If I am a member of the THC, will I have time for sports or other activities?
The Templeton Honors College has a number of athletes in the cohorts and students involved in numerous other campus activities. The workload is not geared to be more time intensive but more intensely focused.
The Templeton Honors College extends our students beyond the walls of the St. Davids Campus. Students take part in numerous opportunities to expand their horizons.
These opportunities include:
THC students will spend the first semester of their senior year abroad in an approved program of their choice.
Including lectures from Templeton Prize Recipients and Metanexus Senior Fellows.
Welcoming Tea with the Templetons
The Sunday before classes begin, the incoming cohort is invited to meet the Templetons and the THC faculty for a formal tea at Eastern.
Winter Tea at the Templeton House
Each February, the Templetons graciously open their home and host a Sunday afternoon tea for the entire honors college.
Alliance Defense Fund Banquet
Interested students may be sponsored to attend.
Trips to the Kimmel Center
Each year, Peter Benoliel, a member of the THC Advisory Council, purchases a number of tickets to the orchestra for the enjoyment of honors college students.
National Leadership Conferences
Students interested in attending these conferences may be sponsored by the THC.
Class Mock Trials and DebatesClass Mock Trials and Debates
Student Fund Raising Events
In 2006 this took the form of a Jeopardy Event. The opportunities are as broad as the creativity and willingness of the THC student body.
Freshmen and Senior Banquets at Merion Cricket Club
First Year and Senior Banquets at Merion Cricket Club and the Union League.
Trips to the Philadelphia Museum of Art
At least once a semester, the students are all invited to the Dean’s home to watch a film and spend the evening together.
The incoming freshman cohort is taken on a five day wilderness retreat where they are challenged, encouraged, and given the chance to bond as a class.