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  • Get green at the Honors Community Garden
  • Explore Detroit's cultural gems with Honors
  • Serve with Honors Community of Scholars
  • Walk to an Honors lecture at the Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Graduate with Honors
  • Celebrate at Honors graduation
  • 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.

Evan Hansinger - Honors Student Ambassador

Hello my name is Evan Hansinger and I am one of the Honors student ambassadors. I am a sophomore Political Science major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I grew up In a city called Shelby Township and graduated from Eisenhower High School. Some of my interests include watching sports, watching Netflix, and learning about a wide variety of things. Since I started at Wayne I have been fairly active in the Honors College. I volunteered for Scholars Day and of course participated in the various activities that are part of the freshman honors classes. This experience I feel not only helped transition me into college life, but also gave me a greater connection to the university and the city. I found that the activities gave me not only a deeper connection but also a sense of pride. I highly recommend students to get involved. 

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

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Honors Distinguished Faculty Talks: Dr. Robert Sokol - Careers in Medicine
February 28 2017 at 2:30 PM
Student Center
Join the Irvin D. Reid Honors College for an informal talk with Distinguished Faculty Dr. Robert Sokol, WSU School of Medicine, for a discussion about medical school and careers in medicine.
Honors College Talent and Art Showcase
March 20 2017 at 5:15 PM
Student Center Ballroom
Take a break before the grind of the final weeks of the semester and come join the Honors College during our 2nd Annual Honors Talent Show on Monday, March 20. Come watch students sing, dance, play instruments, and even balance objects off of their nose and chin. Doors open at 5:15 p.m with dinner being at 5:30 p.m. Before and during dinner, be sure to look at the all the amazing art pieces on display done by our talented artists. The talent competition begins at 6 p.m. If you have a unique act and would like to perform, or would like to display your artwork, and you have some ties to the Honors College, please email Drew Moser at fh5000@wayne.edu to begin the registration process.
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