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Admitted Honors Student/Alumni Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
Kaelyn King
15:10
Can someone talk about living in the dorms? What are the quiet hours?
Reese
15:32
If any of the current/alumni students have participated in the eureka program over the summer, what was that like and how did that help you?
sophiewaugh
15:45
If you want to participate in the specific honors programs (ex biological sciences) how does that work? Is it only for honors students?
Demi Clark
15:52
I'm here for my daughter Maizie (who is at track practice!) She is stressing on finding a roommate - any tips here? She literally has anxiety about it! We're from Fort Mill SC.
Rachel Tuller
15:52
Could you explain further about the travel opportunities with the honors college?
Shlomi Gian
15:53
How “private” vs. secluded was the honors program in a public school ?
Ava Zito (she/her)
15:54
Are there any Honors College fees? Is there housing specifically for the Honors College and if so, am I guaranteed a spot?
Kaelyn King
16:55
Do students do the honors program and go greek?
Ava Zito (she/her)
17:45
What are the most common majors among Honors students? What are the breakdowns (percentages)?
Rachel Tuller
19:13
Does the honors college allow for many extracurriculars or does it create a pretty big workload?
Green
19:16
Do any of you or the others participate in marching or symphonic band? Does it take a lot of time combined with honors?
Demi Clark
20:33
Thank you! All her friends are going to USC. Boo. :)
Megan Wong
21:04
@Shlomi Gian- Honors students have the option to live in the Honors Residential College (HRC) and utilize the Honors Center. Honors students who do not live in the HRC can also utilize the Honors Center 24/7. You can think of the HRC and/or the Honors Center as your home and/or home base while on campus. Honors students are definitely not secluded from the rest of the campus!
Megan Wong
23:04
@Ava Ziro- Yes, the Honors College has a fee that students need to pay in the fall and spring semesters. Yes, Honors students have the option to live in the Honors Residential College (HRC). Honors housing is not guaranteed for honors students; however, it is generally pretty likely. All housing selection priority, including for the HRC, is determined by when the student submitted their undergraduate application.
Megan Wong
23:09
*Zito
Ava Zito (she/her)
24:08
@Megan Wong Thank you, that was really helpful! I'm looking forward to meeting with you in April!
Megan Wong
24:40
@Ava Zito- To further elaborate on housing, it is a very popular option for our honors first-year students. Typically around 70-75% of our honors first-year class opts to live in the HRC. Upperclassmen can also live in the HRC as well.
Megan Wong
25:04
@Ava Zito- You're welcome! Looking forward to meeting you as well!
Megan Wong
26:14
@Kaelyn King- Yes! Honors students are actively involved in many types of clubs and organizations on campus. These can include Greek life, formal athletics, student government, and so much more! Your honors membership will not restrict you from participating in anything that Clemson has to offer!
Megan Wong
28:34
@Rachel Tuller- Yes! Like I previously mentioned in my message to Kaelyn, honors students can be very actively involved in both the Honors College and at Clemson University. The Honors College only requires two membership requirements: 1) take and complete at least one honors course in the fall and spring semesters, and 2) maintain at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA at the end of every semester. As long as honors students maintain those two requirements, they can make their college and honors experiences what they want them to be!
sophiewaugh
28:35
Do honors students have the opportunity to customize their education/ learning within their major?
Rachel Tuller
29:35
Are there extra classes you take in honors or is it more just advancing the classes you already have to take
Ava Zito (she/her)
29:44
How much is the Honors fee?
Megan Wong
30:05
@Green- I have worked with a few honors students who have participated in Tiger Band. These students have told me that Tiger Band requires a large time commitment, but is feasible with being an honors student.
Megan Wong
32:52
@Ava Zito- The Honors College fee is $500/semester.
Green
35:49
Is there a Honors orientation that is required to attend? If so, has it been scheduled yet?
Rachel Tuller
36:28
Does the honors college offer any extra scholarship opportunities?
Megan Wong
38:01
@Rachel Tuller- All sources of financial aid will come from the Office of Financial Aid. If you need to get in contact with them, you can find their contact information and hours here: https://www.clemson.edu/financial-aid/contact-us.html.
Megan Wong
40:10
@Ava Zito- I believe our most popular academic college is the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences, as we are a funnel of Clemson. However, the Honors College has all 7 academic colleges represented.
Ava Zito (she/her)
43:47
Thank you!
Therese Larkin
46:25
Can you speak to the research opportunities within the honors college?
Rajeev Jindal
46:27
what type of opportunities does an Economics major have at Clemson given it’s an Engineering school.
Megan Wong
50:48
Honors College Newly Admitted Student web page: https://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/admissions/newly-admitted-students.html
Megan Wong
51:15
Clemson Orientation web page: https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/csle/students/new-accepted-students/orientation/index.html
Megan Wong
51:54
This is another helpful web page! Clemson's New Student Checklist web page: https://www.clemson.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/admitted-students/next-steps.html
Megan Calahan
55:03
how many credit hours do you recommend for your first year?
Annorah Moorman
57:10
Will students who couldn't attend this afternoon have access to link of this program? So helpful!
Megan Wong
57:58
@Megan Calahan- It's common for students to take around 15 credit hours (5, 3 credit hour courses) every semester. Students need to take at least 12 credit hours to be considered a full-time student (which has important implications for Financial Aid and scholarships).
Therese Larkin
58:44
Are there advisors who are specific to the honors college?
Demi Clark
59:00
Is it common for Honors college students to double major, or too pressure-filled?
Megan Wong
59:30
@Annorah Moorman- Yes! We will be posting it on the Honors College's Newly Admitted Student web page under the "Honors Admitted Student Events" section. Again, that link is: https://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/admissions/newly-admitted-students.html
Rajeev Jindal
01:02:07
If a group doesn’t exist and you want to start a group, how easy is that?
Megan Wong
01:02:34
@Therese Larkin- The short answer is yes, but I'll elaborate! Every honors student is assigned two advisors: one in their academic college (where their major is housed) and one from the Honors College. Students are required to meet with their academic advisor once a semester to talk about their degree progress, next semester's classes, graduation requirements, etc. Honors advising is not required, but a great option for student's to utilize. Because honors advising isn't required, students are more likely to be able to meet with their honors advisor.
Demi Clark
01:04:38
TY - daughter is coming in Arch/Engineering w/6 AP classes and a dual credit language so she's looking double
Megan Wong
01:05:06
@Rajeev Jindal- I've heard of a few students who have been able to create a club. I believe that it's any easy process. More information on how to create a club can be found here: https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/csle/students/current-students/student-involvement/student-orgs/start.html
Meenu's iPhone
01:06:47
Can someone elaborate on dining hall options, thx!
Megan Wong
01:07:14
Thanks, Ross! :)
Megan Wong
01:07:39
@Meenu- You can view our dining options here: https://clemson.campusdish.com/.
Megan Wong
01:09:11
@Meenu- If you live on campus, you are required to have an unlimited meal plan during our first year. From my understanding, you have unlimited meal swipes in McAlister and Schletter dining halls. Other dining locations, I believe, deduct from Paw Points, which is another Clemson currency that is loaded on your ID card.
Megan Wong
01:09:20
*your first year
sophiewaugh
01:12:35
Thank you all!!!
Matthew Wolfe
01:12:41
Thank you.
Helena Upshaw
01:12:44
Congrats everyone :^)
Andrea Fletcher
01:12:45
Thank you!!! This was extremely helpful!
Megan Calahan
01:12:53
thank you!
Owen Branch
01:12:54
Thank you!!
Rajeev Jindal
01:12:56
go Tigers!
Jim Griffin
01:12:56
Thank you!!
Andrew
01:12:56
Thank you, this was helpful!!