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Welcome home. As you begin your academic year, we kick off our celebration of students returning to campus on August 11 and continue the celebration through August 17, the first day of class.

Welcome Week offers a nonstop schedule of events and experiences. There’s an activity for everyone. See below to learn how to register for events.

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or view individual college schedules


New Mountaineers / Freshmen

President Gee believes in big ideas, big service, big opportunities and big celebrations. Welcome Week is no exception.

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Returning Mountaineers 

Who says freshmen get to have all the fun? Welcome Week is for our upperclass Mountaineers, too. 

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Faculty / Staff

Important information for our Mountaineer family regarding how you can prepare – and how you can help.

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Load up the car (and for many of us, the tissues!) and get your child to campus.

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We hope you will help us welcome our Mountaineers to their new homes. We will transition our students with minimal disruptions for our community neighbors.

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