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Admitted Students

Admitted as an Honors College first-time freshman for fall semester 2023? 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.

Fall 2023 Move-In

We are excited to have you join us at the WVU Honors College in the fall! More specific information about move-in will be available in Spring and Summer 2023. As an incoming Honors student, know that in past years, Honors students have been required to move in by the end of the day the Friday of move-in week, to allow all of our incoming freshmen to attend the required Honors Welcome and Retreat.

Honors Retreat

The purpose of the Honors Retreat is to welcome new Honors students to campus and connect students to the Honors College mentors, staff and resources. Students will be welcomed by the Dean of the Honors College, the Honors Student Association and Honors mentors. This event is required for all incoming first year students. More information about this important event will be available in late Spring/ early summer 2023.

Summer Read

Interior Chinatown: A Novel by Charles Yu book cover.

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. The WVU Campus Read for 2023-2024 has not yet been selected. This page will be updated once more information, including the Fall 2023 assignment, is available.

The 2022-2023 Campus Read is "Interior Chinatown" by Charles Yu. More information on the Fall 2022 assignment can be found here

Learn about the 2022-2023 Campus Read here. 

Honors Advance

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Honors Advance is a 3-week residential experience. In Summer 2022, this program was held from July 10-30, 2022. In Summer 2023, the program will welcome 12-20 Honors Foundation program students. Participants get the opportunity to start early in the Honors Foundation program by taking a 3-credit course, living in Lincoln Hall, and much more. Learn more about the Summer 2022 program here. More information on the Summer 2023 program will be available in Spring 2023.

Adventure WV

Students gathered around a fire in a forest clearing. Text: "First-Year Trips: Honors College." Flying WV and text: "Adventure"

Make Honors friends this summer with Adventure WV Honors College First-Year Trips! 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. More information on trips for Summer 2023 will be available in Spring 2023.

No prior outdoors experience is required or expected. Learn more at

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