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.
Work with your advisor and register for classes
Sign up for a new student advising and registration session. We'll get you set up with the right classes (so you can start on the right foot). Advising and registration is available by appointment only. Sign up today.
Note: If you're planning to participate in the Army ROTC program at WVU Tech, be sure to include that in your advising session so you account for those courses in your plan.
Pay the housing deposit, submit your housing application and choose your dining plan
If you're living on campus, you'll need to submit your housing application . All students living in WVU Tech residence halls are required to have a dining plan. If you are commuting, you have the option of purchasing a non-resident plan.
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.
Complete your career assessment
You’ll receive a communication from Admissions with a link to complete your online career assessment, which will help you prepare for your college career and beyond. If you didn’t receive the link, please contact Career Services for your link and for more information.
After you’ve registered for classes, you should:
Sign up for Family Information Day
RSVP for Family Information Day. It's a great opportunity for students to learn more alongside friends and family.
Register for orientation
New Student Orientation for Fall 2020 will be hosted in Zoom virtual sessions on August 11, 12, 13 and 14. All new students are expected to attend one session.
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 .
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.
Move in and attend New Student Orientation
Move-in day for newly admitted students for the fall 2020 semester is Sunday, August 16. New international students will be able to move in on Saturday, August 15. View the full schedule of activities for New Student Orientation.
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), low income or have a disability, you should connect with TRIO Student Support Services to see what supports you could obtain through this Federal program. They provide scholarships, tutoring, trainings and cultural experiences for their 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.
GEAR UP program
Supporting a smooth transition from high school to college, WV GEAR UP provides success coaching, tutoring and workshops, as well as social events to help students acclimate to their new home and give them a chance to connect and build community with other new Golden Bears. There will also be opportunities for parent/guardian engagement each semester.