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Students: Get vaccinated against COVID-19

COVID-19 has turned our world upside-down and limited many treasured parts of the West Virginia University experience. Safe, effective COVID vaccines are a game-changer, and these vaccines are now available to all West Virginia residents age 16 and older, as well as to all students attending classes within the West Virginia University system.

WVU to hold four in-person commencement ceremonies in May

West Virginia University graduates will return to in-person commencement ceremonies this May; and although some restrictions will be in place because of COVID-19, the celebrations will be no less memorable for the 4,499 who walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. Graduates from May, August and December 2020 are also eligible to participate in the exercises.

WVU uses experiential learning to turn COVID-19 into an educational opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed higher education; however, West Virginia University students across all disciplines are working to change the pandemic, as well. WVU School of Dentistry students collaborated with Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources to design PPE. Eight student observers partnered with the CDC to observe mask usage on college campuses. College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences students taught PE for children with special needs and WVU Institute of Technology students helped run a clinic for vaccine distribution and COVID-19 testing.

WVU to continue distributing emergency CARES grants to students

Eligible, degree-seeking students at any West Virginia University campus can receive emergency grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act. WVU will continue distributing its allotted $10,087,116 in emergency grants to students who qualify.