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  • Scholars Day

Welcome to the Honors College

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is city-based and service-oriented; we promote excellence and challenge our students to engage the world around them as problem-solvers and leaders. Our curriculum requires that students inform themselves about what it means to be citizens, of this city, this country, the world; we give our students tools, tools to be catalysts for innovation and improvement, and the skills necessary to create powerful solutions. The women and men who are students here — with the generous support and guidance of faculty, staff, friends and alumni — are inventing our shared future.

Mariela Sanchez

"Honors has taught me so much in the short time that I have been a student here. The various community service events that I have been a part of through Honors 1000 have given me a sense of community. Being surrounded by my peers who strive to achieve such excellence, both in and outside of school, has been a true motivation for me to do well and work hard to achieve my goals. With everything that I have already experienced through Honors, from the community service to having a strong relationship with my Honors professor and learning about the great city of Detroit, I am eager to see what's next!"

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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AP Day
April 22 2014 at 9:00 AM
Various locations on campus
DETROIT — Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host Advanced Placement (AP) Curriculum Enrichment Day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon. More than 1,500 area high school students who have been taking AP courses all year will have the opportunity to attend lectures by Wayne State professors on AP subjects, the day before the AP tests. Last year, more than 1,100 high school students attended. This event is designed to reward students who have been studying hard all year in their AP classes, giving them a glimpse into college courses with sample lectures. Attendees also are offered a tour of campus to experience life at Wayne State, including lunch on campus. Wayne State faculty members in AP subject areas volunteer their time to provide high school students with informative lectures on biology, chemistry, english literature, human geography, mathematics, physics, psychology, statistics, U.S. history and world history. Individual high school students, as well as groups are welcome to attend AP Day.  For more information contact Undergraduate Admissions at (313) 577-2100. Space is limited; reserve your spot today at wayne.edu/apday
Honors Convocation
April 25 2014 at 3:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
This special Honors Convocation is available for Honors students planning to attend Wayne State in Fall 2014.
Honors Graduation Ceremony
April 30 2014 at 3:00 PM
General Lectures
Graduating Honors students are invited to take part in a special event recognizing your outstanding achievements! Students are welcome to bring up to two guests. To attend, you must RSVP no later than Friday, April 25, 2014.
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