Columns/Opinion, Letters to the Editor

We all can play role in welcoming students

G. Corey Farris, WVU Dean of Students, Morgantown
It’s an exciting time as West Virginia University welcomes students to campus for the start of the 2018-19 academic year.

While this time of year brings a lot of energy and excitement, we recognize that it also can bring a few challenges. It is our goal to make the experience as seamless as possible with limited interruptions for all. Moving in our new students on Saturday should lessen the impact on traffic.

Events begin Friday, and will continue through the start of classes Aug. 15. We ask for everyone’s patience as we help students get settled and welcome them to their new home.

We also ask motorists to be extra cautious when approaching crosswalks and high foot traffic areas with students. We all play a part in keeping our students safe.

As part of the Welcome Week experience, students will be completing service projects around campus and in the Morgantown community. Be sure to say hello and feel free to join in the clean-ups if you see them in your neighborhoods.

Sunday night, students will enjoy the new Mountaineer MovieFest and Student Organization Fair at the WVU Coliseum.

Monday night, new students will be at Milan Puskar Stadium for Monday Night Lights.

Tuesday night brings the popular FoodFest and FallFest event. The location for FallFest will be the Student Recreation Fields on the Evansdale Campus.

See the full schedule of Welcome Week events at We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we start a new academic year. Let’s Go!