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WVU outlines health and safety protocols for the Return to Campus

West Virginia University leaders Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop and Drs. Clay Marsh and Jeff Coben sent a letter Tuesday, July 7 to the campus community outlining safety procedures for students’ return to campus scheduled for Aug. 19.

To read the full letter, visit WVU Today

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Campus Visit Events


At this time, WVU has suspended all campus visitations through Sept. 7, 2020. All registered visitors through the Visitors Center have been notified of their tour cancellation. We are not rescheduling tours at this time, but instead encouraging future students and their families to explore our virtual resources, including weekly admissions presentations and livestreams hosted by campus tour leaders.

Both Visitors Centers are currently closed to the public.

New Student Orientation

Online Only

West Virginia University will move its New Student Orientation program to an online experience, replacing an on-campus experience that is typically held the month of June. The decision to develop a virtual experience was made due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and health of our incoming students and their families is always our first priority. More information regarding the Virtual New Student Orientation can be found online.

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