Incoming Student Checklist

College is an exciting transition. This page outlines the orientation and first-year Honors experiences for first-year students in KSU Journey Honors College.

Please click here to access our FAQ flyer. 

  • Accepted Honors students who attend a virtual Honors Welcome Session will receive priority registration when registering for Fall 2022 courses. During this session, you will learn about the benefits of being an Honors student, as well as opportunities available to you through our flexible Honors curriculum. There is no cost to attend this session. 

    Once accepted to KSU Journey Honors College, you will receive a link to register for an Honors Welcome Session. The link will be in your acceptance email. If you do not receive it after being accepted to Honors, please contact

    *Please note that an Honors Welcome Session does not take the place of your regular orientation session.

  • There is only one required Honors Learning Experience for new Honors students: Introduction to Honors (HON 1100).

    HON 1100 introduces you to KSU Journey Honors College and prepares you to be successful in Honors, at KSU, and beyond through the development of the 8 Foundations of Honors Learning.

    Students in Honors First-Year Experiences are assigned Honors Peer Mentors. Honors Peer Mentors are current Honors students who have taken the Introduction to Honors course or previously served as a Peer Mentor. They will serve as resources and guides during your first semester in KSU Journey Honors College.

  • First-year Honors students are invited to live among other first-year Honors students to immerse themselves in the Honors community. First-year communities on the first floor of Hornet Village 100 and the Austin Residence Complex 200 building include a dedicated study lounge, special programs and events, and peers who are engaged in similar Honors activities. 

    Visit the Honors Housing page for more information.