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What You Need to Know: Student Life

Make new friends and memories while maintaining the health and safety of all.

Important information

Fall Semester Plans

  • Residence Hall Move-in will be Aug. 9-14.
  • If the University reaches verified vaccination rate milestones, we will be able to relax certain restrictions and allow specified activities to resume.
  • The PRT will resume operations Aug. 2 with limited capacity based on the verified vaccination rate.
  • The Rec Center will be open with safety guidelines.
    • Many areas and programs will be available with limits on capacity. Initial estimates are less than 20%.
    • Increased (or decreased) capacity and access to additional facilities will be based upon vaccination and infection rates.
    • Most activities or equipment will require advance reservations.
  • WVUp All Night activities will be in-person at limited capacity with safety measures in place with a limited number of virtual offerings.
  • Safety protocols will be developed so that student organizations can safely meet and club sports can resume practice and conditioning sessions, competitions and travel.
  • Welcome Week will allow for safe engagement based on health and safety protocols for the fall.

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Student Activities and Programs

Refresh and WVUp All Night

The University is offering a wide range of activities and events (mostly virtual), including WVUp All Night. Visit refresh.wvu.edu to see the types of activities and how to register.

Student Recreation Center

The University will continue to monitor the local and campus situation and will open areas of the Rec Center when it is safe to do so. Visit the Campus Recreation website for current availability. Equipment rentals and virtual fitness options for students and employees.

Adventure WV

Gear rentals and some in-person programming, including activities at the Outdoor Recreation Center are being offered. A full list of programs and guidelines is available at Spring Adventure Activities.

Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning 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

  • 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.

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Dining

  • Check the Dining Services website to see which locations are currently open.
  • Safety measures have been implemented at all locations to keep guests and employees safe.

If You're in Quarantine or Isolation

Summer Dining Hall Operations

  • While dining halls are all-you-care-to-eat, food will be served by employees rather than self-serve.
  • Dining halls have several items packaged and ready for grab-and-go (e.g., prepared salads and desserts).
  • To-go containers remain available.
  • Disposable plates, cups and silverware are 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) are available, but employees will operate them for you.

Fall Dining Operations

  • WVU Dining Services plans to reopen fully in the fall and will work to keep guests and employees safe.
  • Self-served buffet options will be open with gloves available for use when handling multi-use serving utensils.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures will continue.

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Operations

Where You Can Find Help

Academics

Libraries

Libraries are open to WVU students, faculty and staff.

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.

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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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

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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Health and Safety Measures

Cleaning

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.

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.

Reporting Violations

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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Stop the Spread

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

Do Your Part

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