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Wednesday, August 16 is the first day of the fall semester.

It’s also the first day of our new chapter on the Beckley campus, so we’re inviting the WVU Tech community to join us in celebration.

To mark this historic event, we’re hosting a celebration at 12:30 p.m. at Carter Hall. Join us for light refreshments and to hear an update from Campus President Carolyn Long.

Schedule of events

Info booth

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center

WVU Tech staff will be on hand at an information booth to answer questions and help students find their classes. The booth will be set up on the patio in front of the Robert C. Byrd Learning Resource Center (LRC) on S. Kanawha Street.

Commemorative student photo

9:00 a.m.

Innovation Building Steps

Students will gather for a commemorative photo. Participating students will receive WVU Tech gear. Students: If you can’t make this one, don’t worry – we’re taking another group photo at 2 p.m.

Photo booth

11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bears Den

We’ll have special message boards where you can write anything from what being a Golden Bear means to you to your hopes for the future. The booth is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the WVU Tech community.

First day celebration

12:30 p.m.

Carter Hall

Join us for a special celebration of the first day of classes on the Carter Hall lawn. Refreshments will be served.

Commemorative student photo

2:00 p.m.

Students will gather for a special group photo from our first day of classes. Attending students will receive WVU Tech gear.