Before the spring semester begins at West Virginia University, about 100 new freshmen and 130 transfer students are expected to take part in New Student Orientation Jan. 7-8.

Over the two-day period, students will attend various information sessions, meet with academic advisers and register for spring classes in the Mountainlair.

In addition to orientation, WVU Student Service Days will be offering new and returning students a”one-stop shop”for paying tuition and fees and checking on financial aid. From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 9 and 12, all of the major student service units such as Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Graduate Tuition Waivers and Student Accounts will be on handalso in the Mountainlair. Students may also pick up work study information and get processed with Human Resources during Student Service Days.

New Student Orientation staff will once again operate a Help Center during the first week of spring classes from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 12-16 in Elizabeth Moore Hall to assist students with preparing for the spring semester.

“The Help Center is always successful during the first week of classes,”said Regan Bruni, New Student Orientation coordinator.”We are available to help students get a copy of their schedule, locate a building or classroom or assist with adding or dropping a class once the student has met with an adviser. We also answer a lot of general questions that can point students in the right direction.”