Submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA

Don't forget to submit your 2019-2020 FAFSA before the March 1 priority deadline! Complete your FAFSA early every year for the best aid package available to you. Some aid is limited so don't miss out.

If you have any questions or need help, come to the Mountaineer Hub on the 2nd floor of the Evansdale Crossing building for FAFSA Filing Fridays. Our Student Services Associates would be happy to assist you!

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WVU IDEA Hub encourages WVU community to register and participate in Demo Day

The WVU IDEA Hub encourages members of the WVU community to participate in the University’s second annual Demo Day on April 25. Students, faculty and staff across all campuses, colleges and units, including the regional campuses, will have the opportunity to demonstrate their work in innovation, entrepreneurship or design. Register between February 15-March 1.

Participants will gain exposure across campus and to the broader community, while having the opportunity to win cash and prizes.

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WVU adopts zero-tolerance policy for PRT passenger misconduct

West Virginia University has adopted a zero-tolerance policy related to passenger misbehavior on the PRT.

Effective immediately, misconduct includes stepping onto the tracks, attempting to open doors or windows while on the PRT, interfering with the safety and efficient operation while riding the PRT, and standing on a station platform. Violation of the policy may result in suspension or expulsion from the university, per the student code of conduct.

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WVU Bookstore - Caps and gowns now available to order for May graduation

May Graduation Regalia, Diploma Frames, Etc.

Any student who walks in the Commencement Ceremonies must wear official regalia. All caps and gowns, personalized announcements, diploma frames and college rings can be ordered online through the WVU Bookstore at http://bit.ly/1LuzSpZ. All cap, gown and frame orders need to be ordered by March 24th and can be picked up in the bookstore starting Monday, April 22nd. Caps and gowns can also be shipped to the student's home for a $15.95 fee. The home-ship orders must be placed by April 12th. Diploma frames are not part of the home-ship program. There is no shipping fee on caps and gowns and diploma frames that are shipped to the WVU Bookstore for pick-up.

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Cast your vote for the 2019 Official WVU Fan Shirt

It's up you to determine this year's Ultimate Mountaineer Fan. You can vote for one of three shirt designs, which were developed by our 2019 Ultimate Mountaineer Fans. The finalists worked with WVU licensee Top of the World to design a unique shirt inspired by their Mountaineer spirit.

The finalist who designs the winning shirt will win a trip for two to the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball tournament in Kansas City, and the shirt with the most votes will be sold in stores starting in June.

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TEDxWVU returns for its second year with exciting new speakers

Last year, the TEDxWVU event sold out and this year the organization is expecting the same turnout. With a new venue, a new theme and new speakers, this year’s event is going to be better than ever. The event, TEDxWVU 2019, will take place on March 2 at 9 a.m. at the Gladys S. Davis Theatre in the Center for Creative Arts.

The event is limited to 100 attendees. Tickets will be $12 and go on sale through the WVU Arts and Entertainment office in the next few days. Those who do not get tickets will be able to watch on live stream. The link for the live stream will be found on TEDxWVU’s Facebook page and at tedxwvu.com.

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Walk-In Resume Reviews held every Wednesday

Drop in to Career Services (located directly above the WVU Bookstore in the Mountainlair) every Wednesday during the Walk-In Resume Review hours between 1 and 4 p.m. to get feedback on your resume! Career Services' career development specialists want to provide support before the WVU Career and Internship Fair on February 13.

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SteppingStones Miracle League Baseball volunteers/interns needed

SteppingStones is a Morgantown based non-profit organization that offers year round recreation and social activities for children with disabilities.

Miracle League Baseball removes barriers that can keep people with disabilities form enjoying baseball. Game play is on a rubberized surface that accommodates wheelchairs and other assistive devices while helping prevent falls and injuries. The season runs from end of April until end of July. Many volunteers are needed to help make the season run smoothly and to make sure everyone having fun. Below are some of the volunteer positions needed. More detailed information can be found on iServe.wvu.edu.

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WVU board approves new policies governing ethics, identity theft and tobacco

The West Virginia University Board of Governors today (Feb. 8) gave final approval to a trio of updated policies, and also sent out for comment the latest updated rule as it works to complete policy revisions in the wake of the adoption of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission. 

The three rules, unanimously approved, deal with conflicts of interest, outside consulting and ethics; identify theft detection and prevention; and a tobacco-free campus. 

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Know a future Mountaineer? Encourage them to register for an Adventure WV First-Year Trip

Do you have any siblings or friends that are considering becoming Mountaineers? Hook them up with WVU’s First-Year Trip program! With Adventure WV, they’ll reach new heights (sometimes literally), meet new friends and discover what it means to be a Mountaineer.

Additionally, we have gained new academic partnerships, a multitude of service opportunities and expanded trip accommodation options.

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WVU Neuroscience fundraiser to support Feed Our Brains outreach program

WVU Neuroscience is asking for your help to support its Feed Our Brains outreach program. The program’s goal is to pay off overdue student lunch balances at local public schools as part of the neuroscience graduate student’s general neuroscience outreach program. At each school visited, students will not only learn about how their brain works, but how food is important in fueling their brains and promotes growth. 

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