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Welcome back: Students discover connections, place and purpose at WVU

Following a year of missed traditions and celebrations, West Virginia University will welcome new and returning students to its campus in Morgantown with an array of in-person activities that will allow students to reconnect and find their place and purpose.

COVID-19 shapes future of accessibility services at WVU

While ensuring that students received equal access to courses and lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic, West Virginia University’s Office of Accessibility Services developed a new Transcriber Mentorship Program to meet the nearly-doubled increase in demand for those services. Combined with the Work-Study Captioning Program, which saw a 900% increase in requests during the pandemic, the Office of Accessibility Services reduced outside expenses by nearly a quarter of a million dollars over the last two years.

WVU issues Community Notice after recent thefts from vehicles and asks students, staff to lock vehicles

West Virginia University Police has received four reports since July 17 of thefts from vehicles. In most cases, the vehicles were left unlocked and parked in the following lots on the Morgantown campus: Lots 30 (Near College Park), North High St. (Near Boreman) and Coliseum Lot. Similar incidents have been reported throughout Monongalia County. University Police is increasing patrols and presence in these areas and is also coordinating with other law enforcement agencies in response to the incidents.

WVU to offer students, employees incentives for COVID-19 vaccine verification

West Virginia University will begin an incentive program for students and employees who have verified their COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 1. The program, which will begin July 1, is intended to increase the number of students, faculty and staff who verify their vaccination information by the Aug. 1 deadline.

WVU to fully reopen campuses for fall 2021 semester

With recent decreases in COVID-19 cases across the country and the knowledge that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and effective, West Virginia University now plans to fully reopen its campuses this fall.

Scholarship initiative provides $389K to students affected by pandemic

Generous support from West Virginia University alumni, donors and friends is empowering more than 400 students in need to proceed with their educations amid the enduring economic challenges of COVID-19. “We Are Stronger Together,” a special scholarship initiative launched by the WVU Foundation, has provided over $389,000 to date to assist students affected by the pandemic with tuition, room and board, and other educational expenses.

Cashin named a 2021 Olympic Qualifier

Former WVU Track and Field athlete Amy Cashin qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after competition at the Stumptown Twilight meet in Portland, Oregon, on Thursday evening.

WVU celebrates graduates with in-person commencement

Following a year of missed milestones, celebrations and traditions, West Virginia University’s first in-person commencement ceremony since December 2019 ushered in a renewed sense of optimism for the nearly 4,500 graduates who walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in four ceremonies this weekend (May 15-16).