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First-time freshmen and transfer students may choose adventure, service and wellness activities on Sunday and Monday, Aug. 14-15. Activities for sophomores and upperclassmen are Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Choose an Activity

Follow the Activities links to see activity descriptions and register.
All activities are free of charge and include transportation and equipment. Frequently Asked Questions

A student ascends a rock face at Coopers Rock.

Climbing and Zipping

Challenge yourself on some West Virginia rock climbing routes, indoor climbing or at the Outdoor Education Center's ziplines and high ropes courses.

Activities
A group of students shows different colors of paint on the palms of their hands. They were part of a project to paint a mural at a local school.

Community Need / Social Justice

Give back to the community that will be your home for the next 4+ years!

Activities
Filling in a section of trail with buckets of dirt.

Conservation

Love nature? Enjoy getting your hands dirty? Join a trail crew for a conservation based service project.

Activities
Students ride bikes on rail trail

Cycling-based

Have fun on wheels! Mountain biking, rail trail cycling and more!

Activities
WVU esports team members compete in a darkened room. They are wearing headsets and are seated in front of computer monitors.

Esports

Test your esports skill or just learn more about WVU's competitive esports program and club!

Activities
Group of people with backpacks walk on forest trail.

Hiking and Exploring

Wild and Wonderful West Virginia is waiting to be explored! Find your new favorite hammock spot or view!

Activities
People playing tennis on the Evansdale tennis courts.

Sports

Find you fit with one of WVU's club sports teams. Jump in and get active!

Activities
Rows of Hammer Strength weights on racks at the Student Rec Center.

Strength and Endurance

Weightlifting or aquatic workouts? We got that!

Activities
People launching kayaks, canoes and paddle boards onto the Cheat Lake backwaters.

Water-based

Cool off and enjoy some time on the water. Whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding and more!

Activities
Colorful card with the message "My Life Works Beautifully."

Wellness

Wellness is a lifestyle and an area of continual learning and growth. Check out these wellness workshops and presentations on a variety of topics from WVU experts!

Activities
Words related to spring written in different colored markers, along with doodles of flowers, a bee and ladybug.

Youth and Education

Help prep an elementary classroom for fall, or a youth serving non-profit get materials ready to help girls stay active and healthy. These projects are truly community focused and impact youth in our area.

Activities

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