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Congratulations! As a student at West Virginia University, you’re in the midst of your greatest adventure yet! Let Mountaineer Country be your springboard for academic and professional development, enduring friendships and memories to last a lifetime.

Whether you’re studying with the top minds in academia or spending your down time exploring your own interest, you’ll feel right at home at West Virginia University. With three campuses stretching across Morgantown, WV, students can easily access different shops, restaurants, study locations and entertainment—all within walking distance of dorms or transportation services.

Venture a bit outside of Morgantown to challenge yourself with outdoor adventure. Join clubs or student groups to express yourself through the arts. And always know that there are memories to be made in Mountaineer Country.

Outdoor Locations

Located in the heart of Mountaineer Country, West Virginia University is surrounded by outdoor adventure and wildlife. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in Adventure WV activities at Coopers Rock State Forest, located just 30-minutes from campus. Check out our visitors guides to start planning your next adventure.

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Don’t worry about forgetting something at home! With two major shopping centers in Morgantown, you’ll find everything you need: groceries, dorm room supplies, clothing and even outdoor gear. Check out our shopper guides and start planning for your first off-campus shopping trip!

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Nothing is bigger than game day here in Mountaineer Country! Whether you’re on the field, in the stands or at the gym, you’ll be joining a nation of fans that bleed gold and blue. Get ready for the game and explore our latest sports facilities, so that you can hit the ground running the moment you step on campus.

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Mountaineer Country is made up of seven counties in North Central West Virginia. West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, WV at the intersection of I-79 and I-68. Bordering Pennsylvania and Maryland, Mountaineer Country is a central location for major events and festivals all year round.

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