New WVU Family Resources
counting down the days until your student starts their college journey? we are, too!
your student is launching an incredible journey that will lead to more than just a degree. this page will help you make sure you and your student are fully prepared.Next Steps Academics How do I ... ?
Do you have access to your student’s WVU records? Ask them to grant you access through the .
Family Guide for Fall 2020
, a guide created especially for new wvu families.
College Knowledge: A Guide for Families
体育彩票365官方下载consider this your go-to resource for the start of the fall 2020 semester, complete with a checklist to help keep you on track.
体育彩票365官方下载college knowledge explains everything from how to stay connected while your student is on campus to tips and tools you’ll want to refer back to over the next four years and beyond. plus, we have a handy guide to wvu acronyms.WVU Acronyms Incoming Family Checklist
Virtual Parent Receptions
体育彩票365官方下载we will start off the evening by introducing you to the mountaineer parents club and its benefits. a guest speaker will join us for a short conversation around academics, campus life and all things wvu. there will be plenty of time for questions and mingling.
The following dates are open to any parent of a student registered for New Student Orientation. Receptions will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on:
- June 2
- June 9
- June 16
- June 23
- June 30
this reception for parents of students admitted into the honors college covered the benefits of the honors college, what students can look forward to as honors students and what life is like on campus.
this reception for first-generation families featured michelle paden, program coordinator from the office of student success, who coordinates experiences for our first-generation students.
Thursday, June 18
体育彩票365官方下载congrats on sharing your legacy as a mountaineer with your student. we’re sure you’re excited to share your memories and experiences. during this reception we will be joined by our alumni association. you’ll have plenty of time to reminisce about the past and learn about ways to support your new mountaineer.
Thursday, June 25
体育彩票365官方下载we know that it can be scary sending your student off to college as an “undecided” major. no worries. we’ll give your student plenty of opportunities to learn about different majors to choose from. during this reception, we will be joined by the center for learning, advising and student success along with representatives from our student success office. you’ll be able to ask all your burning questions and learn about what it means to have an undecided student.
your student’s to-do list to prep for their first semester.
Complete New Student Orientation
体育彩票365官方下载all first-year students must complete virtual nso, which includes an online, self-paced program and working with an adviser (by phone) to build a class schedule.Virtual New Student Orientation
Choose a Dining Plan
all students living in wvu residence halls are required to have a dining plan. students entering in fall 2020 must select a dining plan by june 30. residents will be enrolled automatically in the go 13 dining plan if they do not choose a plan by june 30.
Set Up a Tuition Payment Plan
monthly payment plans are available now. the tuition payment plan is an alternative to paying each semester’s tuition and/or housing expenses in full prior to the semester. the earlier you enroll, the more payments are spread out.
Review Health Insurance / Submit Immunization Info
students entering in fall 2020 will be automatically enrolled in wvu’s aetna health insurance policy unless they waive coverage by august 1. when completing the waiver application, students will be asked to confirm that they’ve received . students who won’t be completing a waiver can complete the (your student must enter their wvu credentials to access the questionnaire).
Pay Semester Charges
fall charges will be available in early july for students who have registered for classes. students can view their bills in star, which they can reach via their . if they owe a balance, they also will receive an ebill through their mix email. full payment (minus financial aid) is due august 1.
Prepare for Move-In Day
体育彩票365官方下载details about when new students will move into their new campus homes will be shared in the future. review the lists of things your student should bring (and leave at home).
Join the Mountaineer Parents Club
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Mountaineer Parents Club
with more than 20,000 members, the parents club is free and open to parents and family members of current, former and future wvu students. with a toll-free helpline, social media, parent electronic news and email updates, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of campus life throughout your student’s time at wvu.
we’ll help your student find their purpose and a path to get there.
体育彩票365官方下载to register for classes, your student must meet with an adviser each semester. new students entering in fall 2020 will meet with the advising staff by phone over the summer to build a schedule for their first semester.
体育彩票365官方下载if your student needs to change their schedule, they can contact their academic adviser for help. your student can find out who their adviser is and how to contact them by accessing degreeworks through the .
at the end of every term, grades are posted on your student’s official transcript. you can view your student’s grades via the if your student has granted you permission. midterm grades are also posted during the eighth week of the semester, though these grades are not permanent.
体育彩票365官方下载if your student is having difficulty with a class, they can get help — at no charge. we offer drop-in tutoring and tutoring by appointment, as well as student success coaches, mentoring and seminars to develop skills like note-taking and test-taking.
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体育彩票365官方下载fall is ideal for experiencing campus traditions. we'll share how you can connect with wvu in the future.
send some long distance love to your mountaineer in the form of cookies, cupcakes or pepperoni rolls (a west virginia favorite) through wvu dining’s hugs from home program.
keep up with what’s happening on campus by following wvu social media accounts — and you’ll get some extra smiles and laughs, too.
Letters from Home
体育彩票365官方下载team up with the mountaineer parents club to surprise your student with a letter from home.Letters From Home