Admitted Honors Student/Alumni Panel - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
Can someone talk about living in the dorms? What are the quiet hours?
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?
If you want to participate in the specific honors programs (ex biological sciences) how does that work? Is it only for honors students?
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.
Could you explain further about the travel opportunities with the honors college?
How “private” vs. secluded was the honors program in a public school ?
Ava Zito (she/her)
Are there any Honors College fees? Is there housing specifically for the Honors College and if so, am I guaranteed a spot?
Do students do the honors program and go greek?
Ava Zito (she/her)
What are the most common majors among Honors students? What are the breakdowns (percentages)?
Does the honors college allow for many extracurriculars or does it create a pretty big workload?
Do any of you or the others participate in marching or symphonic band? Does it take a lot of time combined with honors?
Thank you! All her friends are going to USC. Boo. :)
@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!
@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.
Ava Zito (she/her)
@Megan Wong Thank you, that was really helpful! I'm looking forward to meeting with you in April!
@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.
@Ava Zito- You're welcome! Looking forward to meeting you as well!
@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!
@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!
Do honors students have the opportunity to customize their education/ learning within their major?
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)
How much is the Honors fee?
@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.
@Ava Zito- The Honors College fee is $500/semester.
Is there a Honors orientation that is required to attend? If so, has it been scheduled yet?
Does the honors college offer any extra scholarship opportunities?
@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.
@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)
Can you speak to the research opportunities within the honors college?
what type of opportunities does an Economics major have at Clemson given it’s an Engineering school.
Honors College Newly Admitted Student web page: https://www.clemson.edu/cuhonors/admissions/newly-admitted-students.html
Clemson Orientation web page: https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/csle/students/new-accepted-students/orientation/index.html
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
how many credit hours do you recommend for your first year?
Will students who couldn't attend this afternoon have access to link of this program? So helpful!
@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).
Are there advisors who are specific to the honors college?
Is it common for Honors college students to double major, or too pressure-filled?
@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
If a group doesn’t exist and you want to start a group, how easy is that?
@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.
TY - daughter is coming in Arch/Engineering w/6 AP classes and a dual credit language so she's looking double
@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
Can someone elaborate on dining hall options, thx!
Thanks, Ross! :)
@Meenu- You can view our dining options here: https://clemson.campusdish.com/.
@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.
*your first year
Thank you all!!!
Congrats everyone :^)
Thank you!!! This was extremely helpful!
Thank you, this was helpful!!