Mountaineer Parents Club

Fall Family Weekend

September 27 - 29, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

Mountaineer Welcome Stop
4:30 - 7:00 pm -- Student Recreation Center
Parents - Make this your first stop when you arrive on campus and enjoy a hardy Mountaineer Welcome!
You can check-in, meet up with your students, grab a drink and a Flying WV cookies!  Get a fun family photo taken and have the opportunity to talk to representatives from the Office of Student Success; WELLWVU;  Center for Service and Learning; Accessibility Services; Off-Campus Housing; Financial Aid; Office of Summer Session; Mindfit; Student Health; Student Legal Services; University apartments; Carruth Center for Counseling; Education Abroad. While there, check out our State of the Art Student Recreation Center that you can use for free all weekend.  RSVP to join us here: https://urwvu.wufoo.com/forms/z1huz9p117043a5/

Additional Friday Activities

Zip-Line Canopy Tour  $$      
All Day – WVU Outdoor Education Center   
Want something adventurous for your family to do? Looking to spend this Fall Family weekend outdoors? Adventure WV has partnered with the WVU Parents Club to offer outdoor adventure activities throughout Fall Family Weekend!
Book your adventure here https://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/fallfamily

The Watts Museum - "Manpower, Minepower: The Evolution and Impact of Coal Mining Machines"
1:00pm-4:00pm -- Mineral Resources Building, Room 125
Explore the evolution and impact of coal mining machines in West Virginia. http://wattsmuseum.wvu.edu/

Seeing Stars at WVU – Dynamic Earth
6:00pm; 7:00 pm; 8:00 pm White Hall, downtown campus                                                                                  The WVU Planetarium and Observatory welcomes families to ride along on swirling oceans and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales and fly into roiling volcanoes.   Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's great life support system:   the global climate.  With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced super computer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate:  the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere. 

The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street.  Admission to our public planetarium shows are free, and spots are filled up on a first-come-first-served basis.For more info,  please follow this link:     https://planetarium.wvu.edu/showtimes

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 balloons. http://www.downtownmorgantown.com/msm_events/arts-walk/

Women’s Soccer   $$
7:00pm – Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
The Mountaineers host Iowa State, don’t forget your gold & blue! You can grab a discounted ticket coupon on Friday at the Welcome Stop. You can also go to this link   www.WVUGAME.com  to order your tickets online using the discount code: WVUParents.   WVU Students are admitted free with their WVU Student ID.

WVUp All Night  
10:00pm - 2:00am  -- Mountainlair  
Experience our nationally renowned program – WVUpAll Night.  Bring your family for a great night of fun! Try your hand at a DIY craft, see a movie in the Gluck theater or join us for a night of BINGO with WVU 'celebrity' callers!   In addition, free bowling and billiards and the food is free! For more information on what’s happening, visit http://mountainlair.wvu.edu/wvup-all-night

Shabbat Services
Rohr Chabad Jewish student Center
6:55 pm Shabbat Services
7:15 pm Shabbat Dinner
For more information, visit   www.JewishWVU.org

Saturday, September 28, 2019


Mountaineer Welcome check in
9:00am – 12:00pm -- Mountainlair, Downtown Campus
Parents – Unable to make it to the Welcome Stop on Friday, September 27? No worries! You can stop by the Mountainlair Saturday morning and see us. 

Finish the Race: Navigating your course for success
9:00am -- Mountainlair Ballrooms, Downtown Campus
Join us for an opportunity to hear from two innovative West Virginia University leaders  -- University President, E.Gordon Gee and international speaker, Morris Morrison.   As an alum raised in Fairmont, WV Morrison will inspire current students and parents to "Finish the Race" at WVU.

Academic Speed Dating
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Mountainlair, Downtown Campus
Learn outside the classroom with our Academic Speed Dating mini lectures! These brief mini-lectures from our faculty and staff cover a lot topics – you can pack a lot of learning into a little amount of time!  

Lectures:
10:30 am
Financial Literacy
–  Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education will be presenting on financial literacy topics to help students and parents prepare for the next four years of college and beyond as students starts their careers! The presentation will focus on budgeting, student loans, and credit. Attendees will walk away from the session with a better understanding of how to prepare for their financial future!

Midterm Madness – Laurel Room, Mountainlair
Mid-semester is just around the corner - October 9.  That means this is a great time to check in and learn about tutoring and resources available to stay (or get back) on track!

Leases for Dummies (And not so Dummies) -- Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair
It is almost that time when students start to look at places to live next year.  Our WVU Offices of Student Legal Services and Off Campus Housing will give you a timeline for apartment hunting as well as tips to avoid common pitfalls before it is time to sign that lease! 

Career Services – Monongahela Room, Mountainlair

11:00am
Financial Literacy –  Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education will be presenting on financial literacy topics to help students and parents prepare for the next four years of college and beyond as students starts their careers! The presentation will focus on budgeting, student loans, and credit. Attendees will walk away from the session with a better understanding of how to prepare for their financial future!

Midterm Madness – Laurel Room, Mountainlair
Mid-semester is just around the corner - October 9.  That means this is a great time to check in and learn about tutoring and resources available to stay (or get back) on track!

Leases for Dummies (And not so Dummies) -- Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair
It is almost that time when students start to look at places to live next year.  Our WVU Offices of Student Legal Services and Off Campus Housing will give you a timeline for apartment hunting as well as tips to avoid common pitfalls before it is time to sign that lease! 

Career Services – Monongahela Room, Mountainlair

Forensic Science Investigation - Oglebey Hall, Room 317
Wonder what your student does as a Forensic and Investigative Science Student?  Join Professor Roger Jefferys as he leads you through some hands on experiments that examiners use in the field. 


11:30 am
Financial Literacy –  Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education will be presenting on financial literacy topics to help students and parents prepare for the next four years of college and beyond as students starts their careers! The presentation will focus on budgeting, student loans, and credit. Attendees will walk away from the session with a better understanding of how to prepare for their financial future!

Leases for Dummies (And not so Dummies)
-- Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair
It is almost that time when students start to look at places to live next year.  Our WVU Offices of Student Legal Services and Off Campus Housing will give you a timeline for apartment hunting as well as tips to avoid common pitfalls before it is time to sign that lease! 

Career Services – Monongahela Room, Mountainlair

12:00pm
Financial Literacy –  Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education will be presenting on financial literacy topics to help students and parents prepare for the next four years of college and beyond as students starts their careers! The presentation will focus on budgeting, student loans, and credit. Attendees will walk away from the session with a better understanding of how to prepare for their financial future!

Leases for Dummies (And not so Dummies) -- Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair
It is almost that time when students start to look at places to live next year.  Our WVU Offices of Student Legal Services and Off Campus Housing will give you a timeline for apartment hunting as well as tips to avoid common pitfalls before it is time to sign that lease! 

Career Services – Monongahela Room, Mountainlair


Fall Family FoodFest and Block Party

12:30pm - 3:00pm - Life Sciences Green Space
Come join us for a Taste of Morgantown and our surrounding areas for a Fall Family FoodFest! You and your family can pick up a FREE meal from an assortment of vendors and relax with your student in the shadow of picturesque Woodburn Hall. President Gee will be on hand for some selfies and there will be plenty of Fun on hand for the whole family in this block party atmosphere!
Sign up here:  https://urwvu.wufoo.com/forms/z1hfsbjn1b07jk7/

Tour University Apartments
1pm, 2pm, 3pm – Pickup in front of Mountainlair
WVU currently has four great apartment communities students can call home, and all of them are located either in Downtown or on Evansdale. Hop on our tour bus which will take you to College Park, Vandalia, University Place, and University Park--and we’ll give you an idea of what each one has to offer. Tours start at 1 p.m. and will loop back around at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Choosing to live in a University Apartment offers a lot of great benefits; come see why Mountaineers live here!  Tour lasts approx one hour.


Additional Saturday Activities


Climb, Paddle & Zip  $$      
All Day – varying locations
Want something adventurous for your family to do? Looking to spend this Fall Family weekend outdoors? Adventure WV has partnered with the WVU Parents Club to offer outdoor adventure activities throughout Fall Family Weekend!   We offer zip-lining, kayaking, rock climbing and more!  Kayaking is now full.
Book your adventure here https://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/fallfamily. 

Farmer’s Market – Downtown Morgantown
September 28, 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/

Fall Family Weekend 5K
9:00am – Student Recreation Center
Campus Recreation is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Fall Family Weekend 5K! With your $20 registration, you get a t-shirt and an awesome opportunity to experience the Evansdale campus as you walk, jog, or run our custom 5K course. Registration fees support professional development scholarship funds for Campus Recreation students. Register here

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
10:00am - 12:00pm  On the lawn of the Agricultural Sciences Building
As part of WVU’s Fall Family Weekend, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is hosting a family-friendly event featuring good food, cold beverages and outdoor games. Admission is FREE! The event is open to current students, families, friends, alumni, faculty and staff of the Davis College.
Register at go.wvu.edu/davisfest   by September 20, 2019.

Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Cookout
11:00am – 2:00pm Engineering Sciences Building Atrium
All Statler College WVU students and their families are welcome to join staff and faculty at the Statler College for a BBQ catered by Mario’s Fishbowl. No RSVP is required.  There will be drawings every half hour for Statler College prizes.

The Watts Museum - "Manpower, Minepower: The Evolution and Impact of Coal Mining Machines"

1:00pm-4:00pm -- Mineral Resources Building, Room 125
Explore the evolution and impact of coal mining machines in West Virginia.  http://wattsmuseum.wvu.edu/

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
10:00am - 2:00pm  On the lawn of the Agricultural Sciences Building
As part of WVU’s Fall Family Weekend, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design is hosting a family-friendly event featuring good food, cold beverages and outdoor games. Admission is FREE! The event is open to current students, families, friends, alumni, faculty and staff of the Davis College.
Register at go.wvu.edu/davisfest   by September 20, 2019.

Women’s Volleyball $$
1:00pm -- Coliseum
Cheer on the Mountaineers against the Oklahoma Sooners! You can grab a discounted ticket coupon on Friday or Saturday at the Welcome Stop. You can also go to this link   www.WVUGAME.com to order your tickets online using the discount code: WVUParents.   WVU Students are admitted free with their WVU Student ID.


Seeing Stars at WVU – Einstein's Gravity Playlist

6:00pm; 7:00 pm; 8:00 pm -- White Hall, downtown campus
The WVU Planetarium and Observatory welcomes families to explore the ripples in space - time known as gravitational waves.  Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth.  In honor of this long-anticipated detection, the scientists who created the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017.  In this show, viewers follow Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe and how scientists like her work to hear them. 

The West Virginia University Planetarium is located on the PL Floor of White Hall, 135 Willey Street.  Admission to our public planetarium shows are free, and spots are filled up on a first-come-first-served basis.For more info,  please follow this link:     https://planetarium.wvu.edu/showtimes


Men’s Soccer  $$
7:00pm -- Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
The Mountaineers host the University of Pennsylvania so be sure to wear your gold and blue!  You can grab a discounted ticket coupon on Friday or Saturday at the Welcome Stop. You can also go to this link www.WVUGAME.com to order your tickets online using the discount code: WVUParents.    WVU Students are admitted free with their WVU Student ID.

  WVUp All Night  
10:00pm - 2:00am  -- Mountainlair  
Experience our nationally renowned program – WVUpAll Night.  Bring your family for a great night of fun! Try your hand at a DIY craft, see a movie in the Gluck theater or join us for a night of BINGO with WVU 'celebrity' callers!  In addition, Free bowling and billiards and the food is free! For more information on what’s happening, visit http://mountainlair.wvu.edu/wvup-all-night

Sunday, September 29, 2019


Brunch with your Students!
10:00am - 2:00 pm
Before hitting the road, enjoy brunch in one of our amazing Dining Halls- Cafe Evansdale or Hatfield's.     A special ticket will be given to parents during the Friday and Saturday Welcome Stops at the Student Recreation Center and the Mountainlair. You can pick your place and enjoy another smile from your student!

Fall Ring Day Ceremony
11:30am -- Erickson Alumni Center
Ring Day is held each fall and spring to present those students who have attained junior status with their WVU class rings and to share the moment with family and friends. Each recipient’s name is penned into the Ring Day Book, a historical record of those who have received the official class ring. Reservations for participants and guests are required. For more information, visit the website at http://classring.wvu.edu/

Rosh Hashanah Services
7:00 pm -- Rohr Chabad Jewish student Center
Please visit the Center for Rosh Hashanah services and dinner.   RSVP not required, but certainly appreciated at www.JewishWVU.org .  All Chabad are free for WVU students and a guest. 

Additional Sunday Activities


Climb, Paddle & Zip  $$      
All Day – varying locations
Want something adventurous for your family to do? Looking to spend this Fall Family weekend outdoors? Adventure WV has partnered with the WVU Parents Club to offer outdoor adventure activities throughout Fall Family Weekend!   We offer zip-lining, rock climbing, hiking and more!  Hiking trip is now full.
Book your adventure here https://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/fallfamily


On your own throughout the weekend.


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 and Evansdale Crossing location

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:
Downtown location:
Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm; Sunday, closed.
Evansdale location:
Friday, 8:00am -- 6:00pm; Saturday, closed; Sunday, closed

Shop WVU

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 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm;  Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday - Closed
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. 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

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


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Revised: 9-15-19