How can I schedule a tour of the WVU?
Tours are currently suspended in an effort to keep our university and local community safe. We are currently offering digital event programming as a replacement. More information can be found on those offerings here or by calling the Visitors Centers at 304-293-3489 or 1-800-344-9881.
What types of online or virtual tours do you offer if I can’t make it to campus?
Prospective undergraduate students have several opportunities to learn about WVU in lieu of an on-campus visit.
On Mondays and Wednesdays, students can register to join a Tour Guide Live – a live-streamed tour hosted by a campus tour leader – to learn about campus and the Mountaineer experience from their perspective. Topics covered include academics, housing, dining, student life, safety, traditions and more.
We also offer Virtual Admissions Sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays, during which time a member of our admissions staff hosts a live webinar discussing the steps of the WVU admissions process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, career services and more.
We also have several special digital event opportunities that take place throughout the fall.
To get a bird’s-eye view of all of our campus facilities and residence halls in 360-degree panoramas, take our virtual tour from the comfort of your couch.
When campus tour operations resume, 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.
Can I schedule a department visit or arrange to attend a class?
Due to current public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, no in-person meetings with academic departments are being conducted. However, The Visitors Centers are happy to work with families to schedule virtual meetings with academic departments or student-support offices (admissions, financial aid, etc.).
Use our virtual department visit request form to indicate the departments with which you'd like to meet, and a member of our Visitors Center staff will gladly assist in facilitating the scheduling of a phone call of Zoom call.
Please note that virtual department appointments must be requested at least one week in advance.
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.
Can I tour the residence halls if I come to campus?
As part of the University’s continued efforts to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure for students and guests, WVU’s residence hall facilities will not be open to the public for the Fall 2020 academic semester. Instead, prospective students are encouraged to view the buildings’ exteriors while on campus to gain a better understanding of the facilities’ physical locations in conjunction with referencing the YouVisit virtual housing tour to view interior spaces and amenities.
Does WVU accommodate large-group tours?
The WVU Visitors Centers have currently suspended large-group tours in effort to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 exposure for students and guests. However, The Visitors Center happy to work with outside groups to help them learn about WVU virtually. If you’re a teacher or K-12 mentor and would like to learn about virtual programming opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about options best suited for your audience.