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Welcome Week

Events affecting the WVU Student Recreation Center

This Welcome Week schedule is for the events affecting the SRC and will be updated regularly through the end of Welcome Week. Please see the WVU Calendar for all campus events scheduled August 15-24, 2019.

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Parking in lot ST4 will begin seeing impacts on Wednesday, August 14th and will be closed Monday, August 19. Parking will reopen on Thursday, August 20th.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Honors "Night at the Rec Center" | 5 - 8 p.m. | Limited access to Courts, Climbing Wall and Aquatics
1 p.m.  – 8  p.m.  Welcome Week Wristband Activation  – Mountainlair and Student Recreation Center
See detailed instructions and distribution times at the WVU Pass App and Wristband page
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Honors "Night at the Rec Center" Cookout and Activities – Rec Center and Rec Fields
For new Honors students. Food, fun and games.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

FallFest Setup | All Day | Limited access for participation on Turf Field. 
10 a.m.  – 5  p.m.  Welcome Week Wristband Activation  – Mountainlair and Student Recreation Center
See detailed instructions and distribution times at the WVU Pass App and Wristband page
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Welcome Week Picnics and Activities for New Students – Rec Center Courtyard, Evansdale; and the Mountainlair Plaza, Downtown

For new undergraduate (including transfer, international and commuter) students.

Food will be served 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aquatic Adventures will have exclusive use of pools until 5:00pm.  Pool will also close at 8pm for All Lifeguard Staff training that day.  Pool will be open for swimming 5:00pm-8:00pm. 

7 a.m.    6 p.m.  (times vary) 
Adventure/Campus Recreation/Service Activities for Evansdale residents (Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, Lincoln, Lyon and Oakland Hall/Oakland Apartments) – Meet your group and depart from Evansdale Crossing.

Students should choose one activity. Students who participated in an Adventure WV program in summer 2019 need to choose a Community Service or Adventure activity for Welcome Week as the programs offered during the summer are different than those planned for Welcome Week.

Choose Your Experience
10 a.m.  – 5  p.m.  Welcome Week Wristband Activation  – Mountainlair and Student Recreation Center
See detailed instructions and distribution times at the WVU Pass App and Wristband page

Monday, August 19, 2019

Aquatic Adventures will have exclusive use of pool until 5:15pm.  
Pool will be open for swimming 5:15pm – 11:00pm.
7 a.m.    6 p.m.  (times vary) 
Adventure/Campus Recreation/Service Activities for Evansdale residents (Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, Lincoln, Lyon and Oakland Hall/Oakland Apartments) – Meet your group and depart from Evansdale Crossing.

Students should choose one activity. Students who participated in an Adventure WV program in summer 2019 need to choose a Community Service or Adventure activity for Welcome Week as the programs offered during the summer are different than those planned for Welcome Week.

Choose Your Experience
10 a.m.  – 5  p.m.  Welcome Week Wristband Activation  – Mountainlair and Student Recreation Center
See detailed instructions and distribution times at the WVU Pass App and Wristband page

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Parking/access to the Rec Center will be majorly impacted by FoodFest and FallFest, but will remain open. Inside areas will not be impacted. 
4 p.m. FoodFest (for all WVU students,  wristband required) – Evansdale, Short Term Lot 4 near Student Rec Center and Evansdale Crossing 
Feed your inner foodie and try a variety of cuisines. All students who want to participate in FoodFest need a wristband.
5 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.) FallFest (for all WVU students,  wristband required) – Fields behind the Student Rec Center 

An evening of music and fun! Performers to be announced. WVU students may bring one guest. Guests must be at least 17 years old and present a valid photo ID. Guests and their WVU student host should enter FallFest at the same time; unaccompanied guests will not be admitted.

WVU faculty and staff may attend FallFest with a valid WVU ID.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. MountaineerTopia - A College Lifestyles and Seasonal Employment Expo – Student Recreation Center
Find your new favorite restaurant, a great part-time job or even a nearby place to get your haircut at Mountaineertopia.

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