WVU Tech students and student-run organizations will have a new space to hang out and conduct organization business starting Tuesday, August 22.
At 7:45 in the morning, the sun burns off the last of the fog as the parking lot begins to fill. Students hike the front stairs into the Innovation building. Nursing majors in white coats mingle in front of Life Sciences. A young man with a cup of coffee and a stack of books under his arm gets directions from a faculty member. It’s the first class of the first day of classes – and WVU Tech’s campus is positively alive with activity.
WVU Tech graduates are known for their capability and determination. They’re also known for their spirit of giving, and that spirit is something WVU Tech students are encouraged to grow from day one.
August 16 marks the first day of classes at WVU Tech. It’s also a milestone day
for the university, where it means the beginning of the institution’s operation
entirely on the Beckley campus.
Anyone who’s been through campus knows that’s not the start of activity, though. Over the last few days, more than 300 WVU Tech employees and another 300 new students have been settling into their offices, classrooms, labs and residence halls.
We’re so pleased to share that WVU Tech’s first day of classes is Wednesday, August 16. We’ve been preparing for this day for quite some time, and now we’re here thanks to the hard work of our employees and the support of the people of Beckley.
As we get nearer to the first day of classes, we ask for your support once again.
August 16 is the first day of classes and the beginning of WVU Tech’s operation solely on the Beckley campus.
On Wednesday, July 26, nearly 40 boy scouts from Troop 4207 of the East Texas Area Council spent the day on WVU Tech’s Beckley campus. The scouts spent a full work day pulling weeds, mulching flowerbeds and painting parking lot barriers in preparation for WVU Tech’s upcoming semester.
Employers know WVU Tech graduates for their work ethic, their breadth of knowledge and their ability to get to work on day one. Part of that reputation comes from the fact that Golden Bears spend a lot of time in experiential learning opportunities, undertaking internships and co-ops, volunteering on community service projects and working to put their classroom skills to the test in the real world.
This month, West Virginia University Institute of Technology and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine kicked off what both institutions hope to be a long and fruitful partnership designed to prepare Tech students for medical school.