Calhoun Honors College

Information for Students Admitted for Fall 2015

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, and we will update with new information as more of you ask questions. Check back often!

Accepting Honors Membership

Spring Honors Receptions for Accepted Students

CU Spring Blitz info fairs

Visiting Honors

Applying for the honors living-learning community

EUREKA! The summer research program

New student orientation

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, 2015. 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!

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HONORS RECEPTIONS for students admitted for fall 2015: 3-4 pm | April 3, 10, 17 | Holmes Hall

Honors will host informal drop-in receptions for students accepted for fall 2015 admission from 3-4 pm on April 3, 10, and 17. 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 THE NOTED DEADLINE.

CU SPRING BLITZ: 11 am to 1 pm | April 1-3 and 8-10 | Alumni Center

(Ideal for current high school juniors and younger, as well as students accepted for fall 2014 admission.) The Calhoun Honors College will participate in the Spring Blitz information fairs scheduled from 11 am to 1 pm, April 1-3 and 8-10 in the Clemson House. Meet with Honors staff and students to learn more about Honors admissions, courses, and opportunities, as well as with representative from Clemson's colleges and other key areas. Click here for more information about the Blitz.

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 Honors Living-Learning Community (Holmes and McCabe Halls)

The deadline to submit the Housing application is May 15!

New Honors students may apply to live in the Honors Living-Learning Community (LLC) located in Holmes and McCabe Halls. Students NOT admitted to the Honors College will not be able to live in this LLC. For applicants indicating a roommate or suitemate preference, that roommate or those suitemates must ALSO be admitted to Honors. Space is limited and Honors students are not guaranteed a spot in the Honors LLC. Assignment priority is based on date of submission of the undergraduate admission application to Clemson University, not the Honors College application.

BEFORE you can apply to live in this LLC, you must FIRST submit the online Decision Form as outlined in your letter of acceptance to Honors. It can take up to three business days after you submit this form to Honors for all of the systems to sync and for you to select the Honors option in the Housing application.
To indicate your preference to live in the Honors LLC:
  1. Begin or log back into your housing contract using this link.
  2. Complete the entirety of the contract including: paying your application fee, providing basic information, and your lifestyle survey. If you list a roommate or suitemate preference, all of them must be members of the Calhoun Honors College.
  3. On the “LLC Preferences” page, select “Calhoun Honors College” for Choice #1, and click continue.
  4. On the “Location Choices” page select your second and third choices. YOU DO NOT (AND CANNOT) SELECT HOLMES/HONORS AT THIS POINT IF YOU SELECTED HONORS AS YOUR FIRST CHOICE.
  5. Confirm that Calhoun Honors College has been selected by reviewing your “Housing Application Summary.” Under “Space/Program Preferences,” Calhoun Honors College should be listed. If not, you can edit your selection by returning to the previous page.
  6. The Housing & Dining contract must be completed by May 15. Please plan ahead and allow 2-3 business days for processing.

Non-Honors students will not be assigned to live in the Honors LLC.

For students under the age of 18: Students who are not yet 18 must have their parents/guardians "co-sign" the Housing application using a Housing Electronic Signature number that has been previously mailed to the home address on the admissions application. If the Signature number cannot be located, the parent or guardian must call the Housing office at (864) 656-2295 and provide the student’s information (including ID #, home address, etc) to obtain the Housing Electronic Signature number over the phone. For security purposes, Housing Electronic Signature numbers will NOT be communicated via email. Click here for full details.

 If you have questions about the Housing application, call the Housing office Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm, at (864) 656-2295. You should contact Eric Pernotto, Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives in University Housing & Dining at or (864) 656-5740. The Honors College does NOT have access to the Housing application, and will refer any questions you may have about Housing to the Housing office.

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 26 to August 1.

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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