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  • The Honors advantage
  • Join us and make a difference
  • We know how to have fun
  • Desire to make a difference
  • Helping our community
  • City-focused and service-oriented
  • Honors Induction
  • Scholars Day
  • Sharing our knowledge
  • Midtown proud
  • Striving for excellence

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.

Abdul Rihan

"As a first semester freshman, my first taste of the Honors College, Honors 1000, has been a great experience thus far. I enjoy that my professor is always there when I have questions. I don't feel like I am just a part of a college, I feel like I am part of a family. All of my peers and I have learned a lot through Honors and have also learned a lot about each other. I am excited to see what the future holds as a student in the Honors College."

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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MedStart Information Session - November 13, 2014
November 13 2014 at 3:00 PM
Undergraduate Library, David Adamany
This information session is for students interested in applying to Wayne State University and the Honors College MedStart program. Information will be provided about the MedStart application process, what students should be doing to prepare for their MedStart application, and information about the program itself, including the selection process.   The MedStart information sessions are all held in the Community Room - located on the third floor of the Undergraduate Library. Sessions run from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Scholars Day on November 15 - Honors Student Volunteers
November 15 2014 at 8:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Honors College needs CURRENT HONORS STUDENTS to help with the Scholars Day events taking place on November 15 and 16, 2014. Honors students will serve as guides and ambassadors to prospective students and their parents, helping to guide groups of guests around campus and answer questions. Honors student will receive a WSU scarf, breakfast and lunch for helping, and its a great way to connect with other students! A short training session will held in the morning, followed by the day's activities. Start time will be about 8:00am and the event will end around 1:00pm.  
Scholars Day Interview Volunteer - November 15
November 15 2014 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Scholars Day is a special event when the best and brightest students who have applied to Wayne State University are invited to campus for consideration of membership in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Taking place the weekend of November 15 and 16, 2014, this year's Scholars Day event will include invited students writing an essay and sitting for a small group interview. Alumni, staff and facutly are invited to participate by serving as student interviewers. Guest students will be accompanied by a current Honors student who will be available to help the interviewer during the process. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers in the Towers Cafe following the interviews.
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