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Honors College Early Move-In

We’re excited to welcome o ur incoming Honors freshmen and their families to campus this August! Whether you’re living in Honors housing in Honors or Lincoln Hall, elsewhere on campus, or commuting, we have a fun weekend planned for you with plenty of opportunities to make new Honors friends before classes start Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

**Don't forget: your Honors Summer Assignment will be due on your first official day of your Honors 298o Orientation Add-on course. You can find the assignment here and the grading rubric here. Questions? Email ashley.watts@mail.wvu.edu.

Friday, August 16

Three volunteers from WVU Operation Move-In stand at the ready with red carts, waiting for students to help.

All Honors first-time freshmen, regardless of where they live on campus, must check in to their residence halls one day early. For tips on move in (including things to bring and things to leave at home) see the WVU Housing and Residence Life Move-In page.

Some Honors students will already be moved-in because of participation in other WVU-affiliated programs that require early move-in prior to Friday, August 16 (such as band, sports, or ROTC).

Get Settled into Your Residence Hall

A student sitting in her new room after moving into her residence hall at Honors Hall.

Make sure everything is packed and ready to go! Label your boxes with your name/room number, and make sure you arrive at your residence hall during your assigned time slot to help with traffic flow. Volunteers will be available to help unload vehicles and answer any questions you may have.

Time: Varies based on month of student's birthday.

Location: All residence halls

Please note: like all early move-in programs, students living in on-campus housing 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.  

Parents & Guests: Unwind with the Parents Club

After moving in your student, families of incoming freshmen should head over to the “I Survived Move-In” Parent Reception to celebrate, grab some food, and learn more about the WVU Parents Club!

Time: 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

Location: Fifth Floor, Evansdale Crossing, 62 Morrill Way, Morgantown, WV

Parking is available. 

Meet Your Resident Assistant and Floormates

While Honors freshmen parents/guests are at the Parents Reception, students can organize their rooms and get to know their roommate(s) and floormates.

Students in Honors Housing (Honors Hall and Lincoln Hall) will have a floor meeting at 3:30 p.m. Expect announcements about your floor, hall, and weekend activities!

Students in other on-campus housing should check with their Resident Assistant to see if they will also be having a floor meeting. Expect to have a floor meeting with your full floor sometime on Saturday (after the Honors Retreat).

Time: 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Your Residence Hall

Head to the Student Rec Fields for the Honors Welcome Cookout (All Honors Freshmen)

Honors first-time freshmen will then join us for the Honors Welcome Cookout at the Student Recreation Center Fields.

Getting There

Honors student Emma Harrison stands with blue sign for Honors College Cookout.

Downtown Students

Honors students living in Honors, Summit or Seneca should plan to meet at Honors Hall to walk to the Beechurst PRT station as a group at 4:30 p.m. Extra PRT cars will be waiting for you. You will get off the PRT at the Towers PRT Station.

Honors students living in Boreman North, Boreman South, Dadisman, or Stalnaker should meet with an Honors ambassador in their dormitory and head out as a group to Short Term Lot 10 (ST-10) at the intersection of University Ave. and Falling Run Rd. Two buses will be waiting to take you to the Student Recreation Center Fields.

Evansdale Students

Honors students living in Lincoln Hall should plan to meet your RA to walk over to the Student Rec Center Fields as a residence hall.

Students living in Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, or Lyon should plan to meet at their hall lobby around 5 p.m. and head down as a group.

Students living in Oakland Hall or Oakland Apartments should plan to meet as a group and walk to the Student Recreation Center Fields.

Commuter Students

Free parking will be available after for commuter students at Short Term Lot 1 (ST-1) after 4 p.m.. Students should plan to arrive at the lot around 5 p.m. and walk to the Student Rec Center Fields.

Join Us for a Cookout, Games and Fun! (All Honors Freshmen)

Two Honors students play corn hole.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Student Recreation Center Fields and Student Recreation Center

Get to know your fellow Honors students and mingle with Honors mentors, tutors, resident assistants and Honors staff.

After dinner, join Campus Recreation to relax and unwind after a long move-in day with lawn games (including corn hole and jumbo Jenga), board games, a photo booth, a DJ and sample recreation classes, like yoga. Classes will be drop-in, and a full list will be available in the week leading up to Early Move-In. Students should dress appropriately for the activities they plan on participating in.

Saturday, August 17

Honors Retreat: Meet with Your Mentor & Other Honors Staff (Required for all new Honors students)

A group of Honors College first-time freshmen sitting in chairs at an event.

Time: Around three hours in the morning. Varies depending on Honors 298o Orientation Class. Students should block off 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on their calendars. Students have received their assigned time in their WVU MIX email account.

Location: Mountainlair Ballrooms

Getting There

A group of Honors students standing near the intersection of University Avenue and Falling Run Road in Morgantown, WV.

Downtown Students

Honors students living in Honors, Summit or Seneca should plan to meet at Honors Hall to walk to the Mountainlair as a group. Please remember that it is Move-In Day for most WVU first-time freshmen, so campus will be crowded.

Honors students living in Boreman North, Boreman South, Dadisman, or Stalnaker should head just outside their residence halls to Maiden Lane, and can enter the Mountainlair from the Mountainlair Plaza, and head inside and down the hall to the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

Evansdale Students

Honors students living in Lincoln Hall should plan to meet their RAs and walk over to the Towers PRT Station and get off at the Beechurst PRT Station.

Students living in Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, or Lyon should plan to meet at their hall lobby to walk over to the Towers PRT Station as a group and get off at the Beechurst PRT Station.

Students living in Oakland Hall or Oakland Apartments should plan to meet as a group and take the Health Sciences PRT to Beechurst PRT Station .

Please remember that it is Move-In Day for most WVU first-time freshmen, so campus will be crowded.

Commuter Students

Commuter students can park and walk to the Mountainlair.

During the Retreat

Students sit outside on the grass in a circle at the 2018 Honors College Retreat.

Attendance at the retreat is required for all Honors first-time freshmen and will count as part of your Honors 298o course grade.

Honors students should expect the Honors College Retreat to last 3 hours. Students will be attending the Honors College Retreat in two groups that morning, depending on whether their class meets at Honors Hall or Lincoln Hall. Students: check your WVU MIX email account to see what time your Retreat will begin.

Students will first meet as a large group to be welcomed to the Honors College and hear from current Honors College students. Students will then break up into smaller groups to meet with their Honors 298o Orientation Add-on course with their mentors and fellow students for “class zero.” Please note: your Summer Assignment will not be due at this time. It is due your first official week of classes.

Finally, relax with some ice cream and take an (optional) campus tour with your classmates to find your classes before the semester begins!

After the Retreat: Relax!

Four Honors College students sit outside of the Creative Arts Center.

Once the Honors College Retreat finishes up for the day, you’re free to go! Enjoy Welcome Week with your new friends and get ready to start classes on Wednesday.

An Honors student enjoys the good weather, making bubbles with a bubble wand.

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