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Returning to Campus

The University is implementing a revised plan for WVU Morgantown. The new, phased return to campus delays the start of Morgantown classes to Aug. 26 and will move more classes to online or hybrid delivery.

Check this website frequently for updated information.

What You Need to Know Read Letter
Previous Announcements

Communication Timeline

To provide as much information as we can — as quickly as possible — we’ll release details by topic every Tuesday, followed by a Return to Campus Conversation on Thursday at 10 a.m.

  • June 3: An Overview
    Phased reopening, personal safety and accountability, campus safety, academics, student life and future communications
  • June 8: Academic Affairs
    Academic calendar, class density, class scheduling, safety in the classroom, teaching modalities
  • June 16: Campus Safety
    Cleaning, building protocols, dining, housing and transportation
  • June 23: Student Life / Move-In
    Move-in, residence halls, apartments, student activities and resources
  • July 7: Public Health and Safety / Testing
    Testing, symptom self-monitoring, contact tracing, hygiene, physical distancing, how to seek medical care and self-quarantine, education module, new policies and signage
  • July 14: Employee Expectations
    Testing, personal protective equipment, work from home, meetings, visitors, travel, health risks
  • July 21: Student Support and Services
    Tutoring, mental health and health services, financial aid, recreation, student organizations, testing
  • August 4: General Update
    General information and updates since July 30
  • August 5: Academic Affairs
    Class scheduling, safety in the classroom, teaching modalities and other new information
  • August 11: Student Life
    Testing, move-in, roommates, behavior expectations and other new information

Fall Academic Calendar

Date Event
August 19 First Day of Classes for Beckley, Keyser and other exceptions
August 26 First Day of Classes for Morgantown
September 7 Labor Day Recess: University Closed
November 3 General Election Day: University Closed
November 24 Last Day of Face-to-Face Instruction
November 25-29 Fall Recess
November 30 First Day of Remote Instruction
December 4 Last Day of Classes
December 7-11 Final Exam Week (Remote)
December 19 Commencement

More details

Return to Campus Conversations

Let’s talk. We’re holding webinars to discuss plans and connect you with WVU leaders who can answer your questions.

Return to Campus Conversation - Preparing for Fall

Aug. 6, 10 a.m.

This live session will include updates on academics and move-in, as well as a Q&A.


  • Rob Alsop, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
  • Jeff Coben, MD, Dean of the School of Public Health
  • Corey Farris, Dean of Students
  • Maryanne Reed, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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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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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Sanitize Surfaces

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

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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
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Wearing a mask or face covering will be a requirement on campus this fall. This unique initiative is an opportunity not only to share your "WHY" for wearing masks in order to help protect others, but also to encourage our community to do the same.

Meet our Mountaineer Maskots

Community and Media Contacts

Are you a faculty or staff member or a student? Please send questions to

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