What is New Student Orientation?
New Student Orientation introduces you to campus. You will learn about WVU’s academic programs, meet faculty members, finalize your fall class schedule after discussing options with your academic advisor, discover all of our student support services, and make new friends.
How do I register?
Register online at
orientation.wvu.edu orientation.wvu.edu. The sooner you register, the more likely you are to receive your first choice. We make assignments on a first-come, first-served basis, and session sizes are limited. If a date does not appear online, that session has reached capacity and is no longer available. After receiving an order confirmation number, the date you have selected has been reserved. In early May we will mail a confirmation of your session.
Please feel free to contact us at:
WVU New Student Orientation
2nd Floor, Purinton House
PO Box 6090
Morgantown, WV 26506-6090
What if I have to cancel?
If you cannot attend your session, please notify us immediately, and we will do our best to switch you to another open session. This will be done at no charge. However, after the first date change, each additional date change will result in a $15 fee.
If you are completely canceling your Orientation session because you are no longer attending WVU, refund requests must be received at least 72 hours prior to your assigned session. Upon receipt of a written request, refunds will be given at the discretion of the Orientation Coordinator. E-mail refund requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or cancel online at
webapps.sa.wvu.edu/Cancellation. If approved, cancellation refunds, minus a $10 processing fee, will be refunded two to three weeks after cancellation.
What will we do at Orientation?
The day will start at 7:40 a.m. for students who need to take placement tests, which will be administered first thing in the morning.
After check-in and the welcome session, you will be introduced to our many services and activities.
You will have your picture taken for your Mountaineer Card (student ID), and students living in the residence halls will meet with their Resident Faculty Leaders. Commuters will attend a session designed to address their needs. You will also meet your academic advisor and finalize your class schedule. Optional campus tours are offered.
The program concludes around 5:00 p.m.
Who should attend?
Orientation is strongly encouraged for all freshmen. If you do not attend, you will not be able to register for classes until August 15 (by then, certain classes will be full). Knowing where to go, what help is available, and meeting your advisor will help you become a successful student. Also, you may have to take the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment (QRA) exam during Orientation.
Orientation is encouraged for nontraditional students. Nontraditional students are those over the age of 23 or who have graduated from high school more than five years ago. Attending Orientation will help you adjust to campus and learn how WVU will help you succeed.
Please park at the Coliseum. Buses will pick you up at the Blue Gate.
Please make sure you have registered before you attend. You will receive Orientation materials after you have paid your academic deposit.