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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.

Kaushik Varadarajan

"My Honors experience has been about variety and integration. Honors has allowed me to be involved in experiences ranging from volunteering in Detroit, to researching at the medical campus all while being a part of different student organizations, such as Model United Nations. This variety has helped me grow as a student and understand how I can bring my skills together to further my career." 

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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Honors Induction Ceremony
August 26 2014 at 1:30 PM
Community Arts
During this special event, incoming Honors students are officially welcomed into the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Students will hear from the Dean of the Honors College and current Honors students, meet the Honors faculty and staff, and celebrate the Four Pillars of Honors: Community, Service, Research, and Career.
MedStart Information Session
September 11 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.
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