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Service, semester preps, celebration intertwine for WVU’s Welcome Week

The return of FallFest highlights a packed Welcome Week at West Virginia University which begins Thursday, Aug. 11, and continues through the start of the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 17. New events include a pool party for all students at the Student Rec Center Aug. 13 and a service project to benefit the West Virginia United Way Collaborative during Monday Night Lights for first-year students Aug. 15.

WVU to close Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth

West Virginia University, including WVU Tech, Potomac State College, Extension offices and WVU Research Corp., will close Monday, June 20, following a declaration issued by Gov. Jim Justice proclaiming a state holiday in recognition of Juneteenth.

Masks optional in WVU classrooms and labs, required in patient care areas

West Virginia University will lift mask requirements for individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in classrooms and labs across the WVU System beginning Tuesday, March 8. The decision comes after the University made mask wearing optional in other indoor settings on Feb. 16 amid a decline in COVID-19 cases on campus, surrounding communities and across the state.

Community Notice: WVU to adjust in-person class schedule, operations Friday, Feb. 4

In-person classes with a start time prior to 10 a.m. are canceled on West Virginia University’s Morgantown campus Friday, Feb. 4, due to anticipated inclement weather and worsening road conditions. Online classes are not affected. The remainder of the University began normal operations at 9 a.m.; however, WVU students and employees should call ahead before venturing out to ensure locations and services are open as conditions may change or services may be limited.

WVU provides updated COVID-19 guidance for spring 2022 semester opening

West Virginia University is committed to providing an on-campus learning experience as the spring 2022 semester approaches; however, with the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country and throughout the state because of the omicron variant, the University is implementing several updated campus health and safety protocols ahead of the start of classes that begin on Monday, Jan. 10.