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Resource Guide for Student Veterans

Navigating the transition from military life to academic life can be challenging. Hopefully this guide can help you succeed at WVU and beyond!

The WVU Community

There are countless ways for students to be involved at WVU. Whether you're interested in finding a new community, want to join campus activities, or need to engage in self-care, you can find what you need on campus.

For student veterans, the Office of Veterans Affairs is the place where one can find relevant information and get academic and personal support during their time at WVU. The Veterans Club or the WVU Libraries Veterans Outreach Program Facebook pages are great place to connect and network. The WVU Army ROTC Center and the WVU Air Force ROTC, both located in Stansbury Hall, provide a number of resources and leadership courses for students interested in service.

Student Engagement and Clubs

Interested in joining or leading a campus organization? Well, there's a bunch of them here! 

If you're looking for "safe, fun, and free" activities to do on campus, look no further than WVUp All Night! They host late-night programming for students at the Mountainlair during the weekends.

Advocacy and Self-Care

Being a student can be an overwhelming experience. Luckily WellWVU, the on-campus health center, hosts a number of programs to meet the social, physical, and  emotional healthcare needs for students on campus. The Student Recreation Center, which is free for students, offers yoga and other mindful activities.

Screening for Mental Health has a confidential and anonymous program for service members and veterans, MilitaryMentalHealth.org.

All students at WVU are required to uphold the student Code of Conduct. If at any point you have any questions or need any assistance, the Student Advocacy Center is a fantastic place to start. The Center assists students with non-academic questions and concerns and also makes proper referrals.

Are you a Protected Veteran?

A special invitation to veterans and people with disabilities

 

Living @ WVU and Morgantown

Housing

For assistance with on-campus housing, check out the Housing and Residence page. If you're interested in living off-campus, be sure to check out the off-campus housing page, which includes a student guide, tips on how to find roommates, and information about tenant's rights in Morgantown. Many off-campus apartments have shuttles to and from campus. The Office of Graduate Education also offers resources for students as well.  

Regardless of whether you're living on or off-campus, you can still find a dining plan that works for you! For info on local restaurants, visit the the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Living in Morgantown

This article from WV Living magazine provides a solid overview of what it's like to live in Morgantown. General town statistics can be found here.

The WV Fair Housing Action Network is an advocacy group that promotes fair housing in Morgantown and beyond. They have a brochure for veterans interested in learning about their rights.

The student newspaper, the Daily Athenaeum recently published a guide to living in Morgantown for newbies.

Transportation

WVU students have a few options for transporting around campus and town: the campus shuttle, the local bus, or the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT). If you're interested in learning about parking, visit here

Childcare

The WVU Childcare Learning Center serves the childcare needs of University students and employees. For more resources, visit the Student Family Resources page.

Campus Jobs

Looking for employment on or off-campus? The Office of Student Employment is a great place to start! If you need help with your resume or cover letter, stop by the library and someone would be more than happy to help! 

Other Resources

WVU has an on-campus food bank, The Rack, which is located at the Boreman RFL House on 619 Spruce St. Hours of operations are Tuesdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Academic Resources Outside of Morgantown

Veterans Upward Bound West Virginia:

Veterans Upward Bound is a United States Department of Education TRiO Program dedicated to helping Veterans of the U.S. Military take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. VUB provides services and materials (at no cost to program participants) for the purpose of facilitating enrollment into and successful completion of studies at institutions of higher learning. Visit http://vubwv.org/index.php to learn more.

Contact: 
Jim Baxter, Academic Advisor
baxterj@dewv.edu