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

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.

Reba John

"Honors students aren't just an elite group of scholars like most people make them out to be. Rather, they are a group of people who just love to learn. The Honors classes are comprised of enthusiastic intellectuals who are not only brilliant in their studies but also supportive colleagues. Honors gives students more than just challenging courses, it allows them to share ideas and stimulate insightful discussions and viewpoints."

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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MedStart Information Session - November 13, 2014
November 13 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.
Scholars Day on November 15 - Honors Student Volunteers
November 15 2014 at 8:00 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
The Honors College needs CURRENT HONORS STUDENTS to help with the Scholars Day events taking place on November 15 and 16, 2014. Honors students will serve as guides and ambassadors to prospective students and their parents, helping to guide groups of guests around campus and answer questions. Honors student will receive a WSU scarf, breakfast and lunch for helping, and its a great way to connect with other students! A short training session will held in the morning, followed by the day's activities. Start time will be about 8:00am and the event will end around 1:00pm.  
Scholars Day Interview Volunteer - November 15
November 15 2014 at 8:30 AM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Scholars Day is a special event when the best and brightest students who have applied to Wayne State University are invited to campus for consideration of membership in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Taking place the weekend of November 15 and 16, 2014, this year's Scholars Day event will include invited students writing an essay and sitting for a small group interview. Alumni, staff and facutly are invited to participate by serving as student interviewers. Guest students will be accompanied by a current Honors student who will be available to help the interviewer during the process. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers in the Towers Cafe following the interviews.
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