What You Need to Know: Student Life
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Student Recreation Center
The University will continue to monitor the local and campus situation and will open the Rec Center when it is safe to do so. The Rec Center is open for some academic classes and for COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Campus Recreation is offering equipment rentals and virtual fitness options for students and employees. Visit the Campus Recreation website for more information.
Through refresh.wvu.edu, Adventure WV is offering online, interactive activities to learn about popular winter outdoor pursuits, like skiing and snowboarding. Gear rentals and some in-person programming, including activities at the Outdoor Recreation Center also will be offered. A full list of programs and guidelines is available at Spring Adventure Activities.
Service and Learning
Taking good care of yourself is important. WellWVU offers programs on stress management, alcohol and other drug prevention, sexual health and other topics.
- Guidelines for student organizations have been developed so that groups can meet while maintaining health and safety protocols.
- Student organizations may resume tabling and host in-person events limited to 25 people (or 50% capacity of venue if number is lower than 25).
- A virtual format is the default for any event; any in-person activity requires a staff consultation and prior approval and must be restricted to current members of the organizations.
- Club sports may practice and condition following protocols created by Campus Recreation.
- As per University guidelines, travel will not be permitted, and clubs may not host visiting teams.
- Check wvuengage.wvu.edu to find organizations and events.
- Visit greeklife.wvu.edu for virtual recruitment dates and chapter information.
- Check the hours of operation to see which locations are currently open.
- New safety measures have been implemented at all locations to keep guests and employees safe.
If You're in Quarantine or Isolation
- If you are quarantining in your residence hall, follow the instructions for ordering meals for delivery to your room.
- If you are isolating in Arnold Apartments, follow the instructions for ordering meals for delivery to Arnold Apartments.
Dining Hall Changes
- While dining halls still will be all-you-care-to-eat, food will be served by employees rather than self-serve.
- Dining halls will have several items packaged and ready for grab-and-go (e.g., prepared salads and desserts).
- To-go containers will remain available.
- Disposable plates, cups and silverware will be provided if you wish to dine in.
- Use a new plate or cup each time you visit a serving station or beverage machine.
- Public-use items (e.g., toasters and microwaves) will be available, but employees will operate them for you.
- Takeout menus and grab-and-go options have been expanded.
- Made-to-order items will be available to order in advance.
Where You Can Find Help
- Tutoring.wvu.edu is a one-stop-shop to find the academic support you need.
- You can work virtually with success coaches to develop skills in note-taking, active learning strategies, time management and more.
- Watch the Office of Student Success website for details on workshops and other resources.
- Check WVU Online’s Student Resources for a collection of helpful links and tips for success in online courses.
Libraries are open to WVU students, faculty and staff.
- Library hours by location
- Bring your Mountaineer Card to enter the building.
- Use Ask a Librarian to contact a librarian via chat or email.
Student Financial Services
- The Mountaineer Hub is your complete source for assistance with all financial aspects of attending WVU, including student accounts and financial aid.
- Up-to-date account and financial aid information is available via the WVU Portal.
- If you have given parents/guests proxy access, they may view your account information through the WVU Parent and Guest Portal.
- 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.
Psychiatry, Counseling and Support Groups
Crisis Response Services
The Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric 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 and Psychiatry Services
- Short-term counseling is available for students via Zoom.
- Students who are interested in longer term counseling can talk with a care manager by phone or over Zoom to help identify counseling resources in the community that can best meet their needs.
- The psychiatry staff offers consultation as well as outpatient treatment and management for a wide range of emotional health and wellbeing concerns.
- The Student Support Program, called My SSP, can help address day-to-day challenges before they become bigger issues. All services are 100% confidential and free of cost to out-of-state and online students.
Groups, Workshops and Events
- Most support groups and workshops will be offered virtually.
- Events will be both virtual and in-person, physically distanced outdoors.
- Visit the Carruth Center website for information.
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.
Health and Safety Measures
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.
Policies and Guidelines
Students are expected to follow WVU’s guidelines, as well as ordinances established by the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County, including mask-wearing, appropriate physical distancing, keeping your hands and environment clean and limiting the number of people at gatherings.
- Student Health and Safety Policies
- Residence Hall Health and Safety Policies
- University Apartments Health and Safety Guidance
- Do Your Part
- What You Need to Know: Public Health and Safety
Consequences for not complying with the Student Code of Conduct for Personal Protective Equipment or any other COVID-19 related guidelines include one or more of the following: written warning, removal from class, probation, suspension and/or expulsion from the University.
If you see a violation of University, local or state health and safety guidelines (e.g., large gatherings, failure to wear personal protective equipment), follow the steps for reporting violations.
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