Welcome to the Honors College


Congrats Tiger

IF you applied to Honors and were accepted, CONGRATULATIONS!

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 2019

      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, 2019. 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 Instagram, 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!

Future Tiger Days
Honors College Receptions

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Saturday, Februrary 23, March 2 & 30
3:00-4:00 p.m. | Friday, April 5
Honors Center @ Core Campus
511D Fort Hill St.

Future Tiger Days is an optional event for students accepted to Clemson University for fall 2019 who need an in-depth look at Clemson before making a decision where to attend college. You should have received a postcard in your Clemson University acceptance packet with an informational postcard about Future Tiger Day. The Honors College will host an optional, informal, drop-in reception on each Future Tiger Day.

The Honors College Reception is a great opportunity for you to meet Honors staff, faculty, and current Honors students, tour the Honors Center, and view a room in the Honors Residential College. If you are interested in attending a reception, please register for the Honors College reception on the same day that corresponds with your academic college's Future Tiger Day. Each Future Tiger Day, with the exception of Friday, April 5, is reserved for certain academic colleges. Please refer to the list below for Future Tiger Day dates, their corresponding academic colleges, and the Honors College Reception dates and times.

  • Saturday, February 23
    • Colleges: College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences; College of Science
    • Honors Reception: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 2
    • Colleges: College of Education; College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities; College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences
    • Honors Reception: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30
    • Colleges: College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences; College of Business
    • Honors Reception: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5
    • Colleges: All academic colleges will be represented
    • Honors Reception: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

For questions or more information about the Future Tiger Day Honors College Reception, contact Megan Wong, Honors Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator, at [email protected] or Alana Robinson, Honors Ambassador Student Coordiantor, at [email protected].

Prior registration is required. Register here.

Can't attend the Future Tiger Day Honors College Reception?

If your schedule does not allow you to attend the Honors College during a Future Tiger Day, 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 2019 — The Honors Residential College in the Honors Center

The deadline to submit the Clemson Home application (housing and dining choices) is May 15 at 12 p.m.!

You will have the opportunity to live and dine in the Honors Residential College—Clemson’s first residential college, located in the heart of campus. There are 2 residential halls, Cribb Hall and DesChamps Hall. 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 Clemson Home for more information. *It can take up to 2-3 business days for the Honors attribute to be linked to your account in Clemson Home'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 Clemson Home office at 864-656-2295. 

New Honors students may apply to live in the Honors Residential College. 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 Clemson Home 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 "Honors Residential College" and click continue. *It can take up to 2-3 business days for the Honors attribute to be linked to your account in the Clemson Home 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 contracts must be completed by 12:00p.m. on May 15, 2019.  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 Clemson Home 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 Clemson Home application, call their 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 Clemson Home 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 2019 Orientation Sessions 
  • June 11-12 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • June 13-14 (Thursday and Friday
  • June 18-19 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  • June 20-21 (Thursday and Friday)
  • June 26-27 (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • July 9-10 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

*Honors students will be required to register for an orientation session by May 15, 2019 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 required Honors information session for all Honors students and their families as well as a parent Q&A 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 THE HONORS SESSION, PARENT Q&A, 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 2019 the Honors Mandatory Freshmen Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 20 at 8:30am in Tillman Hall Auditorium. 

Honors Orientation Guide
Students will be given a hard copy of an Honors Orientation Guide on Day 1 of their orientation at the mandatory Honors Session. An electronic copy of the guide will be available by June 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 2019 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 (available June 1)
  • Fall 2019 Honors Seminars (available June 1)
  • Fall 2019 1000-2000 Honors Sections (available June 1)

For instructions on searching for all current Honors courses in iROAR click here or follow the steps below:

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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