Whether you’re new or returning, our back-to-school guide will introduce you to university history, campus hangouts, and happenings around town.

WVU turns 150
West Virginia University has played a key role in the history and development of West Virginia, almost from the moment of the state’s formation.

Student Organizations
If there are 168 hours in a week and you’re in class for less than 20, how are you going to spend the rest? Everyone’s best advice is, get involved. Sports, service, religious, creative, international, professional, Greek—WVU has more than 450 student organizations of all kinds.

WVU Up All Night
Weekend nights with nothing to do? That’s not a thing anymore. With WVUp All Night, there’s always something to do.

Good Eats in Evansdale
Not all that long ago, lunchtime on the Evansdale campus meant driving off-campus for food.

Where to Use Your Mountie Bounty
The Mountie Bounty on your Mountaineer card will get you what you need all over campus, from the PRT and vending machines to copies and laundry—but it’s also good at CVS, Panera, Sheetz, and other shops across town. Here are a few of our favorites.

Best Ways to De-stress
Build some stress relief into your schedule.

Stadium Reboot and Tailgating Tips
WVU’s beloved 60,000-seat Milan Puskar Stadium has undergone a $55 million modernization over the past two years, scheduled to be done in time for the first home game of the season, September 9 against the East Carolina Pirates.


Pam Kasey
Written by Pam Kasey
Pam Kasey has traveled, brewed, farmed, counseled, and renovated, but most loves to write. She has degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and in journalism from West Virginia University. She loves celebrating Morgantown and West Virginia as executive editor at New South Media.