Calhoun Honors College

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 their website.

Dates for Honors Summer 2016 Orientation Sessions

  • June 13-14 (Monday and Tuesday)
  • June 16-17 (Thursday and Friday)
  • June 23-24 (Thursday and Friday)
  • June 27-28 (Monday and Tuesday)
  • July 7-8 (Thursday and Friday)

At each orientation session, Honors will host a dinner 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 DINNER, 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 2016 the Honors Mandatory Freshmen Meeting is scheduled for August 15 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the Tillman Auditorium

Honors Orientation Guide

Students will be given a hard copy of the Honors Orientation Guide on Day 1 of their orientation at the Honors Dinner. The guide includes 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 2016 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. 

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.