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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 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.

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

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 .

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.

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 from 1-4 p.m.

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.

Honors Welcome Events

All Honors students are invited to participate in the Honors College Welcome Week activities.  A full schedule of the events can be found here.

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