Sponsored by KU Continuing Education
The program is open to all students in grades 8–12 who have participated in a Duke TIP Talent Search or been identified as academically gifted or talented by local school criteria. Students meet on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus for two days of intensive academic study. Students enroll in one class and explore material typically not included in high school curricula.
Scholar Weekend Dates
We will host the spring session on March 9–10, 2013.
Students and parents check in on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at 2 Eaton Hall. After check-in and luggage storage, parents may leave or attend a short general meeting. At 8:30 a.m., students will leave to attend classes on campus. Day students should be picked up at 8:15 p.m. at 2 Eaton Hall, and overnight students will prepare for evening activities. Day students and a parent must check out with either a Resident Assistant or a Program Manager. A parent must come inside to check out their day student.
Parents should pick up all students on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at 2 Eaton Hall. There will be a brief parent session at 2 Eaton Hall, and students will then be free to leave with their families at 4:00 p.m. You may download the student and parent schedule. View an interactive campus map (click the link "List all Buildings," then click "Eaton Hall (EATN)" in the drop-down list). Eaton Hall is located at 1520 W. 15th St.
There will be a brief student presentation on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. with wrap up by 4:00 p.m. The student and parent schedule for the March program is available for downloading.
Sleeping room availability is limited. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a room.
Sleeping room availability is limited. Register early to ensure room reservation. For details, contact Jennifer Schmitendorf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-7720.
Overnight students will be housed at the Holiday Inn Express (3411 Iowa Street) with another student in a room with two double beds. There are times when we need to also use a roll-away bed if there are an odd number of students. Each student will be assigned to a room with a student of the same gender and, if possible, of a similar age. There is a pool at the hotel, but no swimming is allowed. A curfew will be enforced (refer to schedule) and students' actions will be well monitored.
Telephones in the hotel rooms will be long-distance restricted, but students may use pay phones in the hotel to call home. If families need to contact their student(s) during the day, they should call Jennifer Schmitendorf on her cell phone at (785) 766-8051, or they may leave a message at the Holiday Inn Express at (785) 749-7555. At night, KU Duke TIP Resident Assistants will serve as chaperones in the hotel. In the event of an emergency, family members may call the hotel and ask to speak with a KU Duke TIP Resident Assistant.