President Gee believes in big ideas, big service, big opportunities and big celebrations. Welcome Week is no exception. We’ve created and tailored a list of events fit for any and every Mountaineer.
But first things first. Before you pack your bags, you'll need to take a minute to register for your Adventure and Service project.
Choose Your Adventure.During Welcome Week, all first-year students will participate in a fun activity that will connect you to other students, to our beautiful state and to the communities surrounding WVU. Each "Adventure" is a Community Service, Adventure WV or Career Discovery experience — it's up to you which event you attend!
Find your Adventure day below — either Sunday, August 13 or Tuesday, August 15 — based on where you will live. Choose your event by clicking the link and then logging in to WVU's iServe system using your WVU ID (the same as for your MIX email).
- Sunday, August 13 — Downtown residents (Boreman, Dadisman, Stalnaker, Seneca, Summit and Honors) choose your project (log in with your WVU ID to view events).
- Sunday, August 13 — Commuters — If you are a first-year student and plan to commute from home (meaning you will not be living in a residence hall), submit your information. You'll receive a link via email so that you can choose and sign-up for the project of your choice happening on Sunday, August 13.
- Tuesday, August 15 — Evansdale residents (Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, Lincoln, Lyon and Oakland) choose your project (log in with your WVU ID to view events).
Questions? Contact the Center for Service and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-293-8761.
Get to campus.
- First-year Honors students move in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, August 11.
- All remaining students move in on Saturday, August 12, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Questions about move in, including information on parking, traffic and transportation, can be found on the WVU Housing and Residence Life page.
Everything you need to know should be available on this website. If not, we’ll tell you where to look to learn more.
Attend your academic session on Monday, August 14.
Taking care of business – last-minute shopping and tour opportunities.
Forgot to pack a toothbrush, or just looking for that perfect addition to your dorm room décor? Take advantage of bus trips to the University Town Center. Learn times for the trip and other news from your Resident Advisor (RA) or Commuter Advisor (CA).
Want to familiarize yourself with campus a little more? Take an RA or CA tour. Learn more about times and tours from your RA or CA.
Learning meets leisure.
- Mountaineer Midway at the Student Rec Center – Sunday, August 13, 5-8 p.m. Think carnival – WVU-style! Plus snacks and a student organization fair.
Monday Night Lights at Milan Puskar Stadium – Monday, August 14, 8-10 p.m.
Held at Mountaineer Field (literally on the field), first-year students will be greeted by the Pride of West Virginia Marching Band, have a class photo taken and see their first Mountaineer fireworks show.
FoodFest at Short Term Lot 4 near the Student Rec Center and Evansdale Crossing – Tuesday, August
15, 4-8 p.m. WVU is serving up a second helping of Welcome Week’s premiere foodie
event, FoodFest. Taste a bit of the local flavor while entering for a chance
to win prizes. More info will be available about ticketing.
- FallFest on the fields behind the Student Rec Center – Tuesday, August 15, 4-9 p.m. The show will include performances by Cage the Elephant, 21 Savage and RL Grime.