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Admitted Students

Admitted as an Honors College first-time freshman for fall semester 2019? 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 Steps to Enrollment listed on the WVU Admissions 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.

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.

The 2019 Honors New Student Orientation sessions are offered:

Summer Read

Cover for Educated. Watercolor painting of a pencil tip where the red paint from the pencil body resembles hills, with the outline of a person walking on the hills and birds flying in the yellow-orange sky.

The Fall 2019 Campus Read is "Educated" by Tara Westover. We are excited to announce that the author will be coming to campus to speak as part of the David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

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 in their Honors NSO Packet at New Student Orientation. 

Summer Opportunities

Want to meet Honors College students before move-in? Consider joining other Honors College freshmen for an Adventure WV trip! The Honors College is offering several Honors College-specific trips with Adventure WV each summer. If your preferred trip is full, consider joining Adventure WV for one of their other trips, or participating in an Honors NSO Overnight Basecamp* for orientation this May/June!

Honors College trip options include:

*More information on this opportunity will be available on the New Student Orientation website  in the coming weeks.
**Please note the Explore 10B (Honors Distance) trip is invitation-only to allow Honors students travelling to WVU from a great distance the opportunity to participate in Adventure WV programming before Honors Early Move-In programming begins. 

More information: See the Adventure WV website.

Early Move-In

All Honors College freshmen are required to move in one day early to participate in required Honors programming. For Fall 2019, this means all Honors students will move in on Friday, August 16. See our Honors College Early Move-In page for more details. Students will also be emailed more details as they become available.

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.