sure you are informed of the next Sneak Preview event.
What Should I bring?
- Sleeping bag
- Casual clothes (jeans and t-shirt are fine)
- Toiletries (cosmetics, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)