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Spring Session 1
Spring Session 2
Duke University February 17–18 March 17–18
Queens University of Charlotte February 24–25 No second session
Rollins College February 10–11 March 3–4

Scholar Weekends at Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University, consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest educational institutions, attracts exceptional students from around the globe for its liberal-arts, graduate, and professional studies. Scholar Weekends take place on Duke’s East Campus, which was initially developed in 1892 as Trinity College and rebuilt in a stately Georgian architectural style in the 1920s. Centered on a grassy quad, East Campus supports a close-knit community atmosphere while giving young TIP students a taste of what the college environment feels like.

Scholar Weekends at Queens University

Charlotte, North Carolina

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, coeducational university located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school was established in 1857 and is home to approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students in colleges devoted to arts and sciences, business, education, communication, and health. The campus is known for its Georgian architecture and proximity to Charlotte’s historic Myers Park neighborhood. Charlotte itself is the largest city in North Carolina, making this site the ideal location for families who want to enjoy a weekend trip to the area while their student attends Scholar Weekends on the Queens campus.

Scholar Weekends at Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

Chartered in 1885 as a coeducational liberal-arts college, Rollins is the oldest recognized college in the state of Florida. For twenty consecutive years, it has been ranked among the top regional universities in the South and first in Florida by U.S. News & World Report. Rollins College is located in Winter Park in an attractive and historic residential community adjacent to the city of Orlando. The seventy-acre campus is situated on the shores of Lake Virginia, and features a lakeside beach and walking path. It is an ideal location for families wishing to combine Scholar Weekends with a trip to nearby Orlando. 

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Partner Locations

In order to provide face-to-face educational programs for more students, Duke TIP partners with other educational institutions across the country to offer additional Scholar Weekends. Although these programs are not run by TIP, we review their courses and sites to ensure that the experience meets TIP’s high standards. To learn more about the Scholar Weekends offered at these sites, including course listings and how to apply, please visit their websites as linked to below.

Fort Worth Country Day

Fort Worth, Texas

4200 Country Day Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: (817) 302-3288

February 17–18 Audio Engineering
Bridge Engineering
Design Squad
DNA with a Forensics Twist
Financial Literacy and Ethics through Board Games
Writing Fiction for Publication

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development 
121 Aderhold Hall 
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542–3237

March 3–4 Aircraft and Spacecraft Design
After the World Ends
A Day in the Life of an Environmental Health Microbiologist
Global Conflict & the Future of Politics
Marine Biology
The Process of Music: Music in Motion
Psychology of Digital Worlds
Public Speaking
Sports Medicine

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Applied Business and Technology Center
University of Houston–Downtown
One Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 221–8032
Fax: (713) 221–8166

April 14–15 Extreme Engineering: A Design Challenge
Genes: How Do You Wear Yours?
Historia: Gaming the History of Civilization
Inspiring Writing with Multimedia
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Take It to Court


Over the course of two days, students in grades seven through eleven can explore new subjects in detail through hands-on and project-based learning. Courses cover a range of subjects and take place in Charlotte or Durham, North Carolina, or Winter Park, Florida, throughout the academic year.