Read the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

Substance abuse and drug dependency are problems of staggering proportions in out society today. They are the leading causes of preventable illness, disability, and death in the United States. Alcohol/chemical dependency is a disease that affects not only individuals, but every component of the family system, workplace, and the community.

WVU wants to make sure you are aware of the WVU policies, resources, and state laws pertaining to the use of alcohol and other drugs.  Please review the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act to ensure that you are familiar with these policies.  You can also find this information at

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Community Music Program's Children's/Youth Choirs begin fall term rehearsals

The Morgantown Children's and Youth Choirs, through the Community Music Program, welcomes all children to the enjoyment of music, through age-appropriate vocal training and the joy of performing. Through a wide range of choral music, children experience other lands and languages all while learning about vocal technique, performing arts and goal achievement through individual accomplishments and teamwork. Not to mention a huge amount of fun. 

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Be aware of ongoing construction as Evansdale sidewalk opens

The new sidewalk between the Advanced Engineering Research Building and the Agricultural Sciences Building will be open to pedestrians on Wednesday (Aug. 16) for the first day of classes. The new sidewalk is part of the Evansdale Quad project which will be complete in November. Pedestrians should be aware of ongoing construction activities in this area and observe construction signs and barricades.

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WVU to launch Unews to students for fall semester

As a new semester begins,  West Virginia University is launching a new approach to provide students with the information they need in an effective and uncluttered manner. Beginning Monday (Aug. 7)  Unews will arrive in student inboxes twice a week, highlighting upcoming events, leadership and service opportunities, and important dates and deadlines.

All registered students will receive Unews on Monday and Thursday mornings during the fall and spring semesters via their MIX account. Monday’s email will connect you directly with what you need to know for the week, and Thursday’s email will keep you informed about all of the fun and exciting events going on during the weekend. 

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Research study for parents of young children with autism

If you are the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder who has been involved in early intervention (WV Birth to Three) within the past two years, you may be eligible to participate in a West Virginia University IRB-approved study on early intervention. We are interested in learning about parents of children with autism’s experiences and perceptions of early intervention. Eligible participants will take part in in a one-on-one interview (approximately 1 hour) and a group focus group interview (approximately 1 hour). Participants will be compensated with a $50 gift card for the interview, and a $50 gift card for the focus group.

IRB Approval is on file for this study.

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LGBTQ+ Center Welcome Mixer (Aug. 17)

Join the LGBTQ+ Center on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hodges Hall G-06 for an evening of welcoming new and returning students, building community, and learning more about the LGBTQ+ Center’s programs and resources over appetizers and beverages. Open to all new and returning students, faculty and staff!  

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LGBTQ+ Center and Women's Resource Center Gender Fair (Aug. 24)

Join the WVU LGBTQ+ Center and Women’s Resource Center, and other campus and community groups, for the second biannual Gender Fair on Thursday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms! 

Representatives from WVU and Morgantown area organizations working on intersectional approaches to gender, sexuality, social justice and equality will be present to offer resources and to direct students to gender equity related contacts, services, organizations, courses and more.  

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Who pays the bill in your family? Grant access now.

Did you know you can give your parent or designee their own access to log on through the Parent/Guest Portal to view and pay your bill, or call in about your financial aid, among other things?
Fall bills will be coming out July 6 and will be due July 26. If you have not yet set up online proxy access through the Parent/Guest Portal, do so now before you leave for the summer. Four easy steps will ensure that your parent/designee can receive billing notifications, be able to call in on your behalf with questions and view and pay the bill this summer and in upcoming semesters:

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