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

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.

Nushrat Rahman - Honors Student Ambassador

Hi! My name is Nushrat Rahman, and I’m currently a sophomore here at Wayne State University. After perusing the many degrees offered by WSU, I finally decided on majoring in English with a minor in Art. During my time as a first year Honors College student, I saw my worldview broaden dramatically because I was able to engage with an incredibly diverse group of peers. My critical thinking skills were put to the test and the first year experience exposed me to many different forms of higher education (e.g. experiential, seminar, lecture). The Honors Program helped (and continues to help me) become an active and engaged learner, and I hope it will do the same for the incoming freshmen! Overall, it was a truly transformative experience.  

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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