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Your week has 168 hours. We make the 117 hours that you're not in class just as full of discovery, growth and fun.

University Place Apartment interior

Housing

Our residence halls are much more than a place to sleep. Study, relax, create and dream with like-minded friends in Living-Learning Communities formed around a theme or specific field of study. First-time freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 29 credit hours must live in a residence hall for the first year. After that, you can choose one of our apartment complexes or live off campus.

Living-Learning Communities Residence Halls

Dining

With five dining halls located across our three campuses – plus retail options like Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Sbarro and Saikou Sushi – a good meal is always nearby. Looking for low-calorie or allergen-free options? We have that covered, too.

Dining Services
PRT car in transit from Engineering to Beechurst

Transportation and Parking

Our electric people mover, the Personal Rapid Transit or PRT, is the best ride in town. Where else can you glide above traffic in computer-driven cars while studying for your next class? Your student ID gives you free access to the PRT and Morgantown’s Mountain Line buses.

Transportation

Get Involved

 
Students assemble a model plane

Student Activities

Compete, advocate, explore and create in our 475 student organizations – on everything from astronomy to swing dance. We’ll even help you start your own club.

Student Activities
Climber on the Climbing Wall in the Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center

What kind of Mountaineers would we be if we didn’t have a massive climbing wall? You’ll find it, plus fitness equipment, free weights, pools, courts and an elevated track, at the Student Recreation Center.

Student Recreation Center

Adventure WV

There’s something about trekking through Dolly Sods or rafting the New River that creates an enduring bond. In the unique Adventure WV orientation program, you’ll make some of your best friends before you attend your first class.

Adventure WV
Striping the stadium blue and gold

Athletics

The Mountaineers play for the pride of WVU – and the entire state. As a student, you have a front row seat for the excitement. Join the Mountaineer Maniacs for perks like priority seating. Or get in on the competition yourself by playing intramurals or club sports.

Mountaineer Maniacs  Intramurals  Club Sports
Basketball Game in the Coliseum

Traditions

You’ll know you’re really a Mountaineer when you join tens of thousands of fans singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Or when you are hundreds of miles from campus and someone spots your WVU T-shirt and yells, “Let’s Go Mountaineers!”

Traditions
 

 
 

 
 

 

Life at WVU

Diversity

Your world will grow at WVU. The person sitting next to you in class could be from Riyadh, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro or a U.S. state you’ve never visited.

Our students hail from 102 nations, all 50 states (and D.C.) and every county in West Virginia. The blend of cultures that converge in Morgantown will introduce you to new ideas and experiences, and prepare you for your career.

Diversity Initiatives

Life in Morgantown

Morgantown is a great small city that’s consistently named as one of the best places to live in the U.S. What makes Morgantown so special? Friendly people, a strong relationship between WVU and the City, a beautiful location and a mix of people from around the world.

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Health and Safety

Feeling sick or stressed? WELLWVU can help with on-campus healthcare, counseling services and wellness programs. Don’t forget to say hi to Gretel, the therapy dog, when you visit.

Our campus is generally very safe, and WVU Police officers patrol 24/7 to make sure it stays that way. Residence halls are staffed around the clock. No one can enter a residence hall after midnight without a valid resident identification card.

When emergencies do arise, WVU Alert messages quickly notify the community. You also can download LiveSafe, a free app available on the Apple App Store or on the  Google Play Store, for an on-the-go connection with authorities and your family and friends.

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Residence Halls

15,000

People ride the PRT daily during the school year.

10,450

Meals served daily in WVU dining halls.

Interested in talking to someone about WVU?

Contact an Admissions Counselor