Information FairYou can be whatever you want at WVU. Adventurer. Creator. Researcher. Problem-solver. Volunteer. Team player. Entrepreneur. Or all the above. This information fair is where it all starts.
Adventure WV is WVU's outdoor and experiential education program. We help students connected with each other, the institution and the state. We often work outside, but not always. Beginners are always welcome. We operate a large First-Year Trips summer program for incoming students, along with trips, programs and equipment rentals during the year.
Most years, we work with about 1,000 new students on week-long First-Year Trips around the great state of West Virginia. Plans for 2020 are still up in the air, but we are committed to providing in-person or virtual programs for this year’s incoming class.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Our programs are mostly run by student staff. Applications for training often open early in the fall. Be sure to monitor our website for dates and applications.
Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC is a four-year program that challenges students with leadership opportunities and prepares them for a commission in the United States Air Force or Space Force.
While producing future leaders for the Air Force and Space Force, we also build better citizens for America. We provide cadets with courses that focus on the importance of effective leadership, the application of leadership concepts and the role of a military leader in today’s society.
After they successfully complete their degree plan and the Air Force ROTC program, students are provided with a rewarding future to serve and protect our country. The Air Force and Space Force conduct operations across the world requiring many different specialties; chances are there’s an exciting career field that’s right for you.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Students interested in joining Air Force ROTC should enroll in USAF 100 and USAF 131 by Friday, August 7. We will have a New Cadet Orientation the week before school starts. More information on the dates, times and events will be provided to the students enrolled in the Air Force ROTC courses.
Army ROTC is the nation's premier leadership development program. In Army ROTC, students of all majors receive leadership, tactical and physical fitness instruction to go on and serve as a commissioned Army officer on active duty, in the National Guard or in the Army Reserve upon graduation.
There is no obligation to serve during the first two years of Army ROTC instructions. Students can fully participate in class/activities, but must make a commitment before the junior year of school. Students who commit and contract with ROTC, may be eligible for full tuition scholarships, tuition assistance and monthly living stipends.
Cadets who commission as Army officers are trained to be leaders for life, whether they are serving in our nation's military or in corporate America.
Deadlines/Important Dates: All freshman students need to do is enroll in a section of Military Science (MILS) 101 to get started. We recommend you contact John Dowling at email@example.com to complete some enrollment paperwork and to learn more about the requirements and potential benefits of participating in Army ROTC.
Campus and Community Life
Campus and Community Life offers an umbrella of services for mostly nonacademic issues they may encounter, including housing, commuting concerns and legal help.
Our popular services for first-year students are Commuter Student Programs, which serve students who do not live on campus in the residence halls, and Off-Campus Housing, which can help with finding off-campus housing options in Morgantown for your future years of study.
Campus Recreation is the voice for and champion of active lifestyles, sports and wellness on campus. The Student Recreation Center along with the many recreation, wellness and educational programs offered by Campus Recreation act as a significant cultural and social center for the WVU community.
- Healthy Lifestyles - We enhance individuals' holistic wellbeing by developing positive behaviors that promote a lifelong commitment to healthy living.
- Community - We cultivate perpetual, positive, and purposeful connections and relationships.
- Inclusiveness - We foster a respectful environment that welcomes each individual with their perspectives, interests and talents.
- Development - We offer growth opportunities and transferable skills in a practical, strengths-based setting.
- Integrity - We uphold exemplary ethical and moral standards through accountability, transparency and responsibility.
- Excellence - We commit to providing unrivaled facilities, programs and services.
Programs include intramural and club sports, group fitness, personal training, swim instruction, youth programs and summer camps, daycare, special events and open recreation and fitness.
Campus Recreation is also one of the largest student employers on campus, employing and mentoring over 300 students each semester.
Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services
The Carruth Center provides short term individual, group, and crisis counseling for WVU students in addition to psychiatry services and psychological assessment for ADHD and learning disorders.
Your time at WVU may be filled with transitions, self-exploration and change. Our services and programs are designed to support you through these experiences, help you succeed in college and guide you toward a more fulfilling life. We strive to provide these services in an atmosphere that is welcoming, comfortable and multiculturally sensitive for all students.
Center for Financial Literacy and Education
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education partners with organizations across campus to bring financial literacy to WVU students, faculty and staff and the West Virginia community at large.
Through the First-Year Seminar course for freshman students, we offer curriculum and modules you in four distinct areas: student loans, budgeting, managing your money, and credit. The goal is to help you begin down a path of financial success as you make the transition to WVU.
Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership
The Center for Fraternal Values and Leadership manages the 70+ fraternal organizations recognized on campus. Over 4,000 WVU students are members of these organizations, which include fraternities and sororities, as well as service, academic, professional, special-interest and academic organizations.
Center for Service and Learning
The Center for Service and Learning provides support and resources to students who want to connect their passions with their academic work and future career. We encourage civic engagement and social action that builds on your desire to make a difference. Mountaineers lead by example, and even long after graduating, they are building communities and changing our world. Our goal is to provide you the skills you need to forward WVU’s land-grant mission.
Deadlines/Important Dates: iServe is the place to begin noting all your engagement from day one.
Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs (Mountaineer Bunker)
Our office serves all veterans, current military students (Active, National Guard/Reserves) and family members, whether they’re receiving benefits or not. We certify students for VA benefits and provide access to computers, free printing, study tables, tutoring for specific courses and free coffee.
Our 2,500 square-foot Veteran and Military Support Headquarters in the Mountainlair Student Union — called the Mountaineer Bunker — offers a safe space where military affiliated students can connect, share common experiences and feel like part of a community.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Student need to submit a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE), a copy of the veteran's or sponsor's DD-214 (unless Chapter 35), VA Educational Intake/Agreement Form and be registered for 12 degree pursuant hours before certification of benefits can begin. Instructions can be found in the Benefits section of our website.
Note: The CoE can take 45-60 days to receive from the VA.
The Daily Athenaeum
Students at the DA, WVU's independent student newspaper, produce a twice-weekly print edition with a circulation of over 15,000 and a website, thedaonline.com, which has more than 5,000 visitors daily.
Students who want to prepare for a career in journalism or marketing can hone skills here and be part of an organization that has launched careers across the country. Plus, we are a group of friends that will become your home at WVU.
Deadlines/Important Dates: We have new staff orientation in the fall and spring but encourage staffers to join at any time. Just drop by the DA at 284 Prospect Ave. (behind the Mountainlair), and we'll show you around and tell you all about us.
Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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 advocacy, 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 to, achievement by and inclusion of marginalized people. We are committed to fostering a community that is safe and affirming for faculty, staff, students and campus visitors.
Each WVU student - regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, sex, religion, disability, socioeconomic status and sexuality - deserves respect and opportunity to live and learn in an atmosphere that allows them to reach their full potential and pursue their individual goals and dreams. Each student deserves such respect. Each student is expected to show such respect. We invite all students to partner with us to achieve this within our campus community.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Watch for details about this year's Diversity Week October 11-17.
Study abroad is an important piece of the collegiate experience for many students. Education Abroad manages study abroad and international experiences, sending students abroad for short-term or long-term experiences for WVU credit.
Information Technology Services
WVU Login accounts and email services, to the software behind Mountaineer Cards and many critical systems, such as eCampus, Portal, STAR and DegreeWorks. We provide the services and support to get you connected to everything you’ll need to pursue your academic career and have a "home away from home.”
Deadlines/Important Dates: Some WVU systems have regularly scheduled maintenance periods during which you may not be able to access the system.
The LGBTQ+ Center provides programming and academic resources for WVU students, faculty, staff and community members. We support the University’s educational social justice efforts through trainings, classes and advocacy on WVU campuses and across the state.
WVU offers many opportunities for students to learn about LGBTQ+ histories, politics, arts and more through our LGBTQ+ Studies Minor. Our student organizations, including Spectrum and the Speakers Bureau, offer opportunities for leadership, community-based education and socializing, too.
Students are encouraged to use the LGBTQ+ Center lounge for studying, meeting friends, working on class projects, watching documentaries and more. We also offer a computer lab, additional meeting spaces and snacks.
MicroFridge Rental Information
Campus Specialties Inc. provides MicroFridge rentals for all residence halls. Their short video will tell you everything you need to know about renting a MicroFridge on the WVU campus.
Deadlines/Important Dates: All orders placed by August 1 will be delivered to your room prior to your arrival on campus.
MindFit offers cutting-edge tools for students to strengthen their academic skills, content knowledge, memory, attention span and cognitive function. We are a compassionate and inclusive group of peer mentors and professionals who want to help every Mountaineer find success at WVU. MindFit provides three types of programs:
- Academic Enhancement: WVU students who are neurodiverse work one-on-one for the entire semester with a peer academic coach.
- Cognitive Enhancement: At MindFit, we offer two forms of cognitive enhancement: Cognitive Training and Neurofeedback to all WVU students.
- Assessment Services: MindFit is the primary agency on campus through which WVU students undergo a formal evaluation for learning disorders and/or ADHD.
All three programs are fee-for-service programs.
Deadlines/Important Dates: The Academic Enhancement program accepts students on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in this program should submit the MindFit application as soon as they can. The program is often full before the end of June.
Cognitive Enhancement and the Assessment services are open to students throughout the semester.
Mountain Line serves all of Monongalia County and has the Grey Line service that travels daily to Pittsburgh. WVU students, faculty and staff ride free on all local routes with a valid WVU ID. All routes are integrated into Google Maps, and a trip planner can be found on the Mountain Line homepage. Use the Bus Finder mobile app to track your bus. For more information on routes and schedules visit busride.org.
Our customer service line is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 304-291-RIDE (7433).
If you're a sports fan or just want a great way to get involved while making friends, this is the organization for you. The Mountaineer Maniacs is the official student section of WVU Athletics. As the largest student group on campus, we bring passion to every athletic event and have long been revered as one of the best and most passionate student sections in the country!
Our motto is "Be the Difference," and we strive to truly be a difference maker as we support our student athletes in our stadiums, through away game trips and at watch parties, while also greatly impacting the Morgantown community through incredible community service events.
Deadlines/Important Dates: The Mountaineer Maniacs do not have specific deadlines; however, Ultimate Memberships are available at a first-come, first-served basis. You can sign up for a Basic Membership at any time!
Office of Accessibility Services
The Office of Accessibility Services is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for students with disabilities at WVU. Our role is to assist Mountaineers to ensure they have equal access with academic, housing and transportation needs.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Students can register for services with (OAS) at any time. Accommodations take up to seven days to implement, after meeting with an Accessibility Specialist, having accommodations authorized and meeting with your instructors.
Office of Student Success
The Office of Student Success offers free academic support for students during their WVU journey. Our mission is to help you succeed in your courses, stay enrolled and graduate in a timely manner.
We provide academic support through tutoring, success coaching and a workshop series. Additionally, we provide programming for first-generation college students, First-Year Pathway students, WV GEAR UP and underrepresented populations through the RISE program.
Office of Undergraduate Research
The Office of Undergraduate Research enhances academic excellence through undergraduate research and creative endeavors. We connect undergraduate students who have strong and committed interests in research and creative endeavors to faculty members, programs and research-related opportunities that are aligned with their interests.
We have a pipeline of programming options that begins with the Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for novice researchers and culminates in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and Beckman Scholars Program for more advanced researchers.
- Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP): RAP is a two semester program that allows undergraduate students with limited research experience to (i) use federal work-study funds or (ii) gain course credit for research apprenticeships with WVU faculty research mentor. RAP engages undergraduates in research as early as the freshman year.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE): SURE is a competitive, summer research opportunity for more advanced students (rising sophomores through rising seniors). SURE participants engage in 8 weeks of full-time, faculty mentored research during the summer months. For their efforts, SURE participants receive a competitive stipend and enroll in a parallel 1-credit research course that provides supplementary training in collaboration, communication and networking.
In addition to administering undergraduate research programs, the Office of Undergraduate Research:
- connects students with research mentors,
- facilitates research conference presentations at external venues (e.g., URDC, NCUR, Posters on the Hill),
- organizes yearly undergraduate research symposia (e.g., Virtual Undergraduate Spring Symposium),
- advises students of external research opportunities and
- publishes undergraduate research (e.g., Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review/MURR).
Deadlines/Important Dates: Students interested in pursuing research or creative endeavors during the fall 2020 semester should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Office of Undergraduate Research contact form before August 1.
PNC Bank provides full-service banking capabilities, including branches in the Mountainlair and Evansdale Crossing, as well as 10 ATMs throughout campus.
Student Engagement and Leadership
Student Engagement and Leadership oversees the recognition process and provides resources for 475+ student organizations, provides student leadership development programs for all students and plans and executes some of WVU's traditional programs (Homecoming, Student Lot, Student Organization Fairs, etc.).
We also manage operation of The Rack: WVU Student Food Pantry. Students should never be concerned about their next meal, and our hope is that the food pantry is a resource for all.
U92 is the WVU campus radio station, featuring student-run content for up and coming professional broadcasters, journalists and those simply seeking to hone their public speaking and team-leading skills. U92 specializes in new and underappreciated art forms in the music world, training young journalists and bringing complete coverage of four WVU athletic teams to the airwaves.
U92 broadcasts on the radio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We feature 83 students, 11 of whom are paid employees, building unique content for radio and digital platforms. This includes podcasting, sports coverage, talk shows, live concerts and special events in addition to our regular programming that focuses on introducing new music to Morgantown and highlighting local acts in Morgantown.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Due to the pandemic, our hiring dates are fluid. However, the current plan for fall 2020 means students can apply to join U92 as late as September 25. We will hold training programs starting in mid-August that could have students on the air by October, but the last day to get involved in the programs is September 25.
Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visit Mountaineer Country CVB helps to make guest experiences a WOW! We have local and regional resources - Mountaineer Deals coupons, regional events calendar, travel information, local resource information, fun facts and free materials.
We essentially are local tour guides for the Mountaineer Country tourism region (Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Marion, Harrison, Dodridge and Barbour counties in northcentral West Virginia).
Deadlines/Important Dates: Our regional events calendar lists all regional events, and anyone can submit events to be included in our calendar.
WELLWVU supports your success by providing health and wellbeing education. We facilitate the required online wellbeing education module that all incoming students must complete.
We focus in three main areas: stress management, sexual health and substance safety. We provide in-person education, and we design and disperse health communication campaigns throughout the school year. You can also volunteer and grow with us through the power of peer education.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Friday, August 28 will be the deadline to complete the first part of the online wellness education module. Students will incur a $50 fine for non-completion before the deadline.
WVU Bookstores sell textbooks, supplies and spirit clothing and gifts on campus.
WVU Bookstores has integrated with the University's Registrar system to provide you a complete list of your books in under two minutes.
The WVU Bookstore is the only bookstore that accepts financial aid.
Deadlines/Important Dates: The deadline to use financial aid funds for textbooks is August 5.
- Use code WELCOME20 for 20% off your next purchase at WVU Bookstores. Offer expires July 16. Standard exclusions apply.
- Sign up at welcomeclassof.com (or text TEXT “WVU” to 35571) and receive 10% off a future order at WVU Bookstores.
- Download the My College Bookstore app and get 20% off one WVU item at WVU Bookstores.
WVU Career Services
Career planning takes work, but Career Services can help you along the way. We support students and alumni in all disciplines to connect academic majors to employment or graduate programs, achieve career readiness and find jobs.
While it might seem crazy to begin planning for the rest of your life during your freshman year of college, starting early will put you in control and give you the best possible chance for achieving your career goals. The decisions you make now aren’t set it stone, but they will help you stay on course for the rest of your academic career and beyond. Meet with a career development specialist to get started.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Career Services’ hosts many career fairs, events and workshops to help you make connections and achieve career goals. To view a list of events, visit our website.
WVU Center for Black Culture and Research
The WVU Center for Black Culture and Research provides cultural and social events and initiatives that are unique to the African American and African world experience. It also serves as an intellectual source for the study and research of African American life, history and experience.
The Center provides critical support to WVU students with regard to retention, and contributes to their personal growth and development by aiding in their adjustment to university life. We do everything possible to help our students reach their full potential as individual members of the WVU community.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Application deadline for the fall 2020 Academic STARS program is July 13.
WVU Collegiate Recovery Program
The WVU Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) supports students in recovery by promoting a healthy, balanced and meaningful life on campus. We welcome any student in recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders and any other mental health or behavioral disorder. Our activities and events are also open to students who have been impacted by the addictions of others and students who want to support their peers living in recovery.
We offer a wide-variety of wellness and recovery-oriented activities and programming, including support groups, mindfulness and meditation, yoga, tutoring, outdoor adventure programming, sober tailgates and cooking classes.
Serenity Place, our designated space on campus, is open daily and all students are welcome to stop by at any time. The space includes a fully stocked kitchen, game room, study room, meditation space, outdoor courtyard and more.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Daily activities are already underway on Virtual Serenity Place. All students are welcome to join! Please email email@example.com for the Virtual Serenity Place password.
WVU Libraries supports curriculum and research needs for the University community. Our collections include more than 1.8 million books, 400,000 eBooks and 117,000 eJournals.
As a student at WVU you have access to all library services — no registration required! This includes tutoring and printing, research consultations with a dedicated subject librarian, reserving a study room for private and group study, and of course, borrowing library materials such as books, eBooks, Audiobooks, DVDs and even streaming online video.
WVU Medicine Student Health Services
WVU Medicine Student Health is committed to providing top quality healthcare for students throughout their education at WVU. Located in the Health and Education Building across from the Student Recreation Center, our convenient care and expert providers are an essential part of your healthcare team.
We offer wellness visits, vaccinations, on-site x-rays, lab services and more. Also, for your convenience, the Health and Education Building houses urgent care, travel medicine services, behavioral medicine and a pharmacy.
Student Health walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are requested for some services, including allergy injections, primary care, travel medicine and women’s health. To make an appointment, call 304-285-7200. If you’re a returning Student Health patient, you can schedule appointments online using MyWVUChart, our secure, convenient patient portal.
WVU Medicine Student Health physicians and advanced practice providers are available to assist you with a range of non-emergency health conditions and preventive care, including:
- allergies and allergy injections
- cold symptoms and sinus infections
- diarrhea and vomiting
- ear infections and sore throats
- sprains, strains and fractures
- urinary tract infections
- wheezing, asthma and cough
Deadlines/Important Dates: You should complete the Student Health pre-registration form during Virtual NSO.
WVU Student Insurance Office
In order to ensure that our students have access to the quality healthcare they need, and as a measure to protect them from unexpected healthcare costs, all eligible domestic and international students at WVU and WVU Institute of Technology are required to carry health insurance coverage.
Our office offers support to students regarding the health insurance requirement and helps to facilitate the process of waiving (opting out of) student insurance for students already enrolled in qualifying health insurance plans. In addition, we assist eligible students with mid-year enrollment in the school sponsored health insurance plan if they lose their current coverage due to a qualifying life event.
We have negotiated an excellent health insurance plan that includes nationwide coverage through Aetna’s extensive national network of providers, as well as worldwide medical assistance. The plan was designed specifically with students’ needs in mind and provides high-level coverage with low out-of-pocket costs.
We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the insurance requirement or the student insurance plan, as well as providing assistance with completing the health insurance waiver for students who already have adequate coverage.
Deadlines/Important Dates: The 2020-2021 student health insurance waiver will be available online beginning June 1 and must be completed by August 1.
IMPORTANT: If you already carry insurance, you need to fill out the health insurance waiver by August 1 or you will be charged for Aetna Insurance.
WVU Student United Way
We promote philanthropy and community service by providing leadership roles in planning and executing campus-wide traditions like the annual Gold Rush T-shirt sales and the Blue and Gold Mine Sale. Students also get to be part of the LIVE UNITED movement by helping to shape our community for the better.
We are WVU's undergraduate teacher preparation program for students who are interested in teaching math or science at the middle or high school level. We are the only program conferring eligibility for secondary math and science teacher certification to undergraduate students (certification is required to teach in public schools).
WVUteach is a parallel career pathway available to any major that can be broadly considered STEM.
Deadlines/Important Dates: To maximize ease and clarity, interested students are encouraged to request a phone or video meeting with a WVUteach representative before meeting with a departmental adviser to complete the registration process for the fall semester.