MORGANTOWN \u2014 Incoming freshmen got the rundown on what it means to be a Mountaineer Monday night at Milan Puskar Stadium. Freshmen from all corners of campus filed into the stands for the Monday Night Lights program, highlighting the beginning of their careers at WVU.\r\n\r\nPresident Gordon Gee, sporting his famous bowtie, started the evening welcoming the new students\u00a0 to their new home as Mountaineers.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou have made this university better just by coming here,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nHe told them their job is to have fun, have a great academic experience and, most importantly, love West Virginia.\r\n\r\nThe students watched several short videos discussing values and what it means to be\r\n\r\na Mountaineer. Service, accountability and being respectful were among the talking points, and Provost Joyce McConnell then made remarks from the field.\r\n\r\n\u201cWelcome to this amazing family. This is a place where those values get applied every day. We live them every minute,\u201d\u00a0 McConnell said.\r\n\r\nShe said it\u2019s amazing to live in a place where those values are lived every day. She asked if people were finding their way around campus and mentioned the service projects that have been a part of Welcome Week.\r\n\r\n\u201cI just want to welcome you here, your future starts now, and we are your family,\u201d she said.\r\n\r\nThe famous bearded mascot also took to Mountaineer Field. Trevor Kiess, the current Mountaineer, lead the students in the \u201cLet\u2019s Go Mountaineers\u201d cheer and taught them WVU\u2019s cheer for when the Mountaineers get a first down, preparing them for cheering at upcoming football games.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is the start of the best four years of your entire life,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nThe Pride of West Virginia Marching Band then found its way onto the field, putting on its longstanding pre-game field show. The band played several songs, and students sang along to the ever-so-popular unofficial West Virginia anthem, \u201cCountry Roads.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe band stood in formation in the shape of the state of West Virginia with incoming students filling the inside \u2014 commemorating the incoming class of 2022 with its first class picture.\r\n\r\nWelcome Week events are slated for the remainder of the week, with FallFest tonight and undergraduate classes starting Wednesday.