Program Sites and Terms

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Terms dates

Fall Session 1
Fall Session 2
Duke University October 12–13 November 9–10
Queens University of Charlotte October 26–27 November 9–10
Rollins College October 19–20 November 16–17


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 West Campus, which was built in the 1920s with Gothic architecture, hand-carved moldings, and cutting-edge research facilities.

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.

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

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

Dates and courses for the 2019–2020 school year will be announced in the fall.

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

Dates and courses for the 2019–2020 school year will be announced in the fall.

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.