Welcome Week is the most exciting time of year at West Virginia University — when we get to welcome you, our new and returning Mountaineers, to campus for the start of another fall semester.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates on everything from our street-style food festival to our kick-off concerts. For now, start preparing for the adventures this academic year will bring by getting involved with our Adventure and Service projects, which are mandatory for freshmen, and filled with rewarding (and résumé-building) volunteer opportunities for upperclassmen.
New Undergraduates: Choose Your Adventure or Service Experience!
At WVU, we want to fully engage you, our first-year undergraduate students, with our University and your new community and give you the tools to succeed from day one. We pride ourselves on having a campus culture that blurs the boundaries between the classroom, serving others and having fun – that’s where true learning happens.
What is the Adventure or Service Experience?
On Sunday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 15, new students like you will participate in either a Community Service, Adventure WV, or Career Discovery experience. That means, for this one day, you could be embarking on anything from a whitewater rafting adventure to a greenspace creation project — and it’s up to you which path you choose. Transportation is provided. For those offsite during lunch, a meal will also be provided.
What will I do during my Experience?
During your mandatory Adventure or Service Experience, you will:
- Connect with your classmates, WVU faculty and staff and the communities surrounding campus through fun and engaging activities.
- Have opportunities to discover lots of ways to get involved in hands-on learning in and out of the classroom.
- Find ways to link your passions — like leadership, meeting new people and outdoor recreation — to service opportunities, which will help you become better prepared for life as a new student.
When is my Experience?
Find your Adventure day below — either Sunday, August 13 or Tuesday, August 15 — based on your residence hall (commuters, we have special instructions for you). Choose your event by clicking the link and then logging in to WVU's iServe system using your WVU ID (the same as for your MIX email).
Sunday, August 13 — Downtown residents (Boreman, Dadisman, Stalnaker, Seneca, Summit and Honors) choose your project.
Sunday, August 13 — Commuters (If you are a freshman and plan to commute from home rather than live in a residence hall, submit your information. You'll then receive another link via email so you can choose and sign-up for the project of your choice).
Tuesday, August 15 — Evansdale residents and transfer students (Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, Lincoln, Lyon, Oakland) choose your project.
Returning Students and Graduate Students: Earn Community Service Hours, Engage with Classmates and Build Your Résumé
Welcome Week isn't just for new WVU students, returning Mountaineers can volunteer to be an Experience Leader for Community Service and Adventure WV activities happening on Sunday, August 13 and/or Tuesday, August 15.
Get involved! You can earn community service hours and have access to exclusive training opportunities by registering to serve. Begin building your résumé and kickoff the school year right by completing the Welcome Week Experience Leader Interest Survey.