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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 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. New Student Orientation will be held virtually this year. See more information on the Virtual New Student Orientation FAQ page here.

During virtual orientation, students can virtually tour their residence halls, learn about their academic programs, meet with Orientation Leaders online, learn about financial aid and explore the services available to encourage their success at WVU. Honors students will also receive additional, Honors-specific content. 

After completing virtual NSO students will sign up for an appointment with an academic advisor who will help them complete their schedule with General Education Foundation courses or any additional course add-ons.

Summer Read

The 2020 Campus Read is  “The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After” by  Clemantine Wamariya. 

Cover for The Girl Who Smiles Beads.

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 can find their assignment in their WVU MIX email accounts, or on our website here. The grading rubric for the assignment can be found here. The essay will be due on the first day of class for Honors 298o.

Move-In for Fall 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the procedure for move-in will be a little different for incoming Honors first-year students this year. Please keep an eye on your MIX email account for more information prior to making hotel accommodations and other plans. See the Return to Campus WVU website for a communications calendar. Questions? Email

Honors Community


We are Honors. No matter where you are living, we are still learning together, because we are one Mountaineer community.

Even though the 2020-2021 academic year may look a little different, the Honors LLC will still be active and here for you.

Due to social distancing guidelines, some things will need to change from previous years, since there are activities, such as trips, that are not feasible remotely or in person for safety and health reasons. However, we will still work to connect you with each other and with our University’s leaders and faculty, with opportunities to meet and talk with President Gee and our Honors College Deans. 

Here are some of the events and activities in the idea and planning stages for this fall:

  • Trivia Nights led by Honors College staff. During our time of remote learning this spring, we had Harry Potter and Disney Movie trivia nights. Sources say that a Marvel Superhero Trivia Night may be in the works.
  • Cookies and Conversation with Honors Alumni/ae. You bring the cookies, we’ll provide the conversation.
  • Big Words with Honors. In this series, two campus leaders talk about a small word with a very big meaning — like “fear” or “home” — and how that word intersects with their lives and work.
  • Students of Color Affinity Group and LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group. These student groups were started during the 2019-2020 academic year so students could join together with other students to build community and share their experiences as Honors students. These student-led groups will continue to meet this academic year.
  • Zooming with Shakespeare. Honors College staff and faculty read famous scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.

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!

Sign up for a time for us to call you here. Please be sure to have your questions ready. Each phone appointment is scheduled to last 15 minutes.