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:
- January, February, March, April: 8-10 a.m.
- May, June, July, August: 10-12 p.m.
- September, October, November, December: 12-2 p.m.
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
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
Bus Pick-Up Information
4-5:30 p.m. - Parents/Guests to Honors College Cookout
Where: The Marriott at Waterfront Place, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501
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
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
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
This event will occur on the Evansdale Campus. Please note: this schedule is subject to change.
- 1:15-1:20 p.m. Welcome from Dean Blemings & Honors College Alumna Savannah Lusk
Student Guest Speaker - Emma Harrison
- 1:30-1:50 p.m. Welcome and Honors Information from Assistant Dean Clement
- 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.