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  • Graduate with Honors
  • Detroit Fellows Tutoring receives Faculty Award from WSU President Wilson
  • Celebrate at Honors graduation
  • Walk to an Honors lecture at the Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Get green at the Honors Community Garden
  • Explore Detroit's cultural gems with Honors
  • Serve with Honors Community of Scholars

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.

Important Registration Information for Honors Students:

The dates for Spring/Summer 2017 Pre-Priority Registration are:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -- 9 a.m. to midnight **please note later start time!
Thursday,  February 2, 2017 -- 7 a.m. to midnight
Friday, February 3, 2017 -- 7 a.m. to midnight

The Schedule of Classes will be online starting Monday January 23, 2017.

Please consult the following website to find when you are able to register for Spring/Summer 2017 if you do not have the 3.3 GPA needed to participate in pre-priority registration.

Daniel Varghese - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello, my name is Daniel Varghese. I am a Sophomore currently studying Pre-Pharmacy in the HealthPro Start Program at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Honors is an excellent program that has enhanced myself as a student of Detroit. I had little knowledge about the history of Detroit when I stared as a freshman. Through HON 1000 and PS 1010, I was informed of Detroit’s diverse history, culture, and talents. Honors has also provided me with the opportunity of making life-long friends. The community at Honors is very inclusive and welcoming. If you are looking at a chance to pursue academic excellence, and want to be apart of a warm community, Honors at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College is the best place for you!

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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Hamilton Documentary
January 24 2017 at 5:00 PM
Honors College, Irvin D. Reid
Come watch the showing of the PBS Documentary on Hamilton, produced by Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Get a behind the scenes look at how Miranda was inspired to write the hit musical that has swept the nation and won more than 11 Tony Awards. There will also be free pizza and beverages.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Honors Student Program Coordinator Drew Moser at 313.577.3030 or stop by the Honors College front desk.
WSU Women's Basketball vs. Grand Valley State
February 2 2017 at 5:00 PM
Matthaei Physical Education Center
Come cheer on fellow Honors students Alex Matus, Lyndsey Matus, and Amber Stephens as they do battle with rival Grand Valley State in a GLIAC showdown on Thursday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and all students who attend will receive a WSU Foam Finger.  It is also "No More" night where students can take a pledge to help stop sexual assault and violence. All students in attendance who take the pledge will receive t-shirts and other items from the Athletic Department. Please RSVP with the number of tickets you would like to reserve, limit of four. You will then be emailed when the tickets will become available.  If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Honors front desk or email Honors Coordinator Drew Moser at fh5000@wayne.edu.
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