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WELCOME HOME

We know that the past several months have been challenging — that there have been struggles and hardships that you have faced head on with the determination, passion, and grit that every Catamount possesses. It's our privilege to welcome you back to a traditional WVU experience this fall with Welcome Week 2021.

*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
    

   Saturday, August 14th

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Move-In for First-year Students (Multiple Locations)

Odd numbered rooms should move-in between  9:00 am and 12:00 pm.   *You do not need to register

Even numbered rooms should move-in between  1:00 pm and 4 pm.  *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 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.

Please note lunch and/or snacks will be provided for students and families.  Quantities may be limited, it will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.                                

6:30 p.m.

Connect on the Quad 

All students welcome.

Music, games, snacks and prizes!

   Sunday, August 15th

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Move-In Returning Students

Odd numbered rooms should move-in between  9:00 am and 12:00 pm*You do not need to register

Even numbered rooms should move-in between  1:00 pm and 4 pm.  *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 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.  

Please note lunch and/or snacks will be provided for students and families.  Quantities may be limited, it will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis.

6:30 p.m.

Living on Campus 

* Mandatory for all Residence Hall Students

Church McKee Arts Center

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

8:00 p.m.

Connect on the Quad

All students welcome.

S’mores, games, music and prizes!

   Monday, August 16th

9:30 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.

11:00 a.m. (NOTE: Students are to meet at the Softball Field at 10:30 a.m.; in case of rain, meet in the Church-McKee Arts Center breezeway.)

Convocation 

* Mandatory for all first-time freshmen. Returning Sophomores are welcome.

This program is designed to set the tone for the start of the semester and help students remember their purpose for attending college. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with PSC faculty, advisors and staff.

Students participating in this event will have the opportunity to win one of two IPads, donated by U.S. Cellular, proud sponsors of this event.

12:00 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 Axe Throwing!

6:30 p.m.

Floor Meetings

*Mandatory for all Residence Hall Students.

   Tuesday, August 17th

10:00 a.m.

Scavenger Hunt

All students welcome.

The Great Amazing Race-Keyser Style!

Meet on the Quad

1:00 p.m.

Outdoor Adventure’s, Crafting & Gaming on Campus 

All students welcome.

You will have the option to explore the region’s outdoor adventures with a trip to Herrington Manor State Park or a local hiking excursion. You can also 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.

*NOTE: Sign-ups for each event are required to attend.

Sign-Up for a trip to Herrington Manor 
Sign-Up for Paint by Numbers  Sign-Up for a Video Game Tournament

   Wednesday, August 18th (First Day of Classes)

1:00 p.m.

Campus and Community Connection Fair (NOTE: RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST, 25th)

All Students Welcome.

Come out to the Quad and “Find your Tribe” as you learn about all the student organizations we have on campus and all the local businesses and resources available to you in the area. Hoover’s and Fat Bottom Grille Food Trucks and we will be giving away a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich to the first 150 students that sign up for a student organization! There will be games, music, food and prizes!

6:30 p.m.

Connect on the Quad (NOTE: RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST, 25th)

All students welcome.

   Thursday, August 19th

6:30 p.m.

Campus Cup

Compete as teams in crazy & fun events to see who will hoist the prestigious Campus Cup!

   Friday, August 20th

6:30 p.m.

Concert and Games at Brooks Park

This is a community sponsored event that is open to all Potomac State College students. Music, games and more!

   Saturday, August 21st

10:00 a.m.

Soccer Alumni Game

Come out to Stayman Field and root for your Catamounts both past and present!

1:00 p.m.

Wal-Mart Shuttle

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


6:30 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.

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 on or around Tuesday, July 27th with more details. You can also visit 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 online on our Student ID page

If you are living in the residence halls you will pick up your ID at check in, commuter students can pick up their ID’s on student services days in August or after in the Administration Building. 

Rec Center Hours Beginning Wednesday, August 18th:

Monday - Friday:  3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.

Sunday: 4 - 8 p.m.

Days and times subject to change