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Early Move-In

All Honors College freshmen are required to move in one day early to participate in required Honors programming. 

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. 

Friday, August 10

Throughout Day - Early Move-In

Honors College students will move in on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018. Move-in times are assigned by student birth month:

All Honors College freshmen are required to move in one day early. Visit the Housing website for tips on what to bring or leave at home, maps to your hall and information about dining. 

Students' families are encouraged to stay on campus through Friday evening, when the Honors College Induction Ceremony will take place. 

3-5:30 p.m. - Students to Honors College Cookout

After moving in to their residence, students will be bused from both campuses to the Marriott at Waterfront Place beginning at 3 p.m. Buses will run loops between the Cookout and campus until 3:30 p.m.

Bus Pick-Up Information

Downtown Campus students will wait for the bus at the ST-10 (gravel lot) across from the B&E building, at the intersection of University Ave. and Falling Run Rd. Buses will depart beginning at 3 p.m., with the last loop departing at 3:30 p.m.

Evansdale Campus students will wait for the bus at Rawley Ave. Buses will depart beginning at 3 p.m., with the last loop departing at 3:30 p.m.

Commuter students will park at the Coliseum, and walk to the Evansdale Campus bus pick-up location.

4-5:30 p.m. - Parents/Guests to Honors College Cookout

Parents and guests are invited to join their students and Honors College staff beginning at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon for the Honors College Cookout. 

Where: The Marriott at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501

Dress: Casual

Directions

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/mgwmc-morgantown-marriott-at-waterfront-place/#directions 

6-7 p.m. - Honors Induction Ceremony

Following the cookout, students, parents and guests will be invited to join us for the Honors Induction Ceremony. The purpose of the Induction Ceremony is to formally welcome new Honors students to the Honors College. 

The induction ceremony is a pinning ceremony, and new Honors students will all receive the official WVU Honors College pin to signify and solidify they are part of the Honors College community.  

This is a required event for new first-time freshmen Honors students. Up to two guests per student are welcome to attend the ceremony due to limited space. 

Where: The Event Center at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501

Dress: Casual

Directions

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/mgwmc-morgantown-marriott-at-waterfront-place/#directions  

Following the ceremony, students will return back to their dormitories to meet with their fellow residents.

Bus Pick-Up Information for Students

Immediately following the ceremony at 7 p.m., buses will loop between the Morgantown Event Center and both Downtown and Evansdale Campuses until all students are returned to their drop-off points.

Saturday, August 11

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.  

This event is for students only.

The purpose of the Honors Retreat is to welcome new Honors students to campus and connect students to the Honors College mentors, staff and resources. 

Transportation for Students

Downtown students will meet in ST-10 (gravel lot) across from the B&E building, at the intersection of University Ave. and Falling Run Rd. Buses will depart at 10 a.m. 

Students will be dropped off at the Evansdale Crossing Building. Students should get brunch with their fellow residents at the Evansdale Cafe prior to the start of the retreat.

Evansdale students will walk to the Creative Arts Center, after grabbing brunch with their fellow residents at Evansdale Cafe prior to the start of the retreat.

Commuter students will park at the Coliseum, and walk to the Creative Arts Center.

When: Saturday, August 11 from 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Creative Arts Center, Evansdale Campus

Dress: Casual

Directions

http://campusmap.wvu.edu/      


Agenda:

This event will occur on the Evansdale Campus. Please note: this schedule is subject to change.

  • 12:30-1:15 p.m. Check-in 
  • 1:15-1:20 p.m. Welcome from Dean Blemings & Honors College Alumna Savannah Lusk
  • 1:20-1:30 p.m.  Student Guest Speaker - Emma Harrison        
  • 1:30-1:50 p.m.  Welcome and Honors Information from Assistant Dean Clement 
  • 2-4 p.m. Break-out Sessions 
    • The Honors Living-Learning Community and Honors Student Association
    • Office of Undergraduate Research and the Pre-Health Professional Development Office
    • Tutor Program and ASPIRE
    • Meet Your Mentors

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

Transportation Back for Downtown Students

Downtown Campus students will meet outside the CAC at 4 p.m. following the end of the retreat to take the bus back to Downtown Campus.

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