Calhoun Honors College

Information for Students Admitted for Fall 2012


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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!

Acceptance of Membership in Calhoun Honors College

If you have been accepted to the Calhoun Honors College for Fall 2012 and plan to enroll, you must complete this form and return it by midnight on May 1, 2011, by fax or email scan.

HONORS RECEPTIONS for students admitted for Fall 2012: 3-4 pm | March 30, April 6, 13 and 20 | Holmes Hall

Honors will host four informal drop-in receptions for students accepted for fall 2012 admission from 3-4 pm on March 30, April 6, 13, and 20. These receptions will be held in the Honors Center (located in Holmes Hall, the Honors residence hall) and provide an opportunity for you and your family to meet Honors staff, faculty and students. You may also participated in a campus tour (registration required), attend the Spring Blitz, and attend any departmental or college meetings BEFORE these receptions. PLEASE REGISTER FOR YOUR PREFERRED SESSION BY THE NOTED DEADLINE HERE.

CU SPRING BLITZ: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm | April 2-6, April 9-13 | Clemson House

(Ideal for current high school juniors and younger, as well as students accepted for fall 2012 admission.) The Calhoun Honors College will participate in the Spring Blitz information fairs scheduled from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, April 2-6 and April 9-13 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 click here. 

Honors Housing

New Honors students may apply to live in Holmes Hall, the Honors Living-Learning Community. Students NOT admitted to the Honors College will not be able to apply to live in Holmes. Click here for details.

BEFORE you can apply to live in Holmes, you must FIRST submit the Acceptance of Membership form to the Honors College. 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 see the Honors housing option in the Housing application.

To indicate your preference to live in Holmes Hall, you should select "Calhoun Honors College" as your first choice; this indicates Holmes Hall in the system.
Non-Honors students cannot apply to live in Holmes Hall. Only students admitted to the Calhoun Honors College may apply to live in Holmes Hall.

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 CUID #, 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. The Honors College does NOT have access to the Housing application.

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. Appications are available April 1 to May 6, and the program runs July 1 to August 6.

New Student Orientation

New Honors students should plan 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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