Saturday, September 23        

Mountaineer Welcome Stop  
10:00am – 3:00pm -- Student Recreation Center
Just getting into town? Stop by and pick up your buttons and let us know if you have any questions about the weekend or in general.  Let us Welcome you in Mountaineer style!  

Mountaineer Parents Club Game Watch Party  

11:30 am
Game Time - Noon
Student Recreation Center
Come cheer on the Mountaineers at our game watch party! All WVU families and students are invited to join us as we watch the Mountaineers take on the Kansas Jayhawks while enjoying light tailgate food, games and great giveaways.


Additional Saturday Activities

Collegiate Recovery Breakfast
9:00am- 11:00am -- Serenity Place Townhouse, 369 Oakland Street
The WVU Collegiate Recovery Program is hosting an open and continental breakfast. Serenity Place is a home like environment for students in recovery to gather, find support and fully engage with other students who are supportive of recovery. The townhouse is open 7 days a week and ascribes to an “all recovery” model which welcomes students from multiple pathways of recovery. Come meet our Parent Ambassadors and staff and learn more about collegiate recovery at WVU!  For more information, visit http://recovery.wvu.edu/home

Academic Speed Dating
Fourth Floor, Evansdale Crossing
Get your fill of all things academic by hitting as many of these sessions as you can during the Academic Speed Dating sessions below!  Keeping it short, fun and interesting – it is possible to learn outside the classroom.  Academic Speed Dating brings together faculty mini-lectures as well as mini-tours of some of our more innovative and collaborative academic spaces where our students take learning beyond the classroom. Breakout sessions will allow brief half-hour sessions where families and students can hear from some of our fantastic faculty, and (on the recommendation of our Parent Advisory Board who had a sneak peak of the labs and centers!) see inside and hear about the great work and projects coming out of our Launch and Makers Labs as well as Media Innovation Center. Due to space limitations, sign-ups are required for each of these sessions. Signs ups follow:

   Academically Speaking:
Faculty mini-lectures Who says lectures can’t be fun?  As the academic leaders on campus, our faculty bring a lot to the table.  In short TED-Talk type formats, come hear from three of our faculty speaking on a range of topics of their choice.

10 a.m. – The Light and Shadow Sides of Leaders – Dr. Lisa Defrank-Cole, Leadership Studies Program

10:30 a.m. – Politics of Terrorism – Dr. David Hauser, Department of Political Science

11:30 a.m. – Service Dog Training Program and Demo – Prof. Lindsay Parenti, Davis College of Agriculture

These mini-lectures will be 20 minutes long with 5 minutes for Q&A.  Scheduled to compliment the academic tours of the Launch and Makers Labs and Media Innovation Center, lectures will take place starting at 10, 10:30, 11:30.  
Registration is required and due to space limitations, you must sign up in advance by e-mailing your name, number in your party and what session you would like to attend (i.e. Sally Jones, 2 total, faculty mini-lecture, 10 a.m. lecture – please note here if you’d like to attend more than one) to parentsclubevents@mail.wvu.edu.

    Launch and Makers Lab
Tour WVU’s Launch and Makers Labs are here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation. Come check out the amazing resources and facilities available to all WVU students, see what past student entrepreneurs and Business Plan Competition students have already accomplished and learn how your students can best utilize these resources: http://launch.wvu.edu/  Half hour tour times follow and due to space limitations, you must sign up in advance by e-mailing your name, number in your party and what session you would like to attend (i.e. John Smith, 4 total, Launch Lab, 11:15 tour) to parentsclubevents@mail.wvu.edu.
Launch Lab Tour Times:  10:45, 11:15, 11:45 and 12:15.   

    Media Innovation Center Tour
Think ‘Google Corporate Headquarters’ meets WVU.  This is the feel the designers of the Media Innovation Center from our Reed College of Media were going for when they planned this facility. Featuring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving at its finest, the Innovation Center offers all WVU students access to amazing resources, facilities and programs. Come check out the MIC for yourself and learn how students can get involved: http://mediainnovation.wvu.edu/about.  Half hour tour times follow and due to space limitations, you must sign up in advance by e-mailing your name, number in your party and what session you would like to attend (i.e. Jenny Brown, 3 total, Media Innovation Center, 11:45 tour) to parentsclubevents@mail.wvu.edu.
Media Innovation Tour Times: 11:15, 11:45 and 12:15.

Statler College Cookout
11:00am – 2:00pm Engineering Sciences Building Atrium
All Statler College WVU students and their families are invited to this cookout. No RSVP required and it’s FREE. http://www.statler.wvu.edu/

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

1:00pm-4:00pm -- Mineral Resources Building, Room 123
Explore the evolution and impact of coal mining machines in West Virginia.  http://wattsmuseum.wvu.edu/

Women’s Volleyball $$
1:00pm -- Coliseum
The Mountaineers host the Longhorns from Texas so don’t forget 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/Promo to order your tickets online using the discount code: FFW17

Theatre Production: Top Dog/Underdog  $$
2:00pm – Creative Art Center: Gladys G. Davis Theatre
Interested in a smart, dark revenge comedy?  Check out this theatre production! Tickets available at WVU Box Offices, by calling 304-293-SHOW, or at www.ticketmaster.com.

WVU Aerial Adventures – Zip-Line Canopy Tours  $$
Saturday Afternoon              
Want something adventurous for your family to do? Looking to spend this Fall Family weekend outdoors? 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).                
Adventure Rating: Moderate
Students receive a 40% discount on their individual tour spot, making this an affordable family experience. Visit our website or call our office for more information. To make your reservation, follow the link below and select the "WVU Specific Groups” 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
http://epay.wvsto.com/WVU/WVUChallengeCourseCanopyTourProgram/Default.aspx

Students will need to show their WVU student ID to verify their discounted spot.

Video playlist & descriptions: https://youtu.be/TfN4eZTh6Fc?list=PLEUdVXTqlqmOlcyB0OceW1lu-ecNam2Mh  
Questions?   Please call 304-293-5221    This session is now FULL.

WVU Aerial Adventures – Giant Swing and Alpine Tower   $$
All Day Saturday
Add some adventure to your Fall Family Weekend! Located at the WVU Outdoor Education Center, the Alpine Tower and Giant Swing are two dynamic activities that allow participants to choose their own adventure level. Climb and swing among the fall colors and assist families members are they reach heights upwards of 45 feet. Families will be provided all the necessary safety equipment and will undergo a short orientation before participation. All programs operate under a “Challenge by Choice” policy – empowering participants to choose their own level of comfort as they swing and climb. Descriptions of each activity are located below:

1.       Alpine Tower: A dynamic climbing structure that features 6 unique routes. Participates are supported by a team of peers and family members capturing their process as they climb. Team climbing events and suspended elements are situated along each climbing route. Accessible and beginner level routes are also available. Participants may choose to be lowered at any point while climbing the Tower.  No previous climbing experience is necessary to participate.
Adventure Rating: Moderate

1.       Giant Swing: This specialty element is very similar to “sky coaster” activities found at amusement parks. With a maximum height of 40 ft., participants can enjoy the thrill of flight as they swing among the trees. Participates are supported by a team of peers and family members hauling them to their preferred swinging height. There is no requirement to go the entire 40 ft.  Participants may choose to be lowered at any point before they begin to swing.  No previous experience is necessary to participate.
Adventure Rating: Moderate  

Visit our website or call our office for more information. To make your reservation, follow the link below and select the "WVU Specific Groups” tab. Follow the prompts for Fall Family Weekend to select your time, date and preferred activity.
http://epay.wvsto.com/WVU/WVUChallengeCourseCanopyTourProgram/WVU-Fall-Family-Weekend-C202.aspx

Students will need to show their WVU student ID upon arrival. 

Questions?   Call 304.293.5221 ext. 3 or 4     This session is now FULL.

Adventure WV – Kayaking on Cheat Lake
All Day - Saturday Only
Go on a kayaking adventure this Fall Family Weekend! Explore segments of Cheat Lake with family and friends. Kayak along the coast and learn new skill as you venture along this popular Morgantown recreational area. This guided experience includes all the necessary safety equipment and a short orientation before participation. This is an incredible opportunity to share an adventure together in a relaxed and supportive environment. All spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Adventure Rating: Moderate

Visit our website or call our office for more information. To make your reservation, follow the link below and follow the prompts to select your preferred time, date & activity.  http://epay.wvsto.com/WVU/WVUChallengeCourseCanopyTourProgram/WVU-Fall-Family-Weekend-C202.aspx
Questions?   Call 304.293.5076
This session is now FULL.

Adventure WV – Rock Climbing at Cooper’s Rock
All Day – Saturday & Sunday
Come explore the unique climbing opportunities that are so abundant at Cooper’s Rock State Forest! Meet our Adventure WV climbing staff at Cooper’s and start with a short and gentle hike through the unique “Underlook Trail” exploring the forest floor below the breath-taking view of the Cheat River Canyon. After the warm-up hike, our climbing staff will guide you through a fun session of top-rope climbing. This includes using a harness, helmet and secure anchors and rope to climb. No prior skills required. This is an incredible opportunity to share an adventure together in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Adventure Rating: Moderate

Visit our website or call our office for more information. To make your reservation, follow the link below and follow the prompts to select your preferred time, date & activity.
http://epay.wvsto.com/WVU/WVUChallengeCourseCanopyTourProgram/WVU-Fall-Family-Weekend-C202.aspx

Students will need to show their WVU student ID upon arrival. 304.293.5076     This session is now FULL.

WVU Hockey  $$
4:00pm --  Morgantown Municipal Ice Arena
WVU vs Marshall WVU students Free with ID. Adults $5. Children under 12, Free.
Youth hockey players with jerseys and paid adult, Free.   
http://wvuicehockey.pointstreaksites.com/view/wvuicehockey/home-page-963

Men’s Soccer  $$
7:00pm -- Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
The Mountaineers host the University of Dayton 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/Promo to order your tickets online using the discount code: FFW17

WVUp All Night  
7:00pm - 2:00am  -- Mountainlair  
Experience our nationally renowned program – WVUpAll Night.  Enjoy a night filled with the Campus Read “Hidden Figures” movie on the big screen, Stargazing with Astronomy Guides, Zorb Space Racing, Laser Tag, “Hidden Figures” Honorarium, “Hidden Figures” Trivia, Eat-Like-An-Astronaut Station, Make-Your-Own Galaxy Stars, WVU Media Innovation Center Virtual Reality Experience, Women’s Empowerment Booth, 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/wvup-all-night

Seeing Stars at WVU – Ultimate Universe
7:00pm -- 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 session is now FULL.

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 session is now FULL.

Seeing Stars at WVU – Ultimate Universe
9:00pm -- 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 session 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: Saturday, 8:00am – 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: Saturday, 9:00am – 4:00pm.  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 Saturday from 12:30-4:30pm. http://artmuseum.wvu.edu/

PNC Bank - Evansdale Crossing
9:00 am - 2:00pm   
Stop by PNC Bank, located on the 3rd floor of Evansdale Crossing for all your banking needs.  This would be a great time to establish a new bank account or check on an existing one.
https://www.pnc.com/en/personal-banking/banking/student-banking/west-virginia-university.html

Evansdale Crossing Restaurants
11:00 am - 9:00 pm  
While in town, stop by Evansdale Crossing and try one of our many restaurants located on the ground floor.

Special Library Collections
Wise Library -- Downtown Campus  
Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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

Farmer’s Market – Downtown Morgantown

September 23, 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/


Hops on the Mon, Craft Beer & Food Festival – Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place  $$
September 23, 2:00pm-7:00pm
A chance to sample more than 150 different offerings from 50-plus local, regional, national, and international breweries! The perfect setting to savor the best local, American, and European craft beer available—all rigorously selected based on product quality and style distinctiveness. And while you’re here, try a toasty treat and cast your vote to help us determine the winner of our Great Grilled Cheese Challenge. http://www.hopsonthemon.com/

Wine & Jazz Festival – Camp Muffly  $$
September 23, 11:00am – 6:00pm
West Virginia Wine and Jazz Fest, Inc. seeks to return the proceeds from the annual festival back to the community in various ways. These include endowed scholarships to the WVU School of Music, sponsorship of educational endeavors and classes at WVU, free concerts for area middle/high schools, sponsorship of various student and community organizations that assist with the festival. Entry fee includes much more than just the wine tastings. Jazz bands perform throughout the day and each guest has access to a variety of restaurant and artisan vendors as well as the wineries. https://wvwineandjazz.com

Morgantown Marathon  $$
September 23
The Morgantown Marathon is in its third year, continuing to grow each and every year. Is it one of the toughest courses out there? Come find out. There is also the Morgantown Thirteener and Mountain Mama 8k!  An official time from the Morgantown Marathon can be used as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. http://morgantownmarathon.com/


$$ Events marked with this symbol indicate a cost involved.

Revised: 9-19-17