Calhoun Honors College

Information for Students Admitted for Fall 2016

For Newly Accepted Students


Following is a summary of important information for newly accepted Honors students. By no means is it a complete list of EVERYTHING you need to know.

Acceptance of Membership in Calhoun Honors College

To accept membership in the Calhoun Honors College, you must complete the ONLINE "Decision Form” found on your ApplyWeb Activity Page no later than midnight on May 1, 2016. Please make sure to respond to ALL the questions on the form. There are several questions at the bottom that you will need to scroll to view. Click here to access the form.

#AcceptedClemsonHonors | Share the news!

We'd love to see photos of you sharing the good news of your Honors acceptance on Twitter and Facebook. Post a picture in front of your computer screen or with the hard copy letter of acceptance you will receive and include #AcceptedClemsonHonors. Like our Facebook,  follow us on Twitter here and on Instagram here at @ClemsonHonors!

HONORS RECEPTIONS for students admitted for fall 2016: 3-4 pm | March 25 | Holmes Hall

Honors will host informal drop-in receptions for students accepted for fall 2016 admission from 3-4 pm on March 25. These receptions will be held in the Honors Center (located in Holmes Hall) and provide an opportunity for you and your family to meet Honors staff, faculty and students. You may also participate in a campus tour (registration required), attend the Spring Blitz, and attend any departmental or college meetings BEFORE these receptions. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A RECEPTION BY March 18.

CU SPRING BLITZ INFORMATION SESSIONS: 9 am to 11 am | March 24, 25, 28 & 29 |

Hendrix Student Center, Conference Room 212

Honors Info Sessions will be held every 30 minutes between 9am-11am on the dates of the Clemson University Spring Blitz in Hendrix Student Center, Conference Room 212. Please RSVP using this link as space is limited. Honors staff and student ambassadors will be available to answer questions and discuss benefits and admissions to the Honors College. To see a full list of Spring Blitz activities, please visit the Visitor Center's website. (Ideal for current high school juniors and younger, as well as students accepted for fall 2016 admission.)

CU SPRING BLITZ INFO FAIR: 11 am to 1 pm | March 24, 25, 28 & 29 |

Hendrix Student Center

The Calhoun Honors College will participate in the Spring Blitz information fairs scheduled from 11 am to 1 pm, March 24, 25, 28 & 29 in the Student Hendrix Center. Meet with Honors staff and students to learn more about Honors admissions, courses, and opportunities, as well as with representatives from Clemson's colleges and other key areas. Click here for more information about the Blitz. (Ideal for current high school juniors and younger, as well as students accepted for fall 2016 admission.)

Can't attend one of the events above?

If your schedule does not allow you to attend either event above, you may request to meet with an Honors representative at another time by clicking here.

The Calhoun Honors Residential College at Core Campus

The deadline for Housing & Dining Sign-Up is May 15!

New accepted Honors students may sign up to live in the brand new Honors Residential College at Core Campus! Visit for more information about Core Campus.

 Helpful Hints for Housing & Dining Sign-Up

 Visit to sign up or to log back into the Housing & Dining portal.

  • Complete the process in its entirety including: pay your application fee, provide requested information, select a meal plan, choose and confirm a roommate (if applicable) and your lifestyle questionnaire.
  • For applicants specifying a roommate, that roommate must ALSO be admitted to Honors. Space is limited and Honors students are not guaranteed a spot in the Honors Residential College. Assignment priority is based on date of submission of the undergraduate admission application to Clemson University, not the Honors College application.
  • On the “LLC Preferences” page, select “Calhoun Honors College,” and then click continue.
  • The Housing & Dining Sign-Up process must be completed by May 15.

 For students under the age of 18: Students who are under the age of 18 must have their parents/guardians "co-sign" the Housing application via the Electronic Parent Agreement, which is available in the Housing & Dining portal. Students will be required to enter their parent or guardian’s name and email. An email will then be sent to the parent or guardian with detailed instructions on how to co-sign their student’s contract. If you have any questions about this step, please email University Housing & Dining at

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EUREKA! The Honors Summer Research Program

Newly admitted Honors students interested in getting a jump start on both research and college should consider applying for EUREKA!, the Honors College's five-week residential undergraduate research program. Application will be available beginning April 1, and the program runs June 24 to July 30.

New Student Orientation

New Honors students should register to attend one of the four summer orientation sessions designated for Honors students. You can find more information about the Honors orientation here, and information about Clemson New Student Orientation here. The New Student and Family Programs office will send information later in the spring about registering for a session.    

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