Gov. Justice, Brad & Alys Smith, and West Virginia University launch Ascend WV remote worker program

Gov. Jim Justice announced on Monday (April 12) the launch of the nation’s premier remote work program, aimed at recruiting outdoor enthusiast professionals to the Mountain State. The program, called Ascend WV, supported by West Virginia native Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys, will allow adventurers to enjoy world-class recreation, uncrowded spaces, and a low cost of living while staying fully connected to their jobs, and it comes with the country’s best remote worker incentive package: $12,000 and a year’s worth of free outdoor recreation.

WVU to hold four in-person commencement ceremonies in May

West Virginia University graduates will return to in-person commencement ceremonies this May; and although some restrictions will be in place because of COVID-19, the celebrations will be no less memorable for the 4,499 who walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Graduates from May, August and December 2020 are also eligible to participate in the exercises.

Lessons from the pandemic: What WVU has learned, accomplished and shared in the year of COVID-19

Under the quiet surface of near-stilled campuses over the past year, West Virginia University researchers, faculty and administrators have scrambled to learn more about COVID-19 and mitigate its spread, calculated how to teach online and hybrid classes and figured out how to better ensure people on those campuses could remain safe from the virulent disease that has killed more than 500,000 U. S. citizens to date.

UPDATE: WVU to remain in remote delivery mode for Morgantown campus on Thursday, Feb. 18

West Virginia University will continue remote instruction for the Morgantown campus the remainder of Thursday (Feb. 18) due to inclement weather and road conditions. Classes already offered online and those in hybrid form will also continue as planned. Students on clinical rotations should check in with their program directors for additional guidance. The remainder of the University, including Libraries, dining, buses and COVID-19 testing will operate on a normal schedule. Those who are unable to make it to the COVID-19 vaccination clinics or need to adjust their appointment time should contact covidvaccine@mail.wvu.edu as soon as possible. The vaccination team may also reach out to reschedule appointments.

WVU moves to remote delivery for Morgantown campus until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18

West Virginia University will move to remote instruction on the Morgantown campus online until 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 18) due to inclement weather and road conditions. Classes already offered online and those in hybrid form will also continue as planned. Students on clinical rotations should check in with their program directors for additional guidance. The remainder of the University, including dining, buses and COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics, will operate on a normal schedule.

WVU announces updates to on-campus operations for Thursday due to inclement weather

West Virginia University in Morgantown will adjust some of its on-campus operations for Thursday, Feb. 11 due to inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions. Thursday was previously designated as a non-instructional date on the academic calendar. As a result, no classes were scheduled. Health Sciences students on clinical rotations should check in with their program directors for additional guidance.

WVU moves to all remote delivery for Morgantown campus until noon Monday, Feb. 1

West Virginia University will move in-person instruction on the Morgantown campus online until noon Monday (Feb. 1) due to inclement weather and road conditions. Classes already offered online and those in hybrid form will also continue as planned. Students on clinical rotations should check in with their program directors for additional guidance. The remainder of the University, including dining and COVID-19 testing, will operate on a normal schedule.