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Graduate Life

WVU isn’t just about school. Check out the great activities possible in Morgantown.

Life at WVU

WVU has so much to offer not only in terms of academics, but also in student life. Morgantown is home to a large, high-research university but offers a very small-town feel. Enjoy national speaking tours, artist series and Division 1 athletics all in a charming community with ethnic restaurants and unique specialty shops.

Housing at WVU

WVU Graduate Apartment’s mission is to create and maintain a living, as well as learning, environment which is supportive of and responsive to our customers in pursuit of their educational goals. Our primary thrust is to provide well maintained, secure, affordable housing rendered by a dedicated staff and to offer a one stop service which enhances the individual’s student experience, personal growth, and sense of belonging to the wider University Community.

Residence Halls

Transportation and Parking

As part of a growing sustainability initiative, WVU offers a variety of public transportation opportunities for students to easily get around campus, Morgantown and the surrounding area! Many students, faculty and staff also live within easy walking distance of campus at WVU.


Activities and Recreation

At WVU, you are warmly welcomed as a fellow Mountaineer and can participate in all aspects of campus life. From workouts in the Student Recreation Center to Diversity Week celebrations, from cheering Mountaineer sports to kayaking the Gauley River, and from discussing the latest article in your field at Jay’s Daily Grind to taking in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Creative Arts Center, you will find plenty of opportunities to live in between your academic pursuits.

Activities Recreation

Graduate Faces

Find out from fellow graduate students what its like to be a graduate student at WVU.

Graduate Faces


Your world will grow at WVU. The person sitting next to you in class could be from Riyadh, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro or a U.S. state you’ve never visited. Our students hail from 110 nations, all 50 states (and D.C.) and every county in West Virginia. The blend of cultures that converge in Morgantown will introduce you to new ideas and experiences, and prepare you for your career.

Life in Morgantown

Morgantown is a great small city that’s consistently named as one of the best places to live in the U.S. What makes Morgantown so special? Friendly people, a strong relationship between WVU and the City, a beautiful location and a mix of people from around the world.

By the Numbers

30,666 Residents 30+ downtown restaurants, including Italian, Thai, Mexican, Middle Eastern and American 100+ local places of worship representing over 30 denominations 75 miles from Pittsburgh, and within a 500 mile radius of one-half of the U.S. population.

Health and Safety

Feeling sick or stressed? WELLWVU can help with on-campus healthcare, counseling services and wellness programs. Don’t forget to say hi to Gretel, the therapy dog, when you visit.

Our campus is generally very safe, and WVU Police officers patrol 24/7 to make sure it stays that way. Residence halls are staffed around the clock. No one can enter a residence hall after midnight without a valid resident identification card. When emergencies do arise, WVU Alert messages quickly notify the community. You also can download LiveSafe, a free app available on the Apple App Store or on the Google Play Store, for an on-the-go connection with authorities and your family and friends.

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