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New Student Orientation is a full day to explore your new WVU home.
Review the schedule to see what to expect.
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Blue Gate entrance for the WVU Coliseum.


Free parking for NSO is available at the WVU Coliseum on the Evansdale area of campus.

From there, you will travel downtown by bus to the Mountainlair Student Union for NSO check-in. You should arrive at the WVU Coliseum between 7:15 and 8:00 a.m. in order to get to the Mountainlair in time for the Welcome session.

The last bus will leave the WVU Coliseum at 8:00 a.m. Families arriving after the last bus will need to drive to the Mountainlair and pay to park.

Map Route to WVU Coliseum Download Evansdale Map (PDF)
WVU bus branded with large Let's Go lettering.

Tips for Attending

  • Review the schedule before the event.
  • Students, don't forget to take your strengths assessment before your in-person event.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Bring your questions!
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New Student Orientation Schedule

Park at the WVU Coliseum

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Park in the WVU Coliseum parking lots and board the bus to travel downtown for NSO.

Check-in, Breakfast and WVU Bookstore

7:30 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.

You'll be dropped off in front of the Mountainlair Student Union, where you'll check in for NSO and enjoy a quick breakfast on us. The WVU Bookstore will be open if you'd like to do some shopping before starting your program.

Welcome and Event Overview

8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Mountainlair Ballrooms

A special guest will welcome you to campus and our NSO staff will help you understand the schedule of the day.

Student Activity and Strengths 101

9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Students, you will have the opportunity to meet with other incoming students and ask all your questions of our current students.

We'll also explore your top 5 strengths and how to use them.

Let’s Get Real: A Conversation with Corey Farris, Dean of Students, and Lisa Hanselman, Director of the Mountaineer Parents Club

9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Mountainlair Ballrooms

Parents and guests, this session is for you! Learn important info you need to know as a parent or family member of a WVU-bound student!


10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Cost, Payment and Aid

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Mountainlair Ballrooms

Everyone will return to the Ballrooms to hear about cost, payment and financial aid.

Academic Breakouts

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Downtown Classrooms

Everyone will hear from their academic unit and how students can be successful on campus and in their major.


12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch is on us! You can eat at Hatfields, our dining hall in the Mountainlair, or choose from the Mountainlair's other eateries.

Information Fair

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

First floor of the Mountainlair

Connect with student services and resources that will support you and help you find your fit on campus. We'll provide a list of participating groups closer to the in-person dates.

Life of a Mountaineer

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Learn exactly what to expect when moving in, how to get involved and stay involved, and even some of our traditions to get you ready for the fall.

Explore Campus

2:45 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Students and families will have the opportunity to explore campus at their own pace – find where your classes are, check out the rec centers and see a model room in your residence hall.

Last Bus

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

The last bus will leave the Mountainlair at 5:00 p.m. and make its final loop through campus. Please be at one of our designated bus stops by 5:00 p.m. to be picked up on this last loop.

Questions? Email us and we will be happy to help.