The Cohen Honors College Welcomes our New Students!

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Initium Novum and Induction Ceremony

The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College welcomes new Honors students at the annual Initium Novum and Induction Ceremony. 

The 2022 Initium Novum and Induction will be held on Saturday, August 20th.

Updated event details!
We have updated some parts of this event.

9:15 a.m.   | Check-in
9:30 a.m.   | Welcome 
9:45 a.m.   | Student Panel Q&A
10:15 a.m. | Induction Ceremony

What changed?
All breakout sessions have been removed and their content moved to "Honors Hours" during the semester.

Be sure to RSVP below by August 15th.

What should you wear? Most students wear "business casual," but there is no official dress code for this event--come as you wish to be seen!  



What should I do before Induction?

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Please RSVP by August 15th!  If you have questions please email


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Take the Honors House Quiz

Find out which house you belong to. We will use your house information throughout the year.

Learn more about the Houses and take the quiz now!



Join the Honors Conversation

Complete the Honors Reading prior to Induction, as it will be part of the ceremony. Be ready for conversation in the semester ahead.

Click here to access the reading!

Student Panel

Submit questions for the Event Q&A

There will be a live Q&A with a student panel--submit your questions ahead of time or day-of!

Submit your questions here!

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Want more Info?

Visit our New Honors Students Info page for messages from the Dean, event announcements, and other important information as you prepare to transition to the Honors College at WSU.

View last year's Q&A session and ceremony HERE.