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First day celebration kicks off fall semester

Students leave the Innovation Building during a class change on the first day of school.

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.

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How Golden Bears give back

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.

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New Golden Bears settle in at orientation

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.

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A letter to the Beckley community from Campus President Carolyn Long

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.

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Boy scouts help spruce up campus during Jamboree day of service

36 Boy Scouts from East Texas helped out on campus for a day of service project.

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.

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Mind the wires: How five students helped to power up WVU Tech’s new campus

Five WVU Tech students stop their work for a quick photo in one of the newly finished computer labs.

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.

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