West Virginia University New Student Services will be hosting a number of open houses called Mountaineer Visitation Days (MVDs), beginning Monday, Oct. 2. These campus visitations allow high school seniors and their families or guests an opportunity to experience the University first-hand.

While attending a MVD , prospective students receive valuable information about student activities and residential life at the University as well as meet several members of our faculty, staff and students. During the academic interest session, students have the chance to speak with representatives from many of the academic colleges and schools.

Participants and their families or guests will then have the option to attend three informational sessions concerning issues such as financial aid, scholarships, housing and residential life, admission requirements and student life. Also during MVDs, students will have the opportunity to have their application for admission evaluated and tour the campus.

MVDs are also set up to allow parents and students to personalize their visit. At the end of the day, students and families have the option of riding the Personal Rapid Transit, shopping in the WVU Bookstore or attending class with a current WVU student.

“We feel that it is important for students and their families to personalize their visits to West Virginia University. To ensure this, we provide our guests many options by allowing them to choose what session or activities to participate in,”said Regan Fritsch-Bruni, Coordinator of New Student Orientation.

“We are looking forward to another successful year with the Mountaineer Visitation Days,”she added.

The first Mountaineer Visitation Day will be held on Oct. 2. Other upcoming MVDs during the fall semester will be held Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Dec. 8.

For more information, contact New Student Services at (304) 293-6871.