West Virginia University is now on Spotify

Starting today (Aug. 12), you will be able to listen to specially curated playlists such as: “Back-to-School,” a playlist designed for students arriving on campus; “Arts and Entertainment,” including music reflected in the new Arts Series; “FallFest Through the Years,” with throwbacks from artists who performed between 1995 and 2018; and a “Country Roads” playlist, filled with different versions of our favorite song.

We’ll be sharing new playlists as the year goes on. You can find us by searching “West Virginia University” in the discover box. If you have ideas for playlists, email us at social@mail.wvu.edu.

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Updates to WVU Transportation and Parking social media accounts

The West Virginia University Department of Transportation and Parking Twitter account (formerly @WVUDOT) recently changed its handle to @WVUparking. This account will continue to provide the latest transportation and parking news.

If you already were following the former @WVUDOT account, no action is required by you. You automatically will begin following the @WVUparking account.

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Our new safety website is here – your resource for everything about on-campus safety and wellness

WVU is one of the safest campuses in the country, and we’re working to make it even safer for all Mountaineers.

To help provide you with all on-campus safety information, everything you need to know can now be found at safety.wvu.edu. Learn about types of programming and trainings the University provides, information on things like active shooter preparedness, and reporting procedures for sexual assault, discrimination and more. This new website will serve as a helpful resource in times of need. We encourage you to explore the website regularly to stay informed about and updated on safety and wellness at WVU.

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Important changes to University Police social media accounts

As part of continuing efforts to promote a safe and secure campus community, the West Virginia University Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management are updating our social media accounts.

The former West Virginia University Police Department Twitter account (@WVUPD) has changed its handle to @WVUalert and will only post during emergency situations.

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WVU Board of Governors OKs three major construction projects and financing

Citing the need to “improve the quality of student life, enrich academic experience, enhance student services, and respond to students’ needs,” the West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously approved construction plans Wednesday for three major projects totaling $176 million.  

The projects will be funded by a combination of private donations, auxiliary revenue, private financing (bonds) and reserves.  

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Hodges Hall bus loop to be temporarily closed

Hodges Hall abatement, demolition and construction is set to start at the beginning of August which requires temporary closure of the bus loop. 

The bus loop will be relocated to the Life Science building from August 2019 to February 2021.  

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Promoting a healthier WVU: all campuses will be tobacco- and smoke-free, effective August 1

At West Virginia University, we are committed to the overall health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. That's why all campuses across the WVU System will be tobacco- and smoke-free beginning in early August.

Earlier this spring, the WVU Board of Governors (BOG) approved BOG Finance and Administration Rule 5.6 – Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus, which supersedes BOG Policy 57 – Tobacco-Free Campus. The tobacco- and smoke-free campus rule will go into effect on August 1, 2019.

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Community recycling volunteers needed Saturday mornings

The Monongalia County Recycling program collects recyclables from residents the first four Saturdays of each month at the Walmart off of Grafton Road in Morgantown from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers are greatly needed this summer to assist in unloading items from cars. Please consider volunteering as an individual or invite your own group or student organization to serve your community as a team. 

While signing up in advance is not required, WVU students, staff and faculty can sign up for available shifts on iServe.wvu.edu and receive credit for their service. The Monongalia County Recycling Program is an official partner of the Center for Service and Learning.

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WVU Login self-service site has new features and password-update process

The first time you need to change your Login password after July 1, you will use a different process at the new login.wvu.edu. You MUST select Claim Account and follow instructions. The process only takes a few minutes, and your new password will be good for one year.

Your username and email address are not affected by this upgrade, and no immediate action is required. When your current password expires, you will receive an email with instructions.

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Login passwords cannot be changed between 12:01 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Sunday

After July 1, you will be unable to change your password or unlock your account at login.wvu.edu on Sundays between 12:01 a.m. and 1 p.m. You will still be able to print Duo backup codes, look up your WVUID number and change your account recovery contact information during the recurring maintenance window. 

The first time your password expires after the upgrade of login.wvu.edu, you may need to claim your account in the new system before changing your password. You will only have to do this once, and your new password will last for one year. 

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Starting June 25 you'll see a new screen before signing in to certain WVU tools

Starting Tuesday, June 25, you will be prompted to select your organization before signing into the 25 Live room reservation tool, WVU Libraries (EZ Proxy) and the WVU+kc (Kuali) research administration tool, including the Conflict of Interest module. Most people will choose WVU. However, if you are an employee of WVU Medicine, you will choose WVU Medicine. This group includes medical residents.

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Kaspersky anti-virus protection ends Aug. 31; install Sophos for free now

To continue protecting your personal computers, tablets and smartphones with WVU’s free anti-virus, you must install Sophos before Saturday, August 31. WVU’s license agreement with Kaspersky ends that day, and you will then have to pay Kaspersky for any new software updates.

To download Sophos, go to freeav.wvu.edu. After providing your WVU email address, Sophos will send an activation code and account setup instructions. ITS recommends registering your Sophos account using a personal email address, which you can use to manage your personal devices. Install the software on as many as three personally-owned computers.

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