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Distinguished Scholars

You have the drive to learn, push further and change the world. We think you would make a great Mountaineer — so we’re rolling out the gold and blue carpet for you! Let us introduce you to the people and place that will help you forge the future you want.

Distinguished Scholars on Monday, February 10 is an invitation-only event for high-achieving high school seniors admitted to WVU where you can:

Each student may bring one guest to Distinguished Scholars and the optional night-before activities.

The February 10 Distinguished Scholars event is full. Please consider joining us for Decide WVU on March 28 or April 4. Decide WVU registration will open in February.


Arriving the night before Distinguished Scholars? We’re offering a limited number of complimentary rooms at the Morgantown Marriott Hotel for Sunday night (February 9). Accommodations include one standard room with two double beds.

Lodging must be reserved on the Distinguished Scholars registration form. Register soon — complimentary lodging is first-come, first-served.

The Marriott Hotel is within easy walking distance of the optional day-before activities (so you should register for those, too!).

We'll provide a shuttle on February 10 to take you to the Erickson Alumni Center in the morning and return you to the hotel in the afternoon.

Optional Day-Before Activities

Tour the Night Before

Let our expert student guides introduce you to campus with a two-hour tour that combines walking and riding a bus. The tour starts at the WVU Visitors Center at 2 p.m. Register for Tour the Night Before on the Distinguished Scholars registration form.


On Sunday evening (February 9) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., you and your guest are invited to an informal reception at Mountain State Brewing Company. This is your chance to talk with current Honors College Ambassadors, Admissions Ambassadors and staff members about what it’s like to be a Mountaineer. Light refreshments will be available. Register for the reception on the Distinguished Scholars registration form.


Attendees should check in for Distinguished Scholars at the Erickson Alumni Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 10. Free parking is available at the Erickson Alumni Center at 1 Alumni Drive. A shuttle will be provided for attendees staying at the Morgantown Marriott Hotel.

8:00 a.m. - Check-in, Breakfast and Information Fair
Erickson Alumni Center

9:00 a.m. - Welcome
You’ll hear from a distinguished staff or faculty member and an Honors College student.

10:00 a.m. - Academic Department Meeting with your major of choice
Meet with faculty at your future academic department (transportation provided).

Noon - Lunch and Guest Speakers 
Speakers will include a distinguished staff or faculty member and an Honors College student.

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