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WELCOME HOME, CATAMOUNTS!

The start of the fall 2022 semester is right around the corner —and that means it's time to start preparing for an exciting Welcome Week 2022! Check out the Welcome Week schedule for move-in dates, activities, locations, helpful tips and more. We can't wait to welcome you to campus the fall, Catamounts! Let's go!

*Please note that all events, dates, and times are subject to change. The events listed below are open to current students of WVU Potomac State College and their families/guests. If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Student Experience at  304-788-6995
    

  Sunday, August 14

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Move-In for First-year Students 

Even numbered rooms should move-in between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  *You do not need to register

Odd numbered rooms should move-in between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  *You do not need to register

You must Check-In at the Davis Conference Center upon your arrival.

Staff will be at the entrance and throughout campus with signage to direct you to parking and unloading zones.  We ask that unloading zones are only used for approximately 15 minutes.                                           


12 p.m.

Lunch on the Quad (All Students and Guests welcome)

6:30 p.m.

Connect on the Quad (All students welcome)

Outdoor movie, fire pits, games, and more!

   Monday, August 15

10 a.m. 

RA Tours

All students welcome.

Not sure where your classes are?  Where to park?  Get lunch?  We have you covered – come take a tour of campus to ensure your first day of class is a smooth one.

* Commuter Students should meet tour guides in the Student Union. Residence Hall Students should meet guides at the flagpole on the Quad.


11 a.m.
 

Convocation

*Mandatory for all first-time students. Please meet in the softball field parking lot by 10:45, as student guides will escort everyone to Church McKee Arts Center.

Program designed to set the tone for the start of the semester and help you remember your purpose for attending Potomac State.  Students will also have an opportunity to meet with PSC Faculty, Advisors and Staff. 


12:30 p.m. 

Lunch and Games on the Quad (All Students Welcome)

Enjoy a great BBQ and compete with PSC Faculty, Staff and your friends in yard games like corn hole, Kan Jam, Jenga, and more!

6:30 p.m. 

Living on Campus (at Church-McKee Arts Center (Mandatory for all Residence Hall Students)

Program required for all housing students to discuss expectations and how to have the best on-campus experience

   Tuesday, August 16

TBA

Move-In for Returning Students 

More information regarding returning student move in will be communicated from the Housing Office as the start of the semester approaches.

You must Check-In at the Davis Conference Center upon your arrival. 

Staff will be at the entrance and throughout campus along with signage to direct where you can unload and park.  We ask everyone to only stay in the unloading areas for approximately 15 minutes. 

11 a.m. 

Outdoor Adventures (All students welcome)

You will have the option to go explore nearby outdoor attractions at Herrington Manor. Enjoy activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking! 

Transportation for this activity will leave campus at 11:00 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Sign-Up for a trip to Herrington Manor 

*Sign-ups required by August 10, 2022. 

1 p.m. 
Crafting & Gaming on Campus (All students welcome)

You can choose to stay on campus and tap into your creative side with an artistic activity or participate in a video game competition on our state-of-the-art gaming consoles.

Sign-Up for Paint and SipSign-Up for a Video Game Tournament

*Sign-ups required by August 10, 2022. 

6 p.m.

Floor Meetings

*Mandatory for all Residence Hall Students.

8 p.m.

Social Connection with Behavioral Health Specialist Michelle House (All students welcome)

Davis Conference Center 

   Wednesday, August 17 - First Day of Classes!

7 - 9 p.m.

Library Open House

The Library is open late for karaoke! Come sing with new friends! Light refreshments will be served.

All students welcome.

   Thursday, August 18

7 p.m.

Catamount Trivia

Teams of four players can put their knowledge to the test with the first installment of this semester’s trivia series!

All students welcome.

Davis Conference Center

5 and 7 p.m. Men and Women’s Soccer Scrimmage vs Davis & Elkins College

Come out to Stayman Field to cheer on our Catamount soccer teams!

   Friday, August 19

7 p.m.

Activities at Stayman Field

All Students Welcome.

Come out for an evening of activities including Bubble Soccer!

   Saturday, August 20

1 p.m.

Walmart Shuttle

*Must request through housing office before Friday at 4pm.

5 p.m. Athletics Community Clean Up

Join Potomac State’s Athletics Department to help serve the Keyser community with their annual clean up. All PSC students, faculty and staff are invited to meet in the softball field parking lot at 5:00 PM to kick off this event!

6 p.m.

Potomac State Pool Party!

All students welcome.

Keyser City Council has graciously rented out the Keyser Pool for Potomac State students only.  Come cool off and enjoy good food, great music and games!

*Transportation will be available, details to follow

   Sunday, August 21

7 p.m.

Sunday Scaries on the Quad with Student Government Association

Join SGA for the kickoff of their Sunday Scaries Series. Enjoy a S’mores bar and listen to ghost stories straight from West Virginia around the fire!

Important Reminders

Required online module-Voices for Change

All first-time and transfer students are required to complete our online wellness course, “Voices for Change”. You will be receiving an email to your mix account towards the end of July with more details. You can also visit https://well.wvu.edu/alcoholeducation, for more information. 

Student ID

Students must submit their photo online in order to receive your student ID.  Specific details can be found here: https://studentexperience.potomacstatecollege.edu/student-life/student-id

Residence Hall students can pick up their ID on move in day during check in. Commuter students can pick up their ID from the Service Desk in the Administration Building between 8:30 am and 4 p.m., beginning August 15th.

Upcoming Events  

Wednesday, August 24th

11 a.m. –  2 p.m. Student and Community Involvement Fair (All students welcome)

Join on-campus student organizations, along with local businesses and resources from the Keyser community on the Quad for the annual Involvement Fair.