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 select Mondays 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.
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.
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?
Meetings with academic or student support units across campus are available on select times Monday-Friday. These meetings are typically scheduled after your morning campus tour or before your afternoon campus tour, as availability permits. Request this appointment on you tour registration form, or call (304) 293-3489 or email email@example.com to request an appointment. Department meetings are not available on Saturdays. Please note that department appointments must be requested at least one week in advance.
What are the Visitors Centers hours of operation?
The WVU Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and select Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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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?
A stop at one of the unviversity's residence halls, Oakland Hall, is included on the campus tour. Access to residence halls outside of the guided campus tour is not allowed at this time. We recommended using the YouVisit virtual housing tour to view interior spaces and amenities of all residence halls.
Does WVU accommodate large-group tours?
We offer tours throughout the year to group sizes of 10+. Group visits must be requested at least one month in advance. At this time we will be discouraging groups 6th grade and under from visiting as there are not enough engaging activities for a younger audience. Learn more and request this type of visit experience here.