Welcome home, Mountaineers.

We’re excited to welcome Mountaineers home to WVU and the Health Sciences Campus for a new semester as we come together to improve the health of West Virginians through education, research and excellence in patient care.

Kicking off the academic year, Welcome Week activities will take place August 8-21 to provide you with opportunities to have fun, meet new people and prepare for the fall semester.

To help keep everyone safe, WVU strongly encourages everyone to stay optimally protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and staying up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one. Boosters significantly enhance vaccine effectiveness and also decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death for those who are vaccinated but become infected with COVID-19.

Those on the Health Sciences Campus involved in patient care, including residents, fellows and students, may be required to follow separate WVU Health System or other clinical provider policies, including those related to COVID-19, such as masks, PPE and vaccinations.

We hope everyone has a happy and healthy fall semester.