West Virginia University will welcome more than 2,500 prospective Mountaineers and their families over the next two weekends as part of Discover WVU days.

Scheduled for Oct. 17 and 24, Discover WVU Days are comprehensive open houses for students interested in becoming Mountaineers. Students and their families will experience the endless possibilities WVU offers to further their education and future careers.

The moment students step onto campus, they will feel the passion and pride of the Mountaineer family as they receive a warm welcome from President Gordon Gee or Provost Joyce McConnell, performances from a diverse array of WVU ensembles and a visit from the Mountaineer Mascot.

“We are extremely excited to welcome students from across the country to campus,” said Event Coordinator Terry Jackson. “We hope they will discover all the reasons why WVU will be their best college option and that they will determine this is the place they will call home for the next four years.”

Participants will spend the morning at the academic college of their choice while interacting with professors, advisors and current students to learn more about their intended majors.

The duration of the day is entirely flexible, allowing prospective students and their families to make their own schedules and discover WVU in their own ways. Options include sessions on Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Housing, a parent panel hosted by the Mountaineer Parents Club, Adventure WV and the Honors College. There will also be campus tours and the opportunity to visit a residence hall.

Prospective students and families will get a feel for student life by checking out the Canopy Tour in the WVU Research Forest, complimentary bowling and games at the Mountainlair as part of the award-winning WVUp All Night program and access to the Student Recreation Center. Families can even “Dine with WVU” at Caf� Evansdale, a program the night before each open house that features dinner with current students and the University dietitian.

Learn more about opportunities to visit WVU at admissions.wvu.edu/visit. Participants are also encouraged to download the Discover WVU event app at guidebook.com/app/WVUGuide.



CONTACT: Terry Jackson, Office of Admissions
304.293.2365; Terrance.Jackson@mail.wvu.edu

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