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  • Striving for excellence
  • Join us and make a difference
  • City-focused and service-oriented
  • Scholars Day
  • Desire to make a difference
  • Sharing our knowledge
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  • The Honors advantage
  • Helping our community
  • Honors Induction

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.

Raghav Madan

"I'm quite happy to be an Honors student here at Wayne State University. The City class opened my eyes to the beauty of Detroit, and I absolutely love learning about our heritage."


Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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An Evening with Honors
April 9 2015 at 4:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Selected students admitted after December 1, 2014 for Fall 2015 who did not attend Scholars Day are welcome to join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for "An Evening with Honors." Students and guests will hear more about the many benefits of being an Honors student and students will write a brief essay and sit for an interview as part of consideration for a seat in Honors.
Transfer Scholars Day
April 27 2015 at 4:00 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Transfer Scholars Day is a special opportunity for invited high-achieving transfer students to compete for the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and other scholarship upgrades, additional awards and learn more about the benefits of being a member of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Invited students will sit for an interview with WSU staff and faculty, write a brief essay, and learn more about transfer student services and opportunities.
Honors Graduation Ceremony
May 5 2015 at 3:00 PM
Hilberry Theatre
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for a celebration of this spring's Honors graduates on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 3pm to 5pm at the Hilberry Theatre. Invited students MUST RSVP by April 22, 2015 and may bring up to two guests. Parking will be available in WSU Lot #60. Gold collars will be distributed at the event. If you are not attending the Honors Graduation Ceremony, but want to have a gold collar for the WSU Commencement you may pick up a gold collar at the Honors College during regular business hours until April 27, 2015. Students are responsible for making sure their major is declared correctly - including University Honors and/or Departmental Honors. Certificates will be available for pick up immediately following the ceremony and will reflect the student's officially declared major(s).
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