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Honors Welcome Events

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Monday, August 9 - Thursday, August 12

7-8 p.m. — Campus Read Prompt Discussions
Location: Online on Zoom

At each of these events, we will discuss one of the four Summer Assignment Prompts for our Campus Read, "The Line Becomes a River" by Francisco Cantú. Come talk about the book and ask your questions!

To sign up to receive the Zoom link the day of the event, register for any of the four sessions here.

Missed the discussions? Don't worry! These sessions were recorded and can be accessed here. You can also send your questions to Dr. Watts at

Saturday, August 14

2:30-5:30 p.m. — Honors Adventure Rec Field Day
Location: Evansdale Rec Fields

The Honors Adventure Rec Field Day is exclusively for incoming Honors freshmen. Guided by  Adventure WV and  WVU Campus Recreation, students will meet fellow classmates, make friends and have fun. The program will be held at the Evansdale Rec Fields and will incorporate a mixture of large, small group activities and opportunities to engage with select WVU Club Sports. Students can expect to meet other classmates, participate in adventure-based games and learn more about Campus Rec and Club Sport opportunities. 

Register for this event here.

Note: you must RSVP to participate and capacity is limited to the first 300 students to register.

Sunday, August 15

1 p.m.- 4 p.m. — Honors College Retreat  (Required for all Honors First-Years)
Location: Online on Zoom and Classrooms on Evansdale and Downtown Campuses

Students will first attend a virtual welcome from the Honors College on Zoom. Following the welcome, students will travel to classrooms across campus for Meet Your Mentors, your first class of Honors 102. Meet Your Mentors is a great opportunity to connect with your mentors and classmates before the semester begins. 

Your Honors mentor will send you additional information, including whether you will be attending Virtual Welcome #1 or #2 and the room location for your Meet Your Mentors section, by Saturday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. If you have not heard from your mentor by that time, please email us at

Getting to Meet Your Mentors

The Honors College has reserved classrooms in academic buildings on both Downtown and Evansdale Campuses for Meet Your Mentors. You will have an hour or more to travel to your classroom location. 

Don't know where to find your assigned classroom?
Don't worry! You can find your building on this Campus Map. There will also be upperclass Honors students stationed at information tables on both campuses. Go to these tables for help finding your way.

Information table locations:Information tables will be labeled with gold and blue "Honors College," "Information Station," or "Event" signs.


Traveling on Foot
If your classroom is located on the same campus as where you are living, great! Leave a little early in case you have trouble finding the specific room you will be meeting in.

Using Public Transportation
If you need to travel between campuses, the Personal Rapid Transportation System (PRT) will be running from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. today. [Note: the PRT does not normally run on Sundays.]

Don't know how to use the PRT? That's okay! Read everything you need to know hereRemember to leave a little early, and bring your WVU ID card and a face mask to wear in the PRT car (masks are required on all public transportation at WVU, regardless of vaccination status). Note that buses will not be in operation today.

Parking Information for Commuters
If you will be commuting to campus for the Honors College Retreat, you can park for free at the WVU Coliseum.
  • If your classroom is on Evansdale Campus, you can walk to your classroom from the Coliseum parking lot
  • If your classroom is on Downtown Campus, you can walk to the Engineering PRT Station to ride the PRT to the Beechurst PRT Station, and walk to your classroom from there. 
Alternatively, there are also paid lots available that may be closer to your classroom location. Keep in mind that these may be in high demand this weekend, so allow extra time in case you need to find a different parking lot. Please note: due to other events taking place today, Downtown lot ST-10 and Evansdale lot ST-4 will both be closed.

Accessibility Shuttle
The Honors College has worked with the Office of Accessibility Services to make an Accessibility Shuttle available for Sunday's Retreat. This free service is available to WVU students with temporary and permanent disabilities who will need transportation assistance to attend Meet Your Mentors. The shuttle will be stationed at Lincoln Hall and can be reserved to pick up students from their residence halls on campus to their Meet Your Mentors classrooms and back.

Please email us at  to reserve the accessibility shuttle. Please include the following information: your name, your desired pick-up location, and your drop-off location (if known). We will reply to you with additional information.

7 p.m. — Honors College Bingo Night
Location: Online on Zoom 

Join us for Virtual Bingo Night! Win some great prizes & meet some new friends. Sign up here to receive the Zoom link.

Monday, August 16

3-4 p.m. — Honors College: Students of Color Experience
Location: Honors Hall Media Room

At this event, Honors students of color from freshmen to seniors will meet each other, hear from some individuals from the Honors College, and most importantly begin to network and start developing a sense of community with their fellow Honors students of color. 

Tuesday, August 17

3-4 p.m. — Honors College Academic Day
Location: Online on Zoom

Learn more about the academic expectations and resources available to you as an Honors student.  Attend this virtual event here. A reminder email with the Zoom link will be sent to all first-year students the day of the event.

Can't attend this event? Don't worry! Honors College Academic Day was recorded and is available on YouTube here.

Wednesday, August 18

7-8 p.m. — Honors College LGBTQ+ and Allies: Welcome
Location: Honors Hall Learning Annex

Join us for the first meeting of the Honors LGBTQ+ and Allies Affinity Group for Fall 2021 semester. 

7-9 p.m. — Honors College House-Warming Party
Location: Honors Hall Lobby Area

All Honors College students are welcome to join us for this House-Warming Party at Honors Hall! 

All Day — Lincoln Hall - First Day Out
Location: Lincoln Hall Lobby Area

Stop by and say hello!

Thursday, August 19

8:30 p.m. — Honors College Trivia
Location: Blue & Gold Rooms in Towers

Join us for trivia! Win some great prizes & meet some new friends.

Requesting Accommodations

Sign Language Interpreting and Captioning Services are available by request for participants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. To request an Interpreter or Captioner please contact the Office of Accessibility Services ( at least 3 business days prior to this event.