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Returning Mountaineers (Upperclassmen and Graduate Students)

Who says freshmen get to have all the fun?  Welcome Week is for our returning Mountaineers, too.  (Sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate and professional students – we’re talking to you.)

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.

It’s Welcome Week. Come out and show our new Mountaineers how we learn, serve and play – one adventure at a time.

Ready. Set. Let’s Go!


We’re happy these country roads have brought you home to Morgantown. We look forward to seeing you at the following events on campus.

Mountaineer Midway at the Student Rec Center – Sunday, August 13, 5-8 p.m.
Think carnival fun – WVU-style! Plus snacks and a student organization fair.

Zipline Canopy Tours with Adventure WV near Coopers Rock (upperclassmen and graduate students) – Monday, August 14, Tours offered all day – sign up for your time slot.

Try Paddling with Adventure WV at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park in Downtown Morgantown (upperclassmen and graduate students) – Monday, August 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Trivia at the Erickson Alumni Center (upperclassmen and graduate students) – Monday, August 14, 6 p.m. 

FoodFest at Short Term Lot 4 near the Student Rec Center and Evansdale Crossing – Tuesday, August 15, 4-8:30 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. One ticket per student. More info coming later on guest tickets.

FallFest on fields behind the Student Rec Center – Tuesday, August 15, 5-9:30 p.m. The show will include performances by Cage the Elephant, 21 Savage and RL Grime.

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Want to get involved on campus or in the community? Community service activities exist during Welcome Week and throughout the year. Log into WVU’s  iServe  to explore your options. More info will be coming about volunteering for Welcome Week.

Helpful tips

  • Remember to bring your student ID cards with you. Lost or misplaced your card over the summer? Check the Mountaineer Card Services page to learn how to replace it.
  • Remember that alternative transportation and parking options exist on campus but may be altered for events. Keep up-to-date by visiting Transportation and Parking online.
  • Have questions or concerns about your class schedule? Reach out to your academic adviser in your college or program.