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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.

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
  • Quest 2A - June 28-July 2 [FULL]
  • Odyssey 9A - July 10-15 [FULL]
  • Explore 14A - July 24-29
  • Explore 22A - August 8-13 (Honors Early Move-In Trip, registration now open)
Registration is now open. All trips cost $95 or less. No prior outdoors experience is required or expected.

Learn more and register at

Summer Read

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. More information on the selected book and assignment will be available in summer 2021. The essay will be due on the first day of class for Honors 298o.

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.