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WVU has announced plans for on-campus classes this fall, with base tuition and fees unchanged. Visit and our COVID-19 Admissions FAQ page for the latest regarding COVID-19.

New WVU Family Resources

Counting down the days until your student starts their college journey? We are, too!

Your student is launching an incredible journey that will lead to more than just a degree. This page will help you make sure you and your student are fully prepared.

Next Steps Academics How do I ... ?

Do you have access to your student’s WVU records? Ask them to grant you access through the Parent and Guest Portal.

Next Steps

Your student’s to-do list to prep for their first semester.

Complete New Student Orientation

All first-year students must complete virtual NSO, which includes an online, self-paced program and working with an adviser (by phone) to build a class schedule.

Virtual New Student Orientation

Choose a Dining Plan

All students living in WVU residence halls are required to have a dining plan. Students entering in fall 2020 must select a dining plan by June 30. Residents will be enrolled automatically in the Go 13 dining plan if they do not choose a plan by June 30.

Steps to Purchase a Dining Plan Dining Plans

Set Up a Tuition Payment Plan

Monthly payment plans are available now. The Tuition Payment Plan is an alternative to paying each semester’s tuition and/or housing expenses in full prior to the semester. The earlier you enroll, the more payments are spread out.

Tuition Payment Plan

Review Health Insurance / Submit Immunization Info

Students entering in fall 2020 will be automatically enrolled in WVU’s Aetna health insurance policy unless they waive coverage by August 1. When completing the waiver application, students will be asked to confirm that they’ve received required immunizations. Students who won’t be completing a waiver can complete the immunization questionnaire (your student must enter their WVU credentials to access the questionnaire).

Student Health Insurance Immunizations

Pay Semester Charges

Fall charges will be available in early July for students who have registered for classes. Students can view their bills in STAR, which they can reach via their WVU Portal. If they owe a balance, they also will receive an eBill through their MIX email. Full payment (minus financial aid) is due August 1.

Billing and Payment Info

Prepare for Move-In Day

New students will move into their new campus homes on Saturday, August 15 for fall 2020. Honors College students will move in one day early: Friday, August 14. Review the lists of things your student should bring (and leave at home) and what to expect during move-in.

Residence Hall Opening and Closing Dates

Join the Mountaineer Parents Club

You’re part of our family, too.

New student and family pose with WVU props in the Mountaineers Go First photo booth

Mountaineer Parents Club

With more than 20,000 members, the Parents Club is free and open to parents and family members of current, former and future WVU students. With a toll-free helpline, social media, parent electronic news and email updates, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of campus life throughout your student’s time at WVU.

Mountaineer Parents Club Official Families of the Class of 2024 Facebook Group


We’ll help your student find their purpose and a path to get there.

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Academic Advising

To register for classes, your student must meet with an adviser each semester. New students entering in fall 2020 will meet with the advising staff by phone over the summer to build a schedule for their first semester.

If your student needs to change their schedule, they can contact their academic adviser for help. Your student can find out who their adviser is and how to contact them by accessing DegreeWorks through the WVU Portal.

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At the end of every term, grades are posted on your student’s official transcript. You can view your student’s grades via the WVU Parent and Guest Portal if your student has granted you permission. Midterm grades are also posted during the eighth week of the semester, though these grades are not permanent.

All About Grades Parent/Guest Portal
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If your student is having difficulty with a class, they can get help — at no charge. We offer drop-in tutoring and tutoring by appointment, as well as student success coaches, mentoring and seminars to develop skills like note-taking and test-taking.

Student Success Programs Tutoring

Stay Connected

We want you to be a part of the WVU community.

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Campus Events

Fall is ideal for planning a trip to Morgantown and experiencing campus traditions. We even have a weekend just for you and your student: Fall Family Weekend, Oct. 2-4, 2020.

Fall Family Weekend Homecoming Diversity Week Mountaineer Week Arts and Entertainment
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Care Packages

Send some long distance love to your Mountaineer in the form of cookies, cupcakes or pepperoni rolls (a West Virginia favorite) through WVU Dining’s Hugs from Home program.

Hugs from Home
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Be Social

Keep up with what’s happening on campus by following WVU social media accounts — and you’ll get some extra smiles and laughs, too.

WVU Social Official Families of the Class of 2024 Facebook Group Class of 2024 Social Center