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Our WVU Visitors Centers are currently closed and campus tours have been suspended through April 30. Students can request phone calls with department representatives by emailing tourwvu@mail.wvu.edu.

FAQs

How can I schedule a tour of the WVU?

Tours call be reserved online or by calling the Visitors Centers at 304-293-3489 or 1-800-344-9881.

What types of tours do you offer?

 The WVU Visitors Centers offer tours for prospective first-time freshmen students, transfer students and graduate students, as well as large-group tours for school, alumni or special-interest groups.

Prospective undergraduate campus tours are offered Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as select Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Tours for prospective transfer students are offered on Fridays at 10 a.m. and for prospective graduate students on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. 

How can I schedule a department visit or arrange to attend a class?

Class visits as well as meetings with academic departments or student-support offices (admissions, financial aid, etc.) can be requested through the online tour registration form or by calling the Visitors Centers. 

Certain academic units meet with prospective students on select days of the week or at select times. Please reference the information the displays when you indicate your major of interest on the online scheduler and schedule your tour accordingly.

Please note that department appointments must be requested at least one week in advance and do require navigating campus in your personal vehicle either proceeding or following your campus tour.

What are the Visitors Centers hours of operation?

The WVU Downtown Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The WVU Evansdale Visitors Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for addresses and parking instructions to each of our Visitors Centers.

What is the difference between the Downtown Visitors Center and Evansdale Visitors Center?

The Downtown Visitors Center specifically serves students interested in undergraduate majors based on the Downtown area of campus.

The Evansdale Visitors Center serves students interested in undergraduate majors based on the Evansdale and Health Sciences areas of campus.

Prospective students will still gain exposure to all areas of campus regardless of participating in a Downtown- or Evansdale-based tour. However, tour timing will be prioritized to predominantly feature the area of campus housing the student’s major of interest.

What will I see on tour?

Tours originating from both Downtown and Evansdale are led by our expert student guides and include a walking/driving tour of the three areas of campus. Groups will experience a broad-level overview of academic and student life at WVU by visiting the Mountainlair Student Union, Student Recreation Center, academic facilities and a model room in a residence hall.

Do you get to see a room in every residence hall during the tour? 

The right to privacy and campus security are held in high regard at West Virginia University. To appropriately ensure that we are meeting that goal, tour groups are able to view an example of a double room configuration in one residence hall on campus. More specific visits to the residence halls can be arranged if requested prior to touring the campus. Virtual tours of each of our residence halls are also available

What is the average tour size?

The standard tour size is 14 guests, but that number may increase on popular visit days or during special events.

How do I register for a large-group tour?

The WVU Visitors Centers gladly accommodate groups of 10+ all year long through our group tour program. Group tour requests may be made online.

Specific questions can be directed to visitwvu@mail.wvu.edu.

How long is a campus tour?

Weekday undergraduate campus tours include an information session from our Admissions team and last approximately 2.5 hours. Saturday tours last approximately two hours and do not include an information session.

Transfer and graduate tours each last approximately 1.5 hours.

What do I do if the tour I’d like to take is booked or my schedule does not permit me to visit on the day and time that tours are offered?

No worries! If you’re on campus but the campus tour is at capacity, we offer a self-guided tour of campus that consists of the same stops and information shared by the student tour leader. The tour is hosted through the WVU Tour smartphone application and uses geolocation services to detect your location on campus and share relevant information accordingly.

What if I can’t travel to campus to take a tour?

Can’t make it to campus? Take our virtual tour from the comfort of your couch. 

For additional information about WVU visit http://about.wvu.edu/