Friday, October 7

Mountaineer Family Welcome Reception
4:30pm – 8:00pm --  Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair
Make this your first stop to check-in for Fall Family Weekend. This is a great place to meet your WVU student, jump in the photo booth for a Fall Family Weekend photo and mingle with fellow Mountaineer families. While you are there, have a chat with representatives from WellWVU,The Daily Athenaeum, Center for Service and Learning, Accessibility Services, Residence Life, Career Services, Office of Summer Session,  Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success, Herff-Jones and Study Abroad.

Bowtie Bistro
5:00pm – 8:00pm -- Mountainlair Ballrooms
How about dinner with our favorite Bowtie Guy?  Be our guest a special dinner! Get questions answered while enjoying a meal with your family.  And afterwards, head down to WVUp All Night for some games and caricature of the entire family!  This event is now full.

Campus Read Panel: Justice and Mercy
5:30pm – 7:00pm --  Gladys G. Davis Theater, Creative Arts Center
Just Mercy is the West Virginia University Campus Read this year. During this discussion, each panelist will give a 15 minute presentation about their expertise and relate it to themes in the book. You will walk away knowing more about Just Mercy and how it impacts you and the WVU community. There will be time at the end for questions and answers. Join the conversation!  #WVUreads

Panelists: Lisa Weihman, associate professor for the Department of English; Kathy Ryan, associate professor for the Department of English and founder of the Appalachian Prison Book Project; Bryan McCannon, assistant professor of the College of Business and Economics
For more information, visit http://undergraduate.wvu.edu/campus-read

Arts Walk  

6:00pm - 9:00pm --  Downtown Morgantown
This year's Arts Walk, sponsored by Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Art Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela (Arts Mon) is a perfect way to spend your evening strolling through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists. Enjoy music at numerous locations and a variety of unique dining choices.  Participating businesses and places with artists are marked by lit tiki torches http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/msm_events/arts-walk/

Additional Friday Activities


WVU Aerial Adventures – Zip-Line Canopy Tours
Friday Afternoon              
Want something adventurous for your family to do? Want an aerial tour of the area’s best fall colors? If so, participate in the WVU Zip-line Canopy Tour! Located at the WVU Outdoor Education Center, each tour will take families on an aerial tour of the University Forest while zipping among the trees. Each tour includes 7 tree-based platforms, 4 zip lines, a sky bridge, a sky ladder and a 40ft rappel. Tours typically take 2 ½ hours to complete and may be reserved online (see link below).
Students receive a 40% discount on their individual tour spot, making this an affordable family experience.

Visit our website or call or office for more information. http://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/canopy-tour/wvu-canopy-tour
To make your reservation, follow the link above and select the "General Public" tab. Follow the prompts for Fall Family Weekend to select your time, date and preferred activity.
For the WVU student discount, use the code:  :   WVUStudentZip15
Students will need to show their WVU student ID to verify their discounted spot.

Video playlist & descriptions: https://youtu.be/TfN4eZTh6Fc?list=PLEUdVXTqlqmOlcyB0OceW1lu-ecNam2Mh
304-293-5221

Women’s Volleyball
6:00pm --  Coliseum
The Mountaineers host the Sooners from Oklahoma and admission is free!

Men’s Soccer

7:00pm -- Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
The Mountaineers host Bowling Green for a Mid-American Conference match. Be sure to stop by the Welcome reception prior to the match for your discounted ticket coupon!   Or follow this link to order your tickets online using the discount code:  WVUFAMILY    http://bit.ly/2ctfacA 

WVUp All Night  

7:00pm - 2:00am  -- Mountainlair  
Experience our nationally renowned program – WVUpAll Night.  Come enjoy movies, caricature drawings, TRONsystem Cube and much more. In addition, bowling is discounted, billiards are half-price and the food is free! For more information on what’s happening, visit  http://mountainlair.wvu.edu/wvupallnight/events/16-17/october/6

Seeing Stars at WVU – Solar Superstorms
7:00pm White Hall, downtown campus
The WVU Planetarium and Observatory welcomes families to join us for a viewing of Solar Superstorms. This show will offer a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.  http://solarsuperstorms.spitzcreativemedia.com/.  Before the main presentation, we will present the night sky and it’s constellations as well as a demonstration of a lunar eclipse.  The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street. This show is now full.

Legends in Concert
7:30pm -- Creative Arts Center
World’s Greatest Live Tribute Show: Prince, Cher, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers, Bruce Springsteen! For more information and tickets please visit: http://events.wvu.edu/series/16-17/legendsinconcert.shtml. Parents receive a special rate, CODE: BLUE.

Seeing Stars at WVU – Ultimate Universe

8:00pm -- White Hall, downtown campus
The WVU Planetarium and Observatory welcomes families to join us for a viewing of Ultimate Universe. This show will take viewers through a stunning journey through the cosmos, exploring galaxies, nebulae, and our own neighborhood, the Solar System. Before the main presentation, we will present the night sky and it’s constellations as well as a demonstration of a lunar eclipse.  The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street.   This show is now full.


Seeing Stars at WVU – Solar Superstorms

9:00pm White Hall, downtown campus
The WVU Planetarium and Observatory welcomes families to join us for a viewing of Solar Superstorms. This show will offer a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections.  http://solarsuperstorms.spitzcreativemedia.com/.  Before the main presentation, we will present the night sky and it’s constellations as well as a demonstration of a lunar eclipse.  The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street.   This show is now full.


On your own….


Student Recreation Center - Evansdale
Families can visit the Student Recreation Center during the weekend for free! Take a run on the elevated track or test your skills on the 50-foot climbing wall. You can take a dip in the leisure or lap pool and chill in the 20-person whirlpool. Hours: Friday, 6:00am – 10:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday, 10:00am – 10:00pm.  http://studentreccenter.wvu.edu/

WVU Bookstore – Downtown, next to the Mountainlair

Show your Mountaineer spirit with gold-and-blue gear! Remember to tell them that you are here for Fall Family Weekend for your 10% discount off school spirit clothing and gifts. Hours: Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday, closed.  http://shopmountaineers.com.

The Art Museum of WVU - Evansdale
Visitors can enjoy two exhibition galleries totaling 5,400 sq. ft. in which to view art. The Art Museum presents exhibitions organized from the university art collection as well as host traveling exhibitions from other museums around the country. The building is engineered to be energy-efficient while adjusting light, humidity, and temperature within the appropriate ranges required to protect vulnerable works of art. A university classroom, collection research room, and climate-controlled storage for the art collection are designed to meet professional museum standards. The Art Museum will be open Friday-Sunday from 12:30-4:30pm. http://artmuseum.wvu.edu/

Special Library Collections
Wise Library -- Downtown Campus  
Friday - -7:30 am - 7:00 pm;  Saturday - 7:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sunday - 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Stop by the Wise Library to visit two very special collections.   On the 6th floor, check out the Jerry West Digital Collection. This includes photographs of Jerry West throughout his life and career, as well as his gold medal and other memorabilia that are signed by Jerry West and other NBA stars.  The photographs highlight his time at East Bank High School and West Virginia University, as well as with the Los Angeles Lakers. The online collection also contains brief clips from interviews with Jerry’s teammates, friends, and family including Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Shaquille O’Neal among others. https://jerrywest.lib.wvu.edu/

In the Atrium- where the new and old library meet.
Visit the Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV digital collections featuring materials from his papers documenting his 30-year career as a United States Senator from West Virginia. https://rockefeller.lib.wvu.edu/

Visit Coopers Rock State Forest
Is there anything more lovely than fall foliage?  Not in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!  Stop by Coopers Rock State Forest, located 13 miles east of Morgantown on I-68.  It's a short walk to the main overlook, which features a panoramic view of the gorge and distant horizons.  The changing fall leaves have never looked better!  There are several trails winding through the forest and over ridges, and a number of creeks to explore.  Keep your eyes open and you may see squirrels, chipmunks, hawks, owls, turkeys, fox and deer throughout the forest.  Picnic facilities are also available as well as a concession stand and gift shop.  http://www.coopersrockstateforest.com

Farmer’s Market – Downtown Morgantown
October 8, 8:30am – 12:00pm
Visit the Farmer’s Market in Downtown Morgantown for a diverse collection of more than 40 vendors to bring the freshest produce, meats, eggs, breads, and more to the Morgantown community. http://www.morgantownfarmersmarket.org/

Religious Services 
Looking for local religious services in Morgantown? Follow this link for more information on the different services available.  http://binged.it/1OKHLpT

 

Revised: 9-20-16