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New Undergraduates (Freshmen)

President Gee believes in big ideas, big service, big opportunities and big celebrations. Welcome Week 2018 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 a Service or Adventure/Recreation project.

Choose Your Adventure 2018.

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 Campus Recreation  activity — it's up to you which event you attend!

Find your Adventure day below — either Sunday, August 12 or Monday, August 13 — based on where you will live. Choose your event by clicking the link for Community Service or Adventure/Campus Recreation. Please choose only one activity; you need to participate in only one. You may choose one activity from either category (Community Service or Adventure/Recreation ).

Students who participated in an Adventure WV program in summer 2018 need to choose a Community Service or Adventure/Recreation activity for Welcome Week as the programs offered during the summer are different than those planned for Welcome Week. 

When signing up, carefully review the details. Activity lengths, departure locations and clothing suggestions vary. Many activities require clothing that can get dirty or stained and sturdy outdoor shoes, so be sure to bring appropriate clothing to campus. Additionally, some activities require an acknowledgement of risk form, so please read carefully and come prepared – especially if you are under 18, as you will need parent/guardian signature.

Questions? For questions about Community Service activities, contact the Center for Service and Learning at or 304-293-8761. For questions about Adventure WV activities, contact or 304-293-5221. 

Get to campus.

What’s next?

Everything you need to know should be available on this website. If not, we’ll tell you where to look to learn more.

Download the WVU Pass app and get your wristband.

Your Welcome Week wristband is your ticket to Mountaineer MovieFest, Monday Night Lights, FoodFest and FallFest.

Attend your academic session on Tuesday, August 14.

Attend the college, school or department session that houses your major. You can identify your major using DegreeWorks, which you can access through the WVU Portal.

Check your MIX email for a message from your college, school or department with more details about your mandatory academic session.

Learning meets leisure.

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