Skip to main content

Create
Adventure
Every Day.

Being a Mountaineer is about more than going to class and celebrating big wins. It’s about the unexpected connections, favorite hangouts, tiny adventures and personal discoveries.

A student works at a computer at a desk in University Apartments.

Housing

We have a space that's right for you! Living on campus gives you a taste of independence and the chance to meet new people — with the amenities of home, 24-hour safety and a live-in support system. You’ll be only steps away from residential dining centers and 20+ more campus dining locations.

Housing Options
Chef Aaron Sanchez stands in front of the counter at Adobo Cantina.

Dining

What's on the menu? Just about everything: three residential dining centers and 20+ more campus locations with menus posted online. Try fresh and authentic Mexican food at Adobo Cantina, a partnership with TV chef Aarón Sánchez. You can even have your order delivered with Grubhub.

Dining Services
Student smiles while crouched down petting a fluffy white therapy dog.

Mental Health

We provide counseling, self-help options, online therapy, a crisis text line and dozens of wellness programs — plus therapy dogs! All students can use the Carruth Center, which offers extensive psychological and counseling services, including individual, group and alcohol and drug counseling.

Campus Mental Health

Get Involved

A student wearing business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi letters cuts a piece of construction paper.

Student Engagement

Compete, advocate, explore and create in nearly 500 student organizations – including everything from fraternities and sororities to roller derby. We’ll even help you start your own club.

Student Engagement
Student ascends climbing wall

Campus Recreation

What kind of Mountaineers would we be if we didn’t have a massive climbing wall? Campus Rec has plenty of opportunities to get involved and stay active with your friends and classmates.

Campus Recreation
Three students sitting on paddle boards float on the Monongahela River.

Adventure WV

Adventure WV offers adventure education opportunities for students of all levels. As an incoming student, you can take an Adventure WV first-year trip and make some of your best friends before you attend your first class.

Adventure WV
Aerial view of Milan Puskar Stadium packed with a sold-out crowd. Sections alternate gold and blue to stripe the stadium.

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
Purpose Center staff member leads a strengths workshop.

Purpose Center

We’ll help you learn your strengths and how to use them to reach your full potential. CliftonStrengths® is a fun (no stress) online tool you can use, for free, along with individual coaching sessions.

Purpose Center
Three students lie on their stomachs and sign a banner on Mountaineer Field.

Project 168

What you learn outside the classroom is just as important as what you learn in it. Project 168 formally recognizes out-of-class efforts and provides a credential for résumé building.

Project 168
Students weave old plastic bags to create mats.

Community Engagement

Help others (and earn credit) through the WVU Center for Community Engagement. You can take a service-designated course or volunteer with 500+ community partners.

Center for Community Engagement
Close up of the Mountaineer statue's face.

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 90 nations, all 50 states (plus 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.

By the Numbers

Health and Safety

Feeling sick or stressed? Student Health Services, the Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and WellWVU can help with on-campus healthcare, mental health services and wellness programs. 

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.

10+

Residence Halls

24/7

24-hour security provided by professional officers.

20+

Campus dining locations.

Interested in talking to someone about WVU?