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Information for Fall 2017

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

        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!

      • Honors Spring Blitz
        Information Sessions 

        April 13, 14, 17, 18 | Honors Center @ Core Campus

        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. Please note there is a morning session on Friday, April 14. 

        • Thursday, April 13 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.FULL
        • Friday, April 14 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. FULL
        • Monday, April 17 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. FULL
        • Tuesday, April 18 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. FULL

        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 2017 admission.)

      • Honors College Newly
        Accepted Student Reception 

        3:00 - 4:00pm | FRIDAY, APRIL14 ONLY
        Honors Center @ Core Campus
        511D Fort Hill St.

        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 Prior registration is required. Please register by April 7 if you plan to attend the reception. Register here.                            

      • CU Spring Blitz Information Fair

        April 13, 14, 17, & 18 | Hendrix Student Center

        The Calhoun Honors College will participate in the Spring Blitz information fairs scheduled from 11 am to 1 p.m., April 13, 14, 17, 18 in the Student Hendrix 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 2017 admission.)

    • Class of 2021 Expo each morning of the Spring Blitz

      9 a.m. to 10 a.m., drop-in
      Hendrix Center, Almeda R. Jacks Ballroom
      720 McMillan Road
      Welcome to Clemson! Students admitted for Fall 2017 and their families are invited to visit with representatives from the various academic programs and organizations available here.
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

Fall 2017 — The Honors Residential College in 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 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:

        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 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.

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

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 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 Tuesday before classes begin in August. For fall 2017 the Honors Mandatory Freshmen Meeting is scheduled for August 22 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 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 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 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.

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