University Scholars Prospect Weekend

Prospect Weekend will be February 16-18, 2017

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Students discuss in groups at 3:00 PM on Friday, and write an essay on Saturday on the topic, so please read the articles prior to arrival!


Below is a typical schedule for the Prospect Weekend. Please note that this schedule is likely to change from year to year and should only be viewed as a guideline.


Tentative Schedule

Thursday, February 16


3:00-5:00 PM Students and families arrive at Honors Center; meet hosts. (Note: students may choose to arrive Friday or Saturday).
5:00 Students eat supper with faculty and Scholars student hosts.
7:00 PM No required activities; students may go to a social event with Scholars hosts. Students may stay in dormitories with University Scholars students if they wish.

Friday, February 17

Optional but HIGHLY recommended

7:00 AM Breakfast (complimentary student meal ticket for campus cafeteria).
9:00-11:00 AM Students attend classes with Scholars hosts.
11:00 - 11:30 AM Briefing on Weekend Topic in Room 207 EPS
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (complimentary student meal ticket for campus cafeteria).
1:00-2:00 PM Students and families take campus tours.
2:00-3:00 PM Students visit faculty in their intended major fields.
3:00-5:00 PM Students participate in group discussions with Honors Council members in University Center.
6:00-7:00 PM Office of Admissions banquet with Honors faculty, prospective, and family members.
8:00-12:00 AM Scholars hosts meet students for evening social activities at Holland McCombs Honors Center. Students may stay in dormitories if they wish.

Saturday, February 18


7:45-8:30 AM Complimentary continental breakfast for students and families in University Center 2nd floor lounge.
8:30-12:00 PM Students alternate between interviews with Honors Council and essay writing (note: this is a different essay from the one that accompanies your written application). Students arriving Saturday also have campus tour and orientation.
10:00-11:00 AM Information Session for parents in University Center Room 231 (optional)
11:30-1:00 PM Chancellor's Luncheon for prospects, family members, Honors Council, and selected University Scholars students. Current Scholars make presentations about the University Scholars Program. Students who have completed all above activities (interview and essay) may depart for home following the luncheon.
1:30-4:00 PM Students alternate between interviews with Honors Council and essay writing in Humanities Computer Lab. Students may depart for home following the completion of the essay and interview.


Hotels in Martin

Days Inn -- 800 University St. -- (731) 587-9577 or (800) DAYSINN

Econo Lodge -- 853 University St. -- (731) 587-4241 or (800) 553-2666

Hampton Inn -- 5575 Skyhawk Parkway -- (731) 587-5800

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