Monday Welcome Week Info

Tomorrow's Monday, but instead of heading to classes, for new students it's a day for Adventure/Service Activities, transfer student and graduate student orientation programs and Navigate WVU trekking.

For returning students, it's the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with Coopers Rock, the rail trails and all the tastes of favorite restaurants on High Street.

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Graduate Students Invited to a Welcome Back Picnic-August 23

Each year the Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL) hosts a welcome back picnic for all of our new and returning graduate and professional students. There will be food, games, WVU-themed giveaways and many opportunities to meet other students. Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon with us before the start of the semester! Join us on on Friday, August 23 from 3-5 p.m. on the Mountainlair Plaza. 

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Downtown Campus Farmers Market to resume Aug. 22

The Annual WVU Downtown Campus Farmers Market, sponsored by Student Life, will be held each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. across from the Mountainlair. Vendors will sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, jams, freshly squeezed lemonade, pizza, tacos, healthy baked goods, flowers, candles, pet products and more. 

WVU believes improved access to fruits and vegetables will encourage students to consume the recommended levels of fruit and vegetables per day (5-9 servings) as part of a healthy diet.

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Louis the Child, Gucci Mane and Jon Bellion to perform at 25th annual FallFest 2019

FallFest, West Virginia University’s 25th annual welcome-back-to-campus concert will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, on the Evansdale Rec Fields adjacent to the Student Rec Center. This year’s performers are Louis the Child, Gucci Mane and Jon Bellion. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the show will begin at 5 p.m. with Jon Bellion. Louis the Child will close the show which is expected to conclude at 9:30 p.m. FallFest is FREE and open to WVU Students only. Students must obtain and activate their Welcome Week Wristband BEFORE coming to FallFest. 

On a mission to spread happiness while taking American dance music to the next level, the two wunderkinds of Louis the Child have been spreading glitzy, electronic bliss through stadium-ready anthems like “It’s Strange,” their collaboration with Icona Pop “Weekend,” and “Fire.” With more than 50 million Spotify streams, it’s obvious they are succeeding. Billboard calls their most recent release, “Love is Alive (featuring Elohim),” which really allows their versatility and emotional range to shine, “soft and soothing. Louis the Child’s set is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. 

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Maniac Madness to be hosted on Thursday, August 22

The Mountaineer Maniacs will be hosting Maniac Madness on Thursday, August 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Milan Puskar Stadium. Students can grab their membership t-shirt, play games, win prizes and watch the football team practice! 

If you haven't signed up for your Maniacs membership, visit for more information.

Please email or visit @wvumaniacs on social media if you have any questions.

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Collegiate Recovery to host welcome back picnic Aug. 21

The Collegiate Recovery Program will host a welcome back picnic on Wednesday (Aug. 21) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Serenity Place located at 628 Price Street.

All students are welcome to stop by and enjoy free food, great entertainment and free giveaways.

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Welcome Week: 5 Things you should know

From the frenzy of residence hall move-in to an evening of relaxation at FoodFest and FallFest, Welcome Week promises unforgettable moments for new and returning students.

The fun starts Saturday, August 17 with  events for all WVU students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate and professional students, that means you, too!). Here's what you need to know:

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WVU student tickets for An Evening With The Avett Brothers Sept. 10 at the WVU Coliseum as low as $20

The Avett Brothers, one of the top folk-rock acts in the country, are coming to the WVU Coliseum Tuesday, Sept. 10. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets go on sale this Friday (June 7) at 10 a.m.

WVU student tickets start at $20. This discount is available at the campus box offices, by calling 304-293-7469 and online at Limit: 1 discounted ticket per valid WVU student ID or offer code. Each student's offer code is unique to them and is built using their first initial, last initial and the last 4 digits of their WVU student ID number. Example = AZ1234.

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