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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 honors@mail.wvu.edu 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 2021? Congratulations!

Incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the Honors Foundations program can find information and resources for their transition to college 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. Registration for Virtual New Student Orientation is now open for Summer 2021. At NSO, you'll learn more about WVU, your major, and the Honors College. You'll also complete scheduling for classes and talk one-on-one with an Orientation Leader to get your questions answered. More information is available on the NSO website.

Adventure WV First-Year Trips

A group of students sitting around the fire in a clearing near a forest. Text: "First-Year Trips Honors College. Adventure WV."

Make Honors friends this summer with Adventure WV Honors College First-Year Trips!

You'll have the opportunity to meet other Honors College students before starting at WVU. First-Year Trips are optional peer-led, 5 or 6 day, adventure-based experiences that prepare incoming students for life at WVU. Trips offer participants diverse opportunities to meet other first year students, learn about themselves, WVU and WV.

This summer's Honors Adventure WV trip options are:
  • Explore 1A - June 19-June 24 [FULL]
  • Quest 2A - June 28-July 2 [FULL]
  • Odyssey 9A - July 10-15 [FULL]
  • Explore 14A - July 24-29 [FULL]
  • Explore 22A - August 8-13 [FULL]
Registration is now open. All trips cost $95 or less. No prior outdoors experience is required or expected. While all Adventure WV trips are currently full, interested students are encouraged to contact Adventure WV for more information on additional trips.

If you are still interested in getting to know the area before classes begin, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Morgantown. Get outside and visit Cooper's Rock, Cheat Lake, or the Core Arboretum for a day full of outdoor fun! Visit the Morgantown Visitors Bureau website or the WVU Visitors Center website for more fun things to do around the Morgantown area. 

Summer Read

Book cover with image of rusted metal boarder wall with an opening in it and trees beyond. Text: "The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border. Francisco Cantú."

All Honors College students are required to read the WVU Campus Read and write a short essay as their first assignment for their HONR 102 course. More information on the selected book and assignment is available here. The essay will be due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 via eCampus.


Fall 2021 Move In Information

We are excited to have you join us at the WVU Honors College this fall! Below find some important information that will be helpful in planning the start of your semester in August.

Fall 2021 Move-In for Students Living on Campus

Living on campus this fall? Honors move-in will work a little bit differently this year. 

Responding to updated guidance from the WVU Health and Safety Committee, the  Office of Residence Life has determined that the extended schedule for Fall Move-In will be slightly shortened, with time slots spread out over three days from Thursday, August 12 through Saturday, August 14; every hall will offer time slots each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more about the updated COVID-19 guidance for Fall 2021 at WVU here.

The modified move-in schedule was successfully used last fall, enabling students to move in safely and efficiently, while also allowing Honors students to arrive on campus in time for required programming. 

Because all students will be moving in over a spread-out schedule, unlike in years with a traditional move-in schedule, there will be no early move-in fee charged to students' accounts. In addition, student dining plans will be available starting Monday, August 9 to support the extended move-in.

Registration for time slots will open around July 6. Students may select and register for a time slot. Students should watch their MIX email account, WVU websites and social media accounts in late June for information on the registration process, securing a time slot and what to do regarding extenuating circumstances that may require an arrival before Aug. 12.

There is no limit to the number of family members who can help move students into their residence hall rooms. Unvaccinated individuals are expected to wear a mask. After that date, you and your family may choose what works best with your schedules from the available move-in slots using the  Housing Portal here.

Please refer to communication from the Office of Residence Life for more details.

Fall 2021 Move-In Information for Students Living Off Campus or Commuting

We are excited for you to join us this fall for classes. Please make sure to be in Morgantown by Saturday, August 14, so you are ready to participate in the Honors Retreat on Sunday, August 15. 

Save the Date: Honors Retreat

Make sure you save the date for the required Honors Retreat, which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

The Honors Retreat is held each August and is a great way to start your time at WVU. Attending this event is a required assignment for your HONR 102 class, and (more importantly) gives you the opportunity to meet with your HONR 102 mentors and classmates for the first time!

This year the event will be held in a hybrid format, with some events happening virtually and others in person. Keep an eye on your email closer to the event date for a full schedule and additional information.

Don't Forget to Register Your Vaccine Status

As previously announced by WVU, to better understand the increasing number of people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, West Virginia University is asking all students, faculty and staff to  verify their vaccination with the University by August 1 this summer.

You can access the COVID-19 Vaccine Verification System at  myhousing.wvu.edu. The verification process takes just a few minutes.  Full instructions [PDF] can be found on the  Return to Campus website. To complete the process, make sure you know the type of vaccine you received and the date(s) you received your dose(s).

By verifying your vaccination, you’re doing your part to create a safe campus community. Read updated information about this in this announcement from WVU.

Connect with us

Schedule a phone call with an Honors College Ambassador, and get your questions about being an Honors College student at WVU answered (e.g. Honors housing, classes, student life, academic resources, admissions requirements, etc.). Learn more about the resources available to you at WVU!

Email us to schedule a call during regular business hours (M-F from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.). Please be sure to have your questions ready. Each phone appointment is scheduled to last 15 minutes.

If you have any questions, contact us at the Honors College office by phone at 304-293-2100 or via email at  honors@mail.wvu.edu.

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