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Welcome to the Honors College

Congrats Tiger
The 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 the
    Calhoun Honors College - for 2018

    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, 2018. 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. You can 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 Spring Blitz
    Information Sessions - for 2018

    9:30 - 10:30am | March 30 and April 6 & 13
    Honors Center @ Core Campus
    511D Fort Hill St.

    Honors Info Sessions, in conjunction with the CU Spring Blitz Information Fair, will be held during the following dates and times in the Honors Center @ Core Campus. The info session is for all newly accepted honors students or prospective students interested in the Honors College. The session will be an overview of admissions procedures to the program and the opportunities available through the Honors College with a time for questions. For questions or more information, please contact Alana Robinson at

    Prior registration is required. Register here.

    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 2018 admission.)

  • Honors College Newly
    Accepted Student Reception - for 2018

    3:00 - 4:00pm | March 30 and April 6 & 13
    Honors Center @ Core Campus
    511D Fort Hill St.

    The Calhoun Honors College invites students accepted for fall 2018 to an informal reception to meet Honors faculty, students and staff. There will also be an opportunity to view a room in the Honors Residential College and tour the new Core Campus facility. For questions or more information about the newly accepted student reception, contact Alana Robinson at

    Prior registration is required. Please submit your reservation at least one week prior to your chosen reception date if you plan to attend the reception. Register here.


  • CU Spring Blitz Information Fair - for 2018

    11:00am - 1:00pm | March 30 and April 6 & 13
    Almeda R. Jacks Ballroom @ Hendrix Student Center
    720 McMillan Road

    The Calhoun Honors College will participate in the Spring Blitz information fairs scheduled from 11 am to 1 p.m., March 30 and April 6 & 13 in the Hendrix Student 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 2018 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.

Additional Information

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.

Fall 2018 — The Honors Residential College in Core Campus 

The deadline to submit the Housing application is May 15 at 12 p.m.!

You will be among the third group of students to have the opportunity to live and dine in the brand new Honors community at Core Campus—Clemson’s first residential college, located in the heart of campus. If you are interested in residing in the Honors Residential College, then  select “Calhoun Honors College” on the Community Choice page when you sign up for Housing and Dining. Visit University Housing and Dining for more information. *It can take up to 2-3 business days for the Honors attribute to be linked to your account in Housing's system. Therefore, you may not be able to choose Calhoun Honors College until 2-3 business days following your Honors College acceptance notification. If you are still unable to choose Honors after 3 business days, please contact the Housing office at 864-656-2295. 

New Honors students may apply to live in the Honors Residential College located in Core Campus. 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 Honors housing. Assignment priority is based on date of submission of the undergraduate admission application to Clemson University, not the Honors College application.

To indicate your preference to live in the Honors Residential College:

  • Pay your admission deposit
  • Log in to the Housing and Dining Web Portal
  • 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.  Roommate request must be confirmed by 12:00p.m. on May 15.
  • On the "Community Choice" page, select "Calhoun Honors College" and click continue. *It can take up to 2-3 business days for the Honors attribute to be linked to your account in Housing's system. Therefore, you may not be able to choose Calhoun Honors College until 2-3 business days following your Honors College acceptance notification. 
  • The Housing and Dining contract must be completed by 12:00p.m. on May 15, 2018.  Please plan ahead and allow 2-3 business days for processing.
For students under the age of 18: Students who are not yet 18 must have their parents/guardians "co-sign" the Housing application (and additional instructions will be provided on this page in the portal). Click here for full details for new students.

If you have questions about the Housing application, call the Housing office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at 864-656-2295. 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.

New Student Orientation 

Newly enrolled Honors students should register to attend one of the six summer orientation sessions (dates below) designated for Honors students. Students will receive information about orientation from the Student Transitions and Family Programs office, and can find information on the Accepted Student Website.

Dates for Honors Summer 2018 Orientation Sessions

  • June 11-12 (Monday and Tuesday)
  • June 13-14 (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • June 18-19 (Monday and Tuesday)
  • June 20-21 (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • June 27-28 (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • July 2-3 (Monday and Tuesday)

*Honors students will be required to register for an orientation session by May 15, 2018 to be guaranteed a spot in an Honors-designated session. Please keep in mind that Honors-designated sessions may fill up and you may not receive your first choice of Honors orientation session. 

At each orientation session, Honors will host a lunch for new Honors students and their guests/families and parent Q&A sessions for parent/families only on day 1 of orientation. The Honors College will also offer the option for new honors students and guests/families to drop-in to the Honors Residential at Core Campus on day two if they would like to see the Honors Center space. STUDENTS AND FAMILIES DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR LUNCH, PARENT Q&A SESSIONS, OR THE DROP-IN, as these opportunities are a part of the Honors orientation schedule.

Honors Mandatory Freshmen Meeting
In addition to the summer orientation sessions, during which new Honors students will register for fall courses and learn more about Honors opportunities at Clemson, ALL newly enrolled Honors students are required to attend a mandatory new student meeting the Tuesday before classes begin in August. For fall 2018 the Honors Mandatory Freshmen Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21. Time and location are TBD and will be updated by May 1.  

Honors Orientation Guide
Students will be given a hard copy of an Honors Orientation Guide on Day 1 of their orientation at the Honors Lunch. An electronic copy of the guide will be available via this webpage on May 15. The guide will include an overview of the following:

  • Honors Membership Requirements
  • Academic Departments 
  • Advising Form
  • Fall Courses & Honors Seminars
  • Core Campus
  • Special Programs and Resources 
  • FAQs

Course Registration
Students will register for fall 2018 on Day 2 of their orientation. Students must register for at least 1 Honors course per semester and maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA to remain in good standing with the Honors College. Below are some useful tools for students to review program requirements and course options.

Searching in the iROAR registration system will provide students the most up to date list of available Honors courses offered each semester. Please realize some Honors seminars and 1000-2000 level courses may be full when students register. It is recommended that students plan accordingly by researching a few Honors courses that work in his/her schedule. 

Honors Student Handbook

  • Fall 2018 Honors Seminars (will be available to view on May 1)
  • Fall 2018 1000-2000 Honors Sections (will be available to view on May 1)

For instructions on searching for all current Honors courses in iROAR:

Step 1: In iRoar click Current Student Faculty and Staff and login using your Clemson Username and password. 

Step 2: Under the Registration tab, click the iROAR button.

Step 3: Click the Student tab. Then click Registration and Add/Drop Courses, Plan Ahead and View Schedule.

Step 4: Click Browse Classes and select the term you want to search. Search the term you need from the dropdown menu.

Step 5: To complete a comprehensive search for all honors courses offered in a given semester, click Advanced Search.

Step 6: Under the Attribute type Honors Course and then click Search.  

 Note: To graduate with Honors Distinction students must complete the requirements for General and/or Departmental Honors. See specific requirements for Honors Programs listed in the Honors Student Handbook.

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