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 and is the leading program of its kind in the nation. We help students connect with one other, the University and the state. Beginners are always welcome. We operate a large First-Year Trips program for incoming students, along with an Outdoor Recreation Center (guided trips/programs and gear rentals), a Climbing Wall, an Outdoor Education Center and short-term Study Abroad International Programs.
In recent years we’ve worked with about 1,000 new students on 5- and 6-day First-Year Trips around the great state of West Virginia. After running a successful summer of virtual programs in 2020, we are thrilled to be back in-person for our Summer 2021 Trips. Given the ongoing pandemic, trip capacities are reduced, and extra measures to mitigate risk will be implemented, but students can still expect the same, exciting outcomes!
Deadlines/Important Dates: Participant spots on the Summer 2021 First-Year Trips are filling quickly. Our programs are mostly run by student staff. Applications for training 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.
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 in the military just by taking the first two years of Army ROTC classes. Students can fully participate in Military Science class and associated activities but must make a contractual commitment before the junior year of college to continue in the program. Students who commit and contract with ROTC, may be eligible for full tuition scholarships, room and board assistance, tuition assistance programs and a monthly living stipend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Career planning takes work, but Career Services can help you along the way. We support all WVU students through our comprehensive career and professional development programs. By offering extensive experiential learning opportunities, connecting students with potential employers from all career paths, and providing guidance for those interested in graduate programs, WVU graduates are among the Nation’s leaders in career readiness.
While it might seem like it is a little early to begin planning for the rest of your life, starting now will put you in control and give you the best possible chance for achieving your career goals. The good news is that the decisions you make now aren’t set in 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.
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 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.
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)
The “Mountaineer Bunker” serves all veterans, current service members (Active, National Guard/Reserves) and family members, whether they are receiving benefits or not.
Our 2,500 square-foot space is located the Mountainlair Student Union, Room 214. This designated safe space is where military affiliated students can come to connect, share common experiences and be part of this unique community. Within our space, we offer access to computers, free printing, study tables, tutoring for specific courses and free coffee.
In addition to the amenities, our staff works with and answers questions about how to start and maintain VA benefits. We are here to serve those who have served.
Deadlines/Important Dates: To begin benefits, students need to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE), Apply for VA Benefits, provide 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 at Benefit Information on our veteran’s webpage.
Note: The CoE may take 30-45 days to receive from the VA.
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.
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.
Education Abroad and international experiences are an increasingly important piece of the college experience and considered favorably by prospective employers and graduate schools. Gaining an international experience is simple and fulfilling at WVU, and the team at Education Abroad can help make your dreams a reality. With hundreds of available programs to over 80 countries, there is a program that works for every major and budget. With trips ranging from one week, to an academic year there are countless opportunities to earn an international experience through an exchange program, faculty-led program or international service trips, all for WVU credit.
Through Education Abroad, you can also work towards completing the Global Mountaineers Certificate Program, developing cross-cultural competencies and learning to articulate your international experience for the workforce of graduate education.
Information Technology Services
ITS provides essential services you’ll need to get connected to your “home away from home,” including wired and wireless internet, Portal, Login and email accounts and Mountaineer Cards. We also manage academic systems such as eCampus and STAR.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Some WVU systems have regularly scheduled maintenance periods, typically on Sundays, during which you may be unable to connect.
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. The following short video will tell you everything you need to know about renting a MicroFridge on the WVU 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.
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 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 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium),
- advises students of external research opportunities and
- publishes undergraduate research (e.g., Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review/MURR ).
PNC Bank at West Virginia University
PNC Student Banking can help you manage your money — in college and beyond — with products and services that allow you to bank the way that works best for you.
Virtual Wallet Student®
Virtual Wallet Student® provides a digital banking experience to keep your money organized while in school. Take control with simple, easy-to-use interactive tools designed just for students.
PNC My Finance Academy
With articles and tips, My Finance Academy provides financial education and information to help you make good decisions and manage your money while on campus, and beyond.
PNC Bank + WVU
- Custom Debit Card: Show your school pride with a PNC Bank Visa® Debit Card designed just for WVU.
- Convenient Locations: We have PNC branches and PNC ATMs on and near campus to ensure you have access to the resources you need to manage your money.
PNC is here to help you manage your finances safely and efficiently while in the U.S. Learn more at pnc.com/internationalstudents.
Student Engagement and Leadership
Student Engagement and Leadership oversees the recognition process and provides resources for 500+ 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.
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.
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 fall 2021 student health insurance waiver is open now. The deadline to submit your waiver is August 1.
Office of Transportation and Parking
Learning how to navigate Morgantown is an important part of your first few months on campus. Many areas of our campus are easily walkable, and transportation options like the PRT, Mountain Line buses and WVU buses are available when you might need an extra lift. Learn more about all things transportation and parking.
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.
Visit Mountaineer Country Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visit Mountaineer Country CVB aims to WOW! guests during their time in our region. We have local and regional resources, including Mountaineer Deals coupons, a regional events calendar, local and tourist information, and free materials.
With a focus on driving visitors to the Mountaineer Country region here in North-Central West Virginia, we also work to support our tourism partners, local businesses and community members to enhance the quality of living here.
Deadlines/Important Dates: Visit our regional events calendar to submit your regional event and to stay up to date with the area’s happenings.
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.
WVU Bookstores sell textbooks, supplies and spirit clothing and gifts on campus.
The WVU Bookstores have integrated with the University's Registrar system to provide you a complete list of your books in under two minutes! Simply follow these steps.
The WVU Bookstore is the only bookstore that accepts financial aid.
Deadlines/Important Dates: The WVU Bookstores offer full refunds on textbooks with original receipt, and books in original condition through August 25.
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 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.
WVUteach is WVU’s undergraduate teacher preparation program for students who are interested in teaching math or science at the middle or high school level. This program is a parallel pathway that dovetails with STEM degrees to help students get what they need to earn a teaching certificate while they complete their chosen STEM major, thereby providing an additional career option upon graduation while keeping their original options intact.
The WVUteach program has a “try it out” phase with no commitment, so even if you’re just curious about a being a teacher, this is a great way to take teaching for a test drive and see if being a teacher might be the right choice for you.
Deadlines/Important Dates: To maximize ease and clarity, interested students are encouraged to check out our WVUteach webpage for prospective students or 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.