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Monday, April 12

Introduction to Human Development: Middle Adulthood Lecture

2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Watch an online session of Elizabeth Levelle's Psychology 241 class with current students. This course is a survey of human psychological development across the life span, with emphasis on change in biological, cognitive and social-emotional processes. Special attention is given to theoretical, conceptual, methodological and practical issues.

Tour Guide Live: Downtown Edition

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us to learn about and explore our Downtown area of campus virtually. This 45-minute livestream will showcase our history, housing and dining options, student life, Honors College and all of the academic colleges located on this area of campus.

Adventure WV Meet n' Greet

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meet some of the Adventure WV student staff virtually! They’ll tell you all about what the program offers, including outdoor equipment rentals, trips and workshops, and you’ll also get the chance to see their Outdoor Education Center. Most importantly, you’ll learn about the First-Year Trips, which are designed specifically for incoming freshmen at WVU — that’s you!

Tuesday, April 13

Let’s Go … On a Tour!

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Being in the Big 12 Conference, we have some phenomenal athletes and athletic teams here at WVU — supporting our teams is a large part of the Mountaineer spirit! Join us for a virtual tour that will go behind the scenes to learn about some of our 18 D-1 athletic teams.

Club Fest

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Want to be involved on campus? You've come to the right spot! Learn about our 500+ student organizations/clubs and how you can become a member. Tuesday's online event will feature student representatives from organizations ranging from academic and service groups to cultural and international groups.

Wednesday, April 14

Club Fest

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Want to be involved on campus? You've come to the right spot! Learn about our 500+ student organizations/clubs and how you can become a member. Wednesday's online event will feature student representatives from fraternities, sororities, honor societies, sports and health groups, religious groups and personal interest groups.

Tour Guide Live: Evansdale Edition

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore our Evansdale area of campus virtually and highlight topics like athletics, transportation, libraries, academic research and student recreation. The 45-minute livestream will also discuss the academic colleges based on the Evansdale area of campus.

Thursday, April 15

Latent Finger Print Lecture

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Watch an online, in-session class with current students. You're welcome to join any time between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This course is designed to teach identification techniques used in fingerprint development for processing crime scenes and evidence for latent prints, focusing on latent print development and preservation, including crime scene processing and blood prints.

World Regions: South and Central Asia Lecture

2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Watch an online session of Maria Perez's Geography 102 class with current students. This course focuses on the comparison and relationships of world regions, geographical perspectives of contemporary global problems and contrasting developing regions with modernized regions and studying the consequences of their interactions.

To attend this session, you will need to log in using your WVU MIX email. Click on the join session link below. Then click “Sign in with SSO.” For Company Domain, please type in WVU and then you should be brought into the World Regions lecture.

Explore Morgantown

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Morgantown is the perfect mix of college spirit and small-town traditions. On this virtual tour, you'll learn about a few of our favorite eateries and hangout spots off campus!

Ensuring Financial Success During College Lecture

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

How do you change behavior in a way to improve financial decision-making during college? The first step in that process is to empower individuals to make better financial decisions by arming them with the tools and confidence to better plan for their financial futures. In this online session, our financial literacy expert, Dr. Naomi Boyd, will provide tips and tricks on understanding your finances during college.

Nursing Simulation

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

STEPS, WVU's patient safety simulation center, isn’t just about physician education – it’s about patient safety. By providing a safe learning environment with fully responsive technology, our students are safer and smarter before encountering patients in everyday and critical care situations. Take a virtual, inside look at this simulation lab with our nursing faculty and students.

Friday, April 16

Ask the Experts with the Mountaineer Parents Club

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Do you have questions about life on campus, safety or health and wellness? Join us for real, honest answers from WVU experts. Hosted by the Mountaineer Parents Club, this virtual session is perfect for families to attend. Our panel of experts will include:

  • Lisa Hanselman, Director of the Mountaineer Parents Club
  • Corey Farris, Dean of Students
  • Phil Scott, Chief of the University Police Department
  • Nathan Harlan, Executive Director of the Office of Student Wellness

The Dish with Lish

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join The Taste Curators, wife duo chef Lish Steiling and trend forecaster Abbey Cook, as they take you on a walkabout of their neighborhood in Brooklyn. Designed as part of how Abbey connects the dots in finding trends for her job, these walkabouts are how the two have been able to stay present, inspired and happily surprised through a tough last year. They continue to do them in order to share this experience with others, showcasing a new way of finding magic in the small things and teaching inspiration along the way.

After a visual exploration of their walkabout, Lish will lead everyone in making a dish that was inspired by their walk demonstrating how you can find inspiration for anything, anywhere. Check the recipe to see the ingredients and equipment you'll need to follow along with the demo.

This virtual session is part of WVU's Refresh series of campus activities. Follow Lish and Abbey at @the_taste_curators for a taste of what’s to come!

Saturday, April 17

Welcome and Financial Aid 101

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Good morning, Mountaineers! WVU President E. Gordon Gee will kick off the day of virtual activities with an official welcome. Then our Student Financial Services staff will cover what you need to know about financial aid and the Admissions staff will offer several important takeaways for admitted students.

Academic Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Talk about your major and careers during an online session with your academic college or school.

Connect with the Class of 2025

12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Join us online at 12:00 p.m. sharp! Grab your Class of 2025 flag and your favorite WVU tee. It's time for a class photo! Join your fellow Mountaineers to take your first class photo and to practice chants and traditions with the Mountaineer and our WVU Cheerleaders.

Office of Accessibility Services Appointments

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Office of Accessibility Services (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for students with temporary and permanent disabilities at WVU and all of its campuses. To ensure access to University programs, accessibility specialists work individually with students to help them achieve academic success. Please join this virtual session for a 10-minute presentation followed by individual assistance.

Honors College: Get to Know Us

12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

In this online session, you’ll hear from Honors staff and students on what to expect from your Honors experience. A program designed to engage and enrich your education, Honors will help you make friends and foster community at WVU and beyond. Be sure to bring your questions!

Live Walking Tours of Downtown and Evansdale

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join our tour guides for an interactive and immersive virtual visit experience. Follow them live as they talk about all things WVU while answering your questions in real time.

You'll be able to choose one 30-minute livestream focused on a specific area of campus: either the Downtown area or Evansdale area. The Downtown livestream will cover WVU history, housing, academics, student life and more. The Evansdale livestream will focus on academics, campus recreation, transportation, athletics and research.

Army ROTC

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

During this online session, you’ll learn the benefits of participating in Army ROTC from current Army ROTC cadets and Recruiting Operations Officer John Dowling. Topics will include onboarding into the ROTC program, requirements and expectations, scholarships and tuition assistance opportunities, leadership training and development, physical training expectations and steps to take now to prepare for succeeding this fall.

Pop-Up Offices: Admissions, Financial Aid and Housing

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Have questions? Need help taking the next steps toward enrollment? Drop in our virtual pop-up offices:

  • Admissions: Ask questions about your next steps toward becoming a Mountaineer, like paying the academic deposit and registering for New Student Orientation. Admissions representatives also will be available for one-on-one conversations.
  • Financial Aid: Learn more about the FAFSA and accepting your aid, or ask about other financial concerns. You can also meet individually with a financial aid representative.
  • Housing: Our Housing and Residence Life leadership team can assist with general housing and student life questions, tell you about Living-Learning Communities and walk you through the application and assignment process.

Air Force ROTC

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Air Force ROTC is the USAF commissioning source at WVU. It’s a four-year program where, upon graduation, you will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. You do not have to have an Air Force scholarship, nor is there a commitment the first 2 years (unless on scholarship). Drop by the Zoom room to find out about our program and have your questions answered.

Veterans Affairs

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs (CVMF), otherwise known as the “Mountaineer Bunker,” serves as a welcoming space and as a support center for student veterans, armed forces personnel and dependents of current and former military service members. The Mountaineer Bunker staff assists in providing academic, personal and professional support for all military connected students in a safe and welcoming environment. Staff members are available online to answer any questions students may have about starting and maintaining their VA educational benefits.

Live Walking Tours of Downtown and Evansdale

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join our tour guides for an interactive and immersive virtual visit experience. Follow them live as they talk about all things WVU while answering your questions in real time.

You'll be able to choose one 30-minute livestream focused on a specific area of campus: either the Downtown area or Evansdale area. The Downtown livestream will cover WVU history, housing, academics, student life and more. The Evansdale livestream will focus on academics, campus recreation, transportation, athletics and research.

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Presentation

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks to provide university-wide education, support, accountability and leadership on issues relating to diversity to the campus and community. We engage in policy development, consultation and evaluation to create a more inclusive campus community. Through our work, WVU seeks to be a national leader in understanding and addressing oppression: societal inequalities that affect access for, achievement by and inclusion of marginalized people. Join us virtually to learn more about DEI.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join current WVU undergraduate students as they present their research virtually at the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium. Organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions, the Undergraduate Spring Symposium is a campus-wide event celebrating scholarly activity and encouraging future students to attend WVU. The event coincides with prospective student and family attendance at Decide WVU Open House.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Join live discussions and Q&As to learn more about WVU.

Students participating in a class discussion

Special Events

Don’t miss our open house events and other one-time offerings like Q&A sessions and discussions focused on specific topics.

Special Events
Student guide talks with a prospective student while leading a tour on the downtown area of campus

Ongoing Events

There’s always a way to connect with us and learn more about our campus and applying to WVU! We offer tours and admissions sessions year-round.

Ongoing Events

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