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Message to Students from Acting Dean Clement

Dear Honors Students,

I hope that you are enjoying your spring break, despite the situation that we are now facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

I'm sure by now you have all seen the message from President Gee regarding the suspension of in-person classes for the rest of the semester. The administration at West Virginia University and all of us at the Honors College have your health and well-being as our foremost concern. It was with this in mind that the University made yesterday's announcement.

We know this transition will pose some challenges. We have already reached out to all of your Honors instructors to discuss what these changes mean for Honors courses. I encourage you to also reach out to your instructors if you anticipate any issues with this mode of instruction. 

On another note, we in the Honors College, like the majority of staff at the University, are teleworking during this period. While we may not physically be in the Honors College office, our phone is still being answered and we are also responding to emails, so please feel free to contact us either via phone or email if you have any issues or concerns. We are here to help.

If you cannot reach someone and have a concern that needs attention, you can contact me via email

Above all, I urge you all to adhere to the necessary precautions recommended for limiting the spread of this disease. I also encourage you to look at the University’s website relating to the coronavirus, as it contains lots of useful information.

We will get through this together.

Thanks, and be well.

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Friends of Honors Event - Cancelled

The annual Friends of Honors Reception scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020 has been cancelled in light of recent University precautionary actions made to mitigate the community risk of spread of COVID-19. The Honors College has made this decision to align with the COVID-19 policy outlined by WVU thus far. 

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How We Die: Examining Burial and Funeral Traditions in West Virginia

Raven Forshee is a junior biology major and religious studies minor from Huntington, West Virginia. Raven is currently in the Honors EXCEL Program. Her project “How We Die: Examining Burial and Funeral Traditions in West Virginia” explores why people have the burial and funeral preferences they do.

“Why is it that some people are choosing to purchase 20 plots at a time in a cemetery owned by the city versus being buried in the backyard versus being cremated and having the ashes stored or scattered?” Raven asks.

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Fall 2020 Honors Courses

Visit this page for information on selecting your Honors course for fall, including how to see all available Honors courses in STAR, as well as course descriptions for select Honors courses. 

Check the Registrar's website for information on your priority registration date. 

This page will be updated as information becomes available on course changes and new course offerings.
If none of the listed courses will work with your schedule next semester, remember there are other ways to earn Honors credit. Please contact your Honors advisor with any questions. 

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