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What You Need to Know: Student Life

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Student Activities and Programs

WVUp All Night

WVUp All Night will resume in-person activities for the fall semester, catering to both large and small groups, as well as providing some virtual experiences.

Student Recreation Center

The Rec Center has resumed operations at 100% capacity. Unvaccinated individuals are expected to wear a mask inside the facility. Check the Campus Recreation website for hours and other guidelines.

Adventure WV

Gear rentals and some in-person programming, including activities at the Outdoor Recreation Center are being offered.

Service and Learning

The Center for Community Engagement offers resources to help students develop civic responsibility and apply community awareness. Visit iServe for more information.

WellWVU

Taking good care of yourself is important. WellWVU offers programs on stress management, alcohol and other drug prevention, sexual health and other topics.

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Student Organizations

  • Student organizations can organize and gather but should consider the impact of the delta variant on their membership.
    • Due to the delta variant, student organizations are asked to consider hybrid meetings when possible during the fall semester.
  • Club and intramural sports can resume practice and competition without restrictions.
    • It is recommended that general meetings be held virtually.
    • Any practice or conditioning should be held outdoors when possible.
    • If a team members is diagnosed with COVID-19, other unvaccinated teammates also may be required to quarantine upon completion of contact tracing. This will reduce team size until the quarantine period ends.
  • Check wvuengage.wvu.edu to find organizations and events.
  • Visit greeklife.wvu.edu for virtual recruitment dates and chapter information.

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Dining

Fall Operations

  • Dining halls are operating at 100% capacity.
  • Plexiglas dividers are available in dining facilities for those who would like to use them.
  • Dining Services is following federal, state, local and University guidelines and have implemented several enhanced safety and cleaning measures to protect our customers and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If You're in Quarantine or Isolation

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Student Financial Services

  • WVU Hub is your complete source for assistance with all financial aspects of attending WVU, including student accounts and financial aid.
  • Up-to-date account information is available in WVU MyAccount, which you can access through your WVU Portal.

Student Health

  • WVU Medicine Student Health can assist you with a range of non-emergency health conditions and preventative care.
  • To make an appointment, call 304-285-7200.

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Counseling Services and Support Groups

Crisis Response Services

The Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services Crisis Clinic provides same day virtual visits for students experiencing a psychological emergency. A crisis counselor will meet with the student via Zoom or phone and determine the type of care that best meets their needs, such as a:

  • Virtual same-day appointment with a clinician via Zoom
  • Phone call
  • Scheduled triage appointment to be completed via Zoom on a different day for non-emergency services

Crisis Text Line

  • Crisis Text Line is a free, confidential, 24/7 service offered to WVU. Students can text "WVU" to 741741 to access support.
  • The Crisis Counselor will invite you to share what is happening via text and offer support and suggestions.
  • The Crisis Text Line is not a replacement for regular mental health services; it's a tool if you need some support and aren't sure what to do.

Counseling Services

  • Short-term counseling is available.
  • Students who are interested in longer term counseling can talk with a care manager to help identify counseling resources in the community that can best meet their needs.
  • Group counseling gives you contact with peers as well as a therapist in a safe and confidential environment.
  • Talkspace is an online therapy service available at no cost for all WVU System students.
  • Let's Chat provides informal, drop-in consultation (virtual and in-person) with counselors from Carruth.

Collegiate Recovery Program

  • The Collegiate Recovery Program supports students in recovery through activities that center around health, wellness, community, adventure, service and fun – all with the goal of promoting a healthy, balanced and meaningful life on campus.
  • Daily activities are offered at Serenity Place and online, including meditation, book study, journaling and peer support groups.

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