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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
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.
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. For students not arriving on campus until August and international students, there are also orientation options right before move-in in August. See the Orientation website for more information
During orientation, students 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 held the following specific Honors-only New Student Orientation days this year:
- 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 got the chance to meet their
fellow Honors students before move-in. Honors College staff were on-hand to
answer student and parent questions, and Honors-specific information sessions
occurred throughout the day.
All Honors College students are required to read the Campus Read as their first
assignment for their Honors 298o course. More information can be found here
. The Campus Read this year is Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel.
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
nture 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:
Service 41: Saturday June 2 to Thursday June 7 (10 spots available)
Mountaineer Quest 2C: Monday July 2 to Friday July 6 (30
(TRIP FULL) Mountaineer Quest 3A: Monday July 30 to Friday Aug.
3 (30 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
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
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
See the Adventure WV website
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 round $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 are based on birth month, and are between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Students' families are encouraged to stay on campus through Friday evening,
when the Honors College Induction Ceremony will take place.
Saturday, Aug. 11, students will be required to attend the Honors