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Note: Masks are required indoors for all visitors regardless of vaccine status. The Return to Campus website has updates about WVU's response to COVID.

Plan Your Visit

Discover WVU is a full day (or more) of exploration.
Review the schedule and make the most of your experience.
Not registered? Sign up today!

People walking along University Avenue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union on a bright fall day

Parking and Check-in

Where you check in depends on your major of interest. Use the check-in location finder to see where you'll start.

Parking for each check-in site:

Find Your Check-in Location
Two students getting their photo taken in front of the Let's Go mural.

Tips for Exploring

  • Download WVU Guide from your app store before you arrive and build a personalized schedule. We'll also use the app to send notifications during the event.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for traversing campus.
  • You’ll have lots of photo opportunities so get your camera ready.
  • Check the WVU Calendar to find other campus events to attend while you're here.
  • Go beyond campus too! Morgantown is one of America's greatest college towns, so it deserves exploration too! Use Visit Mountaineer Country to find lodging, dining and activities.
  • Follow @WVUAdmissions on Twitter and Facebook and @WestVirginiaU on Instagram and YouTube.
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COVID-19 Protocols

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask or face covering indoors in all WVU buildings and facilities, and while riding campus transportation (including the Personal Rapid Transit and buses).

The University encourages everyone to continue physical distancing when possible and to wear a mask outdoors when in crowds.

Campus Mask Guidelines

Schedule

You're in charge. What's important to you?

Friday

Exercise at the Student Rec Center

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Want to work out like a real WVU student? You're invited to try out the Student Rec Center on the day before or the day of Discover WVU. To use the facilities, please complete the online survey.

Tour the Night Before

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Requires preregistration. Reservations must be made when you register for Discover WVU.

Attendees should park in Area 51A on the Evansdale area of campus, walk to Evansdale Crossing and check in at 3 p.m. on the first floor. Then you'll explore campus with a student tour leader. We’ll do the driving on this bus/walking tour, so sit back and relax. You'll get the lay of the land while also seeing where Mountaineers eat, sleep and study.

Dine With WVU

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Requires preregistration. Reservations must be made when you register for Discover WVU.

Join us between 4-7 p.m. at Café Evansdale for a free meal and casual conversations with current student ambassadors and University representatives. Park in Area 50 on the Evansdale area of campus and walk to Evansdale Residential Complex, where you'll find Café Evansdale in Bennett Tower. Seating times for dinner are 4-5 p.m., 5-6 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

Legacy Reception

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Requires preregistration. To register, email Allyson Cannon at acannon2@mail.wvu.edu.

Legacy students like you are extra special to us, so we’re planning an exclusive reception for you the night before your Discover WVU Open House program. Join us at Erickson Alumni Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Nutting Gallery for a special Mountaineer welcome.

Saturday

Check-in

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Your check-in location is determined by the major you are interested in.

Financial Aid Presentation

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Sessions will be offered near each of the check-in locations.

  • Downtown: Ming Hseih Hall, G20
  • Evansdale: Engineering majors should report to Mineral Resources Building Room 113. All other Evansdale majors should attend the session in South Agricultural Sciences Building Room 1021.
  • Health Sciences: Fukushima Auditorium

Welcome and Academic Sessions

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Each academic college and school will hold its own welcome and academic session. Attend the session for the college or school that houses the major you're interested.

Downtown

  • CLASS (Center for Learning Advising and Student Success) - Brooks Hall, Room 202
  • Chambers College of Business and Economics - Business and Economics Building, Atrium
  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences- Mountainlair Ballrooms, 2nd floor

Evansdale

  • College of Creative Arts - Creative Arts Center, Main Lobby
  • College of Education and Human Services - Allen Hall, Lobby
  • College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences - Health and Education Building
  • Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design - Evansdale Library, 2nd floor
  • Reed College of Media - Evansdale Crossing, Media Innovation Center, 4th floor
  • Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources - Mineral Resources Building, Atrium

Health Sciences

  • For all health sciences schools — Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health — report to Fukushima Auditorium in the Health Sciences Center.

Walking Tours of Downtown Area of Campus

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Take a tour on your own of the Downtown area of campus, beginning next to the Mountainlair information desk with a campus tour leader. The tours are shortened to 30 minute intervals to ensure you have ample amounts of time to enjoy the rest of your day.

Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch is on us! Use the meal tickets you receive at check-in to enjoy lunch in the Mountainlair (at the Food Court or Hatfields Dining Hall), Summit Café, Evansdale Crossing Marketplace or Café Evansdale.

Admissions Pop-up Office

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Stop by our pop-up office in the Mountaineer Room on the second floor of the Mountainlair. Here, you'll receive an application fee waiver to apply at no charge. You can also pay your academic deposit and speak with an admissions representative.

Student Rec Center Tour (self-guided)

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

See what our Student Rec Center has to offer. Want to exercise at the Rec Center too? Fill out this short survey.

Housing Pop-up Office

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Stop by our pop-up office in the Mountaineer Room on the second floor of the Mountainlair to meet with a Housing representative. You can complete our housing application and ask questions about how to make yourself at home here at WVU!

Free Gift and Beverage

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Refresh WVU Box across from the Mountainlair to pick up a cold beverage and free gift for students attending Discover WVU.

Financial Aid Pop-up Office

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Stop by our pop-up office in the Mountaineer Room on the second floor of the Mountainlair to speak with a Student Financial Services representative. Bring your questions for on-the-spot answers!

Woodburn Fall Festival

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our campus is pretty spectacular in the fall. Celebrate the season in the most prominent place on campus, Woodburn Circle. Grab some fun treats and feel free to snap some photos. You’ll want to remember these views!

Rain location: Vandalia Lounge on the first floor of the Mountainlair

Bus Tours

12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hop on and off to view model residence hall rooms. To learn more about each hall, visit the housing website before seeing a room. Download the WVU Guide app to see which halls will have model rooms available.

Rooms will not be available before noon or after 3:30 p.m.

Conversation Sessions

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ask questions and get answers right away! Join our 30-minute conversation sessions on the second floor of the Mountainlair (view Mountainlair floor plan).

Adventure WV

Location: Rhododendron Room
Start times: 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

WVU’s First-Year Trips are optional, peer-led, five- or six-day adventure-based orientation experiences that prepare students for life at WVU. Adventurers can choose their experience — from backpacking to community service — all while meeting other students, learning about themselves, WVU and the state.

Ask the Experts

Location: Shenandoah Room
Start times: 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Do you have specific questions about WVU you need answered? You’ve come to the right place. Join the Ask the Experts panel to speak with WVU staff about any and everything WVU. Representatives from the Mountaineer Parents Club, Student Life, University Police and Student Wellness will be available.

Get Involved

Location: Laurel Room
Start times: 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

At WVU, there are over 450 student orgs that you can get involved in! Learn about academic, professional, political, religious and special interest organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities.

Honors College

Location: Cathedral Room
Start times: 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Do you want to be challenged? What about learning beyond the textbooks? The Honors College is a place where research opportunities are at your fingertips and scholars are produced.

Transfer Admissions

Location: Monongahela Room
Start time: 1:30 p.m.

Ready to make the transition to WVU? Join our transfer admissions counselor and hear from current transfer students about taking the leap to become a Mountaineer.

Information Fair

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stop by the Mountainlair Gold Ballroom (second floor) to talk with representatives from academic programs, student support services, campus activities and student (and parent) organizations.

Download the WVU Guide app to see who will be at the fair.

Mock Lecture: Technical Art History

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Location: Oglebay Hall Room 117, Downtown area of campus

Get a first-hand student experience by attending a real lecture with real faculty.

Technical art history is interdisciplinary, uniting studies in art, science (especially chemistry, but also physics and even forensics) and the social sciences (anthropology). This program leads to professions such as art conservation, cultural heritage protection, historic preservation, and museum (of all kinds) and library/archive and auction house positions.

Financial Aid Presentation

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Location: Gluck Theater, Mountainlair (first floor)

This presentation will be the same as the 8:45 a.m. financial aid sessions.

Mountainlair Green Games

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Our Campus Recreation Center will provide yard games like Cornhole, Jenga, KanJam and more for students and guests to play. Additionally, WellWVU will be providing a make your own aromatherapy booth. Be sure to check out the Mountainlair Green Games for all this fun and more!

If it's raining, this event will be moved. Please ask our event staff members for guidance in directing you to the indoor location in the event of inclement weather.

Mock Lecture: Forensic and Investigative Science

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Location: Ming Hsieh Hall Room G20, Downtown area of campus

Get a first-hand student experience by attending a real lecture with real faculty.

In this introductory course, you'll explore the collection, preservation and methods of analysis of biological, chemical and physical evidence.

Questions? Need to change your Discover WVU registration?
Email us or call 304-293-2121.