Coming soon: New Portal dashboard will have more current, useful financial information

Updates coming soon will let students see more comprehensive, accurate and useful information about their accounts at This change was originally scheduled for July 9 but has been postponed. Information Technology Services will announce the new date when it is selected.

Under “STAR Information,” you’ll find current balances due, notification of holds that could hinder your ability to register for classes, required actions, and scholarship or other financial award information. Under “My Finances,” you’ll see previous payments and outstanding balances. Anything requiring immediate attention will indicate the urgency in red.

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Join the WVU Debate Team

The WVU Debate Team is looking for students who would like to participate in intercollegiate policy debate team at WVU for the 2018-2019 season. No previous experience required. If you are interested in joining or would just like some more information please email Director of Debate Samantha Godbey at

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Summer II (and Fall) textbook information - easy steps!

Find all your required textbooks for any semester by simply using the WVU Bookstore's Registration Integration steps:

1) Log into STAR.
2) Select "Student Service and Housing" tab.
3) Select "Registration" menu.
4) Select "WVU, PSC, and WVU Tech Bookstores."
5) Select "Summer or Fall 2018" term from drop down menu. NOTE: Health Science, Law, Potomac State (PSC)  and Tech (WVUIT) students, please use appropriate link after you have completed the above steps.

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WVU announces 2018 graduation honors, President's and Dean's lists

A total of 4,120 students graduated from the University in May.

A total of 3,533 students were named to the Dean’s list for spring 2018. Those on the Dean’s list received a 3.5 GPA or higher. A total of 2,170 students were named to the President’s list after receiving a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

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WVU board OKs FY19 budget assumptions, tuition and dining services vendor

The West Virginia University Board of Governors took steps Friday to ensure a strong, vibrant education for its students, and continued its search for revenue that can help mitigate needed increases in tuition and fees.

The Board approved budget assumptions for the fiscal year beginning July 1, based on a 5.7 percent increase in tuition and fees and an incoming full-time freshman class of 4,900. 

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Bluegrass and Old-Time Band seeks members

The WVU Bluegrass and Old-Time Band seeks interested old-time and bluegrass musicians to join the group in Fall 2018. The band will perform frequently around the WVU campus, as well as venues around the state. Of particular need are banjoists and fiddlers, but anyone with an interest should contact Dr. Travis Stimeling at

Students who participate in the band will be expected to enroll in a one-credit course upon admission.

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Unique retro gaming class available this summer

How good are your flipper, nudging and ball control skills? Do you need to brush up on techniques to compete with pride or want to learn to play? Sign up now for PE 293, Retro Gaming: Pinball.

The course will introduce students to basic skills and techniques involved in pinball. Instruction will focus on rulesets and general playing tips. Classes will meet in the Mountainlair and Starport Arcade, May 14-June 1, section one, and July 16-August 3, section two, M-F, 4-5:10 p.m. Class size maximum is 24 students.

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