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  • Celebrate at Honors graduation
  • Detroit Fellows Tutoring receives Faculty Award from WSU President Wilson
  • Explore Detroit's cultural gems with Honors
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  • Graduate with Honors
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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.

Mission Statement: The Honors College provides Wayne State University's highest achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to become members of an engaged and dynamic academic community through a curriculum that is challenging, innovative and interdisciplinary. Honors courses enrich undergraduate education, providing a unique set of experiences that integrate our four defining pillars: community engagement, service-learning, undergraduate research and career exploration.

Evan Hansinger - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello my name is Evan Hansinger and I am one of the Honors student ambassadors. I am a sophomore Political Science major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I grew up In a city called Shelby Township and graduated from Eisenhower High School. Some of my interests include watching sports, watching Netflix, and learning about a wide variety of things. Since I started at Wayne I have been fairly active in the Honors College. I volunteered for Scholars Day and of course participated in the various activities that are part of the freshman honors classes. This experience I feel not only helped transition me into college life, but also gave me a greater connection to the university and the city. I found that the activities gave me not only a deeper connection but also a sense of pride. I highly recommend students to get involved. 

Upcoming Events

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Honors Induction Ceremony
August 30 2016 at 1:30 PM
Community Arts
Incoming first-year Honors students and their guests are invited to join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for their official welcome to Honors. The Honors Induction Ceremony takes place in the Community Arts Auditorium at 1:30pm on Tuesday, August 30. The Honors Induction Ceremony follows New Student Convocation and FestiFall activities. For this event, dress is casual and the ceremony lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Honors Freshmen Day of Service
September 9 2016 at 1:00 PM
Keys Common
In spirit of the first two pillars of Honors – Community and Service - The Honors College has teamed up with two local schools to provide school uniforms for its students. Clothes will be collected during a picnic on Friday, September 9 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Commons area, where there will be food, games, and music. Clothes will be boxed up to be delivered following the conclusion of the event. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, September 2. You do not have to attend the event in order to donate clothing as boxes will be available at the front desk of the Honors College beginning Tuesday, September 6. See the chart below to see which piece of clothing has been designated for each HON 1000 section.   Freshmen Day of Service Chart   Child S Child M Child L Child XL Adult S Adult M Adult L Navy Shirts (Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve) 504 (T) 507 (T) 519 (T) 524 (T) 501 (T) 513 (T) 502 (W) Khaki pants 505 (W) 508 (W) 521 (W) 511 (W) 514 (W) 518 (W) 503 (TH) Navy pants 506 (TH) 517 (TH) 522 (TH) 510 (TH)  512 (TH) 515 (TH) 523 (TH) Undershirts and Socks 520 (F) 516 (F) 525 (F)           For more information, please contact the Honors College front desk at 313.577.3030 or email fh5000@wayne.edu.
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