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    Your Mountaineer To-Do List

    Hey, #WVU23! Welcome to the Mountaineer family. Whether you were admitted 6 months ago or just yesterday, we know you’re eagerly counting down until move-in day. Don’t worry, we are just as excited to welcome you home. In the meantime, here are a few things to do before your first day as a Mountaineer or to add to your WVU bucket list.

    Attend a Sporting Event

    Go to a sporting event! Did you know we have 17 athletic teams? 😎 Cheering on the Mountaineers with 30,000 of your closest friends is the best feeling. Check out the athletic schedule here.

    Meet the Mountaineer Mascot

    Get to know our beloved Mountaineer Mascot. Did you know we’ve had 66 Mountaineers? 😱 Be sure to snag a photo with the Mountaineer. 📷

    Ride the PRT

    Ride the PRT! Each year the PRT transports an estimated 15,000 people.

    Take Photos

    Add the following locations to your list of places to take a photo: Woodburn Hall, the mural outside of Brooks Hall, and the Mountaineer statue outside of the Mountainlair. There are so many cool photo-op places!

    Get a Flying WV Flag- Take It Everywhere

    Get yourself a Flying WV flag and take it everywhere. Show your Mountaineer pride and tag #instaWVU and @WestVirginiaU on Instagram.

    Get a Selfie with President Gee

    Learn more about President Gordon Gee. Did you know he has a collection of over 2,000 bowties? Make it your mission to get a selfie with him.

    Join School's App

    Meet your fellow freshmen on School’s App. Fourteen days after you're admitted, you’ll receive an email from us inviting you to join the app. On School’s App, you’ll be able to swap information, find people with the same major or even connect your roommate.

    Follow Us On Spotify

    If you’re taking a road trip this summer and need a little playlist inspiration, you can follow us on Spotify. There’s a “Country Roads” themed playlist that any Mountaineer will love.

    Climb Cooper's Rock

    It’s all about the views and Cooper’s Rock has some amazing views. Located 13 miles outside of Morgantown, it’s an ideal getaway for an afternoon hike and a photo opportunity at one of the many overlooks.

    See a Show

    See a show at the Creative Arts Center! We’ve got Broadway musicals, theatre and dance productions and even concerts with today’s top artists.

    Go Ziplining

    Did you know Adventure WV has 4 ziplines, an aerial bridge, ladder and a rappel station? Adventure is right in our backyard!

    Explore the Stars

    That’s right, we have our very own planetarium! It’s the perfect place to get a glimpse of the stars, the moon and maybe even the big dipper.

    Learn the Lyrics to "Country Roads"

    Know our traditions: “Country Roads,” Flying WV cookies and pepperoni rolls. In fact, there’s a whole book about our traditions you can study if you want to learn more.

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