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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.

Sean Shepard

"As a student in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College, I have had the privilege to understand the struggles and triumphs of Detroit through various classes and via associations with other Honors students. The knowledge and associations I have gained through the Honors College has motivated me to become an activist not only in the City of Detroit, but in the field of biology as well"

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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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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