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What You Need to Know

Campus looks a little different. From classroom and dining changes to PPE requirements, we’ve adapted our routines.

What You Need to Know Absolute Must-Knows
What to do if...?

What to Do If ...

You may find yourself in entirely new situations (like quarantine). Use these lists to determine what you should and shouldn’t do.

What to Do If ...
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Students and employees returning to WVU campuses for the spring semester are required to complete return to campus testing.

Testing Report Positive Result COVID Dashboards
Popular Questions

Popular Questions

Your questions — answered. Here are the top questions we’ve been hearing (don’t worry, we have lots more).

When can I get vaccinated? Popular Questions

Return to Campus Conversations

Watch a replay of the most recent conversation with WVU leaders.

February 18 Campus Conversation: Updates on COVID-19 protocols and higher ed landscape

Thursday, Feb. 18

This session addressed vaccines, current health and safety recommendations, campus activities, plans for summer and fall classes, legislative issues and Commencement.


  • Rob Alsop, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
  • Dr. Jeff Coben, Dean of the School of Public Health
  • Corey Farris, Dean of Students
  • Dr. Clay Marsh, Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences
  • Maryanne Reed, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Robin Yorty, Executive Director of University Events and Liaison to the President
Watch on YouTube
Schedule and Replays →

What to Expect on Campus

Let's work together and have a great (and safe) semester.

Things will be different on our campus, but if we work together and follow the guidelines, we can stay safe and healthy and have a great semester! 💛💙

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Signs mark exit doors and remind of physical distancing guidelines

Entrances and exits will be marked for heavily used buildings, like the Mountainlair and Woodburn Hall.

Disinfecting a high-touch door surface

Staff will be following new cleaning protocols and routinely disinfecting high-touch surfaces.

Customers observe physical distancing guidelines in line at the Mountainlair Food Court

Floor decals and signs will remind you to maintain physical distancing in customer lines and elsewhere.

Plexiglas shield for instructor

Plexiglas screens will be used in classrooms to provide a barrier between instructors and students.

Computers not in use to allow for physical distancing

Some seats in classrooms and labs will be marked unavailable to allow for physical distancing.

Students wear masks and physically distance during an in-person class

Wear a face covering, maintain physical distancing and sit in your assigned seat during class.

Do Your Part

We’re all in this together. Our safe return to campus relies on everyone taking responsibility.

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Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

The safety of our community depends on our commitment to simple day-to-day hygiene measures, like physical distancing and frequent hand-washing.

More About Personal Hygiene
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Sanitize Surfaces

Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces, such as tables, door knobs, desks and light switches.

More About Surface Cleaning
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Wear a Mask

When you’re on campus, you’re required to wear a mask in public spaces. Wear your mask to protect others, and they’ll wear their mask to protect you.

More About Masks

Self-Monitor for Symptoms

Know the symptoms of coronavirus — and stay home if you’re experiencing any of them.

More About Self-Monitoring

Community and Media Contacts

Are you a faculty or staff member or a student? Please submit a question or email the help team.

Are you a member of the media? Visit the WVUToday Media Center for more resources.