This weekend (Feb. 16-17) a group of high school students will be encouraged to follow in their parents’and grandparents’footsteps by attending West Virginia University. The itinerary includes attending University classes, touring campus, learning about career opportunities and meeting with University officials, including President David C. Hardesty, Jr and his wife Susan.


During Legacy Weekend, the University is host to young people who are children or grandchildren of University alumni. Parents participate with students in most activities.


On Friday, high school students will attend class with a member of Mountaineer Council, a student service organization. Meanwhile, parents will hear a presentation by Susan Hardesty, chair of the Mountaineer Parents Club. These activities will be followed by an academic program sponsored by the individual schools and colleges. The interactive programs are designed to show students how exciting college can be.


The schedule also includes tours of the Evansdale Residential Complex and the Downtown Campus and a presentation on the student experience by Doug Skaff, former WVU student leader, now a member of the Student Affairs staff.


For more information, contact Douglas J. Moore, WVU Alumni Association, 304-293-4731.