To be admitted to the University Scholars Program, students must submit an application packet (link below) AND must attend "Prospect Weekend", in which they will have interviews, write an essay, and do group activities. A typical Prospect Weekend schedule is shown below.
To prepare for the weekend, we ask students to read the material linked below prior to coming. During the weekend, there will be a lecture on the topic, group discussions, and an essay writing session.
PLEASE NOTE: Students should have already applied and been admitted to UT Martin prior to attending Prospect Weekend. Please visit www.utm.edu/apply for more information!
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..
|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 PM||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.|
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|
|12:00-1:00 PM||Lunch (complimentary student meal ticket for campus cafeteria).|
|1:00-2:00 PM||Students and families take campus tours.|
|3:00-5:00 PM||Students participate in group discussions with Honors Council members to discuss the weekend topic.|
|6:00-7:00 PM||Office of Admissions banquet with Honors faculty, prospective, and family members.|
|7:00 PM-12:00 AM||Scholar hosts meet students for evening social activities. Students may stay in dormitories if they wish.|
|7:45-8:30 AM||Complimentary continental breakfast for students and families.|
|8:30-11:30 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).|
|10:00-11:00 AM||Admissions & Financial Aid Informational Meeting for parents (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. Students may depart for home following the completion of the essay and interview.|
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