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WVU Welcome Week features more than 50 events and activities for students

Students sit and talk on the Mountainlair Green

Dozens of events are part of Welcome Week at West Virginia University which starts Thursday (Aug. 10) and continues through the beginning of the fall semester on Wednesday, Aug. 16. (WVU Photo)

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WHAT: West Virginia University welcomes new and returning students to campus with Welcome Week beginning Thursday (Aug. 10). Events are planned on the Morgantown Campus ahead of and continuing after the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

WHO: Students will have the opportunity to be involved in more than 50 activities and events, showcasing life as a Mountaineer with academic, social and service elements to help them tap into their strengths, find their purpose and make a home on campus.

See the full Welcome Week schedule.

Key Events  

Thursday, Aug. 10, to Saturday, Aug. 12

    • Residence hall move-ins, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Saturday, Aug. 12 

     • Welcome Week Cookouts, 6-8 p.m. for students with dining plans at the Mountainlair Green and Evansdale Fields 

     • WVUp All Night, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. for all students at the Mountainlair

Sunday, Aug. 13 

     • Student Organization Fair, 4:30-6:30 p.m. for all students at the Student Recreation Center with evening activities to follow from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Mountainlair and Student Rec Center

Monday, Aug. 14 

     • Monday Night Lights, 7 p.m. for first-year students only at Milan Puskar Stadium with a performance from “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, and the taking of an official class photo.

      Watch the 8 p.m. pre-show and 8:30 p.m. main event online.

      **The clear bag policy will be enforced.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 

     • FallFest and FoodFest, 5:30 p.m. for all students at the Evansdale Fields

       **The clear bag policy will be enforced.

       WVU Arts and Entertainment will announce the FallFest lineup Friday (Aug. 11).

       **A separate media advisory detailing FallFest media guidelines will be distributed Monday, Aug. 14. 

Read more about Welcome Week.



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