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

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.



Daniel Varghese - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello, my name is Daniel Varghese. I am a Sophomore currently studying Pre-Pharmacy in the HealthPro Start Program at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College. Honors is an excellent program that has enhanced myself as a student of Detroit. I had little knowledge about the history of Detroit when I stared as a freshman. Through HON 1000 and PS 1010, I was informed of Detroit’s diverse history, culture, and talents. Honors has also provided me with the opportunity of making life-long friends. The community at Honors is very inclusive and welcoming. If you are looking at a chance to pursue academic excellence, and want to be apart of a warm community, Honors at the Irvin D. Reid Honors College is the best place for you!

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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Transfer Scholars Day
April 24 2017 at 3:30 PM
Student Center
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for Transfer Scholars Day on Monday, April 24, 2017, a special event for incoming transfer students. Invited students will hear more about the many advantages of being Honors students when they begin their studies at Wayne State University, write a brief essay and sit for a small group interview, and get information on student services at a mini resource fair. Attending students will also be competing for consideration of additional awards. Parking for guests is provided in Wayne State Parking Structure 1. Check-in begins at 3:30pm on the second floor of the Student Center Building at the Ballroom.
AP Day 2017
April 25 2017 at 8:00 AM
Campus Grounds
Wayne State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Irvin D. Reid Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions will host the 16th annual Advanced Placement Curriculum Enrichment Day on Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-noon. Join more than 1,400 area high school students who take part by attending lectures given by Wayne State professors. The event is designed to reward students who have been enrolled in AP courses, giving them a glimpse into college with sample lectures. Visit wayne.edu/apday for additional details and registration. Space is limited, register by April 14.    
An Evening with Honors
May 2 2017 at 3:30 PM
McGregor Memorial Conference Center
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for "An Evening with Honors" on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Invited students will compete for a seat in the Honors College for Fall 2017 by writing a brief essay and participating in a small group interview. Students will also hear more about the benefits of being an Honors student at Wayne State and will have access to a mini resource fair. The event takes place at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center and parking is provided in Wayne State Parking Structure #1. Check-in begins at 3:30pm and the program begins at 4:00pm.
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