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What You Need to Know: Beckley

Together, we're forging new ways of delivering the WVU Tech experience, while looking out for the health and safety of all.

Important information


  • The payment deadline for fall charges on July eBills for ALL CAMPUSES has been extended. Payment is now due Sept. 1 instead of Aug. 1.
  • Late fees will still be assessed on Aug. 3, but only for outstanding balances from previous semesters — not for fall charges.
  • Late fees for fall will be assessed Sept. 2.
  • The calendar has been updated on our Office of Student Account page. You can get more information about billing and payments at

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Before Returning to Campus

  • Complete your COVID-19 education course.
  • Before you start packing, sanitize or allow recycled boxes and storage bins to stand for 72 hours to eliminate any possible contamination, per the CDC’s recommendation.
  • You may want to bring additional masks and gloves, though masks will be provided when you arrive on campus.

International Students

  • Work closely with Jeretta Ford in Admissions to address processes and concerns related to returning to campus. We want you to have the most up to date information and receive the one-on-one support you need.

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Throughout the Semester

  • Establish a cleaning schedule. Who cleans and sanitizes high-touch surfaces and when?
  • Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (e.g., tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface. Follow label instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product, including precautions you should take when applying the product.
  • If a friend, fellow student or roommate is acting in ways that you think are unsafe and putting you at risk, we recommend talking with your roommate about why safety measures are important to all members of our community.

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Student Activities and Programs

Student Programming Events

  • We'll continue to provide student programming, but some of those activities will look different. We’ll continue to do all we can to give you an excellent on campus experience.
  • For in-person events, masks will be required, and social distancing will be followed.

Student Organization Meetings

  • Student organizations will be expected to meet virtually. However, if the student organizational leadership determines that a meeting or event must be held in person, organizers and attendees must follow the guidelines.
  • Group travel will not be allowed during the fall semester for any social function.
  • Student organizations will be able to reserve space for events and activities; guidelines have not yet been finalized at this time. More information will be forthcoming.

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Travel Guidelines

The University strongly discourages any student or employee from personal travel to locations other than their home and campus. University-related international and domestic business travel for WVU students and employees will be extremely limited and require prior approval by the unit's vice president or dean of the college/school.

For more about travel guidelines, visit the What You Need to Know: Travel page.

Also See:

Messages from Campus President Carolyn Long

Aug. 18, 2020

President Long shares an update as we begin the fall term on August 19, 2020. Information shared is as of Aug. 18 and is subject to change.

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July 28, 2020

Campus President Carolyn Long shares an update about the Fall 2020 plans to return to campus. Information shared is as of July 28 and is subject to change.

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Campus Meetings

Watch replays of live discussions.

Beckley Campus Meeting: Aug. 3

Aug. 3

This session provided an update on preparations for the fall semester.


  • Carolyn Long, WVU Tech Campus President
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Beckley Campus Meeting: July 24

July 24

This session included information on residence hall move-in, dining, classroom procedures, cleaning protocols, student activities, athletics and employee expectations.


  • Carolyn Long, WVU Tech Campus President
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Beckley Campus Meeting: July 15

July 15

This meeting provided information related to updates shared for the System and WVU Tech since June 25.


  • Carolyn Long, WVU Tech Campus President
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Beckley Campus Meeting: June 25

June 25

This WVU Tech campus meeting provided information on student and residence life, dining and other campus operations.


  • Carolyn Long, WVU Tech Campus President
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Stop the Spread

Personal accountability is the key to our safe return to campus. Do your part to keep everyone safe.

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We’ll be adding information on different topics throughout the fall, so check this site frequently for updates. If you can’t find the answer to your question, email

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You’re welcome to join live discussions — or watch recordings of previous conversations whenever it’s convenient.