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Admitted Students

Admitted as an Honors College first-time freshman for fall 2018? Congratulations! 

Incoming freshmen who have been admitted to the Honors Foundations Program can find resources on their next steps here.
The early move-in schedule can be found 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. 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.

Honors students who need a new copy of their Honors Orientation packet  may find it here.

Summer Read

Station Eleven cover, with tents lit up under a starry sky.

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.

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:
  • Service 41: Saturday June 2 to Thursday June 7 (10 spots available)
  • Mountaineer Quest 2C: Monday July 2 to Friday July 6 (30 spots available)
  • (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 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.

    Early Move-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 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 College Retreat.

    The full Honors early move-in weekend schedule can be found here.