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Admitted Students

Received your Honors College acceptance letter? Congratulations! 

Incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the Honors Foundations Program can find resources on their next steps here.

Complete Steps to Enrollment

All admitted students should follow the Steps to Enrollment listed on the WVU Admissions 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

Can't select Honors housing? Call the Honors College to check on your 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 begins at the end of May and runs through the end of June. During orientation, students will meet with their residence hall leadership team, learn about their academic programs, have their photo taken for their official Mountaineer ID card, explore the services available to encourage their success at WVU, meet with an academic adviser and register for classes.

The Honors College holds specific Honors-only New Student Orientation days. Please register for one of the following dates on the Orientation website
  • Tuesday, June 5, 2018;
  • Thursday, June 7, 2018; 
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018;
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018;
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018.
During Honors New Student Orientation days, students get the chance to meet their fellow Honors students before move-in. Honors College staff will be on-hand to answer student and parent questions, and Honors-specific information sessions will occur throughout the day.

Summer Opportunities

Want to meet Honors College students before move-in? Consider joining other Honors College freshmen for an Adventure WV trip! The Honors College is offering several Honors College specific trips with Adventure WV this summer. 

If the Honors College trips become full, consider selecting a different Adventure WV trip. Please note: due to Honors Early Move-In Honors, Honors College students cannot participate in Early Move-In Trips, as they will need to be on-campus Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11.

Honors College Adventure WV Trips:
  • (TRIP FULL) Mountaineer Quest 3A: Monday July 30 to Friday Aug. 3 (30 spots available)
  • Service 41: Saturday June 2 to Thursday June 7 (10 spots available)
  • (TRIP FULL) Odyssey 27 A: Saturday July 28 to Thursday August 2 (22 spots available)
  • Explore 13 B: Saturday, July 28 to Thursday, August 2 (19 spots available)
Mountaineer Quest is a camp-based, peer-led, five-day program hosted at Camp Muffly, near Morgantown, W.Va. Students participate in day trips around WVU, adventuring with their group. Day trips may include sightseeing, rock climbing, inflatable kayaking or whitewater rafting, hiking, service with a local organization, and activities around the camp. Students explore and reflect on their transition to college in small group discussions in the evenings.

Service is a six-day, peer-led program that travels and camps around West Virginia, working with local and state-wide service organizations to participate in outdoor-focused service work. The trip also includes whitewater rafting in Ohiopyle State Park. Students explore and reflect on their transition to college in small group discussions in the evenings.

Odyssey is a six day, peer-led program where students camp and stay in yurts at the WVU Outdoor Education Center. Day trips may include challenge courses, hikes, rock climbing, and white water rafting in Ohiopyle State Park. Students explore and reflect on their transition to college in small group discussions in the evenings.

Explore is a six day, peer-led program that involves frontcountry and backcountry camping at Tea Creek. Students participate in a sampling of adventure activities, including camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting, and travel around the state of West Virginia.

Cost: All trips are $95, and students who are eligible for Pell Grants pay $0. The fee covers all lodging, food, transportation, and activities during the trip. 

More information: See the Adventure WV website.

Moving In

All Honors College freshmen are required to move in one day early, helping Honors students and their families avoid regular move-in day traffic. Please note: like all early move-in programs, students 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 dorm 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. 

Honors College students will move in on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Move-in times will be assigned closer to move-in. 
Students' families are encouraged to stay on campus through Friday evening, when the Honors College Induction Ceremony will take place. 

Saturday, Honors College students will participate in the required Honors College Retreat, where they will meet their Honors College mentors, and bond with the Honors freshmen from their Honors Orientation Add-On course section. 

Transportation will be provided for students to and from off-campus required Honors College events. More information on move-in events will be available closer to the date.

After the Honors Retreat Saturday, Honors freshmen are encouraged to participate in Welcome Week activities with other WVU students across campus.