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Current Honors Students at Clemson University, South Carolina

What you need to know: Read the latest Honors College Newsletter here.

Challenge, Excellence and Growth — These three words define the Calhoun Honors College experience.

We challenge our students to excel by offering specialized courses with Clemson's best professors; by encouraging participation in a wide range of innovative learning experiences on campus, across America, and around the world; and by promoting intellectual engagement through formal and informal interactions with other Clemson students and with Clemson staff and faculty. We encourage our students to create their own ideal education, by sponsoring programs such as study-abroad and undergraduate research, and by providing individualized funding for internships, educational travel, and professional development. The dedicated faculty and staff of the Calhoun Honors College and Clemson University are committed to maximizing your personal and academic growth.

Contact the Honors Advisors if you need assistance with your schedule, classes or have questions.

Congratulations, you were accepted for Honors Fall 2017.

#AcceptedClemsonHonors — share the news with a photo by March 15, 2017 to enter a contest for some Honors swag!! Details below.
  • Newly Accepted Student Information

    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, 2017. 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! Post your photo by March 15, 2017 for a chance to win some Clemson Honors Swag!

    The Honors Residential College Located at Core Campus

    The deadline to submit the Housing application is May 15 at 4 p.m. !

    You will be among the second 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 Calhoun 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.

    New Honors students may apply to live in the Honors Residential Collegelocated 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:

    1. Pay your admission deposit
    2. Log in to the Housing and Dining Web Portal.
    3. 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 4 p.m. on May 15.
    4. On the “Community Choice” page, select “Calhoun Honors College” and click continue.
    5. The Housing and Dining contract must be completed by 4 p.m. on May 15, 2017. 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 am - 4:30 pm, 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

    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 30 to August 5.

    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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  • Spring Blitz Info Fair: April 13, 14, 17 or 18, 2017
    Honors College Newly Accepted Student Reception
    3-4:00 p.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 14 ONLY
    Great Hall of the Honors Center @ Core Campus
    511D Ft. Hill Street

    The Calhoun Honors College invites students accepted for Fall 2017 to an informal reception to meet Honors faculty, students and staff. There will also be an opportunity to view a room in the Honors Living-Learning Community and tour the new Core Campus facility. For questions or more information about the information sessions and/or newly accepted student reception, contact Holly Erickson at hericks@g.clemson.edu. Prior registration is required. Please register by April 7 if you plan to attend the reception. Register here >

    Can't attend one of the events above?

    Click here for more information about the Clemson University Spring Blitz. Representatives from across campus, as well as the Honors College, will be available to answer all your questions.

    Meet with an Honors representative at another time.

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

    Dates for Honors Summer 2017 Orientation Sessions

    • June 12-13 (Monday and Tuesday)
    • June 15-16 (Thursday and Friday)
    • June 19-20 (Monday and Tuesday)
    • June 22-23 (Thursday and Friday)
    • June 29-30 (Thursday and Friday)
    • July 10-11 (Monday and Tuesday)

    *Honors students will be required to register for an orientation session by May 15, 2017 to be guaranteed a spot in an Honors-designated session.

    At each orientation session, Honors will host a dessert reception following dinner in the dining hall on day 1 of orientation for new Honors students and their guests/families. Several current Honors students and advisors from each of Clemson's colleges will also attend to answer questions students have about course registration, majors, and more! STUDENTS AND FAMILIES DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR THIS DESSERT RECEPTION, as it is 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 Monday before classes begin in August. For fall 2017 the Honors Mandatory Freshmen Meeting is scheduled for August 21 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the Tillman Auditorium

    Honors Orientation Guide

    Students will be given a hard copy of an Honors Orientation Guide on Day 1 of their orientation at the Honors Dessert Reception. An electronic copy of the guide will be available via this webpage on May 1. 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 2017 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 2017 Honors Seminars (will be available to view on May 1)
    • Fall 2017 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.


Calhoun Honors College Contact Information

Clemson University | 180 Core Campus | Clemson, SC 29634-5106 | 864-656-4762 | Email: Calhoun Honors College

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