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WVU Pass App and Wristband

To access Mountaineer MovieFest, Monday Night Lights (only for undergraduate students who are new to WVU Morgantown), FoodFest and FallFest, students are required to have a WVU Welcome Week radio-frequency identification (RFID) wristband.

How to claim your wristband

Step 1 – Download WVU Pass

Download the “WVU Pass" app in the Apple Store or Google Play. If you don't have a smart phone, or you have an international phone, go to a wristband activation location and the staff there will register your band there. 

Gold Flying WV logo on dark blue background

We’ll use this app to remind you of upcoming events, weather conditions and other important Welcome Week info.  

Step 2 – Claim your ticket

Open the WVU Pass app and press "register." Enter our WVU student ID number and requested information. You will receive an email with a QR code; bring that email (or a screenshot) to an on-campus activation location. ***If you have any problems at this step and need assistance, please email

Step 3 – Pick up your wristband

Stop by one of the wristband locations to scan the QR code you received via email, verify your identity with your WVU ID (so bring that, too) and receive a wristband:

  • Downtown: Mountainlair Commons Area
    • Friday, August 16, 2019: 1 to 5 p.m. 
    • Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 17-19, 2019: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Tuesday, August 20, 2019: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Evansdale: 
    • Student Recreation Center lobby
      • Friday, August 16, 2019: 1 to 8 p.m.
      • Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 17-19, 2019: 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
    • Bennett Tower Loop
      • Tuesday, August 20, 2019:  9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (look for the signs and tents) 
WVU staff and volunteers will help you activate your ticket and attach your wristband. Don't remove your wristband until at least midnight after FallFest. When you remove your wristband, it will deactivate — and we cannot issue a replacement.

Save time in line by downloading the app and registering BEFORE stopping by a wristband location. 

All WVU students must claim their wristband prior to gaining entrance into FallFest on Tuesday, August 20.

Step 4 – Have fun!

Your wristband is your ticket to Mountaineer MovieFest, Monday Night Lights (for undergraduate students who are new to WVU Morgantown), FoodFest and FallFest. 

And don’t forget to use the WVU Pass app to earn badges and compete for prizes. Watch for details at each of the events where wristbands are scanned for entry and food items. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring a guest to FallFest?

WVU students with a wristband may bring one guest. The guest must be at least 17 years old and present a valid photo ID. Guests and their WVU student host should enter FallFest at the same time; unaccompanied guests will not be admitted.  

Why can’t I use my student ID instead of a wristband?

In the past, validating student IDs caused significant delays for students entering popular events. We’re using wristbands to move ID validation (by activating your Mountaineer Pass in the WVU Pass app and receiving your wristband) away from entrance gates. Scanning your wristband is faster than scanning your ID card and make it easier to get into the venue – and you’ll be able to use your wristband to get snacks at MovieFest and your meal at FoodFest, instead of carrying paper tickets.

Is the wristband waterproof?

Yes! You can continue normal activities. Just don’t remove the wristband until after FallFest.

What if I don’t want to download the app and get a wristband?

Downloading the app, claiming your ticket and picking up your wristband are required to participate in Mountaineer MovieFest, Monday Night Lights (for undergraduate students who are new to WVU Morgantown), FoodFest and FallFest only. You can take part in all other Welcome Week events without the app and wristband.