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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. Read Campus President Carolyn Long's message.

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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Before Returning to Campus

  • Complete your COVID-19 education course (more information will come in late July about this course and how to access it online).
  • 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.

Residence Halls

  • Move-in schedule:
    • Aug. 6-8 – International students
    • Aug. 8 – Fall student athletes
    • Aug. 9-11 – All other residential students
  • More information about the move-in schedule and helpful tips for planning will be available on by July 3. Signups for move-in appointments will be available Monday, July 6.
  • Housing will be operating at full capacity.
  • Room and board will not be prorated as the number of days of service are the same, just the schedule of those dates have shifted.

Residential Student Move-In

  • Students will be limited to two guests during move-in.
  • Masks will be required for everyone on campus during move-in. This includes any guests or family members who are with you.
  • WVU Tech staff and volunteers won’t be able to help you move in your items, but we will be on site to check you in.
  • Residence halls will be fully-staffed, and you'll have the same support you've always had from the residence life staff.

After Moving In

  • Properly dispose of move-in boxes and PPE in the nearest waste receptacle in a safe and sanitary manner. Ask your Resident Assistant where these are located.
  • Dining Services will begin serving meals to coincide with residence hall move-in.
  • 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 your 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. If you are unable to resolve the situation, please reach out to your Resident Assistant if you’re living in a residence hall.

New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation will be virtual, and new students will be required to attend one of the virtual dates: Aug. 11, 12, 13 or 14.
  • We recommend that new students select their day for Orientation first, then select a COVID-19 testing time slot that will not conflict with Orientation. That way, you don't miss out on important new student information.

Health and Safety

  • Employees and students will be tested on campus. Testing dates are tentatively scheduled for August 11, 12 and 13. You MUST register for a time slot in advance. We hope to be able to offer drive thru and walk through testing options.
  • More details about testing, quarantining, contact tracing, etc. will be shared in future announcements and updates.
  • Safety kits will be provided to employees and students before classes start. Distribution will most likely occur when employees and students arrive for their testing time slot.
  • Every employee and student will be required to complete the online education module and the testing.

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

  • You can meet in person, in a large enough space (or outdoors). You’ll need to wear masks and practicing social distancing.
  • Or, you can continue to meet via Zoom as student orgs did at the end of the spring term.
  • We recommend that you provide options for students to attend in person and virtually if possible, so that you can gain more attendance and be able to practice distancing.

WVU Tech Coronavirus Updates

WVU takes seriously its responsibility to protect its campuses during the pandemic. For updates related to WVU Tech operations and support, please check the WVU Tech Coronavirus page.

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 summer, so check this site frequently for updates. If you can’t find the answer to your question, email

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Return to Campus Conversations

You’re welcome to join live discussions on Thursdays at 10 a.m. — or watch recordings of previous conversations whenever it’s convenient.