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Wednesday, August 16
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 18

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

7:30 a.m.    7:30 p.m.
International New Student Orientation (for new undergraduate and graduate students) – Mountainlair 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

8 a.m.   5:30  p.m. Master of Science in Business Data Analytics Program Orientation – Business and Economics Building 128 
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. College of Business and Economics PhD New Student Orientation – Business and Economics Building 441 
8:30 a.m.  4 p.m. New Student Orientation (for undergraduates) – Mountainlair 
9 a.m.  4 p.m. New Graduate Student in Music Orientation (mandatory for new graduate students in Music only) – Creative Arts Center        
11:30 a.m.  noon Army ROTC Commissioning – 202 Brooks Hall         
Noon – 5:30 p.m. Online Hybrid MBA Program Orientation – Erickson Alumni Center

Friday, August 11, 2017

All Day
Move-in Day for Honors Students for the Morgantown Campus – Assigned residence halls

Honors College students will move into their assigned residence halls. 

Get directions and parking info
8 a.m.  1 p.m. 
New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation (for new GTAs only) – Ming Hsieh Hall G20

Register for GTA Orientation
8 a.m.  3  p.m.
Move-in Day for First-Year Honors Students – Honors and Lincoln Halls

First-year Honors College students will move into their residence halls.

Get directions and parking info
8 a.m.  3 p.m. 
Public Health Graduate (MPH, MS, PhD) New Student Orientation – Location to be determined
8:30 a.m.  5:30 p.m. 
Online Hybrid MBA Program Orientation – Reed College of Media Innovation Center, Evansdale Crossing
8:30 a.m.   1:30  p.m. 
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources New Graduate Student Orientation – G102 Engineering Sciences Building
8:30 a.m.  4 p.m. 
New Student Orientation (for undergraduates) – Mountainlair
8:30 a.m.  4:30 p.m. 
Master of Science in Business Data Analytics Program Orientation – College of Business and Economics Building 128
Noon   1:30 p.m. Reed College of Media Master of Science in Journalism Orientation – Martin Hall 103
1 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
"I Survived Move-in" Parents Reception – Evansdale Crossing, 5th floor
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Honors College Induction Ceremony (first-year students only) – Morgantown Event Center at the Marriott at Waterfront Place

Up to two guests per student are welcome.

Get ceremony info and directions
TBA International Student Picnic (open to undergraduate and graduate students)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8 a.m. 4 p.m.
Residence Hall Check-In for New Students for the Morgantown Campus – Assigned residence halls
Other campus info for Keyser and Beckley
( Freshmen at Potomac State College at Keyser move in on Sunday, August 13 from 9-3.)
( Returning students at Potomac State College at Keyser move in on Tuesday, August 15 from 9-3.)
(International students at WVU Tech at Beckley move in on Saturday, August 12 from 8-3.)
( Students at WVU Tech at Beckley move in on Sunday, August 13 from 9-3.)

Welcome to your WVU home! Move-in day for first-year students only.

Find your move-in time
Get directions and parking info
8:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
Online Hybrid MBA Program Orientation – WVU Challenge Course, WVU Forest
9 a.m. – noon Honors College Retreat (first-year students only) – Morgantown Event Center at the Marriott at Waterfront Place

10 a.m. 6 p.m.
"I Survived Move-in" Parents Reception – Evansdale Crossing, 5th floor 

5 p.m.
Dinner Cookouts (first-year undergraduates only) – Student Rec Center and Mountainlair
5 p.m.   9 p.m.
Welcome Week Carnival (for all WVU students) – Rear Plaza, Mountainlair (rain location: Mountainlair Ballrooms) 

Presented by the Student Events Board, this event features the following carnival attractions: cotton candy, Island Adventure obstacle course, Super Trikes and the Log Jam.

5 p.m.  7 p.m.
Welcome Week Picnic (first-year undergraduates only) – Mountainlair Green

Featuring NFL football on an inflatable screen. Presented by WVUp All Night and the Student Events Board.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. WVUp All Night at the Rec (for all WVU students) – Student Rec Center

Come and see what the Rec Center has to offer! We will have activities happening throughout the night for chances to win gift certificates to surrounding restaurants. Get your semester started off right with your fellow Mountaineers. Presented by Campus Rec in partnership with WVUp All Night.                          
7 p.m.   10 p.m.
WVUp All Night Popcorn and Soda (for all WVU students) – Commons Area, Mountainlair          
9 p.m.   midnight 
Mountainlair Games Area Open House (for all WVU students) – Games Area, Mountainlair Ground Floor

Come and enjoy a free game of bowling, billiards or ping pong with your fellow Mountaineers. Presented by WVUp All Night.          
9 p.m.   1 a.m. 
WVUp All Night One Last Summer Bash (for all WVU students) 

Adrenaline Obstacle Course – Mountainlair Food Court and Mountainlair Green
Race through log jams, over two walls, through pylons and much more. First one out the slide is the winner.

Make-Your-Own Jewelry with Silver Pennies – Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair
Silver Pennies, a jewelry store on High Street in Morgantown, will be on hand to teach you how to make your own free unisex bracelets and necklaces.

Outside Inflatable Frenzy: Island Adventure Obstacle Course, Log Jam and Super Trikes  – Rear Plaza, Mountainlair (rain location: Mountainlair Ballrooms)
Continue your summer fun racing through a tropical-themed obstacle course, trying to beat the spinning log and riding heavy-duty, oversized trikes.

Lemonade Stand with free WVUp All Night cup – Rear Plaza, Mountainlair (rain location: Movie Poster Wall inside Mountainlair)
Enjoy the fresh-squeezed lemonade in your Mason jar with the WVUp All Night logo on it.

10 p.m.   midnight WVUp All Night Snacks (for all WVU students) – Commons Area, Mountainlair

Presented by WVU Dining Services.
midnight   2 a.m.
WVUp All Night Breakfast (for all WVU students) – Commons Area, Mountainlair

Presented by WVU Dining Services.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

7 a.m.   6 p.m.  (times vary) Adventure/Service Activities for first-year Downtown residents (Boreman, Dadisman, Stalnaker, Seneca, Summit and Honors) – depart from Mountainlair 

Choose your adventure
TBA Adventure/Service Activities for first-year undergraduate commuters

Choose your adventure
9 a.m.  – 4 p.m. (times vary) Campus Traverse for first-year Evansdale residents (Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, Lincoln, Lyon and Oakland) – depart from Evansdale Residential Complex

Check with your RA for details.
Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Commuter Campus Tours – Elizabeth Moore Hall

Tours depart from the E. Moore Hall lounge.
3 p.m.   7 p.m. Shopping Trip – Buses leave from Evansdale Residential Complex and the Mountainlair

Buses will do their first pick-up at 3 p.m. and will make rounds throughout the duration of the event. Final drop off at each location is 7 p.m.
3 p.m.   6 p.m. Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund Check Pickup (for LPEF scholarship recipients) – Erickson Alumni Center lobby

Individuals can retrieve their check from the Board of Trustees at this time. Check pickup will also be available August 14-18 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Alumni Center offices. For more information, contact Irene Bowers at ZelmaIrene.Bowers@mail.wvu.edu.
5 p.m.   8 p.m. Mountaineer Midway (for all WVU students) – Student Rec Center

A carnival extraordinaire – Mountaineer style! Bring your friends for fun games, good food and an opportunity to check out ways to get involved in student organizations.

Monday, August 14, 2017

All Day (times and locations vary) Academic Day (undergraduates only)

New undergraduate students are required to attend the Academic Session for their college or school.

Find your academic session
All Day Zipline Canopy Tours with Adventure WV near Coopers Rock (for upperclassmen and graduate students) – WVU Outdoor Education Center

Tours offered all day. No previous experience needed. Get to know the Outdoor Education Center and University Forest from the tree tops!

Sign up for your time slot
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New International Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation (Day 1) – Ming Hsieh Hall 126

This is a two-day event for new Graduate Teaching Assistants who are international students. Participants should plan to attend both days.

Register for International GTA Orientation
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Program Orientation – Holiday Inn Express, 1188 Pineview Dr., Morgantown
10 a.m.  – 2 p.m. Try Paddling with Adventure WV (for upperclassmen and graduate students) – Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Downtown Morgantown

Try out recreation kayaking and stand up paddleboarding at the riverfront park. Bring a bathing suit and towel, along with sandals or old shoes. No flip-flops.
Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Commuter Campus Tours – Elizabeth Moore Hall

Tours depart from the E. Moore Hall lounge.
1:30 p.m.  –  Check in
2 p.m.
–  Program
Transfer Academy (for new undergraduate transfer students only) – Mountainlair
Register in the Scholars Lounge beside the Ballroom.

Get an overview of all the services available at WVU, meet the staff who are here to help you, and make new friends with other transfer students.

Register for Transfer Academy
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. OGEL New Graduate Student Orientation – 414 Evansdale Crossing

The Office of Graduate Education and Life offers a new student orientation session for all on-campus graduate/professional students. If you plan to attend, please register online. RSVP is not required.
6 p.m. Trivia Night (for upperclassmen and graduate students) – Erickson Alumni Center

Featuring pizza and an ice cream social.
7 p.m. Commuter Monday Night Lights Gathering – Mountaineer Station Lobby
8 p.m.  – 10 p.m.
Monday Night Lights (first-year students only) – Milan Puskar Stadium 

Don't miss the first gathering of the entire freshman class on Mountaineer Field (literally on the field).

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (times vary)
Adventure/Service Activities for first-year Evansdale residents (Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, Lincoln, Lyon and Oakland) – depart from Evansdale Crossing 

Choose your adventure
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New International Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation (Day 2) – Ming Hsieh Hall 126

This is a two-day event for new Graduate Teaching Assistants who are international students. Participants should plan to attend both days.

Register for International GTA Orientation
8:30 a.m. - noon 
Master of Accountancy Program Orientation – Ming Hsieh Hall 122
8:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 
Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources Program Orientation – Business and Economics Building 128
9 a.m.  – 4 p.m. (times vary)
Campus Traverse for first-year Downtown residents (Boreman, Dadisman, Stalnaker, Seneca, Summit and Honors) and Commuters – depart from Mountainlair Ballrooms

Check with your RA for details.
9:30 a.m.  – 11 a.m.
College of Education and Human Services New Graduate Student Orientation (new CEHS graduate students only) – Percival Hall 316

New graduate students will have the opportunity to get an overview of the College of Education and Human Services, including student policies and academic departments. A graduate student panel will offer tips and insights from current CEHS students.
11 a.m.  – 1 p.m.
Davis  College Graduate Student Orientation     1021 South Agricultural Sciences

Event is open to both new and returning graduate students. Pizza will be served.  
Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 
Commuter Campus Tours – Elizabeth Moore Hall 

Tours depart from the E. Moore Hall lounge.  
Noon – 2:30 p.m. 
College of Business and Economics College-wide Incoming Masters Level Students Orientation – Ming Hsieh Hall 122
2:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Master of Science in Finance Program Orientation – Ming Hsieh Hall 122
4 p.m. 8:30 p.m. FoodFest (for all WVU students) – Evansdale, Short Term Lot 4 near Student Rec Center and Evansdale Crossing

Feed your inner foodie and try a variety of cuisines.
5 p.m. 9:30 p.m. FallFest (for all WVU students) – Fields behind the Student Rec Center

An evening of music and fun! The show will include performances by Cage the Elephant, 21 Savage and RL Grime.
FallFest Event Guidelines
FallFest Traffic and Parking


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

All Day First Day of Classes
11 a.m.   2 p.m. Commuter Welcome Pizza Party – E. Moore Hall, Betty Boyd Lounge

Thursday, August 17

10 a.m. – Noon
and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Office of Accessibility Services Open House – Stewart Hall B20

Stop by our new office for pepperoni rolls and Flying WV cookies, and learn more about the services offered by the Office of Accessibility Services, now conveniently located downtown!
Noon – 3 p.m. Belmear Welcome Back BBQ (open to all students, faculty and staff) – Center for Black Culture and Research 

Free and open to all WVU students, staff and faculty. Live music provided by DJ Dollar.
2 p.m.   4 p.m. Ice Cream Social for Commuters – Elizabeth Moore Hall G-111 
5:30 p.m.   7 p.m. LGBTQ+ Center Welcome Back Mixer (open to all new and returning students, faculty and staff) – Hodges Hall G-06

Join the LGBTQ+ Center for an evening of welcoming new and returning students, building community and learning more about the LGBTQ+ Center over appetizers and beverages.

Friday, August 18

9 a.m. – Noon Commuter Lounge Open House  – Elizabeth Moore Hall G-11 
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Graduate Student Welcome Event (for graduate/professional students and the graduate education community) – Rear Plaza, Mountainlair

Enjoy free food and games at this annual event by the Office of Graduate Education and Life.

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