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!
- Monday, August 9, 7-8 p.m., Prompt #1
- Tuesday, August 10, 7-8 p.m., Prompt #2
- Wednesday, August 11, 7-8 p.m., Prompt #3
- Thursday, August 12, 7-8 p.m., Prompt #4
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 Ashley.Watts@mail.wvu.edu.
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 Honors@mail.wvu.edu.
- 1-1:30 p.m., Virtual Welcome #1 from Honors staff for first 500 students
- 1:30-2 p.m., Virtual Welcome #2 from Honors staff for second 500 students
- 2-3 p.m., Travel time to on-campus classrooms for Meet Your Mentors
- 3-4 p.m., Meet Your Mentors, various classrooms across campus. Please note: Because all sections of HONR 102 will be meeting simultaneously, your Meet Your Mentors classroom will be in a different location than your regular classroom meeting location. See the message from your mentor for this important information. You should receive this message by Saturday, Aug. 14 at 5 p.m.
Getting to Meet Your MentorsThe 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:
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 here. Remember 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.
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 Honors@mail.wvu.edu 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
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
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.
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 (Jason.Kapcala@mail.wvu.edu) at least 3 business days prior to this event.