In Fall 2012, over 180 incoming freshman class of the Robert D. Clark Honors College moved into the brand new Global Scholars Hall. For these students, the GSH offers a dynamic learning environment consisting of many varied living and learning spaces as well as five co-located language immersive programs (Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, and French). The GSH also features its own Resident Scholar and Outreach and Student Engagement Libriarian. Other building highlights include a learning commons, five incorporated classrooms, a multipurpose performance room with elevated stage, study rooms, a presentation practice room, and the Fresh Marketcafe. To explore further, visit the Global Scholars page.
The Clark Honors College values debate in the public space, and inaugurated its summer reading program in 2009. All incoming freshmen read an assigned book and participate in an online forum facilitated by CHC student leaders and faculty. Upon arriving on campus in the fall, students engage with the book through dialogue with their peers, guest speakers, and other enrichment opportunities.
In 2009, CHC student Alex Goodell CHC ‘11 brought to the CHC an initiative to introduce incoming freshmen to debate in the public space. The CHC Common Reading program incorporates the reading of an assigned book with an online forum where students identify, discuss, and debate issues raised in the book. The class of 2013 found the forum’s discussion socially, personally, and academically effective: it helps to forge a sense of CHC community.
This summer, the CHC is pleased to present Richard J. Davidson's The Emotional Life of Your Brain. Incoming CHC freshmen will receive a complimentary copy at IntroDUCKtion in July, and are expected to read the text and contribute meaningfully to the online forum before New Student Orientation (NSO) in September.
Grow with the conversation! Contribute to the Common Reading online discussion forum here.
The 2014 commencement ceremony for the Robert D. Clark Honors College will take place on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Matthew Knight Arena on the University of Oregon campus. Tickets are not required for admission.
Parking will be extremely limited, and shuttles running from Autzen Stadium to the Matthew Knight Arena will operate only on Monday, June 16, 2014 for the regular UO commencement. Maps and parking locations can be found here.
Graduates and guests who use a wheelchair or who may have difficulty walking long distances are strongly encouraged to make use of our designated ADA parking area in the Columbia Garage (under the Ford Alumni Center) on 13th Avenue. The lot is designated in blue on the Commencement map. Graduates and guests in wheelchairs or who are requesting seating accommodations should contact the Clark Honors College at 541-346-5414 or firstname.lastname@example.org in order to arrange accommodations.
The CHC commencement ceremony will be videotaped. If you would like to purchase a copy of the 2014 Commencement DVD, you may place your order. Payment ($10 for each DVD) is by credit card only.