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The Honors College Office is open, but our staff members are teleworking. We are available for student advising and meetings using Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, or phone. Please email us at or call us at 304-293-2100 to contact our staff. We are here for you!

Admitted Students

Admitted as an Honors College first-time freshman for fall semester 2020? Congratulations!

Incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the Honors Foundations Program can find resources on their next steps here.

Complete Steps to Enrollment

All admitted students should follow the listed on the WVU Admissions Admitted Students website. Students should be sure to activate their WVU Login as soon as possible. By activating this login, students will gain access to their WVU MIX email account. For many University offices, including the Honors College, this will be the primary method of communication with students. Be sure to check your MIX email account frequently for updates.

Don't know how to activate your MIX email account? Follow the instructions here.

Applying for Housing

Students who have been admitted to the Honors College can apply for Honors Housing (pending availability). All University housing is first-come, first-served. In order to select housing, students must follow the instructions found on the Housing website

Call the Honors College to check on your Honors indicator status at 304-293-2100. Contact the Housing Assignments Office with specific Housing Application or Housing Deposit questions: 304-293-2811.

New Student Orientation

All incoming freshmen are required to attend New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation begins at the end of May and runs through the end of June. For students not arriving on campus until August and international students, there are also orientation options right before move-in in August. Registration for June New Student Orientation will be available mid-Spring.

The four Honors New Student Orientation dates for 2020 are:

During orientation, students meet with their residence hall leadership team, learn about their academic programs, have their photo taken for their official Mountaineer ID card, explore the services available to encourage their success at WVU, meet with an academic adviser and register for classes.

The Honors College will hold several specific Honors-only New Student Orientation days. During Honors New Student Orientation days, students get the chance to meet their fellow Honors students before move-in. Honors College staff are on-hand to answer student and parent questions, and Honors-specific information sessions occur throughout the day.

Summer Read

The Fall 2020 Campus Read will be announced in spring 2020.

All Honors College students are required to read the Campus Read and write a short essay as their first assignment for their Honors 298o course. Students will receive their assignment closer to New Student Orientation. 

Summer Opportunities

Honors Summer Bridge Program

The Honors Summer Bridge Program is a brand new opportunity for you to get a head start on your West Virginia University and Honors College experience. 

For three weeks from July 5-25, 2020, you’ll live in Honors Hall downtown, take an Honors course, earn 3 hours of Honors credit, learn about your new university, meet some of the great people who work there, take in a West Virginia Black Bears baseball game, and travel to places like Kennywood amusement park and Smoke Hole caverns and Seneca Rocks! 

You can find more information and answers to common questions here. Registration is available here. We hope you'll join us this July!

Adventure WV

Image of students around a camp fire at dusk. Text reads: First-Year Trips, Honors College."

Adventure WV provides opportunities for students to explore new and exciting adventure activities throughout West Virginia, while forming lasting friendships with their fellow incoming freshmen. In addition to trips offered to all students, there are a number of Honors-only trips available this summer. Learn more and register on the Adventure WV website.

  • Explore 1A: Saturday, June 13- Thursday, June 18
  • Quest 1C: Monday, June 22- Friday, June 26
  • Quest 2A: Monday, June 29- Friday, July 3
  • Odyssey 12A: Saturday, July 4- Thursday, July 9
  • Odyssey 15A: Saturday, July 11- Thursday, July 16

Early Move-In

All Honors College freshmen are required to move in one day early to participate in required Honors programming. More information will be available in spring 2020.

Please note: like all early move-in programs, students are assessed a pro-rated early move-in fee. This fee will not appear on a student's bill until mid-August, after students have moved in. This fee varies based on the residence hall the student has selected, but is usually around $25. Please note that this fee is greatly reduced from the regular early move-in fee imposed on other students.