WVU Tech 2019 New Student Orientation program welcomed nearly 300 new students to campus for a three-day orientation program. New students moved into their residence halls, participated in orientation sessions, attended the official convocation ceremony and contributed more than 1,000 of local community service.
As students and employees
return to WVU Tech's campus, university administrators want to alert the
community to increases in vehicle and pedestrian traffic on and around
This weekend, new students and their families will be moving into campus residence halls. Local travelers should be aware of the increase in traffic and watch for sudden stops as families move in and out of loading zones.
Classes officially begin on Wednesday, August 21, which will mark a much larger increase in traffic for the area.
The WVU Tech community asks drivers in the area to use extra caution while traveling along S. Kanawha and Church streets this year. Last year, the main roads adjacent to campus saw a number of motor vehicle accidents and "near-misses" with pedestrians.
University police will be enforcing the speed limit and the Beckley Police Department will post a speed monitoring system on S. Kanawha for the first week of school.
Gov. Jim Justice today (July 3) issued executive orders declaring July 5, 2019 as an official holiday for State employees. The University has modified its holiday calendar to include an additional 7.5-hour “floating” holiday (pro-rated by FTE) for leave-eligible employees, effective July 5, 2019.
WVU will operate on a normal schedule, including classes, Friday, July 5.
Thursday, April 25 turned out to be a big day for Golden Bears as dozens of WVU Tech students showcased their work at events in Beckley and Morgantown.