Private support aids WVU students struggling due to COVID-19

West Virginia University junior Charde De Lestre lost three part-time jobs and fell nearly three months behind on her rent after classes moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, she’s been able to continue her studies thanks to generous private donations that are providing emergency aid for students in need.

WVU provost discusses academic plans for fall return

West Virginia University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed outlined plans for the academic calendar, and course adjustments to maintain the health and safety of the campus community in a letter Monday, June 8.

WVU enacts temporary furlough program in response to COVID-19

All employees identified for temporary furlough were notified on Friday morning (May 8). The temporary furlough will be effective on May 24, and impacted employees will return to work on either June 28 or July 26, depending on operational needs. Employees on temporary furlough will continue their benefits during the temporary furlough period.

WVU reminds campus community of winter weather procedures

Campus leaders at West Virginia University remind students, faculty and staff that as temperatures fall and the possibility of inclement weather increases, they are to exercise caution and use personal judgment before venturing out.

WVU’s retention efforts highlighted at Board of Governors meeting

West Virginia University students who are tantalizingly close to completing their degrees, but are at the end of their financial resources, will receive a new benefit beginning next semester with the implementation of “completion grants” to help fill the gap between checkbooks and commencement.