Congratulations and welcome to the WVU Tech Golden Bear family!
After you’ve been admitted, you should:
Log into the WVU Portal
As one of the newest members of the WVU Tech family, we have created an email account for you via our Mountaineer Information Xpress (MIX) system. To access this system, you’ll need to activate your login. Activating your login will grant access to your MIX account and the WVU Portal, which allows you to register for classes, check your grades, send and receive emails, review and accept financial aid awards and packages, sign up for on-campus housing and pay your tuition and fees. Additional info will be sent to your MIX email address which you can access through the portal, so please check it regularly. You’ll also need to set up DUO two-factor authentication, which is a required second level of security to log into University systems. Check out the ITS site for instructions.
Complete your career assessment
The Vita Navis Career Assessment can help you identify your interests and strengths - and then tie them to the careers where you'll thrive. (It's also a great report to have when you work with your adviser to get registered for classes). Take the assessment now.
Work with your advisor and register for classes
Spring 23 Golden Bear Welcome Day registration is now open.
Sign up for a Golden Bear Welcome Day. We'll get you set up with the right classes (so you can start on the right foot). Advising and registration is available by signing up for a Golden Bear Welcome Day only.
Submit Your Housing Application or Apply for a Housing Exemption
All new students must apply for housing or apply for a housing exemption . Residential students are required to purchase a meal plan through the Dining Services website after they are registered for classes.
File the FAFSA
If you are interested in receiving financial aid or scholarships, be sure to file the FAFSA as soon as possible. For reference, the WVU System code is 003827.
After you’ve registered for classes, you should:
Plan on Attending Orientation
All new students are expected to attend our New Student Orientation. New students
will receive an email requesting shirt sizes and dietary restrictions to ensure
we are prepared. Visit the Orientation website now to get all of the details, dates, and to learn
more about your upcoming Orientation experience.
Review the Student Health Insurance requirements (and complete the student health insurance waiver, if needed)
All WVU Tech students who are enrolled in more than 6 credit hours and international students enrolled in one or more credit hours are required to carry health insurance coverage. If you have health insurance, you can submit a student health insurance waiver form. If you do not submit this waiver, you will be charged for the student health insurance plan on your bill. More information is available at the Student Insurance Office page.
Pay your bill
For more information and payment deadlines, see the Office of Student Accounts website.
Secure your parking permit
You'll need a permit to park on campus. Get started at the Office of Student Accounts - Parking Permits.
Get your books and other needs from the bookstore
Our Barnes and Noble bookstore has everything you need online. Check out the bookstore early to get the books you need.
Get your official student ID
Your WVU Tech ID is used for everything from grabbing lunch in the Bears Den dining hall to landing awesome discounts at local businesses and restaurants. Here's how to get yours.
Review the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law which states: (a) that a written institutional policy must be established; and (b) that a statement of adopted procedures covering the privacy rights of students be made available. The law provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records. Learn about FERPA.
Sign up for LiveSafe
Download the free LiveSafe app. It's loaded with safety features unique to our campus, including ways to anonymously report issues, connect with campus police and let friends and family digitally "walk" alongside you when you're out and about.
Residential Students: Move-In
Living on campus? Get ready for your move-in and life on campus by visiting
More resources for admitted students:
Here is more information about other services to support you as you prepare for your first semester. Make sure you reach out to engage with these services as needed.
We have a variety of free services to support Golden Bears. For accessibility accommodations or needs, connect with Accessibility Services.
Student Health Clinic
WVU Tech’s Student Health Clinic is open to all students for walk-in and by-appointment visits. From allergy shots and immunizations to doctor referrals, sports physicals and checkups, the clinic offers a full suite of essential medical services to keep students healthy and productive. Clinic visits are free of charge and there is typically no co-pay or deductible required. Students with chronic health issues should schedule an initial visit so the clinic may establish a treatment plan for emergency situations.
Whether you’re full or part-time, resident or commuter, we offer counseling services and programs designed to help you navigate life as a student. WVU Tech Counseling Services provides a comfortable and inclusive environment where you can receive confidential support and valuable information on issues facing students from all walks of life. Our counseling services are free of charge for all WVU Tech students.
TRIO Student Support Services
If you are the first in your family to go to college (first-generation), receive the Pell or are registered with the WVU Office of Accessibility Services, you should connect with TRIO Student Support Services to see what supports are available to eligible participants. The program provides scholarship opportunities, professional math tutoring, peer tutoring, free printing, leadership development and cultural experiences for eligible participants.
Student Success Center
In addition to the advising support you have received and will continue to receive in your early years at WVU Tech, the Student Success Center also provides free tutoring and other support programming.
Dining Services for Commuter Students