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Our path forward

To return to pre-pandemic programming this fall, we need our community to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

As students, faculty and staff confirm they're vaccinated, we'll resume activities, beginning Sept. 1, using this guide:

50 percent

50% Vaccinated

Once 50% of our students and employees become fully vaccinated (either with one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer and Moderna) and have verified that vaccination to the University, we plan to take these steps:

  • the Rec Center will be open at 50% capacity with reservations;
  • Up All Night will be open at 50% capacity;
  • concerts, shows and plays will be open at 50% capacity; and
  • the PRT will run with a maximum of six passengers.
60 percent

60% Vaccinated

Once 60% of our students and employees become fully vaccinated (either with one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer and Moderna) and have verified that vaccination to the University, we plan to take these steps:

  • the Rec Center will be open at 75% capacity with reservations;
  • Up All Night will be open at 75% capacity; and
  • concerts, shows and plays will be open at 75% capacity;
  • the PRT will run with a maximum of eight passengers;
  • non-contact intramural sports will resume;
  • outdoor sports activities like volleyball and basketball will resume;
  • Fall Family Weekend will be conducted in person;
  • student organizations will have the ability to host social events, conduct blood drives and coordinate and participate in community service activities;
  • visitation in the residence halls will be open to all WVU students;
  • groups of 10 or less may congregate outdoors without masks on University property; and
  • fraternities and sororities may host in-person recruitment.
75 percent

75% Vaccinated

Once 75% of our students and employees become fully vaccinated (either with one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer and Moderna) and have verified that vaccination to the University, we plan to take these steps:

  • the Rec Center will be open at 100%;
  • Up All Night will be open at full capacity;
  • concerts, shows and plays will be open at full capacity;
  • the PRT will run with a maximum of 10 passengers;
  • contact intramural sports will resume;
  • all sports activities will resume;
  • residence hall fitness centers will open;
  • plexiglass dividers will largely be removed from dining halls;
  • Homecoming activities will be conducted in person; and
  • Welcome Week activities will be held in larger groups.

Take Action

Vaccines are our best defense against COVID-19 and its variants.

Tell Us You're Vaccinated

Already fully vaccinated? Use the Vaccine Verification System — available in StarRez (WVU’s housing portal) at myhousing.wvu.edu — to add yourself to the University's count.

All students, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must verify their vaccination with the University by Aug. 1.

How to Enter Your Vaccine Info (PDF) Log Into StarRez

Get Vaccinated

The University will continue to partner with the state to offer COVID-19 vaccines on campus throughout the summer.

Vaccine availability can also found by visiting vaccinefinder.org regardless of where you choose to spend your summer.

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Have Concerns?

We understand you may be hesitant to take a vaccine. If you have concerns, please speak to a health care provider to learn more.

You may contact WVU Medicine Student Health at 304-285-7200 or reach out to your primary care physician.

Reasons to Get Vaccinated

Back on Campus Guide

Check this site frequently for new information.

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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.

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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.

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Testing

WVU has partnered with the Monongalia Health Department to offer community testing on campus throughout the summer.

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Do Your Part

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

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Get Vaccinated

The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner we will have a measure of safety and be able to resume learning, social and travel experiences that resemble normalcy.

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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.

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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.

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Self-Monitor for Symptoms

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

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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.